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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: 26

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 13 169 721 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
2021 (Projected) ARI   140 587 4.2 5   17 116 6.8 0 100.3  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
The 2018 season, which saw former Steelers running back James Conner finish as a top-half RB1, seems like a distant memory at this point as Pittsburgh moved on from the veteran this offseason, opting instead to select Najeh Harris in the first round of this year's NFL Draft. Injury and COVID-19 problems have caused Conner to miss 12 games over the past three seasons since becoming the starter in Pittsburgh and he's been banged up enough that he was held to single digit touches in a number of contests aside from the full games he missed. Conner is coming off of a season-ending toe injury which he had surgically repaired this offseason. While the Cardinals do expect him to be fully healthy to start the season, there's no question that they're taking a chance on a player who seems to be damaged goods at this point.

He looks like a value on paper and may end up delivering decent fantasy numbers given his cost, but July ADPs have Conner being selected only about a round later than Edmonds. Conner enthusiasts will point to Arizona signing him as a clear sign that the team isn't fully behind Edmonds, but there's also a very good chance that they're simply looking to add some veteran depth to the running back room. Conner signed a miniscule one-year, $1.75 million deal so there's no serious investment here. If they believed Conner was going to step in and take over the Kenyan Drake role from 2020 then it would seem logical that they'd also want to sign their new starting running back to more of a long-term deal.

Conner isn't likely to end up being the "starter" in Arizona as long as Edmonds is healthy, but the upside is that he could at least take over Drake's role as the goal line back. It's hard to know whether the Cardinals just had supreme confidence in Drake's ability to score at the goal line or if they actually had concerns about Edmonds' lack of ability to get into the end zone. Either way, it's something to keep an eye on and it could end up leading to a nightmare-ish backfield committee situation where neither player is particularly useful on a week-to-week basis.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 James Conner
RB2RB2 Chase Edmonds
RB3RB3 Eno Benjamin
RB4RB4 Jonathan Ward
Cardinals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury James Conner, Chase Edmonds gameday decisions
Edmonds says he's playing
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Jan 13, 1:16 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Listening to Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds just now leads me to believe both he and RB James Conner will be ready to go Monday night against the Rams. Both players have been banged up. (Bob McManaman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Speaking to the media, HC Kliff Kingsbury said Conner (ribs) and Edmonds (ribs, toe) will be gameday decisions but Edmonds said he would be good to go. It's likely Conner will be playing as well but its difficult to tell at this point if he will be limited. Both will be risky Flex plays in the Wildcard Round of the fantasy playoffs.


Injury Chase Edmonds ruled Out for Week 18
Toe, rib injuries for Edmonds
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jan 7, 1:26 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said RB Chase Edmonds (toe/ribs), CB Marco Wilson (shoulder) and DL Jordan Phillips (knee) will not play Sunday vs. Seahawks. (Bob McManaman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Edmonds missed practice all week and will not suit up against Seattle. James Conner has missed the last two games with an ankle injury and was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday. It remains to be seen how much he will play this week. He should not be counted on for a full workload. We may see Jonathan Ward and Eno Benjamin this week.


Injury James Conner a gametime decision
Optimism the RB will play
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Jan 2, 8:00 am

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals view James Conner (heel) as a game-time decision vs. Cowboys but there's optimism the RB will play, per @RapSheet (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Cardinals and Cowboys play late this afternoon so we'll have to wait midway through the early games before we find out Conner's status for certain. Chase Edmonds would be an easy RB1 if Conner sits.


Injury James Conner expects to play in Week 16
RB: Heel injury a pain management issue
By: Doug Orth | Thu Dec 23, 11:55 pm

Arizona Cardinals
James Conner said today that he’s confident he’ll play Saturday against the Colts. He told me it’ll all come down to pain management in his heel. He added that his ankle is fine. (ESPN - Josh Weinfuss)

FFToday's Take: Conner was listed as questionable on the final injury report after failing to practice all week. It sounds as if fantasy managers can plan on Conner playing through the pain, but there is also the distinct possibility Arizona won't know his status for sure until he warms up for Saturday night's showdown against the Colts. If he plays, he will be a dicey RB2 option that comes with the risk of leaving the game at any time. If he sits, Chase Edmonds would likely get enough work to serve as a solid RB2 option.


Injury James Conner expected to play
Chase Edmonds returns
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Dec 18, 11:30 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals’ RB James Conner, listed as questionable for Sunday due to an ankle injury, is expected to play vs. the Lions, per source. Arizona now will have Conner and Chase Edmonds, fresh off IR, available on its DeAndre-Hopkinsless offense. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Edmonds back and Conner less than 100 percent the question is how limited will Conner be against the Lions. He second in rushing TDs (14) behind Jonathan Taylor (17) and has scored 9 TDs in the last seven weeks.


Injury High ankle sprain for Chase Edmonds?
MRI today, could land on IR soon
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Nov 8, 9:56 am

Arizona Cardinals
#AZCardinals RB Chase Edmonds is feared to have suffered a high-ankle sprain, source said, bringing a stint on short-term IR into play if today’s MRI confirms. He hurt his ankle on the 1st play, and high-ankle is worst-case. Generally, these injuries knock players out 4-6 weeks. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like Edmonds is heading for the short-term Injured Reserve. James Conner did damage in Week 9 (21 carries, 96 yds, 2 TDs; 5 catches, 77 yds, 1 TD) with Edmonds out most of the day. Eno Benjamin also saw some action (9 carries, 39 yds). Edmonds owners should plan to be without his services for the near term.



2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today 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
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

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