Circumstances call for more playing time for these four Steelers players

Injuries and fatigue should force the Steelers to call upon these four players more often.
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4. RB Anthony McFarland

I have very few complaints about what Jaylen Warren and Najee Harris have been able to do over the past two weeks. This two-headed rushing attack has averaged over 185 yards on the ground in their past two games while punching in a total of three touchdowns. Still, the Steelers have the luxury of keeping this duo even fresher.

Anthony McFarland Jr. recently returned from a knee injury after landing on IR following Pittsburgh's Week 1 game against the 49ers. If you recall, McFarland was one of the lone bright spots from that otherwise forgettable performance.

Now that we have seen the Steelers' offensive line create some massive holes on the ground with Broderick Jones in the lineup, this could be the perfect time to deploy McFarland. The speedster has home run threat ability. Seeing some of the holes that Najee was able to run through last week, it's easy to see how McFarland could potentially take on the distance.

Obviously, McFarland is more of a change of pace back and shouldn't be handling the workload, but his speed and explosiveness could give the Steelers' offense a spark by seeing just a handful of carries per game. With Pittsburgh's offensive line gelling, I would love to see what a lightning-fast player like Anthony McFarland could do from the backfield.

All stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference.

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