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Anthony McFarland Jr.

Anthony McFarland Jr.

RB - PIT
Height: 5' 9"Weight: 198 lbsAge: 21College: Maryland

Week 13 Outlook

WAS @ PIT
Mon 5:00pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) RB #57
Projection 3.5 pts

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Incredible athlete. Explosive. Strong lower body that allows him to reach 0-100 faster than any other back I've scouted this season. Incredible burst and top-end speed. Once he reaches a hole, he's gone. Great contact balance to absorb hits and simply continue to churn forward. Tough and willing to take on contact. Good natural pass catcher and clean route runner out of the backfield. All athleticism measurables will be off the charts. Lacks the traits to be an elite RB in the NFL though at this point. Poor vision and lacks patience. Will often reach his maximum speed so quickly that he's blowing past his blockers, such as a pulling guard, etc. Lacks control of his athleticism. Is so urgent once he has the ball in his hands that he doesn't wait for a play to develop and will try to make things happen on his own. His athleticism allows this to hit every once in a while, but it won't fly in the NFL. Also a liability in pass protection. 2019 tape shows less start/stop ability, but could also have been because of him dealing with a high ankle sprain. Shows potential and promise as an athlete, but needs to work on the more nuanced portions of the position.

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Anthony McFarland Jr. sees four touches

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Anthony McFarland Jr. carried the ball three times for nine yards and added a 17-yard reception in a 19-14 win over the Ravens in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact

McFarland was out-touched 19-to-4 by starting running back Benny Snell. The Steelers have been hesitant to put too much on McFarland's plate as a rookie but he remains a solid hold in dynasty formats. He will face Washington in Week 13.

Matthew Terelle - Dec 3, 2020
Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 13RB #57RB #44RB #6316
Rest of Season RB #87RB #78RB #852
Dynasty RB #56RB #47RB #759
Projections
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Projections (Week 13)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
5.921.30.11.16.5003.5
History
Statistics
(avgs.)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week3000.3
Last 3 Weeks3.700.70.9
Season to Date9.600.61.4
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 11@ JAC3000.3
Week 9@ DAL7022.2
Week 8@ BAL1000.1
Week 7@ TEN6000.6
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
OppSummary
Next Gamevs. WAS27th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesBUF, CIN, IND11th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)BUF, CIN, IND11th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--18th easiest remaining opponents
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