Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels said he focused on speed this offseason, which he says will help "be more decisive in and out of my cuts as a pure runner." Did he get faster? "I believe I got faster," he said. "I can get in and out of my cuts a little bit better."
Pittsburgh has used a bell-cow approach to their backfield for years now, but there has been talk (from James Conner himself) of spreading the touches around in 2019. Jaylen Samuels filled in nicely for Conner at the end of last season and is the favorite to gain some of the work, particularly on passing downs. For now, Samuels is a great handcuff or late-round grab in best-ball leagues and is projected as RB48 in 4for4's rankings.