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Fantasy Football Debate: Can James Conner Replicate Success in 2019?

Aug 3, 2019

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Every fantasy football draft season, there are players that cause a divide between fantasy football experts and analysts. To get a sense of the most volatile players entering fantasy football drafts, you can check out our Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR) and view the player’s standard deviation. The lower the standard deviation, the more agreement around a player’s ranking. But a high standard deviation means our experts have a high range of expected outcomes.

Since these are the players that tend to make or break fantasy football drafts, we’ve paired our experts and writers — one higher on a player compared to our ECR and one lower — to bring to you a fantasy football player debate.

We’ll kick off the series with a league-winner from a season ago. This rusher took over for an offense that has been one of the few that continues to believe in a bell-cow running back system. However, said player wore down as the 2018 season progressed, and there is talk of more of a timeshare for the team. We’re talking about Steelers running back James Conner.

Conner has an ECR of RB6 in half-PPR scoring formats. Our writer and expert Geoff Lambert (@GeoffLambert77) is higher on Conner, while writer Marc Mathyk (@masterjune70) isn’t as confident in the third-year player entering the 2019 season.

Let’s check out the fantasy football debate for James Conner.

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Fantasy Football Debate: James Conner

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