RB - PIT
Week 13 Outlook
Jaylen Samuel caught one of his two targets for four yards in Sunday’s Week 2 26-21 win against the Broncos.
Samuel did not log a single carry and was targeted twice in Sunday’s win. He is third on RB depth chart behind James Conner and Benny Snell. Samuel is not worth holding onto in any league format.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels carried the ball once for two yards and added a one-yard catch in a 26-16 win over the Giants in Week 1.
Samuels had a quiet day despite James Conner leaving with an ankle injury in the second quarter. The veteran running back is off the radar in all fantasy formats for Week 2's matchup vs. the Broncos.
Ed Bouchette of The Athletic writes that Jaylen Samuels may not make the Steelers' final roster.
James Conner is the locked-in starter in Pittsburgh and the team also has Benny Snell. Additionally, they drafted Anthony McFarland back in April, which puts Samuels' roster spot in jeopardy. We would have an easier time reading this situation if we had preseason games to watch, but alas. There would be several backs worth picking up in the event of a James Conner injury this year.
The Steelers placed Jaylen Samuels on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
This doesn't necessarily mean Samuels tested positive for the virus, but it means he at least came in contact with someone who did. Any missed reps could create an opening for fourth-round rookie Anthony McFarland. James Conner is expected to open the season as Pittsburgh's feature back.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels caught 1-of-2 targets for a 16-yard gain in a 28-10 loss to the Ravens in Week 17.
Samuels didn't receive a carry. The Steelers clearly view him as little more than a third-down back as his work in the running game was scaled back as the season wore on. He finishes the year with 47 receptions.