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AFC North Standings

Team Conf Overall
8-4-0 10-7-0
7-5-0 9-7-1
5-7-0 8-9-0
5-7-0 8-9-0

2021 Rushing

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

Top Anthony McFarland News

  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Inactive Sunday

    McFarland (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Baltimore, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    McFarland was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday but won't be active for the final game of the regular season. The 22-year-old has appeared in only two games this season and has three carries for three yards and one catch for 11 yards.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Activated by Pittsburgh

    The Steelers activated McFarland (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

    McFarland was forced to miss the last two games after being placed on the COVID-19 list, but he'll now be able to return to practice. The 22-year-old should continue to see minimal work out of Pittsburgh's backfield in Sunday's Week 18 matchup against the Ravens.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Lands on COVID list

    The Steelers placed McFarland (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

    McFarland hasn't taken the field in any of the last three games. It's not yet clear whether the 22-year-old has tested positive for COVID-19, but his status for Sunday's game against Kansas City shouldn't significantly impact Pittsburgh's offensive plans.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Inactive Thursday

    McFarland is inactive for Thursday night's game against the Vikings.

    McFarland remains the odd man out of the Steelers backfield Week 14, with Benny Snell and Kalen Ballage in line to continue to serve as the team's backup options behind top back Najee Harris.

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  • 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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Player Bio

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