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More like Benny SNAIL amirite 

So glad I grabbed this guy before the season started. Conner just can't stay healthy. 

If you believe that then 25% sounds rather low.

41 minutes ago, Mr. Know-It-All said:

I am shooting at 25% as well.  With Malcolm Brown at 20% if I don't get Snell.  My fall back is Kelley - but any of those 3 would be a RB4 so mainly depth.

 

I absolutely get that. My response was to the poster expecting Snell to win the PIT job no matter how injured Connor is.

And the PIT starter would be worth a lot more than 25%...

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Unless Conner gets seriously hurt, Steelers aren't moving on from him. Tomlin tends to be like Pete Carroll with his RBs, lots of loyalty unless you get hurt/start fumbling/do stupid things to cost your team games.

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15 hours ago, The Frankman said:

Unless Conner gets seriously hurt, Steelers aren't moving on from him. Tomlin tends to be like Pete Carroll with his RBs, lots of loyalty unless you get hurt/start fumbling/do stupid things to cost your team games.

I would like to hear from several Steeler fans opinion on that.

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14 hours ago, simsarge said:

Steelers lost both their right guard and tackle Sunday. I would temper expectations for either Snell or Conner. Or any other Steeler skill player. At least short term until we see how the replacements fare.

Well, since one of the "replacements" could be David DeCastro returning...

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The Athletic's Ed Bouchette said Steelers RB Benny Snell could be "used more often" even after RB James Conner recovers from his ankle injury. 

"What Snell did Monday night, if nothing else, made a strong case for being No. 1A and used more often with a healthy Conner. These things also often evolve as the season progresses," Bouchette said. Snell ran 19 times for 113 yards against the Giants on Monday night after Conner exited with an ankle injury. Bouchette said Conner losing his job to Snell in the coming weeks -- healthy or not -- is not out of the question. "If Conner is ineffective when he returns and Snell is clearly better, they’ll make the switch," Bouchette said. Snell should be rostered in all 12-team leagues. The Steelers are 7.5-point home favorites against Denver this week, potentially setting up the offense for a run-heavy approach in positive game script. 

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Sep 17, 2020, 8:23 AM ET

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Tanner9919 said:

yeah thanks for the service time Conner but this is Snell's backfield now. You had the feeling this would happen one way or another, Conner could never stay healthy and here he is in week 1 with an ankle. at some point a franchise needs to move on to the next man up.

 

As an owner of both Snell and Connor I'd say that declaration is a tad premature.

Speaking of Connor, did he practice today?

 

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1 minute ago, kyoun1e said:

As an owner of both Snell and Connor I'd say that declaration is a tad premature.

Speaking of Connor, did he practice today?

 

nope

Tomlin said “they’ll leave the light for him.”

entire right side of the O-line is out for the year?

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Benny Snell rushed three times for five yards in the Steelers' Week 2 win over the Broncos.   

Snell took an abrupt backseat to James Conner on Sunday, relegated to giving Conner a breather a week after rushing 19 times for 113 yards. He's a worthy bench stash in 12-team leagues who won't have much fantasy value as long as Conner is healthy. 

- Rotoworld

 

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Worth picking up Snell as a FA right now?  I can't start him this week, but might Conner be out for next week 13 as well?  After that, I suppose it just matters how Conner is feeling, and if he's fully-recovered from COVID.

 

But...the Steelers have been in air raid mode all season.  Conner hasn't done anything amazing this year, so even if Snell gets to start for a couple weeks, he might not do much anyway.

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Benny Snell rushed 16 times for 60 yards in the Steelers' Week 12 win over the Ravens.

Snell contributing 33 receiving yards by catching 3-of-4 targets is the cherry on top of the cake for Wednesday evening football weirdness, since Snell entered the day with 23 total receiving yards in his career. With James Conner testing positive for COVID-19, Snell might be the clear lead ball carrier for the next two weeks against Washington and the Bills.

Dec 2, 2020, 8:31 PM ET

 

 

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what are people doing this week?  not a great option, but if I knew he were starting, I would still probably have to go with him based on the rest of my sorry-### RB corps at this point.  Anyone with thoughts on figuring out this risk/reward?  It seems like Conner could still come back tomorrow if he was asymptomatic and tests negative again.

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I guess the universe is telling me something as schefter just tweeted:

Steelers' RB James Conner is eligible to come off the Reserve/COVID list on Monday, but it still considered unlikely that he will play against the WFT, per sources. It's looking like another week of Benny Snell Jr.

https://twitter.com/adamschefter/status/1335603966420398081?s=21

 

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1 minute ago, Long Ball Larry said:

what are people doing this week?  not a great option, but if I knew he were starting, I would still probably have to go with him based on the rest of my sorry-### RB corps at this point.  Anyone with thoughts on figuring out this risk/reward?  It seems like Conner could still come back tomorrow if he was asymptomatic and tests negative again.

Benny remains in the conversation with my team. I see Tremblay, Dodds, and Bloom see him as a RB 2. I also have Connors in the IR spot. Other choices include Booker, Gibson, Swift (mostly out), Gore, and Hollywood Brown (return to glory lol). Basically start 3 of these players. I mean if news comes out that Connors is off Covid then research how much each may play. Steeler RB's have been less than stellar lately. That tide can turn at any time. Big Ben has soooo many weapons that he feels he can score by throwing it. RB's can catch one here and there. Yes, I'm a Claypool owner too.

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Just now, Team Smokin' said:

Benny remains in the conversation with my team. I see Tremblay, Dodds, and Bloom see him as a RB 2. I also have Connors in the IR spot. Other choices include Booker, Gibson, Swift (mostly out), Gore, and Hollywood Brown (return to glory lol). Basically start 3 of these players. I mean if news comes out that Connors is off Covid then research how much each may play. Steeler RB's have been less than stellar lately. That tide can turn at any time. Big Ben has soooo many weapons that he feels he can score by throwing it. RB's can catch one here and there. Yes, I'm a Claypool owner too.

If I had booker, I think that I would definitely play him, otherwise just wait til Monday and decide between snell, Conner and gibson.

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1 minute ago, Long Ball Larry said:

If I had booker, I think that I would definitely play him, otherwise just wait til Monday and decide between snell, Conner and gibson.

And too Gore or not too Gore is my question since it's a 1:00 game. Crazy how the 37 year old has climbed in rankings this week. He's in the conversation. Lots of names you wouldn't think are paving the way. 

Booker is in as of right now.

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Benny Snell rushed eight times for five yards in the Steelers' Week 13 loss to Washington.

Snell added two receptions for five yards on three targets. Pittsburgh held a 14-point lead at one point but still chose to keep the air in the football. Then Washington came back and the Steelers had no choice but to continue passing. Snell was given three goal-line carries on a single drive in the second quarter but was unable to punch a single one in. That was his biggest chance to salvage an otherwise dismal night. With James Conner eligible to return to practice this week, Snell can be cut by anyone holding him for stand-alone fantasy value. 

Dec 7, 2020, 8:24 PM ET

 

 

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On 12/6/2020 at 10:37 AM, Long Ball Larry said:

I guess the universe is telling me something as schefter just tweeted:

Steelers' RB James Conner is eligible to come off the Reserve/COVID list on Monday, but it still considered unlikely that he will play against the WFT, per sources. It's looking like another week of Benny Snell Jr.

https://twitter.com/adamschefter/status/1335603966420398081?s=21

 

really wish we hadn't gotten this news...

would have at least salvaged it if he could have scored on one of his 87 goalline tries.  I know the line wasn't doing him any favors, but gosh darn.

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36 minutes ago, Long Ball Larry said:

really wish we hadn't gotten this news...

would have at least salvaged it if he could have scored on one of his 87 goalline tries.  I know the line wasn't doing him any favors, but gosh darn.

Benny Snail is the worst. I'm convinced his existence on this earth is to troll fantasy players. He fails to score over the two weeks he is the starter, having an insane amount of opportunities when he is in our lineups for Connor, but will surely immediately go back to vulturing TDs from Connor next week. 

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Benny Snell rushed 18 times for 84 yards and one touchdown in the Steelers' Week 15 loss to the Bengals.

He also caught 3-of-4 targets for 23 yards, totaling 107 yards and the score on 21 touches with James Conner (quad) out. Snell's stat line looks good, but he continues to look like one of the slowest backs in the league. Stuffed multiple times on third-and-short in this one, Snell put the offense in some bad spots. His fourth-quarter, one-yard touchdown run came after Diontae Johnson drew a DPI call at the goal line. If Conner is unable to go Week 16 against the Colts, Snell will be a volume-dependent RB2 in a tougher matchup.

Dec 21, 2020, 11:36 PM ET

 

 

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The Athletic's Mark Kaboly said it's "hard to imagine" the Steelers going into the 2021 season with Benny Snell atop the team's running back depth chart. 

Kaboly said there remains an "outside shot" the Steelers -- who chose not to re-sign James Conner -- can add a running back in free agency, with options like Leonard Fournette and Duke Johnson still unsigned. However the Pittsburgh backfield evolves in the coming weeks, Kaboly said there's not much chance of Snell starting the season as the team's RB1, despite head coach Mike Tomlin's praise of Snell late in the 2020 season. Snell in two December starts totaled 150 rushing yards and a touchdown on 34 carries, adding six receptions. Pittsburgh has the 24th pick in this spring's NFL Draft. 

SOURCE: The Athletic 

Mar 22, 2021, 8:45 AM ET

 

 

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