Jaylen Samuels

Jaylen Samuels

Height: 6' Weight: 225 lbsCollege: North Carolina State

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 21st
Draft Rank (ECR) #160
Best / Worst #82 / #248
ADP #112


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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.

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Jaylen Samuels hauls in seven passes

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels picked up two yards on two carries in his team's 16-13 win over the Bengals in Week 17. He added seven receptions for 40 yards in the game.

Fantasy Impact

With James Conner active, Samuels didn't see a full workload but he stayed involved in the game plan. Samuels didn't do much on the ground but he continued to show that he can be an excellent pass-catcher out of the backfield. He caps off his rookie season with 256 rushing yards, 26 receptions, 199 receiving yards, and three touchdowns.

Matthew Terelle - 28 weeks ago
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #55RB #32RB #7166
Dynasty RB #49RB #36RB #6819
Running Backs#45#43#47#44
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week2074.2
Last 3 Weeks65.70411.3
Season to Date18.301.94.5
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 17vs. CIN2074.2
Week 16@ NO530312.4
Week 15vs. NE1420217.2
Week 14@ OAK28079.2
Strength of Schedule
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Next Game@ NE19th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesSEA, SF, CIN4th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)ARI, BUF, NYJ3rd easiest opponents
Rest of Season--2nd easiest remaining opponents