Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the injury is "more significant" than the team originally thought. Tomlin classified the injury as a lower leg contusion after last week's 33-30 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Steelers will roll into Oakland with rookie Samuels, veteran Ridley and Edmunds, who was promoted from the practice squad for depth. This week's practices will determine how Tomlin distributes the workload, the story said. Tomlin is claiming the team will use a committee approach, but was quoted in the story as saying Samuels has been "on the rise" in recent weeks. Samuels is looking like a must-add off the wire this week, especially with the possibility Conner misses multiple weeks.
PIT RB Stevan Ridley - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook
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.