Posted: 9/20/2021 1:25 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris rushed 10 times for 38 yards in Week 2 against the Las Vegas Raiders and he added five receptions for 43 yards and his first NFL touchdown./
Huddle Up: So how many people would've bet Harris' first touchdown would've been through the air? Anyway, the rookie has had double-digit carries in each of his first two games, as he has stepped right in and been the workhorse, as expected. He is a solid low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option in all leagues heading into Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Posted: 9/17/2021 1:53 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris played every offensive snap against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1.
Huddle Up: While Harris didn't pile up much yardage in his debut, the heavy workload shows the type of confidence that the Steelers have in the rookie. Fantasy owners should share that confidence in Harris moving forward.
Posted: 9/12/2021 10:20 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris rushed 16 times for just 45 yards in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills, and he also added one grab for three yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: Harris averaged just 2.8 yards per attempt which won't get it done, but it was also his first NFL game. There will be much, much better days. Fantasy owners hope those days start in Week 2 against the Las Vegas.
Posted: 8/25/2021 11:01 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris will be held out of the final preseason game Friday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Harris is expected to be a three-down back for the Steelers and will see a lot of touches each week. He should be at least a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/06/2021 3:38 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris rushed seven times for 22 yards and caught one pass for three yards in a 16-3 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame Game Thursday. Aug. 5.
Huddle Up: The rookie didn't do anything spectacular in his first taste of game action, but he did lead the team in rushing while playing limited snaps. Harris is expected to lead the Pittsburgh rushing attack throughout the season, and he should at least be a volume-based RB2 in 2021.
Posted: 6/01/2021 5:03 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick RB Najee Harris appears to be adapting quickly to the pro game so far, according to comments made by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Tuesday, June 1.
'He doesn't seem lost. It's not too big for him. His head's not spinning. ... the most exciting part is once he gets it and it clicks and he goes full speed. It's going to be something to see,' Roethlisberger said.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger also told NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala that Harris is putting in plenty of time in the classroom. The 23-year-old figures to be the centerpiece of a retooled offense as a rookie and one of the league's few true workhorse running backs. Combined with his propensity to break tackles and ability in the passing game, Harris should be a solid first-round pick in fantasy drafts at some point this summer.
Posted: 5/25/2021 6:30 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick RB Najee Harris signed a four-year contract worth a fully guaranteed $13.1 million on Tuesday, May 25, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal includes a fifth-year team option and a signing bonus of $6.85 million, per The Athletic's Mark Kaboly.
Huddle Up: Harris is the overwhelming favorite to be the most impactful rookie in fantasy this year. The 230-pounder is expected to handle 300 touches at the minimum and consistently give the Steelers the every-down threat out of the backfield they have lacked since Le'Veon Bell departed after the 2017 season. Given the combination of talent and likely workload, Harris figures to see his draft stock rise over the summer to the point where he may get drafted late in the first round in fantasy drafts.
Posted: 5/15/2021 4:37 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris said Saturday, May 15, that the team seems to want to use him in the passing game and even split him out wide as a receiver.
Huddle Up: Harris totaled 70 receptions for 729 yards and 11 TDs over his final two seasons at Alabama, averaging 10.4 yards per catch. That and the bountiful overall opportunity in Pittsburgh helps make him a rock-solid RB2 selection, even in PPR leagues.
Posted: 5/06/2021 4:59 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris was drafted to be a rookie year-ready three-down back, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in an interview. 'Najee is a well-rounded running back (who) played in a pro system,' Colbert told Pro Football Talk. 'He made NFL runs routinely, and he could also play in the passing game, both as a receiver and as a blocker. He's basically a three-down back coming from an NFL-like system, plugging into a similar type system. He made NFL runs at the collegiate level. He did it at a high level. He helped them win a national championship, so hopefully he can help us win some games.'
Huddle Up: Harris improved from four to 27 to 43 receptions over his his final three seasons at Alabama and is primed to deliver the top fantasy season from a Steelers running back since James Conner produced 1,470 total yards and 13 TDs in 2018. Harris is a solid RB2 target in fantasy drafts this summer.
Posted: 4/30/2021 3:11 am GMT
Alabama RB Najee Harris was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 24th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Harris had been linked to the Steelers leading up to the draft, and he should immediately become the focal point of the rushing attack. Harris should see enough touches to safely finish as a RB2, and he is a candidate to be the No. 1 pick in rookie drafts.