Benny Snell Fantasy Outlook Rises With Uncertainty Surrounding James Conner Injury for Week 14

Max Staley
Benny Snell ran for 98 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Benny Snell ran for 98 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

With James Conner sidelined, Benny Snell Jr. has served as the Pittsburgh Steelers' lead back – and he's done an excellent job. Over the last two weeks, Snell has averaged 80.5 rushing yards on 18.5 carries per game.

It looks like Snell will have at least one more week of fantasy relevancy, as it doesn't look like Conner will be able to suit up in Week 14.

While this is a tough break for Conner owners, it does make Snell a valuable asset in the first week of the fantasy playoffs, thanks to a great matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

Arizona has allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing RBs (in both standard and PPR scoring), and the Cardinals have the league's fourth-worst defense, per Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics.

Snell is available in 35 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, and fantasy owners should rush to add him, as he can be a true difference maker in the fantasy playoffs.

If Conner is ultimately able to suit up, we have him at RB12 in our Week 14 fantasy football PPR rankings. However, assuming Conner's health continues to trend in this direction, Snell will likely shoot up these rankings.

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