Steelers fantasy football sleepers entering the 2020 season
While James Conner has been working like a fiend to get ready for the season, fans shouldn’t forget about Benny Snell. When Conner missed time with injury, it was Snell that came in to start in relief. He ran with a lot of power and looked like a decent power back who could be a starter.
While Conner will be the starter, don’t be surprised if Snell steals some snaps as a rotational player and maybe even in the red zone. Even if Conner remains as the bell cow, his injury history points to Snell getting work as a backup. With all of this on the slate, its surprising to see Snell so low on fantasy depth charts, as he is currently ranked as the 75th fantasy RB option.
Like Washington, Snell will likely not be a weekly starter in fantasy, but if he has to start a few games and steals a couple of TDs as a backup, he could be worth having on the bench. Expect him to log 400-500 yards and four TDs as a backup and spot starter. This will give him around 70 fantasy points on the season, which would make him the 60th ranked RB from last season. He is a must if you draft Conner earlier and could exceed expectations if Conner misses extensive time because of injury.