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Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Draft: 2017 Round 3 (41)
College: Pittsburgh
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 233 DOB: 1995-05-05 Age: 25

Season Stats
FF Today 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 13 169 720 4.3 6 43 35 215 6.1 0 129.5 10.0
2020 (Projected) PIT   220 945 4.3 6   46 346 7.5 2 177.1  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
All the things that came together to help make 2018 a career year for Conner disappeared in 2019. The loss of Roethlisberger, and injuries of his own, resulted in a precipitous drop in not only his statistical totals, but his efficiency as well. In his 2nd season as a starter Connor barely reached 4.0 yards-per-carry, and went for more than 50 rushing yards only twice.

With 9 missed games over the last two seasons, injury questions are going to linger. Can he handle the rigors of being a No.1 back for 16 games? To this point the answer is no. But while the fantasy world may have their doubts, the Steelers don't seem to share that sentiment. Although they have added a running back in every draft over the last few seasons, their only meaningful addition to the backfield in 2020 was change-of-pace, 5th round pick Anthony McFarland Jr. from Maryland.

The Steelers seem determined to roll with a mix of Conner, Samuels, Snell and their new rookie. Therein lies the key to Conner's value. Pittsburgh knows that Conner is the best runner on this team, but his inability to stay healthy means they will be forced to go with a committee approach. More ground and pound than pop and sizzle, Conner needs a high volume of touches to approach RB1 value, and unfortunately I can't see that happening. His 8-83-1 and 7-78-1 receiving lines from last season show me he's still a capable three-down player, but with a crowded corps of specialists behind him limiting the cap on the percentage of his touches, Conner is a low-end RB2 going forward. If Roethlisberger can glue the offense back together and make the passing game a real threat again, Conner will return fantastic value.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 James Conner
RB2RB2 Benny Snell
RB3RB3 Anthony McFarland Jr.
RB4RB4 Jaylen Samuels
RB5FB1 Derek Watt
RB6RB5 Wendell Smallwood
Steelers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury James Conner gets in full practice Wednesday
Quad injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 23, 3:26 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Good news on the Steelers injury report: James Conner (quad) and Kevin Dotson (shoulder) were full participants Wednesday. Not-so-good news: Eric Ebron (back) and Stephon Tuitt (back) didn’t participate. (Brooke Pryor on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Conner missed Week 15 against the Bengals with a quad injury but is scheduled to return this week against the Colts. From Week 9 on, Conner has done next to nothing on the fantasy front and the Colts have only allowed Derrick Henry to run for more than 100 yards against them. Conner is a Flex option at best in Week 16.


Injury James Conner downgraded to Out
Quad injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Dec 21, 4:20 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
RB James Conner has been downgraded to out for tonight’s game against the Bengals. (Steelers on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Conner and the rest of the running game has been a disappointment in 2020 scoring the 2nd fewest fantasy points at the position. We'll likely see a mix of Benny Snell, Anthony McFarland Jr. and Jaylen Samuels but it's hard to excited about any of them even against the Bengals.



2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today 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

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NE L 3-33 10 21 2.1 0 4 4 44 11.0 0 6.5
2 SEA L 26-28 11 33 3.0 1 4 3 12 4.0 0 10.5
3 at SF L 20-24 13 43 3.3 0 4 4 14 3.5 0 5.7
4 CIN W 27-3 10 42 4.2 0 8 8 83 10.4 1 18.5
5 BAL L 23-26 14 55 3.9 1 0 0 0 - 0 11.5
6 at LAC W 24-17 16 41 2.6 1 7 7 78 11.1 1 23.9
8 MIA W 27-14 23 145 6.3 1 4 3 5 1.7 0 21.0
11 at CLE L 7-21 5 10 2.0 0 2 1 6 6.0 0 1.6
15 BUF L 10-17 8 42 5.3 0 5 4 9 2.3 1 11.1
16 at NYJ L 10-16 6 32 5.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.2

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at CLE T 21-21 31 135 4.4 2 6 5 57 11.4 0 31.2
2 KC L 37-42 8 17 2.1 1 5 5 48 9.6 0 12.5
3 at TB W 30-27 15 61 4.1 0 6 5 34 6.8 0 9.5
4 BAL L 14-26 9 19 2.1 0 7 3 25 8.3 0 4.4
5 ATL W 41-17 21 110 5.2 2 4 4 75 18.8 0 30.5
6 at CIN W 28-21 19 111 5.8 2 7 4 18 4.5 0 24.9
8 CLE W 33-18 24 146 6.1 2 6 5 66 13.2 0 33.2
9 at BAL W 23-16 24 107 4.5 0 9 7 56 8.0 1 22.3
10 CAR W 52-21 13 65 5.0 1 1 1 8 8.0 0 13.3
11 at JAC W 20-16 9 25 2.8 0 9 6 24 4.0 0 4.9
12 at DEN L 17-24 13 53 4.1 0 4 4 42 10.5 0 9.5
13 LAC L 30-33 15 60 4.0 2 4 3 14 4.7 0 19.4
17 CIN W 16-13 14 64 4.6 0 3 3 30 10.0 0 9.4

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