Snell carried 18 times for 91 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 28-10 win over the Steelers. Snell averaged a healthy 5.1 yards per carry against a tough Ravens front as he topped 90 rushing yards for the second time this season. He ripped off a long gain of 19 yards and followed that up with a four-yard touchdown plunge in the second quarter. Snell totaled just 15 yards on nine carries in the previous two weeks, so this was a nice way to cap off his rookie season with James Conner (quadriceps) missing another game. Snell finished the season second only to Conner with 426 yards rushing on 108 carries with three touchdowns and the 21-year-old acquitted himself nicely at times throughout the campaign which could result in more playing time in 2020 if the team makes an effort to preserve the oft-injured Conner.
Snell rushed seven times for 14 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets. James Conner exited with a thigh injury after getting six carries, paving the way for a timeshare between Snell, Kerrith Whyte (six carries) and Jaylen Samuels (three carries, four catches). Even if Conner sits against the Ravens in Week 17, none of the Steelers' other running backs will be advisable options given their fractional deployment.
Snell had two carries for one yard in Pittsburgh's 17-10 loss to Buffalo on Sunday night. The return of James Conner found Snell in a familiar role as a backup with his fewest touches since Week 4. He still has value as a handcuff to Conner but is otherwise touchdown dependent in Week 16 against a Jets defense that has allowed just two rushing touchdowns in the last eight games.
Snell is expected to split snaps and touches Sunday against the Bills with Jaylen Samuels and James Conner (shoulder), the latter of whom is expected to play, despite being listed as questionable, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. While Conner has missed the Steelers' past three games, Snell has stepped in as the team's top option on the ground, carrying 53 times for 202 yards and a touchdown over that stretch. Samuels, on the other hand, has gained more yards as a receiver (66) than a runner (54) during that span and projects to see most of his work on passing downs moving forward. As such, Conner's return seems most likely to impact Snell, who may be hard pressed to earn double-digit carries now that another option is back in the fold. Even as a flex option in non-PPR formats, Snell looks like a shaky play in Week 15.
Snell carried 16 times for 41 yards and lost a fumble in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday. Since James Conner (shoulder) was forced to leave the game in Week 11, Snell has had 63 carries for 202 yards (3.2 YPC) and one touchdown. Early reports indicate Conner is expected return in Week 15, but if he is unable to play Snell would likely lead the Pittsburgh running attack against a Buffalo defense that has allowed just one rushing touchdown in the last six games.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/14||@New York Giants||17||17.75|
|3 Year Avg||108||426||2||3||23||0||54|