Starting running back Najee Harris also suffered a foot injury. Harris reportedly dealt with a Lisfranc injury in training camp. 

Najee Harris : Steelers | Stats | Fantasy | Injury | Age

Najee Jerome Harris is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL).

Najee Harris : Steelers | Stats | Fantasy | Injury | Age

Personal information
Born: March 9, 1998 (age 24)
Martinez, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
     High school:        Antioch (Antioch, California)
College: Alabama (2017–2020)
NFL Draft: 2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24

He played college football at Alabama and was selected by the Steelers in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Harris played his high school football career at Antioch High School in Antioch, California.

As a sophomore in 2014, Harris rushed for 2,263 yards with 23 touchdowns.

As a junior he had 2,744 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns and as a senior, he had 2,776 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns.

Steelers 

Harris was selected 24th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was the first running back selected.

On May 25, 2021, Harris signed his rookie contract with the Steelers, worth $13.1 million including a $6.9 million signing bonus over 4 years.

Najee Harris : Steelers | Stats | Fantasy | Injury | Age

In Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Harris recorded 142 all purpose yards, including 14 catches in 19 targets.

This tied the NFL record for most catches in a game for a rookie running back, and were the second-highest amount of targets for a running back since 1992 (when the data was first tracked).

In Week 5 against the Denver Broncos, Harris recorded 122 yards on 23 carries and a rushing touchdown in the 27–19 win. It marked his first game rushing over 100 yards.

He became the first Steelers’ rookie to score a rushing touchdown and record 100 yards rushing on his first five games, since Franco Harris in 1972.

In Week 17, Harris ran for a career-high 188 yards and the game-sealing touchdown in a 26-14 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Najee Harris stats

As a freshman, Harris played in all 14 games but had limited carries as players like Damien Harris, Bo Scarbrough, and Josh Jacobs handled the main workload.

Harris finished the season with 370 yards on 61 carries averaging 6.1 yards per carry. He also scored three rushing touchdowns.

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      Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2022      
Rushing yards: 1,223
Rushing average: 3.9
                Rushing touchdowns:                   7
Receptions: 76
Receiving yards: 470
Receiving touchdowns: 4

In his sophomore season, Harris was third on the depth chart behind Damien Harris and Josh Jacobs.

Harris played in 15 games, recording 783 yards on 117 carries and scoring four rushing touchdowns.

Harris had his best game against Arkansas State, carrying the ball 13 times and gaining a career-high 135 yards.

Najee Harris finished his rookie season with 1,200 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, and 74 catches for 467 yards and three touchdowns.

He finished fourth in rushing yards, fourth in all-purpose yards, and led all running backs in receptions.

His 381 touches led the NFL and had zero fumbles. He was selected as an alternate for the 2022 Pro Bowl, replacing Bengals running back Joe Mixon.

Najee Harris Fantasy 

Harris dealt with a foot injury during the preseason and in Week 1 but he was able to handle a healthy workload against the Patriots in Week 2.

The second-year running back has struggled on the ground in 2022, averaging just 2.8 yards per carry, although he was able to salvage his afternoon with his solid work in the passing game on Sunday.

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He will be a low-end RB1 in Week 3’s Thursday game against the Cleveland Browns.

Najee Harris carried the ball 15 times for 49 yards and added five catches for 40 yards in a 17-14 loss to the Patriots in Week 2.

Harris has been slow out of the gates in 2022, averaging just 2.9 yards per carry through two games. He will look to break out against the Cleveland Browns on the road in Week 3’s Thursday game.

Harris performed well against the Browns in 2021, posting 279 rushing yards, two touchdowns, and six catches across two games. Harris can be trusted as a low-end RB1 in fantasy for Thursday night.

Injury 

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris was ruled out of Sunday’s season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals after leaving the game with a foot injury in the fourth quarter.

The good news, however, is that the injury is “not considered a big deal,” according to Mike Giardi of NFL Network.

Najee Harris : Steelers | Stats | Fantasy | Injury | Age

The 24-year-old Harris, who was selected by the Steelers with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, posted 26 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown before leaving the contest.

After a standout collegiate career at Alabama that saw him win two national titles and the 2020 Doak Walker Award as the top running back in the nation, Harris was the unquestioned No. 1 player at his position in the draft.

The Steelers were widely assumed to be in the market for a running back after finishing last in the NFL in rushing in 2020 and allowing starting running back James Conner to leave in free agency.

Harris was viewed as an immediate upgrade to the backfield, especially after he rushed for 1,466 yards and 26 touchdowns while also catching 43 passes for 425 yards and four scores for the Crimson Tide in his last season.

Many experts compared Harris to former Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell during the predraft process, making him a perfect fit in Pittsburgh.

Age

Najee Jerome Harris (born March 9, 1998) is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL).

He is currently 24 years old.

Najee Harris : Steelers | Stats | Fantasy | Injury | Age

  • FULL NAME   :   Najee Jerome Harris
  • BORN   :    March 9, 1998
  • AGE   :   24 years. 
  • NATIONALITY   :   American
  • ROLE   :   Running Back

Harris is from the San Francisco Bay Area. One of five children of a single mother, he grew up in several troubled neighborhoods, including time in a homeless shelter when he was in middle school before the family moved to Antioch.

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