RB Trey Edmunds - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-1, 223Born: 12-30-1994College: MarylandDrafted: ---

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Week 14: at Arizona Cardinals

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. As has been the case for weeks, James Conner's status is unlikely to be known until the weekend. Conner has missed most of the Steelers' past five games with a shoulder injury, though he did seem closer last week. If Conner can't go, rookie Benny Snell should continue to carry the load in this backfield. Snell has taken on 43% of the Steelers' snaps over the past 2 weeks but 65% of the carries, totaling 161 yards at 4.4 per attempt. He's the definition of a plodder, lacking impressive speed or quickness, but he churns out moderate production behind the Steelers' dominant front line. He's posted more rushing efficiency than Conner (3.8 per carry), in fact. They'll get All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey back from suspension this week, which bodes well for the entire stable of backs. The surest thing here is Jaylen Samuels, though with just 34 carries in Conner's absence, he's settled firmly into a third-down role. It will be either Conner or Snell posting hefty rushing volume on Sunday; Friday's injury report will tell the tale. The Cardinals run defense has served as one of 2019's most generous matchups. They've been fairly average from an efficiency standpoint, giving up 4.3 yards per carry, good for 17th in the league. But those numbers have largely been weighted down by a handful of favorable matchups. They've allowed strong rushing lines to a wide variety of runners, from the studs (Christian McCaffrey, Lamar Jackson) to the struggling (Devonta Freeman, Joe Mixon). Linebackers Jordan Hicks and Haason Reddick have served as one of the league's worst duos, routinely missing tackles on the second level. Safety Budda Baker has developed into a run-support star, but he's relied upon way too much by this shaky group. The Steelers will send tons of rushing volume at the Cardinals Sunday, and they project for solid efficiency to boot. Either James Conner or Benny Snell will boast a real shot at 25+ attempts and a 100-yard finish.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
10 vs LAR 21 4 1 0 3 2.0 14 0 0 1.5
11 at CLE 35 3 11 0 3 3.0 27 0 0 3.8
12 at CIN 12 2 7 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.7
13 vs CLE 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
14 at ARI PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 0.0 * * * *
14 at ARI PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Trey Edmunds's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 9 vs IND (12 / 73 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The Steelers are now running a two running back set and whoever is the second running back is doing well. In Week 9, Edmunds got the run and showed some good ability. He did not display agility or overt athleticism or vision. Edmunds showed good play strength and toughness between the tackles. On Edmunds' first run of the game, and his career, he went for 45-yards. The rush went to the right side of the line where there was a gaping hole. Edmunds accelerated well through the line of scrimmage and was able to finish the run strong. While Edmunds filled in admirably for his injured backfield mates, he isn't stealing anyone's job.

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Schedule

14@ Arizona Cardinals
15vs Buffalo Bills
16@ New York Jets
17@ Baltimore Ravens