Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris missed two practices this week as he manages an elbow injury that kept him out briefly in the Week 18 win over the Baltimore Ravens. In any case, mentor Mike Tomlin said he expects the back to take an interest in Friday’s meeting.
How today goes for the new kid on the block RB will essentially affect his accessibility Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.
What’s more assuming Najee is out, it would be a huge disaster for the Steelers’ capacity to move the ball. The new kid on the block was taken out in Week 18 yet gotten back to assume a vital part in the additional time win that got the Steelers into the postseason.
“It says he’s the person we said he was the entire time,” hostile organizer Matt Canada said of Harris’ return last week, through the group’s true site. “He made a one-gave get and a couple extremely large runs. I think he was truly compelling when he returned. Positively says a ton regarding him personally and the amount of a cooperative person he is, the amount he needs to win.”He loves to contend and he loves to win.”
In the Week 16 victory misfortune to the Chiefs, Harris was the solitary brilliant spot, taking 19 conveys for 93 yards. However, quite a bit of his creation accompanied Pittsburgh down large and K.C. content to protect the pass.
“I’m not pounding the drum about anything regarding that game,” Canada said.
In Week 17’s success over Cleveland, Harris rushed for 188 yards on 28 conveys and a game-fixing TD, the greatest result in his tenderfoot season.
“We’ve begun to have the option to run the ball at a few key occasions,” Canada said. “Clearly, you completed the Browns game with a major run. You completed the Ravens game with a major hurry to get us ready. It’s not where we need it to be. We’re not staying there producing six-, seven-yard runs and the things we are in general expecting to do.
“Front and center and assurance shrewd, generally we’re doing all that can be expected. We’re moving folks around. Truly pleased how hard those folks are playing. At the point when you check out the circumstance and the folks that are out and the folks that are moving forward I think they merit a ton of recognition for how hard they’re playing and how much exertion they’re giving.
“Clearly, the most recent fourteen days we have the only thing that is important, which are Ws. That is all we’re attempting to get.”The tenderfoot has been the really splendid spot in a generally bleak season for Pittsburgh’s offense.
Harris completed the standard season with 307 conveys, 1,200 rush yards, seven surging TDs and added 74 gatherings for 467 yards and three getting TDs. He drove Pittsburgh in hurrying yards, TDs, scrimmage yards (1,667) and scrimmage TDs (10).
Harris additionally set the Steelers new kid on the block standards in surging yards, scrimmage yards, gatherings and hostile contacts (381).The freshman completed second in the NFL in scrimmage yards behind just Jonathan Taylor (2,171). He turned into the principal youngster in NFL history with 300 or more conveys and 70 or more gets.
On the off chance that he’s adequately solid to play Sunday, Harris addresses the Steelers’ most critical benefit in K.C.
Harris had 174 surges inside the handles this season (third-most among all freshmen). While groups haven’t hurried inside the handles regularly against the Chiefs, no safeguard has permitted additional surging yards over anticipated this season (+137) on inside runs, per Next Gen Stats. K.C positioned toward the end in RYOE per endeavor (+0.75).
It’s not simply between-the-handles runs where Harris could assume a vital part. His 74 targets and 57 gets out of the backfield are both third-most in the NFL. K.C. has permitted the fourth most pass endeavors (114) and fulfillments (98) to recipients adjusted in the backfield and 6.5 YPA on such passes (tenth most).