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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2024 PPR Draft Rankings

Najee Harris Note
Najee Harris photo 26. Najee Harris (vs . CIN)
Harris finished last season with his third consecutive season with at least 1,000 rushing yards, eight total touchdowns, and 1,200 total yards, and still, it felt like a huge disappointment. Harris was the RB30, ranking 29th in snap share and 26th in opportunity share as he split with Jaylen Warren. Harris still finished sixth in carries and eighth in red zone touches among backs, but he saw his pass game usage plummet with only a 7.9% target share (33rd) while ranking 49th in route participation. Harris's stats were helped by the fact that Pittsburgh leaned heavily on the run down the stretch. This could happen again in 2024, but it's not for certain, and don't be surprised if Warren eats into Harris's work further. Harris is an RB3/flex option in 2024.
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Jaylen Warren Note
Jaylen Warren photo 27. Jaylen Warren (vs . CIN)
Jaylen Warren was one of the most explosive and elusive backs in the NFL. This sounds like a hyperbolic statement I know, but it really isn't. Last season, he finished third in explosive run rate, first in missed tackles forced per attempt, and second in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). If these numbers don't jump off the page, then I don't know what else to tell you. Oh wait, he was also 12th in yards per route run and fifth in targets per route run. Warren is a stud and outperformed Najee Harris in nearly every metric. While he finished as the RB29 in fantasy points per game, that doesn't tell the entire story. Warren was an RB2 or better in weekly scoring in 50% of his games. Warren will still have to split a backfield this season with Harris, but if you're betting on talent (which you should be), there aren't many better options to grab in drafts that have his type of upside if anything were to happen to Harris.
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Cordarrelle Patterson Note
Cordarrelle Patterson photo 90. Cordarrelle Patterson (vs . CIN)
Daijun Edwards Note
Daijun Edwards photo 136. Daijun Edwards (vs . CIN)
La'Mical Perine Note
La'Mical Perine photo 153. La'Mical Perine (vs . CIN)
Jonathan Ward Note
Jonathan Ward photo 168. Jonathan Ward (vs . CIN)