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Jaylen Warren Injury History & Updates

Basic StatsJaylen Warren's Basic Stats

Jaylen Warren
ADP: 8.11
Bye: 9
Experience: 3
Age: 25.5
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 215
40 Time: 4.55

Burst Score (Rank): 117.30 (42%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.55 (34%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 7.13

Injury PredictorJaylen Warren's Injury Guide

Medium Risk

Chance of Injury in 2024

48.7%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

3.9%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024

1.20

Durability

5.00

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 20, 2022 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Initially ruled as questionable to return, Warren was later ruled out for the remainder of Week 11. He also missed Week 12.

Basic StatsJaylen Warren's Preseason Player Analysis

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Bottom Line

Warren pulled much closer to Najee Harris in workload last year than where he finished 2022. If a new OC closes that gap further, then Warren has difference-making potential in fantasy. We’ll watch for signals on their usage but start with Warren as the better fantasy pick between them. Harris, however, remains the better non-PPR selection.

What We Learned Last Year

  • Warren just might have been one of the best-performing rushers of 2023. Here’s how he ranked among 49 RBs with 90+ carries:
    • third in yards per carry
    • third in yards after contact per attempt
    • third in NFL Next Gen Stats’ rush yards over expected per attempt
    • third in PFF elusive rating
    • seventh in PFF rushing grade
  • That all improved on a rookie season that already looked strong for Warren across those categories. And he outperformed teammate Najee Harris.
  • Here’s how they compared in a number of categories:

Warren – Category – Harris

  • 149 – Carries – 255
  • 5.3 – Yds/Car – 4.1
  • 74 – Targets – 38
  • 6.1 – Yds/Rec – 5.9
  • 1154 – Total Yds – 1205
  • 1.11 – RYOE/Car – 0.31
  • 3.68 – YAC/Car – 3.03
  • 210 – Touches – 284
  • 56 – Missed Tkls Forced – 53
  • Warren gained red-zone work but remained well behind Harris in that area.
    • Harris actually increased his shares of:
      • Red-zone carries (52.7% to 59.2%)
      • Carries inside the 10 (53.7% to 59.0%)
      • Carries inside the 5 (37.5% to 43.8%)
  • Warren tied for fifth among all RBs in targets. He ranked fifth in receptions and 13th in receiving yards.

What to Expect in 2024

  • The biggest change in Pittsburgh comes at OC, where Matt Canada’s gone and Arthur Smith’s in. But we’re not sure that’s going to make a huge difference for the backfield.
  • Smith served as Titans OC 2019-20. They ranked 31st in neutral-situation pass rate. He spent three years as Falcons HC. They ranked 30th over that span.
    • The Steelers ranked 32nd last year; 25th across Canada’s three-year tenure.
  • The biggest question for Warren will be whether his continued efficiency can siphon further work from Najee Harris.
    • Warren got a big bump in work share in his second season, going from 6.1% of Steelers opportunities (carries + targets) to 13.1%.
      • That jumped him rom 66th among RBs to 39th.
    • Harris felt just some of that. He dipped from 18.4% opportunity share in 2022 (13th among RBs) to 17.2% in 2023 (20th).
  • Warren edged Harris by 0.1 fantasy points per game even while continuing to cede the total-touch lead. Credit his big lead on the receiving front. We see no reason that shouldn’t continue.
  • The red zone will be the toughest area for Warren to steal work from Harris, especially the closer Pittsburgh gets to the goal line. Warren’s not small (listed 215 pounds at 5’8), but he’s more than 20 pounds shy of Harris.

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Najee Harris, RB PIT

12:10pm EST 12/7/23

Najee Harris expected to play Week 14

Steelers RB Najee Harris (knee) is expected to play vs. the Patriots tonight, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Harris didn't practice on Tuesday or Wednesday and is listed as questionable. "This is not a new injury," Pelissero adds. "He's been managing the knee throughout the season. Just didn't feel great coming out of the game [last week], so they wanted to rest him." This sounds like the typical late-season, short-week soreness. The issue still adds some risk to Harris' Week 14 fantasy profile -- and we could certainly see Pittsburgh shift some work from Harris to RB Jaylen Warren. See where both Steelers sit in the Week 14 RB Rankings.

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Steelers RB Najee Harris (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game vs. the Patriots. He was added to the injury report and sidelined on Tuesday and then missed practice again on Wednesday. His availability for this one is seemingly in legitimate question. We'll look for further updates on Harris' status and get Pittsburgh's inactives a little before 7 pm ET tomorrow.

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Steelers RB Najee Harris (knee) did not practice on Tuesday. He wasn't listed on Monday's estimated injury report. This is certainly something to monitor on the short week. We'll see how Harris is listed on the final injury report tomorrow for Thursday night's game vs. the Patriots. His absence would be a huge boost to RB Jaylen Warren's fantasy value.

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Steelers QB Kenny Pickett will miss an "extended period" with his ankle injury, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac. We'll look for a more detailed diagnosis and timetable for Pickett's return, but it sounds like it'll be QB Mitchell Trubisky under center for the Steelers for the foreseeable future. He's completed 63.8% of his passes at 6.7 yards per attempt over the past two seasons in Pittsburgh. Trubisky will be a bottom-barrel QB2 in fantasy football but probably won't be a significant downgrade from Pickett for the offense.

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Steelers RB Najee Harris (hip) did not practice on Wednesday. He sat out the last 2 Wednesdays before playing on Sunday -- but this is a new injury. We'll get another update on Harris tomorrow. Jaylen Warren would be the top fantasy option in Pittsburgh's backfield if Harris misses Sunday's game vs. the Panthers.

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