So do you guys think its safe to start Parker over Mendenhall this week?
Starting willie parker this weekend is not safe by any means; however, it's too early to assess this situation. Several things to consider if you own parker or mendenhall, and neither will be cleared up until, most likely, game-time on sunday. So far we don't know the severity of mendenhall's 'illness'. So far, if mendy does play, we don't know if he or parker will be the starter. So far, we don't know the workload split if both play. So far, we don't know if mendy doesn't go, will mewelde see a larger role, etc.
Most likely any one who owns parker and/or mendenhall will have to wait until game-time, or at the earliest sat. morning to see who should be in the final lineup. Because the steelers have a very favorable matchup, this situation could decide many fantasy wins/losses this weekend.