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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
at MIN, Sun 8pm EDT
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Expert
Percent


Updated: Oct 28th, 2021
92%
Recommended by
103 of 112 experts
8%
Recommended by
9 of 112 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 4# 12-
Best Rank# 3# 6-
Worst Rank# 9# 14-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at MIN at CLE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform a little better than their average vs MINThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform a little worse than their average vs CLE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att17.820.1
Rush Yds85.370.4
Rush TD0.70.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total98.687.2-
Avg Game16.414.5-
Avg Projection14.013.7-
Week 7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather39 F, Clear59 F, Sunny-
    
Expert Ranks 
Ezekiel ElliottNajee HarrisAdd Player
    
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Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
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16 m
#3#9-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
18 m
#5#11-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
18 m
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Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
24 m
#5#12-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
33 m
#5#9-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
47 m
#3#13-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
1 h
#9#8-
    
Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
1 h
#6#11-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
2 h
#6#12-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#3#12-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
2 h
#10#6-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 h
#4#11-
    
Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 h
#5#11-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
3 h
#5#12-
    
Kevin Roberts K. Roberts
Breaking Football Breaking Football
3 h
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Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
3 h
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Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
3 h
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James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
3 h
#6#12-
    
Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland Punch Drunk Wonder...
3 h
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Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
3 h
#6#8-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
4 h
#5#13-
    
Kyle August K. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown Fantasy Football S...
4 h
#4#12-
    
Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
4 h
#11#6-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
4 h
#4#9-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
5 h
#5#13-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
5 h
#5#12-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
6 h
#3#8-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
7 h
#3#13-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
11 h
#4#12-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
11 h
#5#10-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#3#9-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
12 h
#7#10-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
12 h
#6#9-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
12 h
#4#12-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
15 h
#5#6-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
15 h
#4#12-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
15 h
#5#3-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
16 h
#6#9-
    
Armando Crespo A. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
16 h
#6#12-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
16 h
#7#9-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
17 h
#4#12-
    
Site Projections S. Projections
numberFire numberFire
17 h
#6#7-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
17 h
#4#12-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
17 h
#7#9-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
17 h
#5#12-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
17 h
#5#14-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
18 h
#5#11-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
18 h
#4#11-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
18 h
#4#8-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
18 h
#8#9-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
19 h
#5#10-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
19 h
#4#11-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
19 h
#6#5-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
19 h
#7#12-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
20 h
#5#13-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
20 h
#3#12-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
20 h
#7#6-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
21 h
#6#12-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
21 h
#3#6-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
21 h
#2#14-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
22 h
#8#12-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
22 h
#3#9-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
22 h
#5#10-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
22 h
#4#10-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
22 h
#3#6-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
23 h
#5#7-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
23 h
#7#12-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
23 h
#5#12-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
23 h
#5#9-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
23 h
#6#7-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
24 h
#5#13-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
24 h
#9#11-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
24 h
#5#12-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
1 d
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Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
1 d
#5#12-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#5#10-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
1 d
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Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
1 d
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Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#6#9-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
1 d
#1#4-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
1 d
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Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
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1 d
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Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
1 d
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Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
1 d
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Justin Sablich J. Sablich
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1 d
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Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
2 d
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Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
2 d
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Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 d
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Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
2 d
#6#3-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 d
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Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 d
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Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#4#12-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
2 d
#7#11-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
2 d
#4#10-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
2 d
#3#11-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#8#9-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
2 d
#5#14-
    
Mike Krueger M. Krueger
FFToday FFToday
2 d
#5#4-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
2 d
#6#16-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
2 d
#3#12-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
2 d
#13#2-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
2 d
#3#12-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
2 d
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Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
2 d
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Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 d
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Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#3#13-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
2 d
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Smitty S.
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Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
3 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at TB
11 rush, 33 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
at BUF
16 rush, 45 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at LAC
16 rush, 71 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
vs. LV
10 rush, 38 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 43 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. PHI
17 rush, 95 yds, 2 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
vs. CIN
14 rush, 40 yds, 0 td
19 tar, 14 rec, 102 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. CAR
20 rush, 143 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at GB
15 rush, 62 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. NYG
21 rush, 110 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 2 yds, 1 td
vs. DEN
23 rush, 122 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 2 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at NE
17 rush, 69 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 7 rec, 50 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
24 rush, 81 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 46 yds, 1 td
Week 7BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 8 at MIN at CLE
Week 9 vs. DEN vs. CHI
Week 10 vs. ATL vs. DET
Week 11 at KC at LAC
Week 12 vs. LV at CIN
Week 13 at NO vs. BAL
Week 14 at WAS at MIN
Week 15 at NYG vs. TEN
Week 16 vs. WAS at KC
Week 17 vs. ARI vs. CLE
Week 18 at PHI at BAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
at MIN, Sun 8pm EDT
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts16.615.2
Rush Yards75.060.8
Rush TDs0.60.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.04.6
Rec Yards23.636.0
Rec TDs0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points14.013.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
2021 Points 
Week 13.94.9
Week 215.714.1
Week 323.614.2
Week 420.315.1
Week 523.220.2
Week 611.918.7
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total98.687.2
Average16.414.5
Player Targets Comparison
 
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
2021 Targets 
Week 123
Week 225
Week 3319
Week 417
Week 535
Week 697
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
at MIN, Sun 8pm EDT
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
Elliott has topped 100 yards from scrimmage in four consecutive games. In the Cowboys' last game, a 35-29 win over the Patriots in Week 6, Elliott ran for only 69 yards, his lowest rushing total since Week 1. The good news was that he had seven catches for 50 yards, season highs in both categories. Elliott will be facing a Minnesota defense that's better against the pass than the run. The Vikings' run defense ranks 24th in DVOA and is giving up 4.8 yards per carry. Elliott checks in at RB6 this week and is a solid cash-game play at $6,300 on DraftKings. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 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.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Elliott has averaged 20.3 fantasy points per game since his poor showing in the season opener. Elliott is an elite RB1 against a Vikings D that is 18th against fantasy backs.Harris was the 4th ranked fantasy running back from Week 2 to Week 6 and he should be a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 against a Browns team that is 7th against fantasy backs.