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Benny Snell Jr.

Benny Snell Jr.


Height: 5' 10"Weight: 224 lbsAge: 24College: Kentucky

2022 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #421
Best / Worst #215 / #385

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Benny Snell Jr. sees 12 carries

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. carried the ball 12 times for 22 yards in a 16-13 overtime win over the Ravens in Week 18.

Fantasy Impact

Snell mixed in more than usual as he actually saw one more carry than Najee Harris. The veteran will be back as Harris' backup in 2022.

Matthew Terelle20 weeks ago
Benny Snell Jr. catches one ball

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. caught a seven-yard pass in a 15-10 win over the Browns in Week 8.

Fantasy Impact

Snell has barely seen any work this season as a backup to bell-cow Naje Harris. Snell is only on the fantasy radar as a handcuff in deep leagues.

Matthew Terelle30 weeks ago
Benny Snell Jr. picks up 20 yards

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. carried the ball five times for 20 yards in a 27-19 win over the Broncos in Week 5.

Fantasy Impact

Snell took over for Najee Harris on his team's final drive after Harris was reportedly dealing with cramps. Snell would presumably be Pittsburgh's starter in Week 6 against the Seahawks if Harris is unable to play, making him an interesting waiver option.

Matthew Terelle33 weeks ago
Benny Snell Jr. could be on the hot seat in Pittsburgh

Steelers RB Benny Snell is facing stiff competition for the backup role and could end up a cut candidate in the near future.

Fantasy Impact

Snell was allowed to take the lead back role in Pittsburgh in 2020 with James Conner sidelined with injuries but could never really take advantage. However, with the drafting of Najee Harris and the signing of journeyman Kalen Ballage, Snell aims to prove he's more than "just a guy" heading into training camp. Whether it be Snell or Ballage, the handcuff to Harris will be a valuable insurance policy for fantasy managers in 2021.

Benny Snell Jr. unlikely to remain atop RB depth chart, per beat writer

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Benny Snell Jr., who is currently atop the Steelers depth chart at running back after the team chose not to re-sign James Conner, is unlikely to remain the top back once the season gets underway, per Mark Kaboly of The Athletic.

Fantasy Impact

The Steelers still have a chance to add another back via free agency or draft one in the first or second round of the upcoming draft, which is the more likely scenario of the two. "It’s hard to imagine they will go into the season with Benny Snell Jr. as their No. 1 back, even though he’s been successful when given the opportunity," Kaboly added when referencing Snell Jr. The 23-year-old University of Kentucky product totaled 368 rushing yard on 111 totes with four TD's while adding 10 receptions for 61 yards. He picked up some tough yards for the Steelers in December but the team struggled to get much push last season.

Jon Mathisen1 year ago
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