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Team Conf Overall
5-4-0 8-4-0
5-3-0 7-5-0
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2021 Rushing

STATS ATT YDS AVG TD LNG
Regular Season 3 3 1.0 0 3

Top Anthony McFarland News

  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Inactive against Ravens

    McFarland (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against Baltimore, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

    McFarland has bounced between being the team's third and fourth running back since being activated from injured reserve in late October. Kalen Ballage will serve as the team's third back behind Najee Harris and Benny Snell with McFarland inactive.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Three touches in Week 12

    McFarland recorded two carries for two yards while securing his lone target for 11 yards in Sunday's 41-10 loss to the Bengals.

    McFarland's 11 offensive snaps ranked second among the Steelers' running backs in Sunday's blowout loss, but he failed to make much of an impact. The 22-year-old's fantasy value as a backup for Pittsburgh remains limited behind lead back Najee Harris.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Healthy scratch Sunday

    McFarland (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

    McFarland has played just five offensive snaps this season, and he won't dress for Sunday night's matchup. Benny Snell and Kalen Ballage will continue to serve as the backup options behind lead back Najee Harris.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Inactive Monday

    McFarland has been ruled inactive for Monday's matchup with the Bears due to a coach's decision.

    McFarland made his season debut last week and saw just one carry for one yard. With Najee Harris, Kalen Ballage and Benny Snell all healthy, he will be the odd man out this week in the backfield.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: One carry in Week 8

    McFarland rushed once for one yard in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Browns.

    McFarland made his season debut after missing the first six games with a knee injury, but he was on the field for just seven offensive snaps. Although he saw slightly more playing time than Kalen Ballage and Benny Snell, he has limited fantasy upside behind lead back Najee Harris.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Activated from injured reserve

    The Steelers activated McFarland (knee) off injured reserve Wednesday.

    As expected, McFarland has been added to the 53-man roster and will likely be active for Sunday's matchup with the Browns. However, the 22-year-old running back isn't expected to see much playing time, as rookie first-round pick Najee Harris has been a three-down workhorse for Pittsburgh throughout the 2021 campaign.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Could be activated this week

    Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he anticipates having McFarland (knee) back from injured reserve for the Steelers' Week 8 game in Cleveland, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

    According to Pryor, McFarland revealed Oct. 15 that the unspecified issue that has kept him on injured reserve all season is a torn MCL, an injury that occurred in practice and was an aggravation of the one he initially sustained in college at Maryland. McFarland said that he feels good since returning to practice Oct. 6, and Tomlin added Tuesday that the Steelers will see how much work the running back is able to do this week before determining if he'll be active Sunday in Cleveland. Even if he suits up this weekend, McFarland isn't expected to have much of a role behind rookie first-round pick Najee Harris, who has been a three-down workhorse for Pittsburgh throughout the season.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Returns to practice Wednesday

    McFarland (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, but he remains on injured reserve.

    The Steelers have a 21-day period to add McFarland to their active roster. If he isn't added, he will revert back to IR for the remainder of the season. When he returns, McFarland will compete for the primary backup role behind three-down workhorse Najee Harris.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Could win No. 2 role

    McFarland (undisclosed) is a candidate to win the top backup gig behind No. 1 running back Najee Harris, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.

    McFarland only handled 39 offensive touches in 11 appearances as a rookie last season, but his only competition for the No. 2 role is Benny Snell and Kalen Ballage, both of whom have underwhelmed in their respective careers. However, the 2020 fourth-round pick has also been sidelined due to an undisclosed injury since late August, which could result in McFarland moving to IR before Week 1. Should that occur, McFarland would be forced to miss the Steelers' first three games.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Lands on IR

    The Steelers placed McFarland (undisclosed) on injured reserve Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

    McFarland made the initial 53-man roster, but he can now be ruled out for the first three games of the season. The Steelers are left with Benny Snell and Kalen Ballage as depth options behind potential three-down workhorse Najee Harris. It's possible McFarland handles the No. 2 backfield role once he recovers from his unspecified injury, according to Mark Kaboly of The Athletic.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Doesn't travel with team

    McFarland didn't travel with the team for Friday's preseason game against the Panthers due to an unspecified injury, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

    McFarland was relatively inefficient in the Steelers' exhibition win over the Lions with six carries for 11 yards along with two receptions for 21 yards, and he remained in Pittsburgh for the preseason finale. Assuming the 2020 fourth-rounder remains on the roster to begin the regular season, it's not yet clear whether his injury will limit his availability for the team's Week 1 matchup against the Bills.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Tops 40 total yards in win

    McFarland logged nine carries for 34 yards and a touchdown and hauled in his lone target for seven yards in Thursday's 24-16 preseason win over the Eagles.

    McFarland had a limited role in last week's Hall of Fame Game against the Cowboys, but he saw increased looks Thursday with Kalen Ballage (lower body) and Benny Snell (undisclosed) sidelined against the Eagles. McFarland's production trailed Jaylen Samuels' 62 yards from scrimmage, but he was on the field for 25 percent of the Steelers' offensive snaps and made an impact as he competes for a backup role ahead of the regular season.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Records four touches

    McFarland rushed three times for nine yards and hauled in his lone target for six yards in the Steelers' 16-3 preseason win over the Cowboys in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game.

    McFarland had a nine-yard rush in Thursday's preseason opener that was Pittsburgh's longest rush of the game, but he failed to generate any yardage on his other two carries. The 2020 fourth-rounder is competing for a secondary role in the Steelers' backfield with Jaylen Samuels, Kalen Ballage and Benny Snell.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-8, 193 lbs
Birthplace: Hyattsville, MD
Age: 23
Class: Sophomore