Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren handled 13 carries for 49 yards and added 13 yards on three receptions in a Week 12 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Warren lost a fumble in the first quarter but still split backfield work fairly evenly with Najee Harris. It may be difficult to predict which back will have the better fantasy day going forward, but Warren is seeing enough touches to keep him in flex consideration, especially if the Steelers continue to look improved without former offensive coordinator Matt Canada. The 25-year-old will have a great opportunity to bounce back at home next week against a vulnerable Arizona Cardinals run defense.
Nov 26, 2023 9:35 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren has been excellent as of late, finishing as a top-15 fantasy option in three consecutive weeks. He'll look to keep rolling in a Week 12 divisional bout with the Cincinnati Bengals. Although Cincinnati allows the second-most rushing yards per contest, there is some uncertainty surrounding the Steelers' offense with offensive coordinator Matt Canada fired earlier this week. That being said, Warren has been the most impressive back in Pittsburgh this season and should continue to receive plenty of opportunities. Whether or not the offense as a whole improves, fantasy managers can trust Warren as a low-end RB2 or high-end flex play in this matchup.
Nov 24, 2023 7:11 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren posted 129 rushing yards and a touchdown on just nine carries and hauled in all three of his targets for 16 receiving yards in a Week 11 loss to the Cleveland Browns. In a game where Pittsburgh struggled mightily on offense, Warren shined with his best fantasy performance of the season. He ripped off a 74-yard score on the Steelers' opening drive of the third quarter after the team was completely shut down in the first half. Najee Harris was once again given more touches on Sunday but Warren has undoubtedly earned a prominent role going forward. Given his production over the past three weeks, Warren can be viewed as a fantasy RB2 for a Week 12 bout with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Nov 19, 2023 4:38 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren has been impressive with increased opportunities in recent weeks and will hope to keep rolling in a Week 11 divisional bout with the Cleveland Browns. The 25-year-old managed four receptions and 86 total yards at home against the Browns in Week 2, but it is worth noting that the Browns' defense has been incredibly stingy in Cleveland. Although Warren should continue to split touches evenly with Najee Harris, Pittsburgh's offense has struggled to put up points throughout the season, making it difficult to trust either back in this matchup. His ceiling will likely be limited but Warren can once again be started as a flex option in PPR leagues.
Nov 17, 2023 1:57 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren said head coach Mike Tomlin told him on Saturday night that he would be the starter over Najee Harris for the first time this year in the Week 10 win over the Green Bay Packers. "He did kind of mention the night before that whatever had transpired throughout the team, he was saying that he was going to announce me and that I'm deserving of it," Warren said. In the last two games, Warren has 26 carries for 188 rushing yards (7.2 yards per carry), including nine rushes of 10-plus yards (first in the league) and 14 missed tackles forced (first). The 25-year-old had 15 carries for 101 yards and a TD in the win over the Packers and caught two of four targets for nine yards. Meanwhile, Harris had 16 carries for 82 yards and a TD. Both RBs will be utilized, but Warren has earned a bigger workload in Pittsburgh's backfield the rest of the way.
Nov 14, 2023 12:59 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren handled 15 carries for a career-high 101 rushing yards and a touchdown in a Week 10 victory over the Green Bay Packers. He also added two receptions for nine yards on four targets. The 25-year-old eclipsed 100 total yards for a second consecutive week as Pittsburgh continues to find success establishing the run. Although his 19 opportunities on Sunday were one shy of Najee Harris' 20, Warren led the backfield in snaps for the first time this season. Warren has looked explosive throughout his second professional campaign and should be rostered in all fantasy formats. He'll hope to keep rolling next week in a divisional matchup against the Cleveland Browns.
Nov 12, 2023 8:21 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren had his best showing of the season in Week 9 and will look to keep rolling against the Green Bay Packers this week. Although Warren has been out-touched by Najee Harris in all but one contest this year, the second-year pro has been more efficient and has seen consistent utilization as a pass-catcher. With Green Bay surrendering the 10-most fantasy points per game to running backs, Warren should be considered a solid flex option, especially in PPR leagues.
Nov 10, 2023 9:00 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren gained 88 rushing yards on 11 carries and added three receptions for 25 yards in a Week 9 win over the Tennessee Titans. Both Warren and Najee Harris were productive on Thursday night with the duo combining for 157 rushing yards. Warren nearly scored in the fourth quarter on an explosive 22-yard run but stepped out at the one-yard line. His 11 attempts on the ground marked a new season-high as he continued to be involved as a pass-catcher. The 25-year-old will look to take this momentum into a Week 10 showdown with the Green Bay Packers.
Nov 3, 2023 10:28 AM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren only managed 38 yards on nine opportunities last week and will hope to be more effective against the Tennessee Titans in Week 9. The 25-year-old has maintained a consistent snap share throughout the season but has surprisingly been out-produced in the passing game by Najee Harris over the last two weeks. With most of his fantasy value coming as a receiver, Warren could struggle against the Titans, who have allowed the fewest receptions to running backs in 2023. Warren is unlikely to find much success in this matchup and thus should be viewed as a low-end flex option on Thursday night.
Nov 1, 2023 8:59 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren managed 19 rushing yards on five carries and 19 receiving yards on four receptions in a Week 8 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although Warren was more efficient on the ground than Najee Harris, neither player found much room to run and Harris was more productive as a pass-catcher for the second straight week. It's clear that Warren lacks fantasy upside in a Steelers offense that struggles to score points. He'll project as a low-end flex option for a Week 9 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.
Oct 29, 2023 6:34 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren has scored as a top-24 fantasy back in four of his last five games and will hope to find similar success against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8. Although he was out-targeted by Najee Harris in Week 7, Warren has been the preferred receiving option out of Pittsburgh's backfield for much of the season. This could bode well for his fantasy outlook on Sunday as the Jaguars have surrendered the most receptions to running backs in 2023. He may not be guaranteed much volume, but Warren can still get the job done as a flex option in PPR formats.
Oct 27, 2023 8:47 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren finished with six carries for 32 yards and a touchdown in a Week 7 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Warren surprisingly saw little utilization as a receiving option on Sunday, managing just one reception for -1 yard. The 24-year-old continued to split time with Najee Harris as both backs scored for the first time this season in the contest. Although Warren has been more consistent than Harris for fantasy purposes, he doesn't seem to have a guaranteed workload every week. Nonetheless, he'll be an interesting flex option in Week 8 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Oct 22, 2023 8:34 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren has scored as a top-24 fantasy back in three of his five games and will look to stay involved against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7. Warren has just 124 rushing yards this season but his utilization as a pass-catcher gives him weekly fantasy value. Although Najee Harris should continue to see the majority of carries, Warren offers more upside than him in PPR formats. The Rams have been solid against fantasy running backs in 2023 but Warren can still be considered as a flex option for Sunday's contest.
Oct 20, 2023 8:40 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren turned nine carries into 40 yards and three receptions into 39 yards in a Week 5 divisional win over the Baltimore Ravens. Warren was the more effective option in the Steelers' backfield despite seeing three fewer touches than Najee Harris. The 24-year-old played a crucial role in the fourth quarter when tallying 47 yards on a field-goal drive that pulled Pittsburgh within two points. With the Steelers heading into a Week 6 bye, it wouldn't be shocking to see Warren get additional opportunities against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7. Warren is firmly on the fantasy radar and should be considered a flex option in PPR formats going forward.
Oct 8, 2023 4:37 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren is currently the fantasy RB29 and should continue to provide value in a Week 5 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. Although Najee Harris (hamstring) is fully expected to suit up on Sunday, Warren could be in line for an expanded role should Harris be limited in any capacity. The Ravens have surrendered the seventh-fewest rushing yards in the NFL so far this season, but Warren has proven to be a threat in the passing game. Fantasy managers can consider starting the 24-year-old as a flex option in PPR formats this week.
Oct 6, 2023 4:44 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren received 14 opportunities out of the backfield in the team's 30-6 loss to the Houston Texans. The second-year pro turned eight carries and six catches into 55 total yards. Warren and Najee Harris nearly split the touches 50/50. The starter ran the ball 14 times and caught one pass on two targets. Both backs saw 49% of the snaps in the blowout loss. Warren and the Steelers face the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5. An already struggling offense could have a new quarterback in Mitch Trubisky, who is likely to start in place of Kenny Pickett (knee).
Oct 2, 2023 9:53 AM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren continues to see an increased usage each week. In Week 3, Warren saw a 45.2 percent snap share, which was his largest of the season. Despite that, both Warren and Najee Harris have struggled on the ground early in the season. Warren has been the better fantasy option between the two due to his receiving ability. However, both backs should have better games versus the Houston Texans defense in Week 4. A defensive unit that has allowed a league-high seven touchdowns on the ground through three games. The expectation is that these two will continue to split up the reps, so neither player has great value. Warren should be able to carry low-end flex value in PPR formats.
Sep 29, 2023 9:40 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren handled eight carries for 29 yards and hauled in three of his four targets for 23 yards in a Week 3 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. Reports circulated early on Sunday that Warren would see more opportunities this week, but the 24-year-old continued to operate as a change-of-pace back behind Najee Harris. Still, Warren's utilization, specifically as a pass-catcher, has been interesting for fantasy purposes. He is worth rostering in all formats and could become a quality starting option should his role expand as the season goes on. Warren will look to capitalize on a solid matchup against the Houston Texans in Week 4.
Sep 25, 2023 1:58 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren carried the ball eight times for 29 yards and caught three passes for 23 yards in the team's 23-18 win over the Las Vegas Raiders. The 11 touches were the most that Warren's had in a game this year but starter Najee Harris received 19 carries himself. There were reports that Warren was expecting a "bigger role" in Week 3 but he did not capitalize on the opportunities. Still, the undrafted second-year back has looked noticeably better than Harris so far this season. The Steelers will travel to Houston for their Week 4 matchup.
Sep 25, 2023 10:03 AM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren is expected to "get a bigger role" against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The 24-year-old has arguably looked better than Najee Harris so far this season, especially in the passing attack. It's worth noting that Rapoport reported Warren and Harris would split the workload back in Week 1, and while Warren finished that game with just 18 yards, he and Harris both had eight touches. Heading into Sunday Night Football versus Vegas, Warren ranks as a fantasy RB3.
Sep 24, 2023 9:59 AM EST