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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: 24
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#6 2 1.07

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 39 34 251 7.4 3 113.5 11.4
2019 (Projected) PIT   242 1,088 4.5 9   55 412 7.5 2 216.0  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
In a longtime keeper league last season I kept Bell, and then kicked myself for "reaching" for Conner in the middle rounds of the draft. I didn't want to get left with my pants down should Bell miss the first few games. Well you know by now how things turned out. Conner went out and set the fantasy world on fire, scoring 13 touchdowns and piling up nearly 1,500 total yards. A late season injury cost him a few games, but savvy fantasy owners might have learned a lot during those missed games.

This might be controversial, especially with Conner being a borderline top-10 pick in early drafts, but I think he is an average player that had the benefit of being a bell-cow on a team with an elite line, scheme, and receiving core. While he showed more wiggle and speed than in his first season, nothing about his running style or play jumps off the page. He benefited greatly from hogging the teams running back snaps (83% of the running back touches went to Connor), and he had the 2nd most goal line carries in the NFL with 13. One of the long standing knocks against Bell was that he was simply a product of the system. It seems possible, as college h-back Jaylen Samuels was able to step right in for Conner late in the season and put up some impressive numbers.

The bottom line here is that Conner remains the RB1 on an offense that has been dominant for the better part of a decade. I just think there was a perfect storm of consequences for Conner to put up the numbers he did last year, and it's going to be very hard for him to repeat his top-10 finish.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 James Conner
RB2RB2 Jaylen Samuels
RB3RB3 Benny Snell
RB4RB4 Trey Edmunds
RB5FB1 Roosevelt Nix
RB6RB5 Tony Brooks-James
RB7RB6 Kerrith Whyte
Steelers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury JuJu Smith-Schuster back at practice Wednesday
Steelers WR on track to play Week 15
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Wed Dec 11, 8:33 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was able to return to practice on Wednesday as a full participant. Although James Conner is still dealing with the shoulder injury he reaggravated in Week 11, he was also able to return as a full participant. Practicing in a limited capacity over the last two weeks, Conner joined Smith-Schuster in making a significant step in returning to the lineup. Running back Jaylen Samuels suffered a groin injury against the Cardinals on Sunday, and his availability for Week 15 is still up in the air. Tight end Vance McDonald is in the NFL’s concussion protocol after leaving last Sunday’s game in the second half and was unable to practice on Wednesday. (SB Nation)

FFToday's Take: JuJU and Conner are the main concerns here, as they'll reduce the value of some of the guys whop have been filling in like James Washington and Diontae Johnson, as well as RB Benny Snell.


Injury JuJu Out, Conner Doubtful for Steelers
Knee injury for Smith-Schuster
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 29, 3:00 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
The Steelers will be without wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster for the second week in a row, and running back James Conner likely won't play, either. Conner was a limited participant in practice on Thursday and Friday, but Smith-Schuster didn't practice at all during the week. He cleared concussion protocol Wednesday but is still dealing with a knee injury that requires a brace. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The Steelers will feature James Washington and Diontae Johnson at receiver with Benny Snell, Jaylen Samuels getting the bulk of the running back work with Trey Edmunds mixing in. It will hard to trust anyone but Washington at receiver with both Samuels and Snell middling Flex options against the Browns.


Injury James Conner gets some work in Thursday
JuJu still out of practice
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 28, 11:30 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Some good and bad on today's Steelers injury report. James Conner got in a limited practice, but still no JuJu Smith-Schuster. A DNP entirely. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

FFToday's Take: This is a bit of an interesting revelation considering Conner told reporters Monday "it'll be a little longer" before he's ready to play. That still may be true, but now it appears he at least has a shot to play in Week 13. Owners would be wise to make other plans though. As for JuJu, he's almost fallen off the fantasy map with multiple changes at quarterback and his injuries. Until Ben Roethlisberger returns next year, it's going to be hard to start any Steelers receiver again.



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 5 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

2017 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 W 21-18 4 11 2.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.1
2 MIN W 26-9 1 9 9.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.9
4 at BAL W 26-9 4 26 6.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
5 JAC L 9-30 3 9 3.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.9
6 at KC W 19-13 2 14 7.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.4
7 CIN W 29-14 3 19 6.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.9
8 at DET W 20-15 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.1
10 at IND W 20-17 1 12 12.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.2
11 TEN W 40-17 5 12 2.4 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.2
13 at CIN W 23-20 3 12 4.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.2
14 BAL W 39-38 2 6 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
15 NE L 24-27 3 13 4.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.3

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