Benny Snell
Benny Snell
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Pittsburgh Steelers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.22 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2019.
Finds end zone in loss to Ravens
RBPittsburgh Steelers
December 29, 2019
Snell carried 18 times for 91 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 28-10 win over the Steelers.
ANALYSIS
Snell averaged a healthy 5.1 yards per carry against a tough Ravens front as he topped 90 rushing yards for the second time this season. He ripped off a long gain of 19 yards and followed that up with a four-yard touchdown plunge in the second quarter. Snell totaled just 15 yards on nine carries in the previous two weeks, so this was a nice way to cap off his rookie season with James Conner (quadriceps) missing another game. Snell finished the season second only to Conner with 426 yards rushing on 108 carries with three touchdowns and the 21-year-old acquitted himself nicely at times throughout the campaign which could result in more playing time in 2020 if the team makes an effort to preserve the oft-injured Conner.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Benny Snell's 2019 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.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
15.7%
 
Positive Run %
82.4%
 
% Yds After Contact
72.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.9
 
Rushing TD %
1.9%
 
Touches Per Game
8.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
64.9%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.02
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
0.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.7
 
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2019 Benny Snell Split Stats
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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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102 days ago
Carson Wentz was robbed of his downfield weapons in 2019, but he's looking much better for 2020 after the Eagles added a trio of speedy wideouts during Day 3 of the NFL Draft.
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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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Part of timeshare after Conner hurt
RBPittsburgh Steelers
December 22, 2019
Snell rushed seven times for 14 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets.
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Assumes backup role
RBPittsburgh Steelers
December 16, 2019
Snell had two carries for one yard in Pittsburgh's 17-10 loss to Buffalo on Sunday night.
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May lose snaps, touches to Conner
RBPittsburgh Steelers
December 15, 2019
Snell is expected to split snaps and touches Sunday against the Bills with Jaylen Samuels and James Conner (shoulder), the latter of whom is expected to play, despite being listed as questionable, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Struggles to find running room
RBPittsburgh Steelers
December 8, 2019
Snell carried 16 times for 41 yards and lost a fumble in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday.
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Should head Week 14 backfield
RBPittsburgh Steelers
December 5, 2019
Snell is expected to work as the Steelers' lead option on the ground Sunday against the Cardinals after James Conner (shoulder) admitted he wouldn't be ready to play in Week 14, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com reports.
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