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Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:05pm
Steelers RB James Conner (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 14. Conner has been ruled out for Week 14, and Mike Tomlin has indicated that the Steelers will use a committee to replace him. That committee should be led by Samuels, who is the only Steeler running back other than Conner to touch the ball in the last two weeks. Stevan Ridley should also get a chance to carry the ball in a change-of-pace capacity. Surprisingly, the Raiders defense limited the Chiefs RBs to 97 total yards and a touchdown last week, but they gave up 184 total yards to Baltimore running backs, 157 total yards to David Johnson and 165 total yards and a touchdown to Melvin Gordon in recent weeks.
Posted by Dale Lolley
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:19pm
Week 14 at Oakland Raiders
When Stevan Ridley stepped in for Le'Veon Bell in last year's regular season finale against Cleveland, he carried the ball 17 times for 80 yards and a touchdown. He still has that capability and should get 10-15 touches this week against the Raiders, who allow 153 yards rushing per game. The Steelers will be trying to establish some kind of rushing attack not just for this week, but for future weeks if Conner's injury lingers. Don't be surprised if Ridley has a strong game. He should be on your radar and potentially on your roster heading into the playoffs.
2018 Strength of Schedule - PIT
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2018 Game Stats
|Per game||3.22||8.89||0.11||0.22||2.76||0.33||2.00||0||0.44||6.00||1.31||1.64||6.78/67.78||10.47% |