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.
Posts 12 carries in Week 18
RBPittsburgh Steelers
January 10, 2022
Snell rushed 12 times for 22 yards in Sunday's 16-13 overtime win over the Ravens.
ANALYSIS
The 2019 fourth-rounder recorded double-digit touches for the first time this year after Najee Harris sustained an elbow injury on the team's first drive. However, Snell struggled mightily with efficiency and averaged just 1.8 yards per carry. Harris returned to Sunday's matchup after suffering his injury, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him available for the team's wild-card matchup against Kansas City on Sunday. Snell appeared in all 17 regular-season games this year and rushed 36 times for 98 yards while hauling in two of four targets for 13 yards.
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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.
  • 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
16.7%
 
Positive Run %
83.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
74.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
2.2
 
% Snaps w/Touch
35.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.04
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
0.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
50.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.5
 
% Targeted On Route
7.0%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.23
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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2021 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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18 days ago
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25 days ago
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Backfield Breakdown: Week 16 Recap & Week 17 Sleepers
32 days ago
Boston Scott may be back atop the depth chart after the latest round of injuries in the Philadelphia backfield.
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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Six touches in loss
RBPittsburgh Steelers
December 26, 2021
Snell totaled five carries for 20 yards while securing his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 36-10 loss to Kansas City.
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Musters 13 yards in win
RBPittsburgh Steelers
December 6, 2021
Snell rushed twice for 13 yards in Sunday's 20-19 win over the Ravens.
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Two carries against Bengals
RBPittsburgh Steelers
November 29, 2021
Snell recorded two carries for five yards in Sunday's 41-10 loss to the Bengals.
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Two carries in loss
RBPittsburgh Steelers
November 22, 2021
Snell recorded two carries for seven yards in Sunday's 41-37 loss to the Chargers.
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One carry in tie
RBPittsburgh Steelers
November 16, 2021
Snell recorded one carry for four yards in Sunday's 16-16 tie with the Lions.
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