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Tagged: Benny Snell (17 Results)

Around the NFL: Najee Harris

There have been several Najee Harris stories this offseason. First there was one about him gaining weight (a large workhorse back gaining weight in the offseason, go figure). Now there's one saying the Steelers are discussing reducing his role. OK.   more »


Around the NFL: Benny Snell

Running backs go quickly in fantasy drafts, so by the fifth or sixth round the starters are gone and you're looking at backups with the potential to be something more. One possibility is Benny Snell in Pittsburgh -- though that doesn't make him a good one.   more »


Mailbag: September 18, 2020

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition: DeAndre Hopkins' big debut. How good is Gardner Minshew? Long-term prospects for Bryce Love and AJ Dillon. And should a Herr macht schnell for Benny Snell? more »



Tomlin to “leave the light on” for injured RB Conner

Pittsburgh running back JAMES CONNER suffered an ankle injury in Monday night’s game against the New York Giants, but head coach Mike Tomlin does not seem overly concerned about his workhorseMore back. Tomlin indicated that the forecast for Conner was favorable, adding that he would “leave the light on” for his star running back. With Conner out, backup BENNY SNELL had a productive outing against the Giants. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Factoid: Benny Snell

To the surprise of absolutely no one, James Conner picked up an ankle injury in Pittsburgh's game against the Giants last night. To the surprise of people drafting Jaylen Samuels or Anthony McFarland all summer, Benny Snell took over and had a really nice game (113 yards).   more »


Mailbag: September 11, 2020

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. Special jumbo-sized kickoff edition. Is Fantasy Index missing the boat on J.K. Dobbins? How much does strength of schedule matter? Do losing teams pass for more yards? What's up with Devonta Freeman? Sleepers, backup running backs, and more. more »


Ian Allan: Sophomore backs

What do we make of running backs who don’t do much as rookies? Darrell Henderson and Damien Harris, for example. Is it time to cut bait on those guys?  more »



Snell has surgery, Conner misses practice

Pittsburgh running back BENNY SNELL underwent surgery to trim his meniscus and is expected to miss two or three weeks. Fellow running back JAMES CONNER is also dealing with a shoulderMore injury and is a question mark for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Fortunately for the Steelers, running back JAYLEN SAMUELS is returning to action after missing the past two games with his own knee issues. Less

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune


Conner, Snell injured on MNF

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Miami Dolphins on Monday night, but running backs JAMES CONNER and BENNY SNELL were both injured in the process. Conner had an MRI on Tuesday onMore his injured shoulder. The Steelers won’t know until later this week if he will be available for Sunday’s game against Indianapolis. Snell suffered a knee injury and was seen on crutches Tuesday afternoon, not a good sign for the Steelers or his fantasy owners. Less

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Factoid: James Conner

James Conner has been a disappointment. He's averaging under 40 rushing yards, not clearing 55 in any game. He's dealt with some injuries along the way. But he's had the bye to rest up, and he's healthy now. And he's matched up with a really bad run defense.   more »



Steelers RB Conner injures knee

Pittsburgh running back JAMES CONNER left Sunday’s game against Seattle due to a knee injury and did not return. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Conner will be evaluated further toMore determine the extent of the injury. If he is to miss any time, the Steelers will likely use some combination of JAYLEN SAMUELS and BENNY SNELL in the backfield. Stay tuned. Less

Source: Sports Illustrated

Around the NFL: Tony Pollard

Tony Pollard has been pretty impressive in Dallas' first two preseason games. If Ezekiel Elliott thought staying away from the team would help his push for a new contract, it's possible he miscalculated. Pollard put up 51 total yards and a touchdown on 6 touches against the Rams last night.   more »



Steelers RB Conner expects similar role in 2019

Despite reports of a possible backfield committee in Pittsburgh this season, Steelers running back JAMES CONNER says that he is preparing for a similar workload to last season. Conner says thatMore he is 100 percent healthy and ready to roll. The Steelers have added rookie BENNY SNELL and pass-catching back JAYLEN SAMUELS is expected to have a role, but it’s clear that Conner is prepared to remain the workhorse in the Pittsburgh backfield. Less


Around the NFL: Pittsburgh running game

James Conner gave an interview recently where he said he expected the Steelers to spread out backfield touches. Jaylen Samuels proved to be a viable backup a year ago, and the Steelers drafted Benny Snell in the fourth round. Cause for concern when drafting Conner? Well...we'll see.   more »


Factoid: Fourth-round running backs

There were some interesting running backs selected in the fourth round this year. Justice Hill (pictured) by Baltimore, Bryce Love by Washington, Benny Snell by Pittsburgh and Tony Pollard by Dallas. If there's an injury or two ahead of them, or they flash in training camp, maybe they make some rookie year noise. But probably not.   more »

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