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Najee Harris

Najee Harris


Age: 23College: Alabama

Week 8 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #12
Projection 13.7 pts

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Harris has played one less game due to an early bye week, but he still is second in the entire NFL in targets at the RB position and sixth in total rush attempts. The workload that this rookie RB is seeing in this Pittsburgh offense is truly impressive and it shows no signs of ceasing any time soon. The Browns defense is only allowing 65.4 rushing yards per game on average this season, but they have been susceptible to receiving backs out of the backfield as they're allowing .6 receiving touchdowns to the position per contest. Harris should see plenty of work yet again and the matchup is favorable for him to find the end zone as a receiver in this one. He can be viewed as a mid-range/low-end RB1.

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Najee Harris picks up receiving TD in Week 6

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris carried the ball 24 times for 81 yards and added 46 yards and a touchdown on six catches in a 23-20 overtime win over Seattle in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact

Harris couldn't get much going on the ground but he hauled in Ben Roethlisberger's only TD pass of the game in the first quarter. The rookie running back heads into his Week 7 bye with four total touchdowns and an impressive 34 receptions through the first six games of his career. The Steelers will face the Browns in Week 8 after their bye.

Matthew Terelle - 1 week ago
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 8RB #12RB #6RB #1328
Rest of Season RB #5RB #5RB #85
Dynasty RB #4RB #3RB #76
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Projections (Week 8)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week810618.7
Last 3 Weeks88.30.74.718
Season to Date64.70.35.714.5
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 6vs. SEA810618.7
Week 5vs. DEN1221220.2
Week 4@ GB621615.1
Week 3vs. CIN4001414.2
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2021)
Next Game@ CLE27th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesCHI, DET, LAC2nd easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)MIN, TEN, KC15th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--10th easiest remaining opponents
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