RB Jaylen Samuels - Pittsburgh Steelers

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

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Week 8: vs Miami Dolphins

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
4 vs CIN 27 10 26 1 8 8.0 57 0 0 15.85
5 vs BAL 15 3 2 0 4 3.0 11 0 0 0.5
6 at LAC 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
8 vs MIA PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

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.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 5 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec)

After receiving 18 touch opportunities in Week 4 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Samuels' usage was pulled in significantly. This may not have been the game plan, but on the first play of the second possession for the Steelers, Samuels sprints out to his right and lobs a pass for James Washington which was intercepted. Samuels did not see another snap from the Wildcat formation until after Mason Rudolph exited the game.

2019 Week 4 vs CIN (10 / 26 / 1 rush, 8 / 8 / 57 / 0 rec)

What a difference a week makes. Samuels went from having a 26% snap share in Week 3 to over 50% snap share in Week 4. Not only was Samuels on the field more often, but the Steelers rolled out the 'WILDCAT'. Samuels was being put in the shotgun for a direct snap and he would read the defense and decide if he would pull the ball down or run it himself. On top of the new Wildcat wrinkle being thrown into the Steelers offense, he also was productive as a runner and as a safety release. Ultimately, there was no highlight play standing out from Samuels performance. The highlight from Samuels' performance was his versatility. Samuels played the slot, was in at running back, and ran plays as a wildcat quarterback. Samuels is the swiss army knife of this offense.

2019 Week 2 vs SEA (3 / 18 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

Involved early to give James Conner a breather, Samuels looked explosive in the open field, reliable in the passing game, strong in pass protection, and able to be a playmaker downfield when the opportunity arises. Samuels notable play of the game will not show up in the box score. As he was being covered by a defender, Samuels worked downfield and went to make a play on the ball in the end zone. The defender did not turn around and Samuels was able to draw a defensive pass interference penalty putting the Steelers in position for their first touchdown of the game. It should be noted if James Conner is dealing with a knee injury which would lead to him missing time, Samuels will likely receive a larger workload. Benny Snell did not receive any additional work after James Conner was injured.

2019 Week 1 vs NE (2 / 4 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Stepping in for Conner, Samuels showed he will be involved in the offense during the entire season. Samuels did not see entire drives until the end of the game, but was used at wide receiver, in two running back sets, and as a fill-in when Conner needed a breather.

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Latest News

Steelers | Week 6 Pittsburgh Steelers inactives (Sun Oct 13, 06:51 PM) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared DL Isaiah Buggs, WR James Washington, LB Mark Barron, FB Roosevelt Nix, QB Mason Rudolph, RB Jaylen Samuels and CB Steven Nelson inactive for Week 6.

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Steelers | Week 6 injury report for Steelers (Fri Oct 11, 04:34 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels (knee), FB Roosevelt Nix (knee), WR James Washington (shoulder) and LB Mark Barron (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and have been ruled out for Week 6. CB Steven Nelson (groin) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. CB Justin Layne (illness), C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury), LB Anthony Chickillo (foot), CB Mike Hilton (foot) and OG Ramon Foster (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Steelers | Thursday practice report for Steelers (Thu Oct 10, 05:33 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels (knee), FB Roosevelt Nix (knee), WR James Washington (shoulder), LB Mark Barron (hamstring) and OG Ramon Foster (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 10. CB Steven Nelson (groin) and CB Mike Hilton (foot) were limited during practice. CB Justin Layne (illness), C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury) and LB Anthony Chickillo (foot) fully participated in practice.

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Steelers | Wednesday practice report for Steelers (Wed Oct 9, 05:16 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels (knee), FB Roosevelt Nix (knee), WR James Washington (shoulder), LB Mark Barron (hamstring), CB Justin Layne (illness) and C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9. CB Steven Nelson (groin) and LB Anthony Chickillo (foot) were limited during practice.

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Schedule

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