Honestly, I think Mathews still has to earn his coaching staff's trust. He's fumbled already, and has looked sloppy. Battle has looked serviceable through these past weeks, and should get nice action against a D that can't stop a damn thing.
The thing with Mendenhall is, you just don't know how much he will be used. He could go Adrian Peterson on us and play strong from the get-go. Or, he could be eased into the situation. Regardless, comparing him to a bulldozer like Peterson is not exactly apples to apples.
If it's a risk you're willing to take with the matchups, go with Mendenhall. If I were you, though, I would stash him at least till next week.
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