Jaylen Samuels 48 snaps, 11 carries, 7 targets.— Adam Levitan (@adamlevitan) December 10, 2018
Stevan Ridley 8 snaps, 5 carries, 0 targets.
Looking at that stat line tells the majority of the story for you, but it's even more impressive for Samuels. Not only did he have more rushing yards than Ridley (28 to four) as the top carrier for Pittsburgh, he also dominated the passing game with seven catches for 64 yards. Ridley, on the other hand, did nothing as a receiver.
This only becomes a conversation thanks to Ridley's usage as a TD vulture as he was the only one of the two who scored on a short-yardage plunge.
Started Samuels? That's unfortunate. Ridley vultures a touchdown to help the Steelers tie the game up at 7-7.— SportsLine (@SportsLine) December 9, 2018
The Steelers are now -450 in-game.
You still can't trust a vulture. You have no hope with Ridley in PPR formats and can't even expect him to breakout considering he had 40 fewer snaps than Samuel. You can't hope for a goal-line touchdown every week either.
Samuels' ceiling is sky-high compared to that of Ridley.
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