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RB PIT

College: Kentucky | Rookie
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 224 lbs
Birth Date: 2/27/1998
2020 Bye Week: 7

Total Pts: 58.98
Avg Pts: 3.69
Rank: 68 RB

Free Agent

2020 RTSports Outlook

Snell was picked by the Steelers in the fourth round of this year's draft. He has a legit chance to emerge as the top backup for the team. Snell is a different type back than the rest of the Steelers backs. He is a big back that does well in setting up his blocks and finding the hole. He runs with some power and has top vision for the position. Snell lacks some speed for the position, which is a concern.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Snell probably won't get a ton of work in a reserve role but might be worth a late-round speculative add as insurance for James Conner. Look for around 400 total yards and a few scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Every year of his college career at Kentucky Benny Snell Jr. increased all of his numbers. His carries, yards, touchdowns, and receptions all went up in each of his three seasons. He also ran for over 1,000 yards in all three of those seasons, including his freshman year in which he ran for 1,091 yards on 186 carries.On a Kentucky team, who unlike the basketball team does not get the five-star recruits, and playing in the SEC this is quite impressive. Coming into the league, it is going to be a tough road for him to have fantasy relevance. Especially as a rookie in a Steelers offense which generally likes to use a bell cow back. At least for this season that bell cow is likelyJames Conner.Letting LeVeon Bell go in free agency shows the confidence the team has in Conner to take over behind the offensive line which allowed Bell all of his success in his years there. If Conner remains healthy, it is his backfield to own. This will make it difficult for Snell or Jaylen Samuels to have any fantasy impact for your redraft team in 2019. Neither is worth a late-round flier, and the only place Snell is valuable is in dynasty leagues where you can take a chance on a future year break. The kind of break Conner received last season.In those dynasty leagues, Snell is not a bad pick in the third-round of rookie drafts. He is not going to offer a lot this season but if and when his time comes. We have seen he can perform under the lights. At least the closest thing college football has to the NFL. The SEC.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 1
Week 22.30Benny Snell Jr. 23 rushing yds (2.30 pts)
Week 30.60Benny Snell Jr. 6 rushing yds (0.60 pts)
Week 40.10Benny Snell Jr. 1 rushing yd (0.10 pts)
Week 5
Week 69.90Benny Snell Jr. 75 rushing yds (7.50 pts)
Benny Snell Jr. 14 receiving yds (1.40 pts)
Benny Snell Jr. 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 7
Week 81.30Benny Snell Jr. 13 rushing yds (1.30 pts)
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 1211.30Benny Snell Jr. 98 rushing yds (9.80 pts)
Benny Snell Jr. 5 receiving yds (0.50 pts)
Benny Snell Jr. 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 1313.70Benny Snell Jr. 63 rushing yds (6.30 pts)
Benny Snell Jr. 4 receiving yds (0.40 pts)
Benny Snell Jr. 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Benny Snell Jr. 1 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
Playoff Week 13.10Benny Snell Jr. 41 rushing yds (4.10 pts)
Benny Snell Jr. 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 20.10Benny Snell Jr. 1 rushing yd (0.10 pts)
Playoff Week 31.40Benny Snell Jr. 14 rushing yds (1.40 pts)
Player Notes
Dec 29 9:20pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. logged 91 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's loss to the Ravens. With rain soaking M&T Bank Stadium, quarterback Devlin Hodges, who threw just 95 yards, leaned heavily on Snell, who recorded 18 attempts, which was his second-best effort of the year. The 21-year-old had his number called often this season in the absence of the injury-plagued James Conner (shoulder/quadriceps) and finished with 426 yards on the ground, good for second on the team behind Conner, who had 464. With the Steelers having some work to do on both ends of the football, his role for next season is unknown at this time, with more being revealed during this upcoming offseason.

From RotoBaller

Dec 27 2:30pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. may wind up serving as the full-time back if James Conner (quad) is unable to go. Conner has missed practice all week after toting just six carries a week ago, before going down with the injury. However, in Snell's seven carries against the Jets, he rushed for just 14 yards, so a matchup with the Ravens isn't exactly ideal. In his favor, the Ravens are expected to sit defensive tackle Brandon Williams, so if Snell does get the lions share, he could return RB3 numbers if he finds the end zone.

From RotoBaller

Dec 13 3:30pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. will likely return to his role of spelling James Conner (shoulder) does in fact return for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. While Conner is listed as questionable, Snell has done well in place of the injured back who missed three games. However, the rookie will likely take a back seat to Conner as the Steelers typically like to stick with one main back. In a fantasy playoff scenario, it's hard to make a case to start Snell unless Conner doesnt play. If the third-year back does sit out, Snell would need to score a touchdown to be considered an RB3 in most formats.

From RotoBaller

Dec 8 7:50pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. rushed for 41 yards on 16 carries in Sundays win over the Arizona Cardinals. Snell is a week removed from scoring his first NFL touchdown but this wasnt the output expected for the rookie in Week 14. It will be interesting to see if James Conner (shoulder) can return in Week 15, but if he doesnt Snell will have his hands full with the Bills for Sunday Night Football.

From RotoBaller

Dec 6 6:30pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. scored his first career touchdown in last week's win over the Cleveland Browns. Since James Conner (shoulder) is ruled out again, Snell gets a matchup with the Arizona Cardinals Defense that allows 4.2 yards per carry. The Kentucky product should see the lionshare of carries, whereas Jaylen Samuels will see whatever passing down work there is. However, with the Steelers expected to take advantage in this one, the rookie should be able to provide RB2 numbers, especially if he finds pay dirt.

From RotoBaller

Dec 1 5:10pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. took 16 carries for 63 yards and a score, while also catching one pass for four yards in Sundays win over the Cleveland Browns. This is the third game this season where he has earned the bulk of carries on offense and the Kentucky product has performed admirably. While Jaylen Samuels took seven carries, most of them came with him acting as the wildcat quarterback. Snell will continue to be the lead back until James Conner (shoulder) returns to full health. A matchup with the Arizona Cardinals looms large in Week 14 and Snell can be considered a touchdown-dependent RB3 for fantasy.

From RotoBaller

Nov 30 3:50am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. will likely serve as the No. 1 option out of the backfield if James Conner (shoulder), who is listed as doubtful, isn't able to go on Sunday. The 21-year-old played well in place of Conner against the Bengals in Week 12, finishing the day with 98 yards on 21 carries. Jaylen Samuels will likely get some touches but should get most of his production catching passes out of the backfield. Look for Snell to have his number called often against Cleveland in Week 13, especially with rookie Devlin Hodges starting and JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion/knee) unable to play, making him an option with decent upside in all fantasy formats.

From RotoBaller

Nov 24 5:20pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. took 21 carries for 98 yards and he also caught one pass for five yards in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The team gave the rookie the workhorse role with James Conner (shoulder) out, which left Jaylen Samuels for scraps in Week 12. While he still has yet to find the end zone in his first campaign, Snell has shown he has the ability that pushed the Steelers to draft him in the fourth round this year. His usage in Week 13, against the Browns, will depend upon the availability of Conner, following another week of practice.

From RotoBaller

Nov 19 12:30pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he's "excited about the potential return" of rookie running back Benny Snell Jr. (knee) for Week 12 against the Bengals. Snell has missed the last two games and will be evaluated in practice this week. The 21-year-old has 28 rushing attempts for 118 yards in five games this season. He could have a role in the team's backfield if he returns this weekend if James Conner (shoulder) remains sidelined, but Jaylen Samuels would still likely see most of the touches as Pittsburgh's lead back. Snell is only worth stashing in deeper leagues if you own either Conner or Samuels.

From RotoBaller

Oct 31 1:20pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. (knee) underwent surgery to trim the meniscus in his knee, according to a source. It was a minor procedure but is expected to keep him out for two to three weeks. Snell suffered the injury in the Monday night win over the Dolphins. It's a hit to the team's running back depth, especially with James Conner (shoulder) also getting injured on Monday. The good news is that it looks like Jaylen Samuels (knee) will be able to return this Sunday against the Colts, and he could have RB2 upside if Conner is held out or limited at all. Next up on the depth chart would be Trey Edmunds. Snell can be dropped in most leagues with Samuels nearing a return.

From RotoBaller

Oct 29 1:30pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back's James Conner (shoulder) and Benny Snell Jr. (knee) will be limited in practice this week, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Conner suffered an AC joint sprain late in the fourth quarter of Monday's 27-14 win over Miami, whereas Snell went down earlier in the contest. Losing Conner would be a big hit to the offense, after rushing for 145 yards and a score in Week 8. Expect Jaylen Samuels (knee) to become the lead back in Week 9 against the Colts, should either previously mentioned player miss time.

From RotoBaller

Oct 28 11:50pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Benny Snell Jr. rushed for 13 yards on five carries before exiting Monday nights game against the Dolphins with a knee injury, according to Burt Lauten. The Kentucky product got some early work, despite the Steelers trailing Miami for the entire first half. The severity of the injury is unknown, but expect him to be listed as day-to-day until more testing are complete. Snell isnt fantasy relevant except for serving as James Conners handcuff. However, consider that Jaylen Samuels is close to returning and you can likely drop the rookie in all formats.

From RotoBaller

Oct 25 3:50pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Benny Snell Jr. rushed for 75 yards on 17 carries in the team's Week 6 win over the Chargers. His workload could be similar for Monday Night Football, when the team hosts Miami. In a projected blowout, if the Steelers want to run the clock out and save James Conner's legs, Snell would be the go-to back late in the game. While this won't make him fantasy relevant in Week 8, it should give you a reason to roster him, especially if you're a Conner owner.

From RotoBaller

Oct 14 11:00am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers Running back Benny Snell Jr. took 17 carries for 75 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers. This was the largest workload to date for the rookie from Kentucky. While his usage was likely game script dependent, it was interesting to see him out-rush James Conner who totaled just 41 yards, but did score a touchdown. Snell Jr. is still just a stash candidate for the event of a Conner injury, but keep in mind that Jaylen Samuels will be returning in a little over a month. Pittsburgh is on bye for Week 7, so you might be able to scoop up Snell for cheap.

From RotoBaller

Oct 11 5:30pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. will back up James Conner for the near future while Jaylen Samuels (knee) recovers from surgery. With a matchup against the LA Chargers on Sunday night, Snell won't likely get many touches except to rest Conner. However, if you're the Conner owner in your league, it's best to scoop Snell up in the event of an injury to the incumbent. The rookie Snell has been limited in his first year, taking just six carries for 30 yards while only being targeted once in the passing game.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 08-May-2019: PIT - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2022)
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