RB Jaylen Samuels - Pittsburgh Steelers

5-11, 223Born: 7-20-1996College: NC StateDrafted: Round 5, pick 165 (2018)

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Summary

Jaylen Samuels is one of the most versatile players in all of football. He's a jack-of-all-trades as a running back and can be used as a slot receiver or gadget quarterback if called upon. The Steelers don't seem to have a clue how to use Samuels properly and he seems to be miscast at times in that offense. His 2.7 yards per carry in 2019 is not indicative of the kind of runner he can be if used properly. The Steelers did feature him as a receiver at least, targeting Samuels 57 times in 2019 and he came down with 47 grabs for 305 yards and one touchdown. With the return of Ben Roethlisberger we'll see if the Steelers figure out how to best use Samuels and expand his role in the passing game. (May 18)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Dynasty - 88, 65

Stats and Projections

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2018 PIT 15 56 256 0 29 26 199 3
2019 PIT 13 66 175 1 57 47 305 1 1
2020 PIT 5 3 * * 5 2 * * *
2020 PROJ-Dodds 14.8 25.0 * * 7.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 14.0 42.0 * * 18.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 14.0 25.0 * * 24.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 42.0 * * 31.1 * * *
2020 PROJ-Consensus 14.6 33.5 * * 17.0 * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 267
RB: 74
Overall-PPR: 266
RB-PPR: 77

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Latest News

Steelers | Pittsburgh's Friday practice report (Fri Nov 27, 06:44 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels (quad) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 27. CB Joe Haden (knee) was limited. QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury, quad), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (foot), LB Jayrone Elliott (illness), C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury), OG David DeCastro (non-injury), OT Alejandro Villanueva (non-injury), TE Eric Ebron (non-injury), DE Stephon Tuitt (non-injury), DE Tyson Alualu (non-injury), DT Cameron Heyward (non-injury, ankle) and LB Vince Williams (non-injury) practiced in full. Pittsburgh did not practice Friday, so the report is an estimation.

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Steelers | Thursday's practice report for Pittsburgh (Thu Nov 26, 05:11 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB Trey Edmunds (hamstring) and RB Jaylen Samuels (quad) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 26. CB Joe Haden (knee) was limited. QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury, quad), JuJu Smith-Schuster (foot), LB Jayrone Elliott (illness), C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury), OG David DeCastro (non-injury), OT Alejandro Villanueva (non-injury), TE Eric Ebron (non-injury), DE Stephon Tuitt (non-injury), DE Tyson Alualu (non-injury), DT Cameron Heyward (non-injury, ankle) and LB Vince Williams (non-injury) practiced in full.

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Steelers | Wednesday practice report for Steelers (Wed Nov 25, 04:22 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB Trey Edmunds (hamstring) and RB Jaylen Samuels (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25. CB Joe Haden (knee) was limited during practice. LB Jayrone Elliott (illness), C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury), OG David DeCastro (non-injury), OT Alejandro Villanueva (non-injury), DE Stephon Tuitt (non-injury), DT Tyson Alualu (non-injury), DE Cameron Heyward (ankle) and LB Vince Williams (non-injury) fully participated in practice.

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Steelers | Pittsburgh's Tuesday practice report (Tue Nov 24, 05:48 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers CB Joe Haden (knee), RB Trey Edmunds (hamstring), RB Jaylen Samuels (quad), C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury) and OG David DeCastro (non-injury) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Nov. 24. QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury, quad), DT Cameron Heyward (non-injury, ankle) and WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (foot) were limited. LB Jayrone Elliott (illness), OT Alejandro Villanueva (non-injury), TE Zach Gentry (knee), TE Eric Ebron (non-injury), DE Stephon Tuitt (non-injury), DE Tyson Alualu (non-injury) and LB Vince Williams (non-injury) practiced in full.

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Steelers | Monday practice report for Steelers (Mon Nov 23, 07:35 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers CB Joe Haden (knee), RB Trey Edmunds (hamstring), RB Jaylen Samuels (quadriceps), LB Jayrone Elliott (illness), C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury), OG David DeCastro (non-injury), OT Alejandro Villanueva (non-injury), TE Zach Gentry (knee), DE Stephon Tuitt (non-injury), DT Tyson Alualu (non-injury), DT Cameron Heyward (non-injury) and LB Vince Williams (non-injury) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 23. The Steelers did not hold a practice Monday, so the practice report is an estimation.

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