Najee Harris

Pittsburgh Steelers
Running Back #22
Pittsburgh Steelers
Running Back #22
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Najee Harris Runs For 65 Yards Against Raiders

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris totaled 65 rushing yards on 19 carries in a Week 3 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. Harris managed a few impressive runs but was ultimately inefficient once again. Although his usage on the ground was encouraging, Harris was mostly uninvolved in the passing game and was unable to secure his only target. Despite reports of Jaylen Warren earning more opportunities, Harris remained Pittsburgh's clear-cut RB1 on Sunday night. His fantasy output has been disappointing through three weeks, but there is reason to be optimistic as the Steelers' offense looked much improved this week. Harris will project as a solid RB2 option next week against the Houston Texans.

Sep 25, 2023 1:51 PM EST

Najee Harris Does Little With 19 Touches

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris continued to underwhelm in the Sunday night win over the Las Vegas Raiders. Harris was once again the clear backfield leader with a team-high 19 carries, but he gained only 65 yards (3.4 yards per tote) and failed to haul in his only target in the passing game. Pittsburgh's offense looked the best it has all year, which allowed them to get the 25-year-old a season-high in carries, but he didn't really do much at all with it. Jaylen Warren also touched the ball 11 times and isn't going away, so Harris is going to need to be much more efficient to reward his fantasy managers. Harris will be hoping to get into the end zone for the first time in a favorable Week 4 matchup against the Houston Texans.

Sep 25, 2023 11:13 AM EST

Najee Harris Could Surprise In Week 3

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris has just 74 rushing yards through the first two weeks of the season and will hope to turn things around in Week 3 against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders have given up the third-most fantasy points to running backs so far this season, allowing 183 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground to the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. Jaylen Warren has been involved, primarily as a pass-catcher, but the RB1 duties in Pittsburgh still clearly belong to Harris. It's difficult to rely on the Steelers' offense right now, but in this matchup, Harris can be started in fantasy lineups as a low-end RB2.

Sep 22, 2023 5:11 PM EST

Najee Harris Picks Up 43 Yards Against Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris turned 10 carries into 43 yards and hauled in one of his three targets for zero yards in a 26-22 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The Steelers struggled to get the running game going on Monday night but Harris was able to break away for runs of 21 and 17 yards late in the third quarter. The unfortunate news for fantasy managers is that Jaylen Warren was once again much more effective as a pass-catcher and should continue to see the field for many of the team's third downs. It's difficult to rely on Harris in fantasy lineups right now, but Pittsburgh will face the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3, who have allowed the third-most fantasy points to running backs through the first two weeks of the season.

Sep 19, 2023 10:49 AM EST

Najee Harris - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris was given just eight touches in Week 1 but should be more involved in a Week 2 bout with the Cleveland Browns. In four career contests against Cleveland, Harris has four touchdowns and has never finished with fewer than 11 fantasy points. Although the Browns limited Joe Mixon and Cincinnati's offense as a whole last week, they were vulnerable to running back production in 2022 and surrendered the sixth-most fantasy points to the position. Concerns with Pittsburgh's offense make it difficult to consider Harris a must-start, but he should still be viewed as a low-end fantasy RB2 with upside this week.

Sep 16, 2023 3:43 PM EST

Najee Harris Quiet In Season Opener

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris handled six carries for 31 yards and added two yards on two receptions in the team's 30-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Outside of an impressive 24-yard run towards the end of the first half, Harris was relatively quiet. This was most likely due to the fact that Pittsburgh found itself trailing 20-0 quickly and subsequently attempted 46 passes. Both Jaylen Warren and Anthony McFarland Jr. mixed in for a few touches, but RB1 duties still clearly belong to Harris. Even if the Steelers are unable to take a noticeable step up on offense this season, brighter days should be ahead for the third-year back. Harris will look to bounce back as a fantasy RB2 next week against the Cleveland Browns.

Sep 10, 2023 4:47 PM EST

Najee Harris, Jaylen Warren To Split Carries Sunday

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren are expected to split carries against the San Francisco 49ers, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. While Harris will draw the start and handle plenty of first- and second-down opportunities, Warren will play third downs while also earning snaps on some first and second downs. Fantasy managers should view Harris as a low-end RB2 while Warren is an intriguing RB3/FLEX option if you need running back help in a pinch.

Sep 10, 2023 10:17 AM EST

Najee Harris Could Struggle In Week 1

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris got off to a slow start in 2022 but will hope to carry the success he found late in the season into the 2023 campaign. Unfortunately, he could have a difficult time doing so in a home matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, who allowed the fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs last season. Nonetheless, Pittsburgh's offense is expected to take a step up with quarterback Kenny Pickett entering year two, and Harris will lead the charge in the backfield. He can be started in all fantasy lineups as a volume-based RB2 in Week 1.

Sep 7, 2023 10:01 PM EST

Najee Harris Not Giving Up Bell-Cow Duties Easily

The Athletic's Mark Kaboly doesn't think it would be shocking if Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris equals his numbers from a year ago when he had 313 total touches, even with the emergence of Jaylen Waddle as a legitimate No. 2 option in the backfield. The Steelers limited Harris in the preseason in order to keep him fresh, but after all, head coach Mike Tomlin is a bell-cow RB coach. Harris had a terrible first half of 2022 while nursing a foot injury, but he was great in the second half, scoring six touchdowns and touching the ball 20-plus times per game. The 25-year-old has back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons to begin his NFL career and has been durable, but his efficiency (3.9 yards per carry) leaves something to be desired. As long as the volume remains high, Harris will be a solid RB2 for fantasy managers, and he could be even more if Pittsburgh's passing attack actually scares opponents.

Sep 6, 2023 2:02 AM EST

Jaylen Warren Not Surpassing Najee Harris's Dale Lolley writes that the narrative that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren is going to "surpass" Najee Harris as the team's lead back isn't true. Both Harris and Warren will have their roles in Pittsburgh's backfield this year. Harris is the No. 1 and Warren is the third-down back, writes Lolley. Both backs will be valuable, but he disputes the belief that Warren will eventually push past Harris. Harris, a first-rounder in 2021, has back-to-back seasons of 1,000 rushing yards in his first two NFL seasons, although he's averaged just 3.9 yards per carry on 579 attempts. The 25-year-old isn't going anywhere, but Warren could start to see the field more if he continues to look more explosive. In fantasy drafts this weekend, target Harris as an RB2 and Warren as a handcuff or worthwhile RB4/flex in the later rounds.

Sep 1, 2023 3:07 PM EST

Najee Harris Finds End Zone In Preseason Finale

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris handled four carries for 18 yards and a touchdown and added one reception for 16 yards in a 24-0 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons. Pittsburgh's starters took the field for just two offensive drives, but Harris made his presence known on both. The 25-year-old ripped off a strong 12-yard run before eventually powering his way in for a one-yard score on the team's first possession and found daylight on a screen pass to open their second drive. Harris is expected to cede some opportunities to Jaylen Warren this season, but should still return value for fantasy purposes in an improved offense.

Aug 24, 2023 11:07 PM EST

Najee Harris Not Involved In Timeshare

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris remains the team's unquestioned No. 1 back heading into the 2023 regular season. "Najee is our '1.' I don't think there's any doubt about that," offensive coordinator Matt Canada said when asked if the timeshare at RB will change this year. Harris' relative light training camp/preseason workload has been about preserving him for the entire 2023 season. The 25-year-old is going to lose some offensive snaps to pass-catching back Jaylen Warren, but Harris remains Pittsburgh's primary ball-carrier. Harris has two straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons to begin his NFL career with 20 total touchdowns (14 rushing, six receiving). He's on the RB1/2 borderline for fantasy purposes.

Aug 21, 2023 6:32 PM EST

Najee Harris Quiet In Preseason Victory

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris handled two carries for six yards in the team's 27-15 preseason victory over the Buffalo Bills. As expected, Harris' time on the field was limited, but he was undoubtedly outshined by second-year back Jaylen Warren, who turned his only attempt into a 62-yard touchdown. To this point, much of Harris' fantasy value has been predicated on the volume of opportunities he has received. Harris should continue to produce as Pittsburgh's lead back, but his upside could be capped if the explosive Warren takes on a larger role in 2023.

Aug 19, 2023 10:05 PM EST

Overcomes early fumble

Harris carried the ball 23 times for 84 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-14 win over the Browns. He added one catch for 10 yards.

Jan 8, 2023 2:21 PM EST

Catches game-winning TD

Harris rushed 22 times for 111 yards and caught two of three targets for 12 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 16-13 win over Baltimore.

Jan 1, 2023 8:31 PM EST

Racks up six catches

Harris rushed the ball 16 times for 53 yards in Saturday's 13-10 win over the Raiders. He added six receptions for 42 yards.

Dec 24, 2022 8:57 PM EST

Good to go this week

Harris (hip) practiced fully Thursday and doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Saturday night's game against the Raiders, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Dec 22, 2022 2:22 PM EST

Held out of practice

Harris (hip) didn't practice Wednesday, Chris Halicke of reports.

Dec 21, 2022 2:43 PM EST

Starts week listed LP

Harris (hip) is listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report, Dale Lolley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Dec 20, 2022 12:53 PM EST

Scores in win

Harris rushed 24 times for 86 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-16 win over the Panthers.

Dec 18, 2022 1:02 PM EST