James Conner

#30 RB / Pittsburgh Steelers / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 233 lb Age: 24 College: Pittsburgh Bye 7,18,19,20,21

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Own
97%
Start
35%
RB Rank
22
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    Steelers' James Conner: Still viewed as starter

    Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert still views James Conner (quadriceps) as a starting running back, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "We hope James can regain it," Colbert said. "And, if he's healthy, there's no reason he shouldn't. We don't want to say we don't have a starting running back because we feel we do."Colbert said Conner was a disappointment in 2019 but also acknowledged that the running back was one of the top players at his position the year prior. There were still some flashes of good form last season, namely a four-week stretch from late September to late October in which Conner produced 449 total yards and five touchdowns. His season-end mark of 4.0 yards per carry fell a half-yard shy of his 2019 number, but it was still better than what Benny Snell (3.9 YPC) and Jaylen Samuels (2.7 YPC) managed in the same broken offense. Conner is entering the final season of his rookie contract in 2020, while Snell and Samuels both are signed beyond the upcoming season. There hasn't been any substantiative update on the quad injury that prevented Conner from playing Week 17.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Not playing Week 17

    Pittsburgh has ruled James Conner (quadriceps) out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Missi Matthews of the Pittsburgh Steelers' official site reports.With Pittsburgh needing some help in Week 17 to punch its ticket to the postseason, Conner's 2019 campaign may well be over after he experienced another setback on the health front coming out of last Sunday's loss to the Jets. He'll be sidelined for the sixth time this season in the regular-season finale, likely leaving Benny Snell, Kerrith Whyte and Jaylen Samuels to take on most of the snaps and touches out of the backfield. Conner concludes the regular season with 715 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns across 10 games.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Misses practice Thursday

    James Conner (quad) didn't practice Thursday.With Conner listed as a non-participant for second straight day, his status for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Ravens remains murky. If he's ruled out for the contest, Benny Snell, Jaylen Samuels and Kerrith Whyte would be in line to combine to handle the Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 17 rushing duties.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Sidelined Wednesday

    James Conner (quadriceps) didn't practice Wednesday.More news on the running back's status will arrive Thursday, but coach Mike Tomlin previously noted that Conner's Week 17 availability "is very much in question." If Conner is limited Sunday against the Ravens or withheld from action entirely, Benny Snell, Jaylen Samuels and Kerrith Whyte would handle added work out of the Pittsburgh Steelers' backfield.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Status up in air for season finale

    Coach Mike Tomlin called James Conner's (quadriceps) status for Week 17 at Baltimore "very much in question," Missi Matthews of the Pittsburgh Steelers' official site reports.Conner has been unable to avoid the injury bug this season. At the moment, he's tending to a quad issue that he sustained on his final carry of Week 16, per Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com. While the results of an MRI haven't been released, Tomlin's comments aren't exactly encouraging for Conner's availability for the season finale. If he misses his sixth game of the campaign Sunday, Benny Snell Jr. and Jaylen Samuels would be in line for more prominent roles.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Gets quad checked out

    James Conner underwent an MRI to assess the quad injury he sustained on his final carry in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.For now, Conner's status for this weekend's regular-season finale against the Ravens is unclear. If he's unable to go or limited, Benny Snell, Jaylen Samuels and Kerrith Whyte would handle the Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 17 backfield duties.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Exits game with thigh injury

    James Conner was forced of Sunday's game against the Jets with a thigh injury.Prior to his exit from the contest, Conner carried six times for 32 yards. In his absence, Benny Snell, Jaylen Samuels and Kerrith Whyte are on hand to handle the Pittsburgh Steelers' backfield duties.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Resumes lead back role

    James Conner (shoulder) rushed eight times for 42 yards and caught four passes (five targets) for nine yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Bills.Eight rushes may suggest that the team was taking it easy on their lead back in his first week back in action, but those eight carries led the backfield by a decent margin (the next-highest total was two carries). The Pittsburgh Steelers simply could not do much against Buffalo's tough defense, and this resulted in few opportunities for all of the team's skill players. Expect Conner to get more involved in an easier matchup against the Jets on Sunday.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Returns to action Sunday night

    James Conner (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Bills, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.Conner, who began the 2019 season as the Pittsburgh Steelers' clear lead back, will thus see his first game action since Week 11, though it is unclear how large of a workload he'll see in his return to the team's backfield. With that in mind, look for Benny Snell and Jaylen Samuels -- both of whom have been filling in for Conner -- to remain in the mix in Week 15. The potential committee arrangement makes all three backs hit-or-miss fantasy options Sunday night.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Likely to share load in Week 15

    James Conner (shoulder), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills but is expected to play, will likely split snaps and touches with Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell in his return to the lineup, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.Though Conner logged full practices Wednesday through Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers are apparently inclined to ease him back into the mix after he sat out five of the team's last six games due to an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder. Snell has emerged as the lead option on the ground of late, but he'll likely notice at least a slight downturn in his carry count with Conner back in the fold after toting the ball no fewer than 16 times in any of the past three weeks. Samuels, meanwhile, profiles as the Steelers' top pass-catching option out of the backfield. If Pittsburgh does in fact go with a three-headed timeshare at running back, it could be difficult to extract fantasy value from any of the three against a tough Buffalo defense.