Steelers RB Najee Harris Under 54.5 Rushing Yards (-113)
First, the game script should be bad for Pittsburgh’s rushing outlook. The Browns are favored. So, if the Browns do what the bettors expect, Pittsburgh will eventually be forced to air it out in catch-up mode.
However, Pittsburgh’s rushing attack is also lousy. Najee Harris is averaging a pathetic 2.9 yards per rush attempt and 36.0 rushing yards per game in two games. In addition, Harris’s Pro Football Focus (PFF) rushing grade is tied for 40th out of 51 backs with at least 10 rushing attempts this year.
PFF also hasn’t been impressed with Pittsburgh’s run blocking, grading them 19th. Another advanced stats provider has graded Pittsburgh’s run blocking poorly, too. Football Outsiders ranks Pittsburgh’s offensive line 28th in Adjusted Line Yards.
Finally, there is some injury concern to consider with Harris. He suffered a Lisfranc injury in camp
and had a different foot injury after Week 1.
As a result, there’s a contingency path to hitting Harris’s rushing yardage under.