Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels is expected to play a big role in the team's passing game this season, according to The Athletic's Mark Kaboly. "The Steelers have been so enamored with his route-running ability that a good chunk of their post-Antonio Brown offense has been modified to incorporate Samuels’ best skills: running routes, catching footballs and creating mismatches," Kaboly writes. Samuels racked up 195 receptions over his final 3 seasons at North Carolina State and then posted a 26-199-3 receiving line on 29 targets as a rookie. He ranked 14th in Pro Football Focus' receiving grades among 62 RBs with 20+ targets last season. Antonio Brown leaves behind 168 targets from a year ago, and it sounds like Samuels is in line to soak up a bunch of those. He has a shot at RB3 value in PPR leagues -- even behind a healthy James Conner.

Recent Shark Bites

Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels (knee) is "ready to go" for Week 9, HC Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. Samuels was a full-go in practice all last week before being ruled inactive for Monday night's game against Miami. His return comes at a good time after RBs James Conner (shoulder) and Benny Snell (knee) both left the Dolphins game with injuries. Conner reportedly has a shot to play against the Colts this weekend. But Samuels should be owned in all fantasy leagues at this point.

Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels is inactive for tonight's game against the Dolphins. He entered the night questionable after returning to full practices all week. But Samuels is just 3 weeks removed from arthroscopic knee surgery. It's undoubtedly a good thing Pittsburgh decided to rest him at least another week rather than push Samuels back for a game in which the offense shouldn't need him. Samuels' absence keeps Benny Snell in the #2 RB role.

Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels in questionable for Monday night's game against the Dolphins but appears likely to play. He told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he's "real close" to 100% and put in full practices all week. Samuels seems likely to play, though it'll be risky to wait on him unless you have another Monday night play to sub in. The matchup with Miami does add some sleeper appeal.

Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels (knee) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice. He's seemingly ready to return for Monday night's game against the Dolphins just 3 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Samuels should slide back in as Pittsburgh's #2 RB and is on the RB3/Flex radar vs. Miami's 31st-ranked RB defense.

Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Monday and is expected to be sidelined for a month, HC Mike Tomlin said. That makes Samuels droppable outside of deep fantasy leagues. His absence leaves rookie Benny Snell as Pittsburgh's #2 RB but should really lock James Conner into a workhorse role.

Recent Featured Analysis

Read All Analysis
Premium Content DFS Showdown Tips: Chiefs-Chargers

Monday night's game should bring plenty of offense. So how do we decide which guys to use?

12 hours ago Read More
Premium Content Week 12 IDP Free Agent Focus

If you didn't pick up Maxx Crosby before Sunday, then you might be too late.

23 hours ago Read More
Premium Content Week 12 Free Agent Focus

Deebo Samuel blew up against the Cardinals, even with Emmanuel Sanders active. He's a must-add where available.

8:11pm EST 11/17/19 Read More
Premium Content DFS Showdown Tips: Bears-Rams

Offense might be hard to come by in the Sunday night matchup for Week 11.

4:11pm EST 11/17/19 Read More
Premium Content Week 11 FanDuel Picks

Tournament targets and cash-game plays for Week 11 on FanDuel.

7:11am EST 11/16/19 Read More
DFS Podcast: Week 11 DraftKings 11-15-19

Drew Brees looks to bounce back at Tampa. High-powered offenses square off in Baltimore. And injuries just might produce "lock" plays at RB and WR.

8:11pm EST 11/15/19 Read More
DFS Podcast: Week 11 FanDuel 11-15-19

How expensive should you go at QB this week and what have injuries done to the RB pool?

4:11pm EST 11/15/19 Read More

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Download on Google Play