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Running Back, Arizona Cardinals

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Draft: 2017 Round 3 (41)
College: Pittsburgh
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 233 DOB: 1995-05-05 Age: 27

Season Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 PIT 12 32 144 4.5 0 1 0 0 - 0 14.4 1.2
2018 PIT 13 215 973 4.5 12 71 55 497 9.0 1 225.0 17.3
2019 PIT 10 116 464 4.0 4 38 34 251 7.4 3 113.5 11.4
2020 PIT 13 169 721 4.3 6 43 35 215 6.1 0 129.6 10.0
2021 ARI 15 202 752 3.7 15 39 37 375 10.1 3 220.7 14.7
2022 ARI 9 121 476 3.9 4 35 27 171 6.3 1 94.7 10.5
2022 (Projected) ARI   214 877 4.1 10   47 345 7.3 2 194.2  

2022 Outlook
Depth Chart
Plucked off the scrap heap before last season on a one-year, prove-it deal, Conner went from designated short-yardage/goal-line back to primary ballcarrier when Chase Edmonds got hurt. He handled the role admirably, finishing second to Jonathan Taylor (18) in rushing TDs (15), and was rewarded with a new three-year deal that cements his status as the lead back in Arizona.

For all that, there are still significant questions about Conner's ability to hold up as a bell cow over an entire season -- after five NFL campaigns he's still never appeared in every game in a season and has missed a combined 16 games during that stretch -- as well as a lack of explosiveness. Conner managed just 3.7 yards per carry last year, and he finished below 4.0 in five of his final six games, so his style is more about wearing you down than delivering big plays.

One thing working in Conner's favor is the depth chart, which is light on proven commodities or threats to usurp his touches from week to week. He's a capable receiver as well, which allows him to stay on the field regardless of down and distance. Conner has the whiff of a midrange or low-end RB2, though he carries significant injury risk.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 James Conner
RB2RB2 Keaontay Ingram
RB3RB3 Darrel Williams
RB4RB4 Corey Clement
RB5RB5 Ty'Son Williams
Cardinals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury James Conner likely to play, test during pre-game warmups
Rib injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 6, 7:15 am

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals’ RB James Conner, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a rib injury, is likely to play vs. the Seahawks, but Arizona does want to test him in pre-game warmups, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Conner last played in Week 5 against the Eagles. If he doesn't play today against Seattle, it will be Eno Benjamin getting the bulk of the work. Given Arizona doesn't play until the late-afternoon window, it's going to be difficult for fantasy owners to trust Conner in their lineups if he's active.


Injury James Conner will miss Week 8
Darrel Williams is a game-day decision
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 28, 5:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Kingsbury said RB James Conner will not play Sunday in Minnesota. RB Darrel Williams is a game-day decision. (Darren Urban on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It looks like Eno Benjamin will get most of the work in the backfield for the Cardinals again. Benjamin has had touch counts of 16 and 18 the last two weeks with Conner out. We should expect a similar amount or work this week against the Vikings who are middle of the pack against fantasy running backs this season.


Injury James Conner expected to miss Week 6
Rib injury
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Oct 13, 2:51 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Sources: Cardinals' James Conner expected to miss Seattle game with rib injury, how Arizona is proceeding at running back position: @PFN365 (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is the second rib injury for Conner this season. Expect to see Eno Benjamin get the bulk of the work for the Cardinals against the Seahawks. This is good matchup for Eno against a Seattle defense that's giving up the 6th most fantasy points (PPR) to running backs.


Injury James Conner expected to be OK for Week 3
Suffered ankle injury in Week 2; considered day-to-day
By: Doug Orth | Tue Sep 20, 11:55 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Kingsbury said RB James Conner will be day to day with the ankle injury. (Darren Urban on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Conner mustered only 25 yards on seven carries and 26 yards on two catches before exiting early in the third quarter against the Raiders. Expect the team to take it easy on him in practice this week before giving him the nod in Week 3 against the Rams. Conner is unlikely to have much of a fantasy ceiling in that contest, but the good news is that he has drawn 10 targets in just over five quarters of action. That kind of involvement in the passing game should keep him on the RB2 radar.



2022 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 KC L 21-44 10 26 2.6 1 6 5 29 5.8 0 11.5
2 at LV W 29-23 7 25 3.6 0 4 2 26 13.0 0 5.1
3 LAR L 12-20 13 39 3.0 0 5 3 18 6.0 0 5.7
4 at CAR W 26-16 15 55 3.7 0 3 3 22 7.3 0 7.7
5 PHI L 17-20 9 55 6.1 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 6.3
9 SEA L 21-31 7 45 6.4 0 5 5 19 3.8 0 6.4
10 at LAR W 27-17 21 69 3.3 2 3 3 17 5.7 0 20.6
11 SF L 10-38 14 42 3.0 1 5 2 12 6.0 0 11.4
12 LAC L 24-25 25 120 4.8 0 3 3 20 6.7 1 20.0

2021 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at TEN W 38-13 16 53 3.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 5.3
2 MIN W 34-33 8 26 3.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
3 at JAC W 31-19 11 43 3.9 2 1 1 10 10.0 0 17.3
4 at LAR W 37-20 18 50 2.8 2 2 2 16 8.0 0 18.6
5 SF W 17-10 10 29 2.9 1 1 1 8 8.0 0 9.7
6 at CLE W 37-14 16 71 4.4 0 1 1 0 0.0 0 7.1
7 HOU W 31-5 10 64 6.4 1 0 0 0 - 0 12.4
8 GB L 21-24 5 22 4.4 2 0 0 0 - 0 14.2
9 at SF W 31-17 21 96 4.6 2 5 5 77 15.4 1 35.3
10 CAR L 10-34 10 39 3.9 1 4 3 25 8.3 0 12.4
11 at SEA W 23-13 21 62 3.0 1 6 5 37 7.4 0 15.9
13 at CHI W 33-22 20 75 3.8 0 2 2 36 18.0 1 17.1
14 LAR L 23-30 13 31 2.4 2 9 9 94 10.4 0 24.5
15 at DET L 12-30 8 39 4.9 0 2 2 31 15.5 0 7.0
18 SEA L 30-38 15 52 3.5 1 6 6 41 6.8 1 21.3
WC at LAR L 11-34 4 19 4.8 1 2 1 5 5.0 0 8.4
WC = Wild-Card

2020 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NYG W 26-16 6 9 1.5 0 4 2 8 4.0 0 1.7
2 DEN W 26-21 16 106 6.6 1 2 2 15 7.5 0 18.1
3 HOU W 28-21 18 109 6.1 1 5 4 40 10.0 0 20.9
5 PHI W 38-29 15 44 2.9 1 3 3 19 6.3 0 12.3
6 CLE W 38-7 20 101 5.1 1 1 1 1 1.0 0 16.2
7 at TEN W 27-24 20 82 4.1 0 5 3 29 9.7 0 11.1
8 at BAL W 28-24 15 47 3.1 1 3 3 13 4.3 0 12.0
9 at DAL W 24-19 9 22 2.4 0 2 2 -2 -1.0 0 2.0
10 CIN W 36-10 13 36 2.8 0 2 2 12 6.0 0 4.8
11 at JAC W 27-3 13 89 6.8 0 3 3 10 3.3 0 9.9
14 at BUF L 15-26 10 18 1.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.8
16 IND W 28-24 5 20 4.0 1 5 5 45 9.0 0 12.5
17 at CLE L 22-24 9 37 4.1 0 8 5 25 5.0 0 6.2
WC CLE L 37-48 11 37 3.4 1 5 5 30 6.0 0 12.7
WC = Wild-Card

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