James Conner

#30 RB / Pittsburgh Steelers / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 233 lb Age: 25 College: Pittsburgh Bye 4

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    Steelers' James Conner: Tops 100 yards

    James Conner rushed 20 times for 101 yards and one touchdown in Week 6 against the Browns. He added one reception for one yard.Conner dominated work out of the backfield and topped 20 carries for the first time this season. He continued to produce with that volume, finding the end zone for the fourth consecutive game and reaching 100 yards on the ground for the third time in his last four contests. Despite the strong performance, Conner didn't provide many breakaway runs, posting double-digit yards on a carry only three times. Even so, he's proven to be the workhorse for the Pittsburgh Steelers and should see plenty of volume again in Week 7 against the Titans.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Finds end zone

    James Conner carried the ball 15 times for 44 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Eagles. He added three receptions for 19 yards.Conner was held in check by the stout Eagles defensive line as 25 of his 44 yards came on a single carry. However, he still found the end zone on a one-yard score early in the third quarter to help salvage his performance. Even after the relatively poor effort, Conner has 350 total yards and three touchdowns through four contests. He should remain heavily involved in the offense as the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Browns in Week 6.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Won't see Titans in Week 4

    James Conner and the Pittsburgh Steelers will not take the field Week 4 against the Titans following additional positive COVID-19 tests within the Tennessee organization, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.The initial plan was to move the game from Sunday to either Monday or Tuesday, but with reports of additional positive tests from another Titans player and personnel member surfacing, the league ultimately decided it would be best to postpone the contest. The Steelers were originally in line for a Week 8 bye, but it remains to be seen if that will stay intact with a new Week 4 bye now on the calendar.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Racks up 149 scrimmage yards

    James Conner carried 18 times for 109 yards and a touchdown while catching four of five targets for 40 additional yards during Sunday's 28-21 win over the Texans.Conner had a rather pedestrian start to the game and watched as Anthony McFarland and Benny Snell took away 14 touches. It appears that was in an effort to keep Conner fresh, as he helped Pittsburgh control the game in the second half and scored the decisive touchdown on a 12-yard run in the fourth quarter. He now piled up 270 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns over his last two games and will look to keep up his excellent production next Sunday against the Titans.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Dominates backfield production

    James Conner carried 16 times for 106 yards and a touchdown while catching both his targets for an additional 15 yards in Sunday's 26-21 win over the Broncos.Conner dealt with an ankle injury throughout the week and was rumored to be in for a timeshare with Benny Snell Jr., but he out-touched his teammate by 14 and scored a two-yard touchdown run to get the scoring started in the first quarter. Given his productivity in the face of adversity this week, Conner figures to dominate the touches again next Sunday against the Texans. Injuries remain a concern, however, so fantasy managers will hope he doesn't feel any lingering effects heading into the contest.

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    Steelers' James Conner: May split carries with Snell

    James Conner is expected to split carries with Benny Snell on Sunday in the Pittsburgh Steelers' game against the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.Though Conner was surprisingly able to avoid an injury designation heading into Week 2 after exiting with a sprained ankle in the season-opening win over the Giants, he may not reclaim the clear lead role out of the backfield that he's enjoyed for much of the past two seasons. While Conner sat out much of the Week 1 win, Snell turned heads with a 19-carry, 113-yard outing, which should earn the latter a more elevated role in Week 2. Coach Mike Tomlin hasn't specified what the distribution of carries between the two might look like, as the Steelers may be inclined to roll with the hot hand as the game goes along. Of the two backs, Conner still probably projects as the better option for Week 2 fantasy lineups, given his superiority to Snell as a pass catcher.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Good to go for Sunday

    James Conner (ankle) practiced in full Friday and doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.Conner emerged from the Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 1 win against the Giants with a mild ankle sprain, and while the issue sidelined him at Wednesday's session, he proceeded to be listed as a full participant both Thursday and Friday. He should serve as the team's top running back this weekend, but coach Mike Tomlin may be convinced to take some of the strain off Conner to preserve him for the long term. As a result, Benny Snell and Jaylen Samuels could be candidates for increased workloads Sunday.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Puts in full practice

    James Conner (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.Though Conner sustained what was believed to be a mild ankle sprain in Monday's win over the Giants, his ability to practice fully three days later still comes as something of a surprise. If Conner is able to repeat that activity level in the Pittsburgh Steelers' final practice of the week Friday, he should be in good shape to play in Sunday's game against the Broncos. Although Conner remains the lead option in the Pittsburgh backfield when healthy and available, Ed Bouchette of The Athletic speculates that backup Benny Snell may have earned himself a larger portion of the snaps/touches after impressing in relief of the injured Conner in Week 1, finishing with 113 yards on 19 carries.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Unable to practice

    James Conner (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.For his part, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com suggests that if he had to "bet on it right now," he would guess that Conner plays Sunday against the Broncos, despite spraining his ankle in the Pittsburgh Steelers' season-opening win over the Giants. If, however, Conner's ankle injury sidelines or limits him Week 2, Benny Snell would be next up for touches out of the Steelers' backfield, with Jaylen Samuels in reserve as the top pass-catching option out of the backfield.

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    Steelers' James Conner: Avoids high-ankle sprain

    James Conner is believed to have avoided a high-ankle sprain in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 26-16 win over the Giants on Monday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.The Steelers will send Conner in for further evaluation Tuesday, but Adam Schefter of ESPN relays that the team is "optimistic for a timely return" from the 25-year-old. Coach Mike Tomlin expressed similar positivity about Conner's situation when he met with the media Tuesday, saying the Steelers would "leave the light on" for the running back to potentially play Week 2 against the Broncos, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. In the event Conner is sidelined this weekend, Benny Snell would presumably step in to start while handling the lion's share of the carries out of the backfield. Snell took advantage of Conner's early exit Monday to rack up 113 yards on 19 totes.