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
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$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 ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
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.
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Broncos
Sunday, Sep 20th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
76.0
 
Cornerbacks
44.6
 
Safeties
128.3
 
Linebackers
86.5
 
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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.
Height
5' 8"
 
Weight
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
 
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Clear of injury
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September 10, 2020
McFarland (concussion) is not listed on Thursday's injury report, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
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Has concussion
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Concussion
August 27, 2020
McFarland has been placed in the concussion protocol, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
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Finds home in Pittsburgh
RBPittsburgh Steelers
April 25, 2020
The Steelers selected McFarland in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 124th overall.
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