Jaylen Samuels

Jaylen Samuels Fantasy Stats

Healthy
Height / Weight
5'11" / 225 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
July 20, 1996 (22)
Experience
Rookie
Drafted
2018 / Rd. 5 / Pk. 165 (PIT)
College
None
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Player News

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had good things to say about running back Jaylen Samuels. "I like his arrow, it's continually pointing up. ... He's met that point of the challenge," Tomlin said. Samuels had a season-high five carries for seven yards and also caught three passes for 22 yards and a touchdown when James Conner suffered a concussion last Thursday. With Le'Veon Bell looking likely to sit out the entire season now, Samuels would be the direct handcuff for Conner owners.

yesterday | RotoBaller

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels is turning some heads during the offseason, mostly due to his skills in the passing game. The rookie running back played all over the field in college at North Carolina State, lining up as a running back, wide receiver, and a tight end with the Wolfpack. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin stated that Samuels is "highly evolved in the passing game." His skills as a pass catcher have already drawn him some comparisons to Le'Veon Bell, who will be holding out of Steelers training camp again this season. Samuels could soon unseat second-year back James Conner as the team's main backup at running back.

4 months ago | RotoBaller