How Steelers RB Anthony McFarland Projects As A Fantasy Producer

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G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images. Pictured: Anthony McFarland

Steelers RB Anthony McFarland Dynasty Rookie Analysis

  • Draft Position: 4.120 | School: Maryland
  • Height: 5’8” | Weight: 208 pounds
  • 40-yard dash: 4.44 seconds
  • 2020 Age: 22 | Class: Redshirt Sophomore
  • Recruitment Stars: 4

Over the past three years, the Steelers have drafted James Conner, Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell, all of whom are still on the roster, so they probably didn’t need to draft McFarland, but Conner is in the final year of his contract, and McFarland adds decent depth.

If Samuels and Snell disappoint in 2020 and Conners leaves in free agency, McFarland could get a shot to start in 2021. He’s undersized, but he is thickly built and has an 85th-percentile 107.0 speed score (per PP).

He was moderately productive in college and flashed as a freshman, but his sophomore season underwhelmed and he hasn’t developed in the passing game.

  • 2018 (12 games): 131-1,034-4 rushing, 7-73-0 receiving
  • 2019 (11 games): 114-614-8 rushing, 17-126-1 receiving

Based on his collegiate usage, McFarland will probably never be a lead back in the NFL. But with his physical profile, he might have some success if he randomly gets the job.

NFL Prospect Comp: Devonta Freeman with more athleticism but much less production

More Dynasty Analysis For Freedman’s Top Rookies

  1. Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  2. Rams RB Cam Akers
  3. Colts RB Jonathan Taylor
  4. Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy
  5. Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb

Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of FantasyLabs, part of The Action Network.

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