Jaylen Warren, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Warren led the Steelers with 50 rushing yards on six carries Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, as he also added three catches for 25 yards. He has been a better runner this season than fantasy first-round pick Najee Harris, by more than two yards per carry, while seeing most of the third-down work. Sunday was his first game with more than five carries, though he does have 10 passing game targets over his last four games
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talked a few weeks ago about getting Warren more work. It came to some fruition against the Eagles, albeit in a one-sided loss. Still, it’s worth wondering if the Week 9 bye week won’t lead to some self-assessment and more snaps going forward for Warren.
If the Steelers were playing a game, Warren wouldn’t be a comfortable option for Week 9 fantasy lineups. So the bye week is not a needle-mover for his roster-worthiness in leagues with 12 or more teams, and even those managers who don’t have Harris should consider stashing him this week.
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