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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Percent


Updated: Oct 28th, 2021
90%
Recommended by
105 of 117 experts
10%
Recommended by
12 of 117 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 3# 11-
Best Rank# 2# 6-
Worst Rank# 7# 13-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. TEN at CLE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs TENThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform a little worse than their average vs CLE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att20.120.1
Rush Yds90.470.4
Rush TD0.90.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total113.287.2-
Avg Game16.214.5-
Avg Projection14.613.7-
Week 715.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather66 F, Sunny59 F, Sunny-
    
Expert Ranks 
Jonathan TaylorNajee HarrisAdd Player
    
Nathan Jahnke N. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
6 m
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Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
7 m
#4#9-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
9 m
#4#11-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
12 m
#3#13-
    
Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
18 m
#7#10-
    
Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
20 m
#5#6-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
27 m
#4#6-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
27 m
#4#8-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
31 m
#1#10-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
32 m
#2#14-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
33 m
#2#12-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
35 m
#3#11-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
35 m
#4#9-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
41 m
#4#12-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
42 m
#2#10-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
47 m
#3#12-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
50 m
#3#11-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#2#11-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 h
#2#11-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
1 h
#3#11-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
1 h
#2#15-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
1 h
#6#9-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 h
#4#13-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
2 h
#7#8-
    
Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
2 h
#4#11-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
2 h
#3#12-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#4#12-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
3 h
#7#6-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 h
#3#11-
    
Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 h
#4#11-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
4 h
#3#12-
    
Kevin Roberts K. Roberts
Breaking Football Breaking Football
4 h
#3#12-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
4 h
#1#13-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
4 h
#10#9-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
4 h
#3#12-
    
Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland Punch Drunk Wonder...
4 h
#2#7-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
4 h
#3#8-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
5 h
#3#13-
    
Kyle August K. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown Fantasy Football S...
5 h
#3#12-
    
Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
5 h
#7#6-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
5 h
#3#9-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
6 h
#3#13-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
6 h
#3#12-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
8 h
#4#13-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
12 h
#3#12-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#3#10-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#5#9-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
13 h
#5#9-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
13 h
#3#12-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
15 h
#3#6-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
16 h
#3#12-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
16 h
#7#3-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
17 h
#3#9-
    
Armando Crespo A. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
17 h
#3#12-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
17 h
#3#9-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
18 h
#3#12-
    
Site Projections S. Projections
numberFire numberFire
18 h
#8#7-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
18 h
#5#12-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
18 h
#10#9-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
18 h
#3#12-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
19 h
#3#11-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
19 h
#3#8-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
19 h
#6#9-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
20 h
#3#10-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
20 h
#3#11-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
20 h
#8#5-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
20 h
#3#12-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
21 h
#2#13-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
21 h
#4#12-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
21 h
#3#6-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
21 h
#3#12-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
22 h
#5#6-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
22 h
#6#14-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
23 h
#5#12-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
23 h
#2#9-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
23 h
#3#10-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
23 h
#5#10-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
24 h
#3#7-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
24 h
#3#12-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
1 d
#2#12-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
1 d
#3#9-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
1 d
#5#7-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#5#11-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
1 d
#5#14-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
1 d
#2#12-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#3#10-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#2#8-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
1 d
#3#10-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
1 d
#7#4-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
1 d
#3#11-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
1 d
#3#12-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
1 d
#3#13-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
1 d
#3#13-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
1 d
#3#11-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
2 d
#2#10-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
2 d
#6#5-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#4#10-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
2 d
#5#3-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 d
#3#11-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 d
#3#10-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#3#12-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
2 d
#5#10-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
2 d
#4#11-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#6#9-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
2 d
#4#14-
    
Mike Krueger M. Krueger
FFToday FFToday
2 d
#10#4-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
2 d
#8#16-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
2 d
#4#12-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
2 d
#14#2-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
2 d
#2#12-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
2 d
#3#12-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
2 d
#4#10-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#5#11-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#4#13-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
2 d
#5#8-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
2 d
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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 vs. SEA
17 rush, 56 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 60 yds, 0 td
at BUF
16 rush, 45 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. LAR
15 rush, 51 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. LV
10 rush, 38 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 43 yds, 1 td
Week 3 at TEN
10 rush, 64 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. CIN
14 rush, 40 yds, 0 td
19 tar, 14 rec, 102 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at MIA
16 rush, 103 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at GB
15 rush, 62 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at BAL
15 rush, 53 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 116 yds, 1 td
vs. DEN
23 rush, 122 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 2 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. HOU
14 rush, 145 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
24 rush, 81 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 46 yds, 1 td
Week 7 at SF
18 rush, 107 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. TEN at CLE
Week 9 vs. NYJ vs. CHI
Week 10 vs. JAC vs. DET
Week 11 at BUF at LAC
Week 12 vs. TB at CIN
Week 13 at HOU vs. BAL
Week 14BYE WEEK at MIN
Week 15 vs. NE vs. TEN
Week 16 at ARI at KC
Week 17 vs. LV vs. CLE
Week 18 at JAC at BAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts15.415.2
Rush Yards75.860.8
Rush TDs0.70.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.44.6
Rec Yards21.736.0
Rec TDs0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points14.613.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
2021 Points 
Week 111.64.9
Week 25.314.1
Week 37.214.2
Week 417.415.1
Week 528.920.2
Week 627.818.7
Week 715.0
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total113.287.2
Average16.214.5
Player Targets Comparison
 
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
2021 Targets 
Week 173
Week 215
Week 3119
Week 437
Week 545
Week 627
Week 73
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
 
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Through the first three weeks of the season, fantasy managers were certainly concerned with Taylor and his rest-of-season outlook. He was the RB29 on the year through those first three games and things didn't seem like they would be improving any time soon. Since that point though, Taylor is the RB2 on the year from weeks 4-7 and he's averaging 23.5 fantasy points per contest. He leads the entire league in Red Zone rush attempts with 34 and is third in the NFL in terms of Yards After Contact per Attempt with 4.02. He now gets a matchup against the Titans defense that ranks 25th in Rush DVOA (the 8th worst) and is going to have every opportunity to break off big play after big play. Fire up Taylor as a borderline top-5 option this week.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
Taylor has averaged 23.5 fantasy points in his last four games, which is 2nd in the NFL in that timespan. He is an elite RB1 against a Titans D that is 10th 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.