Rashard Mendenhall, RB

  • 5'10"
  • 225
  • 27
  • 7th season
  • Illinois
  • 2008 R1 P23, Steelers

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2008 PIT 4 22 19 58 3.1 0 0 3 2 17 0 75 0 0 0 0
2009 PIT 16 274 242 1108 4.6 7 3 32 25 261 1 1369 8 0 7 7
2010 PIT 16 358 324 1273 3.9 13 2 34 23 167 0 1440 13 0 4 11
2011 PIT 15 256 228 928 4.1 9 1 28 18 154 0 1082 9 0 2 7
2012 PIT 6 62 51 182 3.6 0 1 11 9 62 1 244 1 0 1 1
2013 ARI 15 238 217 687 3.2 8 3 21 18 134 0 821 8 0 0 7
  Avg 12 202 180 706 3.8 6 2 22 16 133 0 839 8 0 2 6

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 3/9/2014 11:29pm ET

    Teams are being told the free-agent RB Rashard Mendenhall (Cardinals) is retiring, according to sources. He hinted at the possibility in a Feb. 25 column.

    Huddle Up: It sounds like Mendenhall, whose best years were back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2009-10, may be done at 26 years old. He gained 821 yards from scrimmage and scored 8 TDs this past season on a 1-year deal in Arizona.

  • Posted: 2/25/2014 8:45pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent RB Rashard Mendenhall hinted at retirement in a piece he posted on The Huffington Post Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'That day I sat on my couch two years ago was the very next day after I tore my ACL in week 17. The journey I envisioned is the two years of rebuilding that would follow. And as I write this, today is the day that the journey is over, and I am fully at peace. Eagerly looking to a new way, which lies ahead,' Mendenhall wrote.

    Huddle Up: Mendenhall, who has played 6 pro seasons, rushed for only 687 yards and averaged 3.2 yards per attempt this past season but did find the end zone 8 times -- 11th among all RBs. It appears, though, the Cards are prepared to move on, and if Mendenhall does suit up again, it likely will be in a new uniform in a No. 2 role.

  • Posted: 12/27/2013 10:12pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (finger) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 27, and is probable for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Get the Cards' leading rusher in your lineup if you need him as he's found the end zone in 4 of his last 6 games.

  • Posted: 11/12/2013 11:51am ET

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said RB Rashard Mendenhall was undoubtedly still the starter.

    Huddle Up: In case you were worried that the Cardinals might opt to give the more talented Andre Ellington the starting gig, fear not: Mendenhall will continue to get his carries.

  • Posted: 11/9/2013 10:53am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) is expected to start in Week 10.

    Huddle Up: Mendenhall will get the start but Andre Ellington is still expected to get 15-20 touches and is the preferred fantasy play. Mendenhall is only worth flex consideration in the deepest leagues.

  • Posted: 11/6/2013 9:09pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.

    Huddle Up: Mendenhall is expected to play with Arizona coming off its bye week. However, Andre Ellington is now getting 15-20 touches a game, so the struggling Mendenhall is only worth flex consideration in the deepest of leagues.

  • Posted: 11/4/2013 11:08pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) participated in practice Monday, Nov. 4, and looked good.

    Huddle Up: Mendenhall missed the Week 8 game against the Falcons and also had the bye week to recover. His return obviously would cut into the touches rookie Andre Ellington would receive.

  • Posted: 10/26/2013 12:27am ET

    Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is expected to draw the start in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons with RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) doubtful. Still, head coach Bruce Arians, offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin and general manager Steve Keim each want to be careful not to overuse the rookie because of his slight build. 'I look at him the same way,' Arians said Friday, Oct. 25. 'It's still a situational...I don't use the word 'committee', but we'll monitor how many times he carries.'

    Huddle Up: The Cardinals don't view Ellington as an every-down back but he'll still get enough touches to be a solid flex play this week against Atlanta.

  • Posted: 10/25/2013 4:21pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) is listed as doubtful for Week 8. RB Andre Ellington likely will start at running back with RB Stepfan Taylor being the No. 2 running back. Head coach Bruce Arians said RB Ryan Williams could be active for the game, but that would be a game-time decision.

    Huddle Up: This would be the first game missed by Mendenhall this season and could be the moment Ellington and his fantasy backers have been waiting for.

  • Posted: 9/30/2013 3:38pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall fumbled twice and dropped a key pass in the team's Week 4 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he also scampered out of bounds late in the game when the team was trying to run out the clock. 'Rashard had a very tough day and he can't play that way. He can't run out of bounds. He's a veteran. And to run out of bounds at the end of the game, that was probably the worst mistake he made all day. We need to practice him a little bit harder. I think we've been too easy on him in practice because of his injuries, and we need to hone him up more because he's not gaining anything,' head coach Bruce Arians said.

    Huddle Up: An interesting development in Arizona. Does this mean Andre Ellington will get more opportunities going forward? Or was this simply coachspeak as a motivational ploy for Mendenhall?

  • Posted: 9/27/2013 10:08pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and is listed as probable for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Mendenhall created some fantasy buzz with 94 total yards and a TD in Week 2, but he struggled with 41 yards and no scores on 10 touches this past Sunday in New Orleans. However, the Cards' offense struggled as a whole, producing only 7 points, so don't give up on Mendenhall just yet, especially with the dearth of quality fantasy options at the position.

  • Posted: 9/26/2013 8:16pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

    Huddle Up: Mendenhall took a solid step Thursday after he was a limited participant in Wednesday's workouts and is looking good for Week 4.

  • Posted: 9/20/2013 7:39pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Mendenhall is expected to start but he's no more than a low-end flex play this week. We should should see more of Andre Ellington on Sunday with Mendenhall banged up.

  • Posted: 9/19/2013 11:40pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 19.

    Huddle Up: Rookie Andre Ellington is moving closer to his first NFL start as it's been 2 missed practices in 2 days for Mendenhall. See how it shakes out, though, in the always-crucial Friday practice.

  • Posted: 9/18/2013 9:42pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 18, as he rested his toe injury.

    Huddle Up: This is now Mendenhall's third injury since late August. While none of them have cost him to miss any games, it's not a great sign that every week Mendenhall shows up with a new injury. It's time to get Andre Ellington as insurance if he's still available in your league.

  • Posted: 9/11/2013 9:19pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring) was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Sept. 11.

    Huddle Up: Mendenhall is in line to start Sunday against the Lions. However, after dealing with a knee issue he's now battling a sore hamstring. For a guy with durability concerns, it's a minor problem that we're already worried about Mendenhall's health. He's nothing more than a flex play against Detroit this week.

  • Posted: 9/6/2013 6:57pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 6, and is probable for Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Mendenhall will get the start on Sunday but he's going up against a formidable Rams' front seven. Alfonso Smith and Stepfan Taylor are also expected to see some touches as well, making Mendenhall a flex play at best in Week 1.

  • Posted: 9/5/2013 10:15am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 4.

    Huddle Up: Mendenhall has battled knee issues this preseason, but he is expected to be available for the Cardinals' regular season opener this weekend.

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @STL 16 60 0 1 4 0
2 DET 15 66 1 2 28 0
3 @NO 9 29 0 1 12 0
4 @TB 12 21 0 3 13 0
5 CAR 17 43 1 2 7 0
6 @SF 10 40 0 1 2 0
7 SEA 13 22 1 0 0 0
10 HOU 13 42 0 1 9 0
11 @JAC 12 14 1 3 13 0
12 IND 13 54 1 1 24 0
13 @PHI 18 76 0 0 0 0
14 STL 17 41 1 0 0 0
15 @TEN 21 69 2 1 9 0
16 @SEA 21 63 0 0 0 0
17 SF 10 47 0 2 13 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
5 PHI 13 68 0 3 33 1
6 @TEN 6 6 0 1 11 0
11 BAL 11 33 0 3 17 0
12 @CLE 4 6 0 0 0 0
16 CIN 11 50 0 0 0 0
17 CLE 6 19 0 2 1 0

2011 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @BAL 12 45 0 0 0 0
2 SEA 19 66 1 2 12 0
3 @IND 18 37 0 3 9 0
4 @HOU 9 25 1 0 0 0
6 JAC 23 146 1 0 0 0
7 @ARI 13 32 0 1 5 0
8 NE 13 70 0 3 22 0
9 BAL 13 52 1 1 3 0
10 @CIN 16 44 2 1 26 0
12 @KC 17 57 0 2 10 0
13 CIN 16 60 2 0 0 0
14 CLE 18 76 0 0 0 0
15 @SF 15 64 0 3 25 0
16 STL 18 116 1 1 35 0
17 @CLE 8 38 0 1 7 0

2010 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 ATL 22 120 1 2 15 0
2 @TEN 23 69 0 1 3 0
3 @TB 19 143 1 0 0 0
4 BAL 25 79 2 2 9 0
6 CLE 27 84 1 3 15 0
7 @MIA 15 37 0 1 6 0
8 @NO 15 71 1 2 14 0
9 @CIN 22 99 1 3 31 0
10 NE 11 50 0 2 5 0
11 OAK 23 59 1 0 0 0
12 @BUF 36 151 1 0 0 0
13 @BAL 19 45 0 3 18 0
14 CIN 18 66 0 1 9 0
15 NYJ 17 99 1 0 0 0
16 CAR 18 65 1 2 18 0
17 @CLE 14 36 2 1 24 0
P2 BAL 20 46 2 1 13 0
P3 NYJ 27 121 1 2 32 0
P4 @GB 14 63 1 1 7 0

2009 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 TEN 4 6 0 0 0 0
2 @CHI 3 39 0 1 13 0
3 @CIN 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 SD 29 165 2 2 26 0
5 @DET 15 77 1 2 16 0
6 CLE 17 62 1 2 15 0
7 MIN 10 69 0 1 -1 0
9 @DEN 22 155 0 1 9 0
10 CIN 13 36 0 1 5 0
11 @KC 21 80 0 4 36 1
12 @BAL 24 95 0 2 22 0
13 OAK 20 103 1 0 0 0
14 @CLE 16 53 0 1 17 0
15 GB 11 38 1 6 73 0
16 BAL 17 36 1 1 4 0
17 @MIA 20 94 0 1 26 0

2008 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 HOU 10 28 0 0 0 0
2 @CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @PHI 0 0 0 1 11 0
4 BAL 9 30 0 1 6 0

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