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Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Draft: 2021 Round 1 (24)
College: Alabama
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 230 DOB: 1998-03-09 Age: 23

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2021 PIT 2 26 83 3.2 0 8 6 47 7.8 1 19.0 9.5
2021 (Projected) PIT   261 1,150 4.4 7   42 317 7.5 2 200.7  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
Despite becoming a rarity in the 1st round these days, the Steelers bucked the trend and selected workhorse running back Najee Harris from Alabama. The ultra-talented Harris dominated in his last two seasons with the Tide, scorching the NCAA with 51 total touchdowns, flashing speed, power, and versatility, and joins a Steeler offense that had a gaping hole at the position. Poor blocking and the lack of any sizzle from their stable of backs, Pittsburgh was last in the NFL in rushing yards (1,351) average yards-per-carry (3.6) , and had the 2nd fewest (81) rushing 1st downs. Letting James Connor walk in free agency, and spending primo draft capital, tells me the Steelers plan to be all-in on their rookie back.

With Roethlisberger's career approaching its expiration date, and a defense in transition, I expect Pittsburgh to lean very heavily on their rookie runner. It wasn't long ago this offense was run through its backfield, and Harris possesses the skill-set to be on the field in every situation. His 67 receptions in his last two years as a collegiate starter was identical to the 67 receptions Le'Veon Bell had in his final two seasons at Michigan State. Bigger, stronger, faster, and with a better athletic profile, Harris has a real chance to push for 325+ touches, a threshold only two backs reached last year. Even as perfect fit for this offensive scheme, Harris will need to rely on the line to gel and improved offensive efficiency if he wants to push his way into the top-5 at the position, but there are few rookies in a better spot to make a major fantasy impact than Harris and on volume alone, is a good bet to be a top-10 runner in all formats.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Najee Harris
RB2RB2 Benny Snell
RB3RB3 Anthony McFarland Jr.
RB4RB4 Kalen Ballage
RB5FB1 Derek Watt
Steelers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at BUF W 23-16 16 45 2.8 0 3 1 4 4.0 0 4.9
2 LV L 17-26 10 38 3.8 0 5 5 43 8.6 1 14.1

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