Najee Harris

Najee Harris

23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Pittsburgh Steelers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The latest product of Nick Saban's running back factory, Harris is a big, athletic runner who offers three-down potential in the NFL. His ability to run through would-be tacklers (or, in the case of one poor Notre Dame defender featured in endless replays, hurdle over them) jumps out from his tape, but Harris also features some elusiveness and burst through traffic that allows him to pick up plenty of extra yards, even if his lack of top-end speed keeps him from being a consistent home-run threat. Harris seems to be more of an instinctive runner than one with well-developed vision, but either way he can find an opening and hit it. He's put in work to become better as a pass catcher and blocker, but he's simply adequate at both and not a difference-maker. The track record of Crimson Tide backs is a very good one in recent years, and Harris has the skills to establish himself as a three-down back in Pittsburgh after becoming the first running back off the board in the 2021 draft (24th overall). Given his size and running style, a career like that of former Rams star Steven Jackson wouldn't be surprising. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $13.05 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2021.
11 touches in blowout loss
RBPittsburgh Steelers
November 28, 2021
Harris rushed eight times for 23 yards and caught three of five targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 41-10 loss to the Bengals.
ANALYSIS
Harris was victimized by another poor game script when the Steelers found themselves in a 31-3 hole at halftime. The rookie back has been steadily utilized as a receiver out of the backfield this season -- averaging 4.9 receptions per game heading into this contest -- but he wasn't able to gain traction in either facet of the offensive gameplan against Cincinnati. Harris is still the clear workhorse in Pittsburgh's backfield, so he should resume seeing higher usage rates if the team can simply keep games closer. They will attempt to do that in another important AFC North showdown against the Ravens next Sunday.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Najee Harris' 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
13.3%
 
Positive Run %
84.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
64.1%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.3
 
Rushing TD %
2.7%
 
Touches Per Game
23.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
42.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.03
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.7%
 
% Team Targets
16.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
79.0%
 
Drop Rate
12.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.4
 
% Targeted On Route
12.4%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.67
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Bengals pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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@ Bengals
Sunday, Nov 28th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
79.7
 
Cornerbacks
83.8
 
Safeties
79.3
 
Linebackers
70.3
 
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2021 Najee Harris Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Najee Harris' 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.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
232 lbs
 
Hand Length
10.25 in
 
Arm Length
33.25 in
 
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TD saves quiet game
RBPittsburgh Steelers
November 21, 2021
Harris rushed 12 times for 39 yards and a touchdown while adding 20 yards on five receptions (six targets) in Sunday's 41-37 loss to the Chargers.
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Totals 133 yards
RBPittsburgh Steelers
November 14, 2021
Harris recorded 105 yards on 26 carries in Sunday's 16-16 tie against Detroit. He added four receptions on four targets for 28 yards.
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Cleared for Week 10
RBPittsburgh Steelers
November 12, 2021
Harris (foot) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Lions after returning to a full practice Friday.
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Added to injury report
RBPittsburgh Steelers
Foot
November 11, 2021
Harris was limited at Thursday's practice due to a foot injury, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
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Scores in Monday's victory
RBPittsburgh Steelers
November 8, 2021
Harris rushed 22 times for 62 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 29-27 win over the Bears. He also caught all three of his targets for 16 yards.
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