Najee Harris’s 2021 Dynasty Profile
2021 Dynasty Profile
With Najee Harris being the first running back to come off the board in the 2021 NFL Draft, there are high expectations for him in the fantasy community to produce immediately. More goes into Najee’s fantasy production than just the player himself. We’re going to take a look at the Steelers’ offense as a whole and the value Najee will have on your dynasty rosters now and in the future.
A Look at the 2020 Steelers
First, let’s take a look at the running back room for the Steelers last season. They had a total of 373 carries for 1,351 yards which is just 3.6 yards per carry. These stats are pretty rough to look at, and 51 of those carries and 121 yards came from quarterbacks or wide receivers. This raises the running backs yards per carry to 3.8 which is still very low. A lot of their rushing struggles came from injury, but mainly a bad offensive line.
Najee Harris’s Dynasty Profile
Najee Harris played all four years at Alabama and really stood out his junior and senior years. His stats were 209 carries for 1,224 yards and 13 touchdowns while adding 27 receptions for 304 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2018. His senior year he took a step up in rushing for 1,466 yards and 26 touchdowns on 251 carries with an additional 425 yards and 4 touchdowns on 43 catches.
When looking at equal value in picks for Najee, I wouldn’t take anything less than two future 1st round picks. I don’t see his value dropping even if he doesn’t quite live up to expectations. I expect his value to shoot up next offseason.