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24 Benny Snell RB

Pittsburgh Steelers

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December 30, 2019 01:20 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell Jr.: Finds end zone in loss to Ravens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 22, 2019 05:04 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell Jr.: Part of timeshare after Conner hurt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 16, 2019 10:44 AM
Steelers' Benny Snell Jr.: Assumes backup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 15, 2019 08:40 AM
Steelers' Benny Snell Jr.: May lose snaps, touches to Conner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 8, 2019 09:36 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell Jr.: Struggles to find running room
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 5, 2019 02:20 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Should head Week 14 backfield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell is expected to work as the Steelers' lead option on the ground Sunday against the Cardinals after James Conner (shoulder) admitted he wouldn't be ready to play in Week 14, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com reports.

While Conner has missed the past two games with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder, Snell has taken a team-leading 37 carries for 161 yards (4.4 YPC) and a touchdown while chipping in two catches for nine yards in back-to-back wins. With Conner out again, expect the status quo to remain in place, making Snell a particularly attractive fantasy option in non-PPR formats. Jaylen Samuels should maintain his usual role as the Steelers' top backfield option on passing downs.

December 2, 2019 01:44 AM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Scores first career touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell ran for 63 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and added a four-yard catch during Sunday's 20-13 win over Cleveland.

Snell put the Steelers up early in the third quarter, shuffling through the line for the one-yard score. The Steelers didn't trail after that. The rookie has been effective when called upon to step in for James Conner, who missed Sunday's game with a shoulder injury. He has topped 85 yards twice in his last four games and, depending on Conner's health, could lead the way against an Arizona defense Sunday that has been terrible against the pass and only so-so against the run this season.

November 29, 2019 07:12 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Likely to lead Week 13 ground game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell is expected to head the Steelers' rushing attack Sunday against the Browns with James Conner (shoulder) listed as doubtful for the contest, Channel 11 News Pittsburgh reports.

After missing three games following arthroscopic knee surgery, Snell returned to action in Week 12 to lead a Conner-less backfield in Pittsburgh's 16-10 win over the Bengals. Snell had only tallied 29 touches in his first seven outings of the season, but the rookie paced the Steelers with 21 carries for 98 yards and contributed a five-yard reception in the victory. That efficient showing on the ground makes Snell the most likely back to lead the team in touches again Week 13, though Jaylen Samuels should see ample work as a pass catcher out of the backfield. Meanwhile, Kerrith Whyte (six carries for 43 yards in Week 12) and Trey Edmunds (two carries for seven yards) could have small roles in the game plan, too.

November 24, 2019 06:08 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Heads backfield vs. Bengals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell carried 21 times for 98 yards and added a five-yard catch during Sunday's 16-10 win over the Bengals.

Snell returned from a knee injury and showed no lingering effects, as he topped 20 carries for the first time in his NFL career. He averaged 4.7 yards per tote against a beatable Cincinnati defense and topped 100 scrimmage yards for the first time as well. Snell appears to be the go-to ball carrier with James Conner (shoulder) sidelined, and he will look to build on this breakout effort next Sunday against the Browns.

November 21, 2019 01:56 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Full practice participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell (knee) practiced without limitations Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Snell was only recently given the 'all clear' for practice, and he's apparently already working at full speed. After missing three games following arthroscopic knee surgery, Snell is in line to suit up for Sunday's divisional clash against the Bengals. With James Conner (shoulder) missing the first practice of the week, the rookie fourth-rounder could have a role in Pittsburgh's backfield committee if the lead option is inactive. Snell has rushed 28 times over seven games, averaging 4.2 yards per tote.

November 19, 2019 12:52 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Cleared to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell (knee) has been cleared to resume practicing this week, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Snell has missed the Steelers' past three games after requiring arthroscopic surgery on his knee, but the rookie looks like he'll have a realistic shot at returning to action Sunday versus Cincinnati. Before the Steelers decide on his status for the game, Snell will likely need to put in a full practice at some point this week. Based on coach Mike Tomlin's comments, Snell will likely be either a limited or full participant Wednesday, when the Steelers hold their first practice of the week.

November 13, 2019 04:04 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Won't play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Browns, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Snell will miss a third consecutive game while he recovers from the procedure he required in late October to trim the meniscus on his knee. With James Conner and Jaylen Samuels both healthy, the rookie fourth-round pick appears set for the third-string role once he's fully recovered. Snell will target a return to the field Week 12 against Cincinnati.

November 12, 2019 04:12 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Held out of practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell (knee) didn't take part in Tuesday's practice, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

On Monday, coach Mike Tomlin relayed his lack of optimism in Snell being able to return Thursday at Cleveland, per Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com. Snell more or less has backed up that sentiment with back-to-back no-shows at practice. Assuming he misses a third consecutive contest, the Steelers nonetheless seem poised to welcome back No. 1 back James Conner (shoulder), so Snell may not have a role when he gets back to full health.

November 11, 2019 03:32 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Looking sketchy for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin said Monday that he's not optimistic Snell (knee) will be available for Thursday's contest against the Browns, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Snell is working to recover from surgery to trim his meniscus performed shortly after the Steelers' Oct. 28 win over Miami. The rookie fourth-round pick was given an estimated recovery timeline of 2-to-3 weeks, and Thursday's contest still falls within the latter range of that period. In the event that Snell is forced to miss a third straight game, Trey Edmunds will once again serve as the No. 3 option in Pittsburgh's backfield.

November 5, 2019 02:40 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Won't play in Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell (knee) has already been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Rams, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.

Shortly after the Steelers' Oct. 28 win over the Dolphins, Snell underwent surgery to trim the meniscus on his injured knee. The recovery timeline for the procedure is estimated at 2-to-3 weeks, so it comes as little surprise that the rookie will be sidelined for a second straight game. Trey Edmunds will continue to operate as the No. 3 option on the depth chart for the duration of Snell's absence.

November 1, 2019 05:32 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Officially out for Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell (knee) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Colts, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Snell's absence comes as little surprise after Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that the rookie underwent a minor procedure to trim his meniscus following Monday's win over the Dolphins. With No. 1 back James Conner (shoulder) listed as doubtful for the Week 9 contest, Jaylen Samuels -- who is returning from a three-week absence of his own after requiring a knee scope -- is positioned to shoulder a huge workload as the Steelers' starter. Trey Edmunds is the other healthy option on the 53-man roster, but he's only logged two offensive snaps across the two games he's played this season.

October 31, 2019 11:52 AM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Likely out 2-to-3 weeks after surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell (knee) recently underwent surgery to trim his meniscus and is expected to be sidelined for 2-to-3 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Snell injured his knee in Monday's win over Miami, finishing the night with 13 yards on five carries across 11 offensive snaps. The Steelers didn't offer much word on the severity of Snell's condition in the aftermath of Monday's game, but his absence from practice Wednesday coupled with the Rapoport report suggests the rookie will likely miss some time. With Snell presumably on track to sit out at least the next two contests, Jaylen Samuels and Trey Edmunds are the only healthy backs left on the roster, as top option James Conner (shoulder) is tending to an AC joint injury that could keep him sidelined Sunday against the Colts.

October 30, 2019 04:20 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Sidelined Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.

Top back James Conner (shoulder) also didn't practice Wednesday, but Jaylen Samuels -- now recovered from a knee scope -- was able to practice fully and has been declared ready to return to action Sunday against the Colts, per Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com. If Snell is able to play Sunday against the Colts, he would work in a complementary role behind Conner (if available) and/or Samuels.

October 29, 2019 12:52 PM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Picks up knee injury Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell sustained a knee injury during Monday's win versus the Dolphins, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

With Jaylen Samuels (knee) sitting out a second straight game Monday, Snell received his second-highest share of the offensive snaps (14 percent) of 2019, turning five carries into 13 yards. In the process, Snell injured his knee, which preceded James Conner's own departure late in the contest. Conner has an AC joint injury, so the status of the entire backfield will be one to watch throughout Week 9 prep. Trey Edmunds is the only healthy running back on the Steelers roster right now.

October 29, 2019 12:36 AM
Steelers' Benny Snell: Manages just 13 yards in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snell ran for 13 yards on five carries in Monday's 27-14 win over the Dolphins.

With Jaylen Samuels (knee) inactive it was all James Conner (150 total yards and a touchdown), leaving Snell to pick-up scraps. Conner was seen with his right shoulder in a sling after the game, which could give Snell an opportunity for a larger role in the coming weeks. Monitor Conner's status, but even if Snell sees more touches fantasy owners should temper their expectations for Week 9 against a Colts defense that allows an average of just 85.6 rushing yards per game, has not allowed an opposing running back to run for more than 88 yards this season, and has yielded just one rushing touchdown to a running back in their last five games.

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Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020PIT0000---0000
2019PIT1321084263.9232319
Total1321084263.9232319
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020PIT0000---00000
2019PIT1323237.7140000
Total1323237.7140000
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020PIT000---00
2019PIT13188.080
Total13188.080
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/224
Birthdate:
2/27/1998
Age:
22
Hometown:
Columbus, OH, USA
School:
Kentucky
NFL Experience:
2
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