In an interview with Dale Lolley, Steelers RB James Conner commended RB Benny Snell Jr. for his Week 1 performance against the Giants. "I thought his performance was good, 100 yards, closing the game out at the end with good, hard running, falling forward," Conner said. "I see a guy who has been constantly improving. It's so cool to see."
Conner was being diplomatic regarding Snell's performance, but Snell did make the Steelers offense well-rounded and looked better than Conner for at least one week. Conner is questionable for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, so it is unknown how involved Snell will be Sunday.
PIT RB Benny Snell Jr. - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 2 vs Broncos
Snell Jr. was forced into action Monday thanks to James Conner leaving Monday's game in the second half with an ankle injury. Snell responded with his first career 100-yard game (113 yards on 19 carries). Snell has seemed to earn himself more work even when Conner is back to full strength. Conner did practice in full Thursday, so the position group has become muddied but Snell currently has the edge at the moment due to Conner's injury concerns. He's our current RB31.