RB Jaylen Samuels - Pittsburgh Steelers

5-11, 223Born: 7-20-1996College: NC StateDrafted: Round 5, pick 0

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Summary

Jaylen Samuels is a fun player to watch. He played multiple positions in college at NC State and brought that versatile skill set to the pros as a rookie in 2018. Samuels didn't get to do much for the Steelers until the last few weeks of the regular season. When James Conner was banged up with an ankle injury, Samuels recorded 142 yards rushing against the New England Patriots in Week 15. In only 226 snaps, Samuels had 256 rushing yards on 56 carries, and he caught 26 passes (on 29 targets) for 199 yards and three touchdowns. Expect the second-year pro to have a chance to increase his role with the team slightly as a runner and perhaps more as a receiving option out of the backfield. Conner is the lead back for the Steelers, but Samuels is a quality backup who could be a handcuff for Fantasy GMs with the roster space. (May 10)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 50, 35, 37, 43, 49, 52, 53, 54, 58, 59
RB Redraft PPR - 52, 36, 36, 42, 43, 47, 52, 52, 54, 54, 59
RB Dynasty - 51, 32, 49, 49, 54, 65, 68

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2018 PIT 15 56 256 0 29 26 199 3
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 93.0 * * 21.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 80.0 * * 28.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 75.0 * * 19.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 72.0 * * 16.7 * * *

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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.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 137
RB: 49
Overall-PPR: 130
RB-PPR: 49

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2019 Schedule

1@ New England Patriots
2vs Seattle Seahawks
3@ San Francisco 49ers
4vs Cincinnati Bengals
5vs Baltimore Ravens
6@ Los Angeles Chargers
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8vs Miami Dolphins
9vs Indianapolis Colts
10vs Los Angeles Rams
11@ Cleveland Browns
12@ Cincinnati Bengals
13vs Cleveland Browns
14@ Arizona Cardinals
15vs Buffalo Bills
16@ New York Jets
17@ Baltimore Ravens