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Fantasy Football: 10 biggest reactions to NFL Week 15

2T8BNY5 New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) dives into the endzone to score a touchdown against Washington Commanders safety Kamren Curl (31) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Saquon Barkley has a game to forget: The Giants' running back didn’t get as many touches as usual. He didn’t play as much, either.

Jaylen Warren reaches a new career-high: Warren played twice as many offensive snaps as Najee Harris.

Looking ahead to 2024: Some teams have already started making changes to position groups that could undergo even more changes next season.

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These are my 10 biggest reactions to the games from the Sunday slate. To get a more in-depth breakdown, check out my full Sunday recap.

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Jaylen Warren leads the Steelers' backfield: Najee Harris received more playing time than Warren in recent weeks, but that trend reversed in Week 15.

  • Warren racked up 230 yards and two touchdowns across 24 carries from Week 10 to Week 11. After the firing of Matt Canada, he seemed destined for a larger role. But instead, he was clearly behind Harris in Weeks 12 and 13.
  • He played 53% of the offensive snaps last week, the highest mark of his career and only his third game above 50%-plus snap share. He averaged 1.6 yards per carry in that game but caught four passes for 29 yards.
  • Tonight, he played well over 53% of the offensive snaps. He led the team in rushing yards and yards per carry, and he led the team in receptions.
  • The game script was in favor of Warren receiving a lot of snaps, but the Steelers have been in this game script before, and he’s never played this frequently.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers’ remaining games are against the Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks. Both should be competitive games where we also see a lot of Warren, and both of those teams have allowed a decent amount of production to running backs. This could push Warren to become a fantasy starter in some leagues.


Saquon Barkley loses the passing-down role: Barkley only played 50% of offensive snaps despite presumably being healthy.


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