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Najee Harris
ADP: N/A
Bye: 9
Experience: 1 Yr(s)
Age: 24.5
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 230
40 Time: 4.53

Najee Harris's Weekly Outlook

Week 5 Projections
Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
51.5 0.3 2.6 16.7 0.1 8.9
Weekly Writeup
As 14-point road underdogs, expectations should be held in check here. Harris should at least garner a handful of targets as Pittsburgh likely plays from behind in the 2nd half.

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
72.3 0.5 3.3 22.1 0.1 12.8

Najee Harris's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#6 Running Back

217.4 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 296.1 1140.5 8.6 2.5 1.9 58 417.6 2.3

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Basic StatsNajee Harris's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Harris is reportedly up to 244 pounds. That’s a significant bump vs. the 232 he weighed at the 2021 Scouting Combine.
  • It doesn’t look like he got fat. FWIW, he also says he weighed 240 last year.
  • Harris ranked 2nd in the league in carries as a rookie; 7th in carries per game.
  • He tied Austin Ekeler for the target lead among RBs. Overall, Harris trailed only Derrick Henry and Alvin Kamara in opportunities (carries + targets) per game.
  • The Steelers added no RBs in free agency or the NFL Draft. Their only new players at the position vs. last year: undrafted free agents Jaylen Warren and Mataeo Durant.
  • RB Anthony McFarland should get a healthier start to this year after tearing an MCL in practice leading up to Week 1 of 2021. He only wound up being active for 2 games. Perhaps a healthier McFarland factored into Pittsburgh’s lack of action in this offseason’s RB market.
  • Harris’ 74.7% share of Steelers carries led the league by a significant margin. Joe Mixon ranked 2nd at 67%. His 14.2% target share led all RBs.
  • Pittsburgh ran the league’s 3rd most pass-heavy offense, throwing on 63.1% of snaps (including sacks). That was actually down slightly vs. 2020, when Pittsburgh passed on 64.2% of snaps.
  • The Steelers ranked just 24th in the league in RB target share last season. Their 16.4% rate climbed vs. 2020 (12.2%) but came in lower than 2019 (21.6%) and fell right in line with other recent seasons.
  • In Mitchell Trubisky’s 4 years with Chicago, the Bears targeted RBs at the following rates:
    • 28.1%
    • 25.8%
    • 25.3%
    • 14.3%
  • Those numbers might be totally irrelevant. But combine them with the rates in Pittsburgh over the same time frame, and there’s no clear reason to expect the mobile Trubisky to be worse for RB target rates than Stationary Ben was.
  • Trubisky will battle 1st-round selection Kenny Pickett for the starting job, with Mason Rudolph as a supporting actor.
  • Steelers RB Najee Harris expects to play less this season than he did as a rookie. “I will be on the field a lot — but on certain downs, I will not be on the field," Harris said.


Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Harris adding more than 10 pounds to what was already a large frame is at least slightly alarming. He wasn’t a speed player to begin with, but Harris does play a position where losing any quickness and/or agility hurts. We’re not downgrading the 2nd-year for that aspect until we get reason to. The biggest factor working in Harris’ favor last year was touch volume, and he seems to be in just as good a position on that front this season. His high carry totals certainly open him up to potential injury, but the young back doesn’t look any riskier on that front than other early-round, high-volume runners.

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Kenny Pickett, QB PIT

7:25pm EDT 10/3/22

Steelers going with Pickett

The Steelers are moving forward with Kenny Pickett as their starting QB, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's the logical move after the rookie led Pittsburgh to a pair of TDs in the 2nd half of Sunday's loss to the Jets. Pickett tossed 3 INTs in that one -- but 1 went of TE Pat Freiermuth's hands and the other was an end-of-game Hail Mary. Pickett sits 12th among 34 QBs in Pro Football Focus' Week 4 passing grades (with the Monday night game still to go). He's only an option in 2-QB fantasy leagues for now, but we think he'll be an upgrade over QB Mitchell Trubisky for this Pittsburgh offense. Of course, it'll be tough sledding this weekend in Buffalo

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Steelers RB Najee Harris (foot) isn't listed on the final Week 2 injury report. He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. So it looks like Harris is ready for his usual workload in Sunday's game vs. the Patriots.

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Steelers RB Najee Harris (foot) graduated to a full practice on Thursday. It's confirmation that he'll be out there for this weekend's game vs. the Patriots.

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Steelers RB Najee Harris (foot) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. It's confirmation that he's on track to play vs. the Patriots this weekend. We'll continue to monitor Harris' status over the next few days.

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Steelers RB Najee Harris (foot) said in a Tuesday radio appearance that he'll play vs. the Patriots this weekend. Players, of course, are always optimistic about their status. But we've heard independent reports that Harris' injury isn't serious and that he's likely to play Week 2. He can stay penciled into fantasy lineups for now.

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Najee Harris, RB PIT
Dynasty MVP 183.7
Position Rank #3 RB
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
663
1,100
1,100
Dynasty Write-up
There are offensive line and QB questions in Pittsburgh. But Harris racked up 381 touches as a rookie and should remain a workhorse for at least the next few seasons.

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