Benny Snell
Benny Snell
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Pittsburgh Steelers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Snell had the chance to earn an increased role late in the 2020 season, but he failed to make a significant impact while recording just three more carries than he did in 2019. His 3.3 yards per carry ranked second-worst among running backs with at least 100 carries, and he only totaled 368 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Although James Conner signed with the Cardinals during the offseason, Snell is slated to serve as a backup once again this year after the Steelers drafted Najee Harris in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.22 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2019.
Limited role once again
RBPittsburgh Steelers
September 19, 2021
Snell recorded two carries for one yard in Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Raiders.
ANALYSIS
Snell was utilized exclusively on special teams in last week's season opener, and he saw minimal offensive work in Week 2. Rookie running back Najee Harris played 95 percent of the Steelers' offensive snaps Sunday after he was on the field for every snap last week, so Snell's playing time should remain limited.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Benny Snell's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
50.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
200.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

1119%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Bengals
Sunday, Sep 26th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
86.9
 
Cornerbacks
95.3
 
Safeties
99.8
 
Linebackers
51.4
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Benny Snell's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
224 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.66 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.33 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.07 sec
 
Vertical Jump
29.5 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
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66 days ago
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NFL Draft: Day 1 Fantasy Fallout
150 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Snell was drafted before last season to provide insurance for the oft-injured James Conner, which proved to be advantageous with Conner playing in just 10 games. The rookie finished second to Conner in rushing -- by just 38 yards -- but inconsistent play leaves doubts about his ability to be a three-down workhorse. Along with Jaylen Samuels, a jam-packed backfield grew more crowded with the selection of Anthony McFarland in the fourth round of the draft, which may result in a committee approach that curbs the fantasy production of all involved.
The Kentucky product certainly has the bloodlines to succeed in the NFL. His father, Benjamin Sr., was drafted by the Ravens, though his pro career was spent in NFL Europe and the first iteration of the XFL, while his great-uncle Matt scored the Jets' only TD in their Super Bowl III victory. Snell looks the part of a pro back too and runs with solid patience and power, traits that should make him a good fit for a Steelers offense with a Le'Veon Bell-shaped hole in it. Snell is no Bell, though. A lack of elusiveness limits his ability to chew up yardage after hitting the hole, so his probable future role will be as a short-yardage specialist and red-zone weapon. There might not be many touches available behind James Conner, but Snell could at least challenge Jaylen Samuels for the No. 2 job.
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Doesn't play on offense Week 1
RBPittsburgh Steelers
September 15, 2021
Snell logged 19 special-teams snaps during Sunday's 23-16 win over the Bills.
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Eight carries in preseason debut
RBPittsburgh Steelers
August 27, 2021
Snell carried the ball eight times for 28 yards and also recorded one reception on one target for four yards in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.
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Should play this week
RBPittsburgh Steelers
August 25, 2021
Head coach Mike Tomlin said Snell (lower body) will play in Friday's preseason game against Carolina, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
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Doesn't suit up against Lions
RBPittsburgh Steelers
August 21, 2021
Snell did not dress for Saturday's preseason game against the Lions, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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Returns to practice
RBPittsburgh Steelers
August 18, 2021
Snell (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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