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Jaylen Warren

RB PIT

College: Oklahoma State | 2 years
Height: 5'8" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 1998-11-01
2024 Bye Week: 9

Total Pts: 198.9
Avg Pts: 11.70
Rank: 22 RB

Free Agent

2024 RTSports Outlook

Warren got more work in year two and pretty much split the work with Najee Harris at running back. Warren was 22nd overall in fantasy running back scoring despite having double-digit rushes just five of 17 games. He got a ton of work in the passing game, catching 61 passes. Warren had 1,154 total yards and four touchdowns. Warren had nine games with double-digit fantasy points. Warren was a consistent factor in the Steelers offense and should play a similar role this year for the Steelers, splitting work with Harris at running back. Warren proved he could make plays after contact, averaging 2.4 yards per carry after contact. Warren broke 27 tackles last year. He showed he is more than a speed back. He can make plays after contact and also is tough to bring down in the open field because of his top speed. He can get to the next level in a hurry. Warren hits the hole in a hurry and catches the ball well, making him a top three-down back.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Warren won't get you a lot of scores, but he will rack up the total yards and receptions. This gives him a good weekly floor. He can be a top-20 back if all goes well for him. Look for 1,000-plus total yards, 60 receptions and five or so touchdowns.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Despite having yet to start a game in his NFL Career, Jaylen Warren has showcased incredible talent and it is only a matter of time before he takes over Pittsburgh's backfield. Fourth-year running back Najee Harris has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons in the league. However, Harris has struggled with efficiency and big-play ability -- hence why Warren's usage continues to increase. While splitting the backfield almost evenly and playing 49% of all offensive snaps last season, Warren ran for 784 yards and four touchdowns on just 149 carries. He also caught 61 of his 74 targets for 370 yards through the air. The third-year back has a higher ceiling than Harris and his playing time should only go up with new Steelers offensive coordinator Arthur Smith now at the helm. Among players with at least 140 attempts last season, Warren had the second-highest yards per carry and yards after contact per attempt. With Pittsburgh's additions on the offensive line, he is in position to take over the team's backfield. Warren currently ranks as the RB25 with an ADP of 90.0 on Underdog's best-ball rankings. Getting a player as talented as Warren in the eighth round is a ridiculous steal that you should take advantage of in all drafts. You should also be drafting him over Harris without hesitation -- especially in half and full-PPR formats.

Despite having yet to start a game in his NFL Career, Jaylen Warren has showcased incredible talent and it is only a matter of time before he takes over Pittsburgh's backfield. Fourth-year running back Najee Harris has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons in the league. However, Harris has struggled with efficiency and big-play ability -- hence why Warren's usage continues to increase. While splitting the backfield almost evenly and playing 49% of all offensive snaps last season, Warren ran for 784 yards and four touchdowns on just 149 carries. He also caught 61 of his 74 targets for 370 yards through the air. The third-year back has a higher ceiling than Harris and his playing time should only go up with new Steelers offensive coordinator Arthur Smith now at the helm. Among players with at least 140 attempts last season, Warren had the second-highest yards per carry and yards after contact per attempt. With Pittsburgh's additions on the offensive line, he is in position to take over the team's backfield. Warren currently ranks as the RB25 with an ADP of 90.0 on Underdog's best-ball rankings. Getting a player as talented as Warren in the eighth round is a ridiculous steal that you should take advantage of in all drafts. You should also be drafting him over Harris without hesitation -- especially in half and full-PPR formats.

Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 16.80Jaylen Warren 6 rushing yds (0.60 pts)
Jaylen Warren 12 receiving yds (1.20 pts)
Jaylen Warren 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 212.60Jaylen Warren 20 rushing yds (2.00 pts)
Jaylen Warren 66 receiving yds (6.60 pts)
Jaylen Warren 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 38.20Jaylen Warren 29 rushing yds (2.90 pts)
Jaylen Warren 23 receiving yds (2.30 pts)
Jaylen Warren 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 411.50Jaylen Warren 29 rushing yds (2.90 pts)
Jaylen Warren 26 receiving yds (2.60 pts)
Jaylen Warren 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
Week 510.90Jaylen Warren 40 rushing yds (4.00 pts)
Jaylen Warren 39 receiving yds (3.90 pts)
Jaylen Warren 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 6
Week 710.20Jaylen Warren 32 rushing yds (3.20 pts)
Jaylen Warren 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Jaylen Warren 13 yd TD rush
Jaylen Warren 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 87.80Jaylen Warren 19 rushing yds (1.90 pts)
Jaylen Warren 19 receiving yds (1.90 pts)
Jaylen Warren 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 914.30Jaylen Warren 88 rushing yds (8.80 pts)
Jaylen Warren 25 receiving yds (2.50 pts)
Jaylen Warren 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 1019.00Jaylen Warren 101 rushing yds (10.10 pts)
Jaylen Warren 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Jaylen Warren 16 yd TD rush
Jaylen Warren 9 receiving yds (0.90 pts)
Jaylen Warren 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 1123.50Jaylen Warren 129 rushing yds (12.90 pts)
Jaylen Warren 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Jaylen Warren 74 yd TD rush
Jaylen Warren 16 receiving yds (1.60 pts)
Jaylen Warren 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 128.20Jaylen Warren 49 rushing yds (4.90 pts)
Jaylen Warren 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Jaylen Warren 13 receiving yds (1.30 pts)
Jaylen Warren 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 136.90Jaylen Warren 59 rushing yds (5.90 pts)
Jaylen Warren 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 148.00Jaylen Warren 11 rushing yds (1.10 pts)
Jaylen Warren 29 receiving yds (2.90 pts)
Jaylen Warren 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 1511.80Jaylen Warren 40 rushing yds (4.00 pts)
Jaylen Warren 28 receiving yds (2.80 pts)
Jaylen Warren 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Playoff Week 110.40Jaylen Warren 24 rushing yds (2.40 pts)
Jaylen Warren 30 receiving yds (3.00 pts)
Jaylen Warren 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Playoff Week 219.80Jaylen Warren 75 rushing yds (7.50 pts)
Jaylen Warren 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Jaylen Warren 18 yd TD rush
Jaylen Warren 23 receiving yds (2.30 pts)
Jaylen Warren 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Player Notes
Jan 31 12:40pm ET

With the Pittsburgh Steelers hiring former Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith as their new offensive coordinator on Tuesday, it signals that they are committed to being a run-first team, which is good news for the fantasy stock of both running backs Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren. Smith underwhelmed in three years in Atlanta, but his body of work in the NFL shows he's well-positioned to utilize a roster that has a potentially dominant RB tandem, especially if paired with an above-average offensive line and serviceable quarterback. Smith's offenses in Atlanta and Tennessee consistently had some of the NFL's best rushing attacks. "I think we have two high-performing running backs in Najee and Jaylen and they, along with an improving offensive line, can be the foundation of success going forward," owner Art Rooney II said.

From RotoBaller

Jan 16 7:13pm ET

Dynasty | Steelers running back Jaylen Warren had 38 rushing yards, two catches and 16 receiving yards in a Wild Card loss to Buffalo. Dynasty Analysis: It was much of the same in the playoffs for Warren, who found himself stuck on the wrong side of a "1A" and "1B" in a timeshare with Najee Harris for virtually the entire season. While more explosive than Harris, the Steelers seem more than content employing both of these runners. Harris is under contract for one more season and his fifth-year option is also looming. At this point, managers of Warren need to hope that option is declined and Warren gets the job a year from now. He could be a "buy low" option in dynasty leagues for patient managers this off-season.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jan 15 11:50pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren handled eight carries for 38 yards and two receptions for 16 yards in the team's wild-card loss to the Buffalo Bills. Although Warren was more efficient than backfield mate Najee Harris, neither player made much of an impact on Monday. Pittsburgh struggled early on in the contest and was forced to throw after surrendering 21 quick points. Despite ending the season with disappointment, the 25-year-old enjoyed a breakout campaign in which he totaled over 1,000 yards from scrimmage and ranked third amongst all NFL running backs in yards per carry. He should retain a prominent role in the Steelers' offense along with Harris next season.

From RotoBaller

Jan 13 12:40am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren is set to make his NFL postseason debut in a wild-card bout with the Buffalo Bills. Although Najee Harris has been leading the charge for Pittsburgh's running game as of late, Warren should see plenty of opportunities on Sunday as well. Extreme winter weather conditions are expected in Buffalo which could make things difficult for quarterback Mason Rudolph and the Steelers' passing attack. Warren should mix in with Harris frequently on the ground and additionally operate as a dependable check-down option. Fantasy managers can consider the second-year pro as a solid RB2 this weekend.

From RotoBaller

Jan 7 11:13pm ET

Dynasty | Steelers running back Najee Harris had 112 rushing yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's final week win against Baltimore. Dynasty Analysis: The Steelers rode the back of Harris to back into the playoffs as the Ravens were resting most of their starters. Harris saved his best for last as he posted his only two 100-yard rushing games in the final two weeks of the season. It was a weird season for Harris, who was seemingly surpassed as the "starter" by Jaylen Warren, only to see his role increase to the point where he posted a whopping 53 carries the past two weeks. Harris is going to be a tough player to value this off-season as it seems he's a relatively one dimensional back who may be best used in a timeshare situation.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jan 6 10:30pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren finished with nine carries for 33 yards and five receptions for 17 yards on five targets in the team's 17-10 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Rainy weather conditions in Baltimore caused issues with ball security throughout the contest, and Warren himself fumbled twice with one resulting in a turnover. The second-year pro took a backseat to Najee Harris, who rushed for over 100 yards and found the end zone. Both backs were utilized through the air as Pittsburgh's offense largely operated close to the line of scrimmage. Warren's production was a surprise for fantasy managers this season, and his strong campaign could continue if the Steelers sneak into the playoffs.

From RotoBaller

Jan 5 9:30pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren is fresh off of a stellar performance in Week 17 and will hope to have similar success against the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday. While this contest is meaningless for the Ravens, who have already secured the top seed in the AFC, Pittsburgh can drastically increase its chances of a playoff berth with a victory. That said, Warren should continue to operate alongside Najee Harris as a change-of-pace back and pass-catching weapon against a defense that is likely to rest several starters. The Steelers' offense has been effective with Mason Rudolph under center, so fantasy managers should have confidence deploying Warren as a high-end flex option.

From RotoBaller

Dec 31 7:40pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren turned 13 carries into 75 rushing yards and a touchdown and hauled in all four of his targets for 23 receiving yards in a 30-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Although Warren was out-gained by teammate Najee Harris, who ran for 122 yards and scored twice, he retained full control of the pass-catching role out of the backfield. The 25-year-old looked as explosive as ever on Sunday and found the end zone from 18 yards out in the first quarter for his first touchdown since Week 11. Warren and the Steelers will hope to keep rolling against the division-rival Baltimore Ravens next week.

From RotoBaller

Dec 29 7:10pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren has been heavily involved as a receiver over the past three weeks and will look to capitalize on a solid matchup against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17. With Mason Rudolph at quarterback last week, Warren earned six targets and recorded five receptions for 30 yards, making it the third consecutive contest in which he saw at least five opportunities through the air. Seattle's defense has been more generous to the run than the pass this season but has still given up a fair amount of receiving production to opposing running backs. Fantasy managers should expect the 25-year-old to get double-digit touches on Sunday and can view him as a flex option in PPR formats.

From RotoBaller

NFL Week
OppPtsRush
Att
Rush
Yds
Rush
TDs
100
Yds
RecRec
Yds
Rec
TDs
Rec
Tgt
Fum
Lost
2023 Season198.9014978442613700742
Week 1SF6.803600512060
Week 2CLE12.6062000466060
Week 3@LV8.2082900323040
Week 4@HOU11.5082900626060
Week 5BAL10.9094000339030
Week 6bye
Week 7@LAR10.20632101-1020
Week 8JAX7.8051900419050
Week 9TEN14.30118800325030
Week 10GB19.00151011029040
Week 11@CLE23.50912910316030
Week 12@CIN8.20134900313031
Week 13ARI6.90959001-4030
Week 14NE8.0071100429050
Week 15@IND11.80104000528060
Week 16CIN10.4082400530060
Week 17@SEA19.80137510423040
Week 18@BAL9.0093300517051
Wildcard@BUF7.4083800216020