Steelers top fantasy football prospects for the 2022 season
Steelers RB Najee Harris
Ok, Najee is not the best runningback in the NFL. However, he falls in the top five, if not the top 10. Whoever lands Najee in your re-draft league is going to be a matter of draft position. When it comes to, though, fantasy football, he will go in one of the top five picks. Assuming running backs are a premium in your league, Najee should go off the board right behind Jonathan Taylor and Christian McCaffrey.
Despite any questions over the Steelers offense, Harris should still have no problem putting up over a thousand rushing yards. Even if his rushing yards go down slightly from 2021, the Steelers will use him heavily in the passing game. In either case, he should still have close to 400 fantasy points. In any re-draft league, Harris is the perfect player to build a team around.
If your dynasty league is a start-up, then you want to get Harris as your feature back. If Taylor or McCaffrey is not available. In most other dynasty leagues, someone already picked him up. If that were you, Harris should only get better and may not be in his prime for another two or three seasons, so barring injury; you could expect Harris to touch the ball at least 300 times a season for the foreseeable future. He will be a fantasy gold mine for seasons to come.
As with fantasy football, everyone has their opinions. Projections are just what they are, projections. Fantasy football, no matter how you try to handicap, comes with a lot of luck. You never know when an injury will strike, unknown rookies rise to the top, and some players just underperform.
So while these Steelers best performers could be in this order, Pickens could take the league by storm, and Claypool could have a monster season. Any given Sunday, anything can happen.