Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris was one of the more popular running back picks for fantasy football heading into the season, a talented player projected to be the centerpiece of an offense committed to running the ball. But he got off to a slow start in Week 1, not finding much room to work against a tough Bills defense. That should change this week.
Fantasy Football analysis: Steelers RB Najee Harris
Harris still managed to carry the ball 16 times last week, but only managed to gain a total of 45 yards. He’s not getting much help from an inexperienced Steelers offensive line. That could be a challenge for him all season, unless that unit finally starts to gel. But he is getting the touches, and that keeps him relevant as a fantasy option.
The Raiders present an easier challenge too. Last week, Las Vegas gave up nearly 500 yards of offense in a win over the Ravens, whose running backs managed to score twice in that one, while the team rolled up a total of 189 rushing yards on the Raiders. That’s a good sign to get Harris in your lineup this week.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Najee Harris.