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24 Benny Snell RB

Pittsburgh Steelers

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
GPATTYDSAVGTDSFL
161113683.3241

Player Updates

January 4, 2021 11:20 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Totals 10 yards in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell rushed three times for 10 yards in Sunday's 24-22 loss to the Browns.

Coach Mike Tomlin said several weeks ago that he hoped to get Snell more involved in the team's offensive attack, but he's failed to make much of an impact over the past two games. The 2019 fourth-rounder showed some glimpses of promise during his second season in the league, rushing 111 times for 368 yards and four touchdowns while bringing in 10 of his 14 targets for 61 yards. He could have a chance to serve as the lead back for the Steelers next year if James Conner doesn't return to Pittsburgh, but Snell will continue to slot in behind Conner during the team's current playoff run.

December 28, 2020 09:52 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Inefficient against Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell rushed six times for zero yards in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Colts.

Coach Mike Tomlin said during the week that Snell likely would see an increased role for the Steelers going forward, and the 2019 fourth-rounder led the team with six carries against Indianapolis. However, Snell was unable to record any yardage after topping 100 yards from scrimmage Week 15. He also received two carries inside the 5-yard line, but he couldn't reach the end zone. He'll attempt to produce more against the Browns in the regular-season finale.

December 23, 2020 09:32 AM
Steelers' Benny Snell: May have earned increased role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin hinted Tuesday that Snell may continue to have a sizable role in the team's offensive game plan Week 16 against the Colts, even if James Conner (quadriceps) is available for the contest, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports. "You gotta admit Benny was an awesome element in a game that didn't have many," Tomlin said, in reference to Monday's 27-17 loss to the Bengals. "[Snell will] have the opportunity to be impactful [Week 16]."

While Conner was inactive Monday, Snell stepped in as Pittsburgh's lead back and was one of the few bright spots in the disappointing loss, rushing 18 times for 84 yards and a score and catching three of four targets for 23 yards. Though Tomlin is hoping Conner will be back Week 16, the 25-year-old had struggled over his last five outings prior to Monday's absence, averaging 3.5 yards per carry and 3.3 yards per target while finding the end zone only once. Conner's shaky health and poor production of late coupled with Snell's strong outing Monday may result in a timeshare being in place Week 16, an arrangement that would make it difficult to extract fantasy value from either back.

December 21, 2020 11:52 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Fills in admirably on MNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell rushed 18 times for 84 yards and a touchdown while catching three of four targets for 23 yards in Monday's 27-17 loss to Cincinnati.

Snell worked as the lead back for the struggling Steelers rushing attack with James Conner (quadriceps) inactive, and he got a consistent workload even as Pittsburgh surprisingly fell behind 17-0 in the first half. The 2019 fourth-round pick contributed to his team's second-half comeback bid with a 29-yard burst -- one yard short of his career-long run -- to set up a field goal in the third quarter and a one-yard touchdown plunge in the fourth. Conner was reportedly close to suiting up in this one and will likely return in Week 16 against the Colts, bumping Snell back down to a bench role.

December 22, 2020 01:00 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Likely to lead backfield Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell is slated to lead the Steelers backfield Monday at Cincinnati in place of the inactive James Conner (quadriceps), Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

When Snell filled in for Conner back in Weeks 12 and 13, he combined for 65 rushing yards on 24 carries and five catches (on seven targets) for 38 receiving yards. Meanwhile, Jaylen Samuels played in one of those games, turning three touches into 12 yards, with Anthony McFarland notching seven touches for 41 yards in two appearances. Considering the disparity in reps between that duo and Snell, the latter should handle the vast majority of work among Pittsburgh's running backs.

December 21, 2020 05:08 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Looks set for MNF start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell is expected to start Monday's game in Cincinnati, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Steelers have ruled James Conner (quadriceps) out for Monday night's road contest, a move which leaves Snell as the No. 1 option atop the depth chart. Snell stands to handle the bulk of Pittsburgh's carries, while Jaylen Samuels and Anthony McFarland could see increased opportunities through the air.

December 14, 2020 05:20 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Minimal role against Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell recorded three carries for 14 yards in Sunday's 26-15 loss to the Bills.

Snell saw increased work over the last several weeks with James Conner sidelined, but he was on the field for just five offensive snaps Sunday with Conner back on the field. Snell's seven-yard carry was the longest of the game for Pittsburgh, but he was outpaced by both Conner and Jaylen Samuels offensively. As long as Conner remains healthy, the 2019 fourth-rounder likely will maintain a minimal role within the Steelers offense.

December 9, 2020 02:40 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Returns to backup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell will return to a backup role in the Pittsburgh backfield following James Conner's activation from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Snell picked up two starts while Conner was out of the lineup. He had a number of key runs in Pittsburgh's Week 12 win over Baltimore, but Snell took a big step back in Week 13, carrying eight times for five yards in a loss to Washington on Monday. Coming off such an unproductive day against the Football Team, Snell might have to settle for a bit role behind Conner rather than working in a timeshare with Pittsburgh's top back.

December 8, 2020 08:24 AM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Unproductive start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell rushed eight times for five yards and caught two of three targets for five yards in Monday's 23-17 loss to Washington.

Snell failed to take advantage of his opportunity to start in place of James Conner (illness). The tailback was notably stuffed on a couple goal-line carries during the second quarter, narrowly missing out on a touchdown that otherwise would have somewhat salvaged an unproductive outing. However, with next to nothing to show for his effort Monday, it wouldn't be surprising if Snell takes a back seat in Week 14 should Conner be ready to return.

December 6, 2020 10:32 AM
Steelers' Benny Snell: In line to start again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell is slated for another start Monday against Washington with James Conner (illness) unlikely to return to action, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Conner is eligible to be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, but even if he is the fourth-year running back is slated for a second straight DNP. In that scenario, Snell will head the Steelers backfield yet again, which translated to 19 touches for 93 yards from scrimmage this past Wednesday versus the Ravens. Meanwhile, reserve RB Anthony McFarland turned his four touches into 26 total yards.

December 3, 2020 03:00 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Grinds to 93 total yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell carried the ball 16 times for 60 yards and added three receptions for 33 yards Wednesday in the Steelers' 19-14 win over the Ravens.

Snell served as the clear lead back with James Conner (reserve/COVID-19 list) sidelined, claiming 16 of the Steelers' 19 carries on the day. He was regularly met at the line of scrimmage early in the game, but he churned out gains of 10 and 13 yards in the fourth quarter to aid his performance. If Conner isn't activated from the list ahead of the Steelers' Week 13 matchup against Washington on Dec. 7, Snell should be in line for a significant workload once again.

November 28, 2020 05:16 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Set for major role Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell is expected to lead the backfield in Tuesday's game against the Ravens, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

It's still uncertain whether Tuesday's game will actually happen with positive COVID-19 tests in each facility. However, if the game kicks off as planned, Snell should operate as the Steelers' lead back with both James Conner (COVID-19) and Jaylen Samuels (quadriceps) ruled out. That warrants major fantasy upside, although Snell's inefficiencies are a concern. Since taking the lion's share of the work in Week 1, he's been credited with just 2.2 yards per carry over the last eight games, while Conner produced 4.6 YPC in the same offense. Anthony McFarland figures to slot into a change-of-pace role behind Snell.

November 23, 2020 06:00 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Reaches end zone in Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell recorded seven carries for 15 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 27-3 win over the Jaguars.

Snell had consistent work on the goal line to begin the season, but he had limited touches over the past several weeks. However, he was more involved in Sunday's comfortable win, and he found pay dirt for the first time since Week 7 with a one-yard rush late in the second quarter. The 22-year-old has seen inconsistent usage this season, but it was encouraging to see him receive seven touches against the Jaguars.

November 16, 2020 12:56 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Minimal usage once again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell recorded three carries for 12 yards in Sunday's 36-10 win over the Bengals.

Even though the Steelers maintained a considerable lead throughout the second half, Snell saw minimal work once again as the team elected to rely on its starters down the stretch. As a result, the 2019 fourth-rounder was on the field for just four offensive snaps late in the game. Snell was efficient as he averaged 4.0 yards per carry, but he's been mainly relegated to special teams in recent weeks.

November 9, 2020 05:40 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Logs three carries in Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell recorded three carries for one yard in Sunday's 24-19 win over the Cowboys.

Snell saw the least usage of any Steelers running back Sunday as most of his workload came on special teams once again. The 22-year-old saw some goal-line carries earlier in the season, but his role in the offense has greatly diminished in recent weeks as he's logged just five offensive snaps over the past two games.

November 2, 2020 03:40 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: No carries in Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell didn't see any snaps on offense in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Ravens.

Snell was active for Sunday's game and wasn't dealing with any sort of injury leading up to the Week 8 matchup, but he wasn't a factor in the offense as the Steelers leaned heavily on the passing game. The 2019 fourth-rounder had seen some goal-line work over the past several weeks, but he wasn't involved in the game script against Baltimore.

October 26, 2020 02:00 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Scores another TD in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell rushed twice for two yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Titans.

While Snell was on the field for just six of a possible 79 snaps on offense in the Week 7 contest, both of his carries came on the goal line as he found the end zone for a second consecutive week. The 2019 fourth-round pick saw less playing time than Jaylen Samuels (nine snaps), but Snell's workload on the goal line over the past several weeks has propped up his fantasy value.

October 19, 2020 12:48 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Scores TD in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell rushed six times for 17 yards and a TD while also catching his lone target for four yards in Sunday's 38-7 win over the Browns.

Snell's workload has been limited with James Conner fully healthy in recent weeks, but his role has been somewhat consistent as he's touched the ball seven times in each of the Steelers' last three contests. The 22-year-old scored the team's final touchdown in Sunday's blowout win, his first of the season. Snell has seen more work than rookie Anthony McFarland to begin the campaign, but his playing time has been limited while Conner has been on the field.

October 12, 2020 01:00 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Logs seven carries
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell ran for 19 yards on seven carries in Sunday's 38-29 win over Philadelphia.

Snell once again struggled to garner much work in Week 5 and was unable to score on a goal-line carry in the first quarter. Although the 2019 fourth-rounder saw slightly more work (seven carries) than Anthony McFarland (three carries), both running backs have limited fantasy potential as long as starter James Conner remains healthy. Over the past three weeks, Snell has recorded just 35 rushing yards.

September 27, 2020 10:28 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Struggles in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell totaled 11 yards on seven carries in the Steelers' 28-21 Week 3 win over the Texans Sunday.

Snell and rookie Anthony McFarland split carries in a backup role to James Conner, but Snell was unable to get anything going on the ground. His longest run was four yards and he was stuffed on a 1st-and-goal from the one-yard line. Despite an attractive Week 4 matchup against the Titans -- which have allowed 598 rushing yards and three touchdown runs in three games this season -- Snell's fantasy value continues to drop.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultATTYDSTDRECYDSTD
1Mon 09/14@ NYGW 26-16191130000
2Sun 09/20vs DENW 26-213501-40
3Sun 09/27vs HOUW 28-217110000
5Sun 10/11vs PHIW 38-297190000
6Sun 10/18vs CLEW 38-76171140
7Sun 10/25@ TENW 27-24221000
8Sun 11/01@ BALW 28-24000000
9Sun 11/08@ DALW 24-19310000
10Sun 11/15vs CINW 36-103120000
11Sun 11/22@ JACW 27-37151000
12Wed 12/02vs BALW 19-14166003330
13Mon 12/07vs WASL 17-23850250
14Sun 12/13@ BUFL 15-263140000
15Mon 12/21@ CINL 17-27188413230
16Sun 12/27vs INDW 28-24600000
17Sun 01/03@ CLEL 22-243100000
18Sun 01/10vs CLEL 37-482130140
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020PIT1631113683.3304325
2019PIT1321084263.9232319
Total2952197943.6306644
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020PIT16310616.1140003
2019PIT1323237.7140000
Total29513846.5140003
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020PIT1600---00
2019PIT13188.080
Total29188.080
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/224
Birthdate:
02/27/1998
Age:
23
Hometown:
Columbus, OH
School:
Kentucky
NFL Experience:
3
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