Anthony McFarland
Anthony McFarland
21-Year-Old Running BackRB
Pittsburgh Steelers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
While the collapse of the Steelers offense last year was largely due to Ben Roethlisberger's injury, the lack of spark provided by the backfield committee of James Conner, Benny Snell and Jaylen Samuels was hard to ignore. Enter McFarland, a fourth-round pick out of Maryland who ran a 4.44 40-yard dash at the combine. McFarland's acceleration and agility make him dangerous in the open field, and while he may lack the power and vision to make an impact between the tackles, Pittsburgh already has plenty of options on the roster to handle those duties, and he'll be running behind an offensive line that won't make him work too hard to find holes. He also needs to sharpen his blocking and receiving skills if he wants to emerge as a consistent third-down weapon. McFarland might not be ready to handle a large touch volume, but he offers the Steelers big-play upside that even a healthy Conner can't match. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.02 million contract with the Steelers in July of 2020.
Won't play Monday
RBPittsburgh Steelers
Coach's Decision
September 14, 2020
McFarland is inactive for Monday night's season opener against the Giants, Brooke Pryor of reports.
With McFarland's NFL debut on hold, the Steelers will roll out a Week 1 backfield led by James Conner, with Benny Snell and Jaylen Samuels set to work in reserve/change-of-pace roles.
Read More News
NFL Stats
Loading NFL Stats...
Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
See red zone opportunities inside the 20, 10 and 5-yard lines along with the percentage of time they converted the opportunity into a touchdown.
Loading Fantasy/Red Zone Stats...
Advanced NFL Stats
Loading Advanced NFL Stats...
2020 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Half PPR
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Pittsburgh SteelersSteelers 2020 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
% of Team Snaps

Loading Weekly Snap Counts...
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
See where Anthony McFarland lined up on the field and how he performed at each spot.
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Team Alignment Breakdown...
This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Broncos pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
The bars represents the team's percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.
vs Broncos
Sunday, Sep 20th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
Loading Opponent Pass Defense Stats...
2020 Anthony McFarland Split Stats
Loading NFL Split Stats...
Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Anthony McFarland's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
5' 8"
193 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.44 sec
Vertical Jump
29.5 in
Broad Jump
116 in
Bench Press
0 reps
Hand Length
8.88 in
Arm Length
30.38 in
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Anthony McFarland
Weekly Rankings: Week 2 Value Meter
4 days ago
Ronald Jones ran well against the Saints and has a sweet matchup at home against Carolina this week.
Weekly Rankings: Week 1 Value Meter
11 days ago
Kyler Murray faces a tough road matchup against the 49ers - see where he ranks among QBs for Week 1 in Jeff Erickson's Value Meter.
Dynasty Watch: Rookie Rankings
14 days ago
Ilango Villoth analyzes the dynasty prospects of this year's rookies and how savvy fantasy managers might benefit. Is Joe Burrow being overvalued?
ADP Analysis: Restraint on Ryquell Armstead
15 days ago
Ryquell Armstead, Chris Thompson and Devine Ozigbo all shot up the ADP charts after Leonard Fournette was released, but none of the remaining Jacksonville running backs made it into the top 100.
2020 Football Draft Kit: Jerry's Stash House
17 days ago
Jerry Donabedian makes the case for theoretical upside over secure mediocrity, identifying T.J. Hockenson, Drew Lock and Antonio Gibson as ideal players to stash on a fantasy bench.
More Fantasy News
Clear of injury
RBPittsburgh Steelers
September 10, 2020
McFarland (concussion) is not listed on Thursday's injury report, Brooke Pryor of reports.
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Has concussion
RBPittsburgh Steelers
August 27, 2020
McFarland has been placed in the concussion protocol, Brooke Pryor of reports.
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Finds home in Pittsburgh
RBPittsburgh Steelers
April 25, 2020
The Steelers selected McFarland in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 124th overall.
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.