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Anthony McFarland Jr.

Anthony McFarland Jr.

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

Week 12 Outlook

BAL @ PIT
Tue 8:00pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) RB #52
Projection 6.2 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 three carries

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Anthony McFarland Jr. gained three yards on three carries in a 27-3 win over the Jaguars in Week 11.

Fantasy Impact

McFarland saw his standard handful of carries behind both James Conner and Benny Snell. The rookie running back will need an injury or two ahead of him to make an impact in fantasy this season.

Matthew Terelle - 1 week ago
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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 12RB #52RB #33RB #6532
Rest of Season RB #77RB #74RB #741
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Projections
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Projections (Week 12)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
7.429.10.11.5900.16.2
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. BAL23rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesWAS, BUF, CIN14th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)BUF, CIN, IND18th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--24th easiest remaining opponents
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