Anthony McFarland

#26 RB / Pittsburgh Steelers / EXP: 0YRS Height: 5-8 Weight: 193 lb Age: 22 College: Maryland Bye 4,19,20,21

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    Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Could benefit from OC promotion

    Anthony McFarland could benefit from working with offensive coordinator Matt Canada, who held the same position at The University of Maryland when the running back ran for 1,034 yards in 2018, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.McFarland and Canada both experienced their first NFL season in 2020, with the former seldom used as a backup running back, while the latter served as QBs coach. Canada replaces Randy Fichtner, who was criticized for ranking 31st, 29th and 32nd in rushing yards during his three-year tenure as offensive coordinator. With James Conner scheduled for free agency and none of McFarland, Benny Snell or Jaylen Samuels making a strong impression this past season, it's hard to get a read on the future of the Pittsburgh backfield. The murky situation isn't necessarily a bad thing for McFarland, a soon-to-be 22-year-old with 4.44 speed and decent organizational investment in him (2020 fourth-round pick).

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    Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Not playing Sunday

    Anthony McFarland (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Browns, Teresa Varley of the Pittsburgh Steelers' official site reports.The rookie fourth-round pick will be a healthy scratch as the Steelers head into postseason action. Benny Snell and Jaylen Samuels will serve as reserve options behind top running back James Conner.

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    Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Carries ball five times in Week 17

    Anthony McFarland totaled five carries for 17 yards while failing to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 24-22 loss to the Browns.McFarland saw some increased usage Week 17 because the Pittsburgh Steelers elected to rest some of their primary players ahead of the playoffs. The 2020 fourth-rounder didn't make much of an impact for Pittsburgh during his rookie season, logging just 33 carries for 113 yards while hauling in six of his 10 targets for 54 yards. McFarland could compete for an increased role in 2021 if James Conner doesn't re-sign with the team, but he should continue to see minimal work during the Steelers' postseason run.

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    Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Avoids injury report

    Anthony McFarland (illness) is not listed on Thursday's injury report, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.The rookie first-round pick sat out Week 16's win over the Colts due to an ailment, but it looks like he's already returned to full health. With the Pittsburgh Steelers planning to sit a number of starters against the Browns on Sunday, McFarland could end up seeing increased playing time.

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    Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Sitting out Sunday

    Anthony McFarland (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Colts, Teresa Varley of the Pittsburgh Steelers' official site reports.McFarland was added to the injury report Friday as a non-participant due to the illness, and he won't be available for Sunday's matchup with Indianapolis. The 21-year-old was unlikely to see significant playing time even if available since James Conner, Benny Snell and Jaylen Samuels are healthy.

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    Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Questionable for Sunday

    Anthony McFarland is questionable for Sunday's game versus Indianapolis due to an illness, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.The 23-year-old was added to the injury report Friday as a non-participant due to the illness, putting his status for Week 16 in question. McFarland is unlikely to have a significant role even if available since James Conner, Benny Snell and Jaylen Samuels are all healthy.

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    Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Limited usage against Bengals

    Anthony McFarland recorded one carry for five yards while bringing in his lone target for nine yards in Monday's 27-17 loss to the Bengals.McFarland was expected to play a modest role for Pittsburgh on Monday after James Conner (quadriceps) was ruled out for the contest, and he was only on the field for seven offensive snaps in the loss. The rookie was a healthy scratch for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14, and he's unlikely to see a major uptick in usage over the final few weeks of the season.

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    Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Could handle modest role Monday

    Anthony McFarland should see some playing time in Monday's game against the Bengals because James Conner (quad) has been ruled out.McFarland was a healthy scratch last week against the Bills, when Conner, Benny Snell and Jaylen Samuels were all healthy. Conner also missed Weeks 12-13, and in that stretch, McFarland logged 25 snaps, seven carries and a reception, totaling 29 yards from scrimmage. Snell is slated to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers' backfield once again; McFarland will compete with Samuels for the leftover reps.

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    Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Not playing Week 14

    Anthony McFarland (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday in Buffalo, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.The absence will mark McFarland's fourth of the season, as the Pittsburgh Steelers will ride James Conner in his first action since two games missed due to residing on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Any reps that don't go to Conner will trickle down to Benny Snell and Jaylen Samuels.

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    Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Limited use in loss

    Anthony McFarland carried four times for 15 yards and failed to haul in his lone target in Monday's 23-17 loss to Washington.Even with James Conner (reserve/COVID-19 list) sidelined once again Monday, McFarland was unable to generate much production in the Pittsburgh Steelers' first loss of 2020. The rookie was only on the field for 15 percent of the team's snaps, and his usage should decrease even more going forward with Conner expected back in Week 14.