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26 Anthony McFarland RB

Pittsburgh Steelers

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Player Updates

January 10, 2021 07:08 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Not playing Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McFarland (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Browns, Teresa Varley of the 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.

January 4, 2021 11:16 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Carries ball five times in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

December 31, 2020 06:00 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Avoids injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 Steelers planning to sit a number of starters against the Browns on Sunday, McFarland could end up seeing increased playing time.

December 27, 2020 12:12 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Sitting out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McFarland (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Colts, Teresa Varley of the 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.

December 25, 2020 05:56 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 23, 2020 09:32 AM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Limited usage against Bengals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 Steelers in Week 14, and he's unlikely to see a major uptick in usage over the final few weeks of the season.

December 21, 2020 04:16 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Could handle modest role Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 Steelers' backfield once again; McFarland will compete with Samuels for the leftover reps.

December 13, 2020 07:04 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Not playing Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

December 8, 2020 04:20 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Limited use in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

December 3, 2020 12:16 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Muted role behind Snell
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McFarland carried three times for nine yards and turned his lone target into a 17-yard reception Wednesday in the Steelers' 19-14 win over the Ravens.

McFarland was on the field for 14 of the Steelers' 72 offensive snaps on the day, good for a season-high 19 percent share. That said, McFarland's usage might have been more modest than some may have anticipated, given that top back James Conner (reserve/COVID-19 list) was sidelined. With Conner out, head coach Mike Tomlin eschewed a committee approach to the backfield and instead leaned heavily on Benny Snell, who accounted for 93 total yards while playing 71 percent of the snaps. Even if Conner remains out of the lineup for the Steelers' Week 13 game versus Washington on Dec. 7, McFarland will be tough to count on for meaningful production if Snell is once again treated as a bell cow.

November 29, 2020 12:04 AM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: More opportunities in store
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McFarland should see an increased workload in Tuesday's game against the Ravens following news that both James Conner (COVID-19) and Jaylen Samuels (quadriceps) are ruled out, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Benny Snell figures to handle a bulk of the backfield reps, leaving a change-of-pace role for McFarland. Coach Mike Tomlin has been hesitant about utilizing McFarland thus far, as the rookie fourth-rounder hasn't played more than 10 snaps in a game. In limited action, McFarland has recorded 95 yards from scrimmage on 24 touches.

November 23, 2020 10:56 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Logs three carries Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McFarland recorded three carries for three yards in Sunday's 27-3 win over the Jaguars.

McFarland was unable to suit up Week 10 due to a non-COVID-19-related illness, but he returned to action against Jacksonville. The 2020 fourth-rounder was on the field for five offensive snaps, touching the ball three times in the win. McFarland has racked up 67 rushing yards on 20 carries while also hauling in four receptions for 28 yards during his rookie season.

November 19, 2020 03:08 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Overcomes illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McFarland (illness) was a full participant in practice Wednesday.

McFarland came down with a non-COVID-19-related illness prior to last week's win over Cincinnati and ended up sitting out, but he has evidently recovered from the ailment. The rookie will be in the mix for change-of-pace work behind top back James Conner in Sunday's game in Jacksonville.

November 15, 2020 03:12 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Not suiting up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McFarland (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

The rookie fourth-round pick missed the final two practices of the week before receiving the questionable tag, and he won't be available for Sunday's contest. McFarland has five touches for 13 yards this season, and James Conner should continue to handle the bulk of the backfield work for Pittsburgh.

November 13, 2020 11:08 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Questionable with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McFarland (illness) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

McFarland has now missed back-to-back practices while dealing with an ailment, making his status for Week 10 murky. The rookie fourth-round pick has generally handled five to 10 offensive snaps per game since Pittsburgh's Week 4 bye, so he isn't on the fantasy radar in most formats.

November 12, 2020 06:12 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Can't practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McFarland (illness) was a non-participant during the Steelers' practice session Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

This development is damaging news to the prospects of McFarland suiting up Sunday against Cincinnati, as Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com notes that coach Mike Tomlin has a tendency to sit rookies who miss practice throughout the week. McFarland fielded five offensive touches for a total of 22 scrimmage yards last Sunday at Dallas, but a sudden appearance on the injury report places the 21-year-old's status in question for Week 10.

November 9, 2020 11:36 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Garners five touches in Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McFarland recorded three carries for seven yards while hauling in both of his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 24-19 win over the Cowboys.

McFarland's eight offensive snaps Sunday slightly outpaced Benny Snell's five, and the 2020 fourth-rounder had his highest number of touches since Week 3. McFarland earned four touches on the Steelers' first drive of the second quarter before notching a six-yard carry in the fourth. The 21-year-old has logged double-digit snaps just twice this year and has failed to establish much of a role during his rookie season.

November 2, 2020 02:28 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Sees minimal usage again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McFarland recorded one carry for one yard in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Ravens.

The Steelers relied heavily on the passing game Sunday, but McFarland had a carry on his only offensive play. The 2020 fourth-rounder has recorded just 21 yards from scrimmage on nine touches over the past four weeks.

October 26, 2020 01:52 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Records one carry in Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McFarland recorded one carry for six yards in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Titans.

McFarland was on the field for just five of the team's 79 offensive snaps Sunday, as he was outpaced by Jaylen Samuels (nine snaps) and Benny Snell (six snaps). While he was relatively effective by recording six yards on his single carry, the 2020 fourth-round pick has played just 20 snaps over the last three weeks while recording seven carries for 14 yards.

October 19, 2020 01:00 PM
Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Logs 10 snaps on offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McFarland rushed three times for two yards while hauling in his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 38-7 win over the Browns.

Although the Steelers gained a comfortable lead Sunday, McFarland still saw minimal work in the contest, taking the field for 10 of a possible 65 snaps on offense. Much of the late-game rushing work went to fellow depth option Benny Snell, who scored a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. McFarland was effective with limited touches in his season debut against the Texans in Week 3, but overall the 2020 fourth-rounder has recorded just 63 yards from scrimmage while appearing in three games for Pittsburgh.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultATTYDSTDRECYDSTD
1Mon 09/14@ NYGL 26-16000000
3Sun 09/27vs HOUW 28-216420170
5Sun 10/11vs PHIW 38-29360000
6Sun 10/18vs CLEW 38-7320160
7Sun 10/25@ TENW 27-24160000
8Sun 11/01@ BALW 28-24110000
9Sun 11/08@ DALW 24-193702150
10Sun 11/15@ PITL 10-36000000
11Sun 11/22@ JACW 27-3330000
12Wed 12/02vs BALW 19-143901170
13Mon 12/07vs WASL 17-234150000
14Sun 12/13@ BUFL 15-26000000
15Mon 12/21@ CINL 17-27150190
16Sun 12/27@ PITL 24-28000000
17Sun 01/03@ CLEL 22-245170000
18Sun 01/10@ PITL 48-37000000
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020PIT110331133.420014
2019PIT0000---0000
Total110331133.420014
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020PIT1106549.0170001
2019PIT0000---00000
Total1106549.0170001
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-8/193
Birthdate:
03/04/1998
Age:
22
Hometown:
Hyattsville, MD
School:
Maryland
NFL Experience:
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