College: Kentucky | Rookie
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 224 lbs
Birth Date: 2/27/1998
Depth Chart: RB1.3
2019 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 2.3
Avg Pts: 1.15
Rank: 82 RB
|Week 2||2.30||Benny Snell Jr. 23 rushing yds (2.30 pts)|
|Week 3||1.20||- projected|
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. rushed eight times for just 12 yards, while also catching two of three targets for 23 yards in Thursday's final preseason game against the Panthers. Snell Jr., the rookie out of Kentucky, has received 28 carries this preseason and has earned just 54 yards. He's more of a bruiser than incumbent backup Jaylen Samuels, but his lack of production in the preseason has to make the team question his readiness for the NFL. Snell Jr. is a solid dynasty option due to Pittsburgh's offensive prowess, but his first taste of the NFL hasn't been as impressive as some other rookies in the league.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. (groin) didn't appear in Sunday night's preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. Snell suffered a groin injury in last week's preseason game against the Chiefs and he did not practice all week. The rookie out of Kentucky has rushed for 42 yards on 20 carries through his first two career NFL games. As a third-round pick, his spot should be safe on the roster, but he won't have much value on the team unless something were to happen to either James Conner or Jaylen Samuels. He is merely a dynasty stash for the time being.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. rushed seven times for 16 yards and caught two passes for five yards in Saturday's 17-7 win over Kansas City. The 2019 fourth-round pick is getting a strong look this preseason as the team knows what to expect from incumbent James Conner and Jaylen Samuels. Snell Jr. is Kentucky's all-time leading rusher so his talent is undeniable, but it might be awhile before he gets a solid workload in Pittsburgh. He has solid dynasty value but can be forgotten about in redraft, unless something were to happen to Conner or Samuels.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. finished with just 26 yards on 13 carries, while hauling in 2 passes for 25 yards in Friday's preseason win over the Buccaneers. Snell didn't have much room to run but seeing him involved in the passing game was encouraging for his fantasy stock. After leading the SEC in rushing last season, the rookie is working to carve out a role in an offense that lost two of its biggest playmakers. Nonetheless, Snell Jr. only carries dynasty value for the time being, but if anything were to happen to James Conner, Snell Jr. would likely see himself thrusted into an early-down role.
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Benny Snell Jr. gained the early favor of head coach Mike Tomlin on Monday. The team runs an annual "backs-on-backers" drill that pits the team's young ball carriers up against the linebacking corps in an effort to test their pass-blocking skills. Snell Jr. made a quick impression with his competitiveness and ability to keep the quarterback safe. While he didn't succeed on every rep, Tomlin continually put the rookie to the test and he met the expectations. Snell Jr. is third in line for touches this season, but being able to pass block is a quick way to earn playing time in games. James Conner and Jaylen Samuels will be in front of him all season, but Snell Jr. will be ready to go if one of them goes down with an injury. For fantasy, his immediate value is in dynasty leagues, while his re-draft value in nonexistent for the time being.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. is entering his rookie season after being selected in the fourth round of this year's draft. The Kentucky product is fresh off a fruitful career in the SEC. He rushed for 1,000 yards in all three seasons, including 1,449 yards and 16 scores in 2018. Snell knows that the NFL is an entirely different game, and after recently finishing the team's mini camp, he is ready to hit the ground running at training camp in late July. "I knew the tempo was going to be faster than it normally is for college ball," the rookie said. Snell is power back who will be fighting with second-year back Jaylen Samuels to backup incumbent James Conner. The rookie doesn't hold any redraft value, but he does warrant some interest in dynasty drafts. If anything were to happen to Conner, Snell would likely become a big part of the Steelers' powerful offense.