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FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1

RB PIT

College: North Carolina State | 3 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 7/29/1996
2020 Bye Week: 8

Total Pts: 106.53
Avg Pts: 6.66
Rank: 45 RB

Free Agent

2020 RTSports Outlook

Samuels got a chance to serve as the third-down back for the Steelers and did well in that role, finishing with 47 receptions. He even had a double-digit reception performance in Week 9. He had seven games with three or more receptions. He got double-digit carries twice all year, getting a chance for extended chances because of injury. He did little on the ground, failing to have 35-plus rushing yards in any game. He averaged just 2.7 yards per carry. Samuels proved he is best suited in a pass-catching role, a role he will try to serve again this year. Samuels is still learning the running back position but has made some strides since entering the league. Samuels is a playmaker, so he will get some weekly chances. Samuels catches the ball very well and has good speed for the position. He needs to do a better job of running inside and setting up his blocks.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Samuels might have reached his ceiling last year. He could have a hard time repeating his big reception totals. But even with that said, he could get around 40 catches and 500 total yards. He has a little value as a deep reserve.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels will enter his third year in the league and look to make a more significant impact for his team. After James Conner missed some time in 2019 with various injuries, Samuels got some extra work on an intermittent basis, mostly serving alongside Benny Snell Jr. and doing the bulk of his share catching passes out of the backfield. Overall, his production during the year was sporadic--at best--and his most impactful outing occurred against the Colts in early November when he would catch all 13 of his targets for 73 yards. Heading into 2020, Samuels' outlook isn't promising as Conner, Snell, and the newly drafted Anthony McFarland Jr. will all be looking for touches. He may gain a more prominent role if any of those guys are unable to stay healthy, but he can't be relied on for consistent fantasy output, especially if the foursome are sharing duties from a week-to-week basis throughout the year.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 11.60Jaylen Samuels 4 rushing yds (0.40 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 2 receiving yds (0.20 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 24.10Jaylen Samuels 18 rushing yds (1.80 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 13 receiving yds (1.30 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 3
Week 423.57Jaylen Samuels 31 passing yds (1.24 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 26 rushing yds (2.60 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 57 receiving yds (5.70 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 3 completions (0.03 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 8 receptions (8.00 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 2 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
Week 53.46Jaylen Samuels 4 passing yds (0.16 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 2 rushing yds (0.20 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 11 receiving yds (1.10 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 1 completion (0.01 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 1 incompletion (-0.01 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 920.30Jaylen Samuels 10 rushing yds (1.00 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 73 receiving yds (7.30 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 13 receptions (13.00 pts)
Week 107.00Jaylen Samuels 29 rushing yds (2.90 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 11 receiving yds (1.10 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 1115.50Jaylen Samuels 26 rushing yds (2.60 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 19 receiving yds (1.90 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 3 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 126.20Jaylen Samuels 6 rushing yds (0.60 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 26 receiving yds (2.60 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 137.40Jaylen Samuels 32 rushing yds (3.20 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 22 receiving yds (2.20 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Playoff Week 15.40Jaylen Samuels 16 rushing yds (1.60 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 18 receiving yds (1.80 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Playoff Week 21.50Jaylen Samuels 5 receiving yds (0.50 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 37.90Jaylen Samuels 7 rushing yds (0.70 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 32 receiving yds (3.20 pts)
Jaylen Samuels 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
NFL Week
OppPtsRush
Att
Rush
Yds
Rush
TDs
100
Yds
RecRec
Yds
Rec
TDs
Rec
Tgt
Fum
Lost
2019 Season106.536617510473051571
Week 1@NWE1.60240012020
Week 2SEA4.1031800113010
Week 3@SFO0.00000000000
Week 4CIN23.57102610857080
Week 5BAL3.463200311040
Week 6@LAC0.00000000000
Week 7bye
Week 8MIA0.00000000000
Week 9IND20.308100013730131
Week 10LAR7.00142900311070
Week 11@CLE15.5052600519160
Week 12@CIN6.202600326030
Week 13CLE7.4073200222020
Week 14@ARI5.4071600218020
Week 15BUF1.502-10015010
Week 16@NYJ7.903700432060
Week 17@BAL2.600000116020