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Should you start Steelers RBs Jaylen Warren or Najee Harris vs. Colts in Week 15?

We discuss whether or not you should start Najee Harris or Jaylen Warren in a crucial fantasy football playoff matchup on Saturday vs. Colts

Jaylen Warren #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers carries the ball during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 19, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15. The Steelers are coming off back-to-back losses against teams that only had two wins when the game started. Pittsburgh’s offense needs a jolt, and it will likely have to come from one or both of their starting running backs. Should you look at starting Najee Harris and/or Jaylen Warren in your Week 15 fantasy football lineups?

Fantasy Football analysis: Najee Harris vs. Jaylen Warren

Start or sit in Week 15?

Najee Harris

The Colts allow the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Despite having a down season, Harris heads into this week as the overall RB29 in half-PPR scoring. He has 690 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games and has added 149 yards on 24 receptions.

Harris is worthy of a start in 12-team leagues or larger. He could be started in 10-team leagues if he had played better in his last two games against worse teams. Despite the matchup, the split backfield with Warren limits his upside in smaller leagues, especially with the playoffs on the line.

Jaylen Warren

The Steelers faithful are clamoring for Warren to be used more in the offense. He has 62 fewer carries than Harris but has 78 fewer yards and one less score. Warren has been way more involved in the passing attack, bringing in 42 of his 53 targets for an additional 272 yards.

Warren is still considered the backup but feels like he has more upside than Harris. He can be a solid flex play in 10-team leagues from his work in the passing game. Between the two, Warren is the better start and should be able to take advantage of the matchup.