Najee Harris

  • Height
    6' 1"
  • Weight
    232 lbs
  • BMI
    30.6 (64th)
Najee Harris headshot
  • Draft Pick
    1.24 2021
  • College
    Alabama
  • Age
    24.5
Overall rank
RB19
2022

Najee Harris Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Atts Rush Yds YPC Rec Rec Yds TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2022 2 25 72 2.9 7 43 1 12.3 (#20)
2021 17 307 1200 3.9 74 467 10 17.7 (#6)
  • College Dominator
    30.9% (72nd)
  • College YPC
    5.8 (69th)
  • College Target Share
    13.4% (90th)
  • SPARQ-x
    -

Najee Harris Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

+3.5
(#56)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2022

Total Touches

2022

Opportunity Share

2022

Fantasy Points

Najee Harris ADP

12.70
(-0.28)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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2.01 Pick
RB6 Rank

Popularity Index

#47

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Najee Harris Injury History

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Lisfranc injury
Preseason (2022)
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Najee Harris College Stats

Year Games Rush Atts Rush Yrds TDs Rec Rec Yrds Tgt Share Age School
2017 10 (RB) 61 370 (3 tds) 3 6 (10 tgts) 45 3.0% 19 Alabama
2018 15 (RB) 117 783 (4 tds) 4 4 (4 tgts) 7 0.9% 20 Alabama
2019 13 (RB) 209 1,224 (13 tds) 20 27 (36 tgts) 304 8.9% 21 Alabama
2020 13 (RB) 251 1,466 (26 tds) 30 43 (57 tgts) 425 13.4% 22 Alabama

Who is Najee Harris

Najee Harris is built to be an NFL running back, standing at 6-foot-1, 232-pounds, he doesn’t need to shy away from contact, although he’s quite good at avoiding it. He finished second in broken tackles (106) per Player Profiler’s metrics, and was also second overall in yards created (1035). While most running backs of Harris’ size don’t profile as top pass-catchers, Harris appears to have the potential of being one of the league’s better pass-catching backs. He entered the league with a 13.4% college target share (90th-percentile) and was first amongst running backs in routes run in 2021 (424) while also ranking first in receptions (74) and third in receiving yards (467).

As a rookie, Harris finished fourth in the league in rushing yards (1200), but didn’t fare well in many of the next gen stats.. Behind an underwhelming offensive line, Harris ranked 59th amongst running backs in true yards per carry (3.8) and was 33rd in breakaway run rate (3.9%). He finished with a fantasy ranking of RB6 in fantasy points per game (17.7) but likely had his upside boosted by a noodle-armed Ben Roethlisberger, who had to rely on Harris in the short areas of the field. As a receiver, Harris led all running backs in routes run (424) and had a 14.5% target share, which was good for sixth best. He finished the year with eight drops.

There is a very good chance that Harris is one of the top fantasy running backs in the league for years to come. His reliable hands and ability to break tackles make him the very kind of three-down back that is becoming more rare in the league by the year. Heading into the 2022 season, the Steelers need to figure out their quarterback position, and find ways to improve their offensive line. But Harris was the top-ranked running back in several opportunity categories, leading the backfield in snaps with a snap share of 84.5%, an opportunity share of 86.4%, 331.8 weighted opportunities and targets (94), suggesting that regardless of the team’s o-line or quarterback situation, he will be in prime position to score fantasy points in 2022. Harris will in all likelihood carry a first round ADP next season.