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 Stats > Anthony McFarland Jr.  
 
Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Draft: 2020 Round 4 (18)
College: Maryland
Ht: 5’8”  Wt: 208 DOB: 1999-03-04 Age: 21
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#73 9 -

Season Stats
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  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2020 (Projected) PIT   36 173 4.8 1   24 188 7.8 0 42.1  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
I'm lumping these guys together as I think it's likely only one of them ends up playing enough meaningful snaps for the Steelers this season to be fantasy relevant. I know the Pittsburgh offense struggled mightily last year, but what Samuels did on the ground in 2019 was brutal. His 2.7 yards-per-carry average was amongst the worst in the league and he was merely a low-upside checkdown target in the passing game. He was all but phased out of the offense entirely down the stretch of the season, and the selection of McFarland Jr. means even his grip on playing time is tenuous at best. The rookie from Maryland brings some flash (4.44 40-yard dash) to what has generally been a workman-like backfield. His blend of size, speed, and acceleration should provide Pittsburgh with a dynamic playmaker from a position that has been sorely lacking one. As a raw rookie who didn't catch the ball much even in college, he needs to develop that part of the game to earn shares of the passing game touches. He's pretty low on the depth chart at this point, but I think McFarland has the tools to be a difference maker on this offense if he can come in and refine his game. He'll be someone to watch as a waiver add as the season moves on.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 James Conner
RB2RB2 Jaylen Samuels
RB3RB3 Benny Snell
RB4RB4 Anthony McFarland Jr.
RB5RB5 Kerrith Whyte
RB6RB6 Trey Edmunds
RB7FB1 Derek Watt
RB8RB7 Wendell Smallwood
Steelers Depth Chart
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