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 Redraft - 67, 55, 55
RB Redraft PPR - 63, 38, 54, 54, 57
RB Dynasty - 71, 58, 60, 66, 68, 72, 75

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2018 PIT 15 56 256 0 29 26 199 3
2019 PIT 13 66 175 1 57 47 305 1 1
2020 PROJ-Dodds 14.8 37.0 * * 25.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 14.0 50.0 * * 20.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 14.0 25.0 * * 30.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 40.0 * * 28.3 * * *
2020 PROJ-Consensus 14.6 40.2 * * 24.5 * * *

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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: 236
RB: 68
Overall-PPR: 227
RB-PPR: 65

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Latest News

Steelers | Jaylen Samuels placed on COVID list (Sun Aug 2, 01:41 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, Aug. 2.

Our View: The COVID-19 list is designated for players who test positive for the virus or have been in contact with someone who has the virus. Samuels is a jack-of-all-trades at the running back position and was no.2 on the Steelers last year with 47 receptions. If used properly, Samuels can be more efficient as a runner and make more plays as a receiver. The Steelers added Anthony McFarland (Maryland) in the 2020 NFL draft and the rookie could cut into Samuels role behind starter James Conner.
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2020 Schedule

1@ New York Giants
2vs Denver Broncos
3vs Houston Texans
4@ Tennessee Titans
5vs Philadelphia Eagles
6vs Cleveland Browns
7@ Baltimore Ravens
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9@ Dallas Cowboys
10vs Cincinnati Bengals
11@ Jacksonville Jaguars
12vs Baltimore Ravens
13vs Washington Football Team
14@ Buffalo Bills
15@ Cincinnati Bengals
16vs Indianapolis Colts
17@ Cleveland Browns