Snell logged 19 special-teams snaps during Sunday's 23-16 win over the Bills. Snell failed to see any snaps on offense, as rookie running back Najee Harris was on the field for 100 percent of the team's plays. Though Snell currently sits second on the depth chart, Harris' three-down skill set will likely make it hard for the veteran to see enough action to maintain fantasy relevance.
Snell carried the ball eight times for 28 yards and also recorded one reception on one target for four yards in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers. Snell had not participated in any of the team's preseason contests to this point and also missed significant periods of practice due to a lower body injury. He was the first back on the field for Pittsburgh -- Najee Harris did not play -- and participated on offense at various points in every quarter. The highlight of Snell's performance came midway through the second quarter, when he ripped off a 17-yard run. Snell's inability to stay on the field during training camp has him on the roster bubble, though he could also enter the regular season as the primary backup to Harris.
Snell did not dress for Saturday's preseason game against the Lions, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Snell returned to practice Tuesday and was expected to be active for the contest. It's not clear what caused the change in his status, but it may not bode well for his chances to secure the backup running back role in Pittsburgh.
Snell (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Snell had been working on an exercise bike last week and participated in individual drills recently, but Tuesday's practice marked the first time he received carries. While it's still not clear what injury kept the 23-year-old sidelined, he appears to be over the issue. Expect Snell to be active for Saturday's preseason game against Detroit as he competes for a backup role behind first-round draft pick Najee Harris.
Snell (undisclosed) got in some work on an exercise bike Monday, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. While he's still not ready to practice, this supports the notion that Snell's issue isn't a long-term concern. Once he returns to practice, Snell will look to solidify his backup role behind Pittsburgh's top RB option, rookie Najee Harris. Also competing for slotting in the team's backfield are Anthony McFarland, Jaylen Samuels and Kalen Ballage.
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|2||09/19||Las Vegas Raiders||28||25.00|
|4||10/03||@Green Bay Packers||22||20.00|
|11||11/21||@Los Angeles Chargers||9||9.00|
|16||12/26||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||33.00|
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