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Jaylen Warren questionable to play in Week 13 vs. Falcons

We break down the news that Warren is back at practice. What it means for Week 13 and beyond.

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Friday update: Warren got in another full practice on Friday, but was listed as questionable. The puts him at some risk of not suiting up, while both Najee Harris and Benny Snell were removed from the injury report. His chance to see a big workload appears to have disappeared.

Thursday update: Warren once again practiced in full on Thursday and appears very much on track to play. That likelihood is even more important now, as Najee Harris has missed the first two practices of the week and Benny Snell popped up on the injury report with a knee injury. Warren could end up being the lead back this week.

Wednesday update: Warren was able to get in a full practice. All signs point to him being able to play this week. Najee Harris was unable to practice on Wednesday with his oblique injury. If Harris can’t go, Warren would likely get the start.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren returned to practice on Wednesday after missing last week’s game with a hamstring injury. This is great timing for his return, as Steelers RB Najee Harris is questionable after sustaining an abdominal injury in Monday night’s game.

The Steelers face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Fantasy football implications for Week 13

Before his injury, Warren’s role on the Steelers offense was growing. He added 75 all-purpose yards against the Eagles and 77 against the Saints, and we can expect to see that growth continue as long as he returns to full health before Sunday.

With Harris questionable and Jeremy McNichols on IR, Warren could easily be the Steelers’ RB1 in Sunday’s matchup against the Falcons. Fantasy managers should keep an eye on Harris’ injury reports, as Warren could be a good option to start this weekend. The Falcons defense is allowing 4.4 yards per carry to opposing teams.