Advice: Buy low on Willie Parker, within reason. He won't end up a top-10 running back, but he'll be a valuable asset.
I don't know why anyone would have expected "Fast Willie" to go nuts anyway in the opener Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans. I didn't. I didn't rank him as if he would. There are 15 games left, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have arguably the biggest cake schedule in the league. Parker won't face a matchup like this one for a while, maybe not at all if the Baltimore Ravens take a step backward. Parker ran for only 19 yards Thursday, but I still see another 1,300-plus yards in his future this season. I did, however, determine that Rashard Mendenhall might not need to be owned even in 10-team leagues. I mean, Parker looked bad -- it's tough to spin it another way -- but Mendenhall might be bad. Call me unimpressed. Mewelde Moore is the reserve Steelers running back I'd want, if I wanted one.
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