Benny Snell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers didn’t get a lot going offensively against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 14. But with James Conner (shoulder) out again Snell operated as the lead back (16 carries for 41 yards with a lost fumble), over Jaylen Samuels (seven carries and two catches).
Conner’s availability can’t be counted on at this point, and even if he does play in Week 15 against the Buffalo Bills or Week 16 against the New York Jets he’ll be a risky fantasy start. Snell may remain a part of the equation, if only a a touchdown-dependent fantasy option.
If Snell is in line for 15-20 carries per game going forward, he’ll be on the flex radar in 12 and 14-team leagues. The upside is not great, but there are worse ways to occupy a bench spot at this stage of the fantasy season.
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