The Pittsburgh Steelers look to bounce back from a loss to the Cardinals as they take on the New England Patriots in Week 14. Jaylen Warren and Najee Harris will be splitting snaps in the backfield, and the running back duo may see some increased action this week after starting quarterback Kenny Pickett was injured in Week 13. Pickett will be out for several weeks after undergoing surgery, and Mitch Trubisky will be starting for the Steelers for the time being.
Fantasy Football analysis: Steelers RB Jaylen Warren/Najee Harris
Harris leads the Steelers in rushing yards this season with 661, but Warren is close behind with 601 yards on the ground. Warren has 243 receiving yards this season, and Harris trails there with 130.
Harris was listed as a DNP on Tuesday’s injury report with a knee injury
Start or sit in Week 14 PPR leagues?
Both Warren and Harris would be solid options to start this week as the Steelers take on a struggling Pats team. New England has allowed the third-most rushing yards per game in the NFL this season, and while both RBs have had a down week here and there, they have been consistent enough across the board to count on them in this situation. You can expect Harris to see around 15 carries and Warren to be in the 10-carry range. Warren has seen more action in the passing game, though, which will be beneficial in a PPR format.
However, if Harris’ knee injury pans out and he remains questionable or limited, it may be safer to keep him on the bench this week.
Start or sit in Week 14 standard leagues?
Without the PPR factor, these RBs may be even better to start. Both are seeing plenty of action in the backfield, which may be increased this week as Pittsburgh adjusts to their backup QB.
Players you would start ahead of Jaylen Warren/Najee Harris
Any of the top-ranked RBs would be good to start ahead of Warren or Harris, but there aren’t many mid-tier guys competing with them. Both Warren and Harris are worthy of at least a FLEX start this week.