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  Jaylen Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
Jay Ajayi
RB - FA
Jay Ajayi
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 55# 97-
Best Rank# 32# 49-
Worst Rank# 74# 122-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total63.538.4-
Avg Game7.19.6-
Avg Projection78.80.0-
    
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SOS Rank21-
    
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  Jaylen Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
Jay Ajayi
RB - FA
Jay Ajayi
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE 
Week 2 vs. SEA 
Week 3 at SF 
Week 4 vs. CIN 
Week 5 vs. BAL 
Week 6 at LAC 
Week 7BYE WEEK 
Week 8 vs. MIA 
Week 9 vs. IND 
Week 10 vs. LAR 
Week 11 at CLE 
Week 12 at CIN 
Week 13 vs. CLE 
Week 14 at ARI 
Week 15 vs. BUF 
Week 16 at NYJ 
Week 17 at BAL 
  Jaylen Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
Jay Ajayi
RB - FA
Jay Ajayi
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts74.50.0
Rush Yards313.80.0
Rush TDs1.80.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions32.00.0
Rec Yards257.50.0
Rec TDs2.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points78.80.0
   
  Jaylen Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
Jay Ajayi
RB - FA
Jay Ajayi
2018 Points 
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Week 1517.2
Week 1612.4
Week 174.2
  Jaylen Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
Jay Ajayi
RB - FA
Jay Ajayi
2018 Targets 
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  Jaylen Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
Jay Ajayi
RB - FA
Jay Ajayi
Expert 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
There have been conflicting reports out of the Steelers camp about how much they intend to use Samuels. At the end of the day, we're going to know once the preseason begins. We'll be able to see how many first teams snaps he, Conner, and Snell are getting, and from there we can determine the expected split. I'm still of the belief that Conner will get mos of the work, but that doesn't make Samuels a bad pick. We saw last season that he's capable of producing for fantasy if something were to happen to Conner. He's more of a handcuff/flier...but most players in this range are anyways. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The Steelers have talked about sharing the workload in the backfield, and they reinforced that when they drafted Benny Snell in the fourth-round of the NFL Draft. Samuels was never meant to be a 20-plus touch back, but he's likely going to be involved much more, even when James Conner is healthy. The issue is that Snell is a threat to his upside and would likely be the primary back if Conner were to go down with an injury. Because of that, Samuels may be locked into a Chris Thompson/Giovani Bernard type role, which doesn't do much for your fantasy team. Unless we hear he's the primary backup, he's not someone you should roster.