Jaylen Warren

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Tops 40 yards from scrimmage Sunday

Warren rushed six times for 36 yards while securing three of four targets for seven yards during the Steelers' 28-14 win over Cleveland on Sunday.

Analysis: Warren racked up a season-high 15 touches during Pittsburgh's Week 17 win over the Ravens, but he had a more limited role in the team's offense to close out the regular season. Although starting running back Najee Harris appeared in every game this year, Warren carved out a somewhat consistent role as the No. 2 option in the backfield, rushing 77 times for 379 yards and a touchdown while securing 28 of 33 targets for 214 yards. While Harris should remain the clear No. 1 running back in Pittsburgh next season, Warren has appeared to gain the trust of the team's coaching staff as the top backup.

Jan 9, 2023 10:18 AM EST


Season-high 15 touches in win

Warren had 12 carries for 76 yards and caught all three of his targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 16-13 win over the Ravens.

Analysis: Warren was part of a two-headed rushing attack with Najee Harris (22-111-0) that lit up the Ravens' stout defensive front for a combined for 198 rushing yards on the day. The undrafted rookie has seen his role increase late in the season, receiving double-digit carries for the second time in three weeks. Harris is still the lead back in Pittsburgh, but Warren is proving that he is more than just a third-down back. The Oklahoma State product will look to finish his solid rookie campaign on a high note when the Steelers take on the Browns in Week 18.

Jan 1, 2023 9:24 PM EST



Tallies 30 yards from scrimmage

Warren rushed six times for 23 yards while securing one of two targets for seven yards during the Steelers' 13-10 win over the Raiders on Saturday.

Analysis: Warren was on the field for just 30 percent of the Steelers' offensive snaps Saturday, but he still saw some touches. He's now logged at least five touches in each of the last three weeks, and he's logged at least 30 yards from scrimmage in back-to-back games. However, he's had a relatively muted role with Najee Harris healthy.

Dec 25, 2022 2:47 PM EST


Reaches end zone against Carolina

Warren rushed 11 times for 38 yards and a touchdown while securing his lone target for 11 yards during the Steelers' 24-16 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: Warren had been limited to 55 yards from scrimmage over his last three games, but he bounced back with a solid performance in Carolina that included his first touchdown of the season. The 24-year-old has been somewhat inconsistent while working behind starter Najee Harris this year, and Warren has rushed 53 times for 244 yards and a touchdown while securing 21 of 24 targets for 178 yards.

Dec 19, 2022 7:48 AM EST


Records five touches against Ravens

Warren rushed three times for 11 yards while securing two of three targets for 16 yards during the Steelers' 16-14 loss to Baltimore on Sunday.

Analysis: Warren racked up 19 yards in his return to action last week, but he was slightly more involved during Pittsburgh's narrow loss Sunday. In his three games since racking up at least 75 yards in back-to-back appearances, the undrafted rookie has rushed four times for 16 yards while securing five of six targets for 39 yards.

Dec 12, 2022 9:55 AM EST



Minimal involvement in return

Warren rushed once for five yards while securing both of his targets for 14 yards during the Steelers' 19-16 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: Warren missed Monday's game against the Colts due to a hamstring injury but was back in action for Sunday's Week 13 matchup. While he outpaced Benny Snell in snaps, Warren was on the field for just 20 percent of Pittsburgh's offensive snaps Sunday. The undrafted rookie topped 75 yards from scrimmage in two of his three appearances prior to his absence, but he's unlikely to be a consistent fantasy contributor as long as Najee Harris remains healthy.

Dec 5, 2022 9:33 AM EST


Suits up Sunday

Warren (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Mike DeFabo of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Warren, who was inactive this past Monday versus the Colts, practiced fully this week, yet still carried a questionable designation ahead of Sunday's contest. He'll be available against Atlanta, though with starter Najee Harris slated to play through an oblique issue after returning to a limited at practice Friday, look for Warren to work in complementary role, with Benny Snell -- who stepped in for Harris after he exited Monday's game against Indianapolis -- on hand to provide support should either Harris or Warren be limited or suffer any setbacks.

Dec 4, 2022 8:46 AM EST


Questionable Sunday

Warren (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Mike DeFabo of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Warren practiced fully during each of Pittsburgh's three practice sessions this week, but he'll still carry a questionable designation ahead of Week 13. It wouldn't be surprising to see the undrafted rookie suit up this week after missing Monday's win over the Colts. However, Warren would be in line to serve in a backup capacity since Najee Harris will be able to play through an oblique issue.

Dec 2, 2022 12:56 PM EST


Begins week with full practice

Warren (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Mike DeFabo of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Earlier Wednesday, Warren said that he was on track to put an end to his one-game absence and return to action this Sunday against the Falcons, and his ability to begin the week as a full practice participant backs up his optimism. Though the undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma State has mainly served in a complementary role this season, Warren could be primed for his largest workload to date if top back Najee Harris (oblique) -- who sat out Wednesday's session -- is unable to play. Even if Harris is cleared to play this weekend, the Steelers could look to manage his snaps and lean more heavily on Warren than usual.

Nov 30, 2022 12:40 PM EST


Trending toward return in Week 13

Warren told reporters that he's been cleared to return from his hamstring injury ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: With that, Warren is expected to return to action this weekend, barring any setbacks, which is a notable development considering that Najee Harris is dealing with an abdomen injury. Wednesday's injury report will clarify the practice participation level of Pittsburgh's top two running backs.

Nov 30, 2022 11:49 AM EST


Out for Monday

Warren (hamstring) will not play in Monday's matchup against the Colts, Mike DeFabo of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Warren didn't practice all week, so it's hardly surprising to see the rookie unavailable. Najee Harris easily put together his best game of the season back in Week 11 and will likely be tasked with a majority share of the backfield in Warren's absence.

Nov 26, 2022 11:39 AM EST


Logs another DNP

Warren (hamstring) remained sidelined at practice Friday, Teresa Varley of Steelers.com reports.

Analysis: Though coach Mike Tomlin referred to Warren's hamstring injury as "not a significant" one, the running back has missed back-to-back practices. If Warren ends up out or limited Monday night against the Colts, Benny Snell would be in line to handle complementary work in Week 12 behind Pittsburgh's top RB Najee Harris.

Nov 25, 2022 1:51 PM EST


Sits out practice Thursday

Warren (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Analysis: Warren suffered what coach Mike Tomlin referred to as "not a significant" hamstring injury in Week 11 against the Bengals, but at this stage the running back's status for Monday night's game against the Colts is uncertain. Warren now has two more chances to return to practice ahead of the contest, but if he's unavailable versus Indianapolis, Benny Snell would be in line to log complementary snaps in Week 12 behind top back Najee Harris.

Nov 24, 2022 11:15 AM EST


Status in question for Monday

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Warren's (hamstring) availability Monday at Indianapolis is up in the air, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Warren was ruled out of this past Sunday's loss to the Bengals due to a hamstring injury, which isn't "significant," according to Tomlin. Still, Warren's practice reps seemingly will be capped when the Steelers take the practice field Thursday. If Warren is inhibited or sidelined Monday, Benny Snell would be the primary reserve running back behind Najee Harris.

Nov 22, 2022 9:21 AM EST


Exits Sunday's game

Warren was forced out of Sunday's game against the Bengals with a hamstring injury, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Before his exit, Warren had caught one pass for nine yards. In his absence, Benny Snell is available to log complementary snaps behind top back Najee Harris.

Nov 20, 2022 2:09 PM EST


Logs season-high yards in win

Warren rushed nine times for 37 yards while securing all three of his targets for 40 yards during the Steelers' 20-10 win over the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: The Steelers indicated this week that Warren could see increased playing time following the team's Week 9 bye, and he played 43 percent of Pittsburgh's offensive snaps in the win. Although Najee Harris served as the clear lead back with 20 carries for 99 yards, Warren's 77 yards from scrimmage marked his highest total of the season. While the undrafted rookie should continue to operate as the Steelers' clear secondary option in the backfield, it's possible that he remains slightly more involved so the team can get a change of pace.

Nov 14, 2022 7:22 AM EST


Practice reps haven't increased

Warren indicated Thursday that he hasn't had any increase in practice reps or responsibilities as Sunday's game against the Saints approaches, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com reports.

Analysis: Per Dale Lolley of the Steelers' official site, there's been speculation that Warren -- who has averaged 5.3 yards on his 29 rushing attempts to date -- could see more backfield touches moving forward, but offensive coordinator Matt Canada suggested Thursday that he believes lead back Najee Harris, who has averaged 3.3 yards per carry on 108 rushes thus far, is now healthy and "will start trending in the right direction, as well." In any case, Warren figures to continue to contribute in third-down situations, a context that could result in the undrafted free agent seeing enough touches in the weeks ahead to make his mark in deeper leagues.

Nov 10, 2022 2:41 PM EST


Could see added opportunities

When asked Tuesday if Warren can become a feature back in the Steelers offense, coach Mike Tomlin replied "he's a quality back who has made some plays," while adding "we'll keep giving him an opportunity to do so, and maybe he'll write that script," Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, top RB Najee Harris, who suffered a foot injury during training camp, has managed to play in all eight of the Steelers' games thus far, while averaging 3.3 yards on 108 carries. For his part, Warren has averaged 5.3 yards on his 29 rushing opportunities to date, and while Tomlin's comments don't necessarily foreshadow the undrafted rookie supplanting Harris as Pittsburgh's lead back following the team's bye week, it wouldn't surprise us to see Warren log added touches in the coming weeks, on the heels of a six-carry, 50-yard effort (to go along with three catches for 25 yards) in the team's 35-13 loss to the Eagles in Week 8.

Nov 9, 2022 8:41 AM EST


Leading rusher in loss

Warren rushed six times for 50 yards while securing all three of his targets for 25 yards during the Steelers' 35-13 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

Analysis: Warren was on the field for just 29 percent of the Steelers' offensive snaps Sunday, but he logged nine touches and racked up a career-high 75 yards from scrimmage in the blowout loss. Despite his encouraging performance Sunday, Warren remains firmly behind Najee Harris on the Steelers' depth chart and is unlikely to be as involved in closer games down the stretch.

Oct 31, 2022 7:53 AM EST


Limited role in primetime

Warren rushed twice for seven yards while securing both of his targets for 17 yards during the Steelers' 16-10 loss to Miami on Sunday.

Analysis: Warren was on the field for just 23 percent of Pittsburgh's offensive snaps Sunday, his lowest mark since Week 3. He was unable to do much with his limited touches and was held under 25 yards from scrimmage for a second consecutive week. As long as Najee Harris remains healthy, Warren is unlikely to be a very fantasy-relevant option.

Oct 24, 2022 9:55 AM EST


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