Ranking starting RBs Tennessee Titans are expected to face in 2021

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Here are four guys the Tennessee Titans should bottle up and a rookie.

14. Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers, Week 15: Those of you who follow Titan Sized know the rules here. Rookies who have never played a down don’t get ranked over guys who have. We don’t care how good they are.

Najee Harris will climb this list, especially in Pittsburgh with the Steelers, but for now, he’s the low man on the totem pole.

13. La’Mical Perine, NY Jets, Week 4: Raise your hand if you thought this guy would give a better effort than you a from him as a rookie in 2020. A spot on the injured reserve from November 24th, to December 26, 2020, a reserve/COVID-19 designation, ten games, 232 yards, and two touchdowns?

Nope, that won’t cut it. La’Mical Perine’s team needs more from him in 2021.

12. Myles Gaskin, Miami Dolphins, Week 17: In two seasons with the Miami Dolphins, Myles Gaskin has appeared in 17 games with seven starts, and he’s contributed 717 yards rushing, a 4.0 yards-per-rush average, and four rushing touchdowns. He’s also contributed 439 yards and two more touchdowns as a receiver, but the Fins will need more from him in 2021.

11. David Johnson, Houston Texans Weeks 11 and 18: Yep, this is that same David Johnson that came to Houston as a part of that highly-criticized DeAndre Hopkins trade. He hasn’t been awful (691 yards and six touchdowns on 147 carries and 314 yards and two more touchdowns on 33 receptions), but he isn’t on DeAndre Hopkins level and probably never will be.

10. Damien Harris, New England Patriots, Week 12: Damien Harris’ presence means that the Patriots don’t have to keep running Cam Newton into harm’s way, but they still might. Either way, Harris contributed 691 rushing yards and two touchdowns to New England’s cause in ten games with ten starts during the 2020 season.