Jaylen Samuels to be starting RB against Oakland

by Blaine Blontz | Steelers Correspondent | Wed, Dec 5th 6:57pm EST

Jaylen Samuels told reporters that he will be the team's starting RB against the Raiders. He added that he'll share time with RB Stevan Ridley. (Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Most expect Samuels to be the leader in this backfield with the injury to James Conner. As such, he's considered an RB2 this weekend in a prime matchup against the Raiders. There is some risk as the plan initially appears to be Ridley and Samuels splitting time, though the Steelers have been one of the few teams to stick with a bell-cow role regardless of who's in the backfield. If Samuels does, in fact, fill that role that was previously occupied by Conner, he'd have immense upside against Oakland.

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