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Chris Carson or James Conner

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Expert
Recommendation

78%
Recommended by
102 of 130 experts
22%
Recommended by
28 of 130 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 65% 35%
Top RB Experts86%14%
Top Player Experts80%20%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 18
Best Rank# 8# 11
Worst Rank# 27# 29
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total195.6111.5
Avg Game13.011.2
Avg Projection185.9163.1
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank3010
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Chris CarsonJames Conner
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 h
#12#16
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
2 h
#12#24
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
3 h
#14#17
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
3 h
#15#22
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
3 h
#14#15
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
3 h
#15#19
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
5 h
#15#22
   
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
9 h
#14#18
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
10 h
#16#15
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
11 h
#19#15
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
12 h
#19#16
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
12 h
#15#16
   
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
13 h
#20#15
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
15 h
#16#19
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
16 h
#10#24
   
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
19 h
#21#23
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#17#14
   
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
1 d
#27#16
   
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#20#19
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
1 d
#12#25
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#15#19
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
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#14#17
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
#16#22
   
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
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#17#18
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#15#21
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
1 d
#16#18
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#14#23
   
Dave LoughranD. Loug...
Awesemo
2 d
#14#20
   
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#22#16
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 d
#22#21
   
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#14#18
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#15#16
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
2 d
#16#21
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 d
#13#23
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#14#27
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
#12#16
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#14#20
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
2 d
#16#20
   
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
#14#18
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#15#21
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#14#21
   
Nolan KellyN. Kelly
Awesemo
2 d
#12#18
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 d
#17#20
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#16#19
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
3 d
#13#20
   
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
3 d
#14#17
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#16#11
   
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
3 d
#8#17
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 d
#15#17
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#15#14
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 d
#16#15
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
3 d
#25#18
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#15#17
   
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
3 d
#13#22
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
3 d
#15#14
   
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#14#16
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
4 d
#15#16
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
4 d
#15#21
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
4 d
#15#21
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
4 d
#14#15
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
4 d
#14#20
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#20#28
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
5 d
#15#22
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#22#29
   
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
5 d
#16#20
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
5 d
#15#23
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
5 d
#23#17
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
5 d
#20#27
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#14#16
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
6 d
#15#18
   
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
6 d
#16#11
   
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
6 d
#14#19
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
6 d
#15#20
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
7 d
#15#21
   
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
7 d
#14#19
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 w
#19#20
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
1 w
#20#16
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 w
#15#19
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#14#19
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 w
#13#16
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#19#17
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#17#20
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 w
#14#23
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 w
#11#23
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
1 w
#13#15
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 w
#21#18
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#15#21
   
Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
2 w
#15#18
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#14#22
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
2 w
#20#21
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 w
#17#16
   
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 w
#14#16
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 w
#19#15
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#12#25
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 w
#17#18
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#23#21
   
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#17#18
   
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#20#7
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#14#16
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
3 w
#9#15
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
3 w
#13#24
   
M. Starks PowellM. Star...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#14#21
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#13#15
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 w
#23#15
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 w
#14#21
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
07/15
#20#17
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
07/15
#13#24
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
07/14
#21#25
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
07/14
#19#14
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
07/14
#24#33
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#21#20
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#14#20
   
Jennifer EakinsJ. Eakins
4for4.com
07/03
#15#19
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#15#17
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
07/01
#17#19
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#22#16
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#14#25
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#14#20
   
06/23
#13#16
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
06/29
#13#22
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#16#27
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#14#23
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
1 w
#15#24
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#13#23
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#14#22
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#15#23
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#8#15
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#13#30
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#16#28
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#11#23
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at ATL at NYG
Week 2 vs. NE vs. DEN
Week 3 vs. DAL vs. HOU
Week 4 at MIA at TEN
Week 5 vs. MIN vs. PHI
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. CLE
Week 7 at ARI at BAL
Week 8 vs. SFBYE WEEK
Week 9 at BUF at DAL
Week 10 at LAR vs. CIN
Week 11 vs. ARI at JAC
Week 12 at PHI vs. BAL
Week 13 vs. NYG vs. WAS
Week 14 vs. NYJ at BUF
Week 15 at WAS at CIN
Week 16 vs. LAR vs. IND
Week 17 at SF at CLE
Player Projections Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts245.3204.1
Rush Yards1,098.0869.4
Rush TDs7.86.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions33.440.3
Rec Yards257.7325.4
Rec TDs1.41.9
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points185.9163.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2019 Points 
Week 118.06.5
Week 26.710.5
Week 33.03.7
Week 414.518.5
Week 518.311.5
Week 621.923.9
Week 77.4
Week 815.021.0
Week 911.3
Week 1016.1
Week 111.6
Week 125.7
Week 1316.9
Week 149.1
Week 1525.711.1
Week 166.03.2
Week 17
Player Targets Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2019 Targets 
Week 174
Week 234
Week 314
Week 448
Week 520
Week 647
Week 75
Week 814
Week 93
Week 104
Week 112
Week 124
Week 132
Week 144
Week 1525
Week 1610
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If we knew Carson would be healthy the entire season, he'd be ranked as a top-12 running back. But we don't. There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Seahawks backfield, as Carson is coming off a season-ending hip injury, while Rashaad Penny is recovering from a torn ACL, and they drafted DeeJay Dallas in the fourth round of the draft. You'll want to pay close attention to this backfield as we approach fantasy draft season.If Conner were able to stay on the field, he'd be considered as a top-10 running back in fantasy. Unfortunately, he hasn't done that, and it's led them to draft Jaylen Samuels, Benny Snell, and now Anthony McFarland. While none of them are better than Conner, it's likely we see them take some of the workload away from him in 2020.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
96.9 YPG over past 2 seasons ranks 8th-best among RBs in that span, and he's also chipped in 9 TDs in each campaign - expected to be fully recovered from hip injury by Week 17th among RBs in FAN PPG over past 2 seasons (better than Cook, Henry, Mixon, to name a few), but in a prove-it season health wise - figure he's playing for his future in PIT
Elliot Berkovits
Pack to the Future
The Seahawks backfield is never an easy one to figure out but over the last two seasons, Carson has proven to be the superior back to Rashad Penny. While he will never get a full workload, I expect Carson to see the majority of the work, especially near the goal line.Many people consider 2019 to be a bad season for Conner but before getting hurt, he was averaging over 14 points per game. Now, Ben Roethlisberger is slated to return and the Steelers offense of old could be coming back together. Getting a piece of that in the 3rd-4th round is terrific value.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 If Conner stays healthy this year, he's almost certainly going to be a draft-day bargain. Through Week 7, before his season was derailed by injury, he was on pace for more than 1400 total yards and 14 touchdowns. Mike Tomlin has come out and essentially stated that Conner is going to be a workhorse back, and he may get even more work in the receiving game if Ben Roethlisberger doesn't push it downfield as much as he used to after elbow surgery. In other words, it's just health with Conner. If he has it, he should be no worse than an extremely strong RB2 in half- or full-PPR leagues.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 People are quick to write Conner off, but injuries are the only difference from this season to last where he was being drafted as a first-round pick. In fact, Big-Ben is back, so Conner should have more running lanes than he did last season when he excelled. From weeks 1-8 last season, Conner saw almost 18 touches per game, was sixth among RBs in fantasy points per snap, and forced the second-most missed tackles on receptions. He's also played at least 10 games every year of his career and is an RB1 whenever he's on the field. He's easily worth the third round pick.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Carson is a RB2 coming off a season with 1,496 yards from scrimmage and 9 touchdowns. The only downside was his 7 fumbles. Seattle could be a RBBC this year, but if Carson can hang onto the ball, he is a solid RB2.Conner went from 1,470 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns in 2018 to 715 yards from scrimmage and 7 touchdowns in 2019. The big issue for me is durability, Conner has RB1 talent, but missed 3 games in 2018 and 6 games last year. He has a lot of upside due to his ability, but a lot of downside due to his durability.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Carson is a bit of a question mark for 2020 at this point due to his recovery from a hip injury. While all signs point to him being ready to start week one, we need to be prepared to shift as new news comes out. Right now, drafting Carson at his current ADP is certainly risky.Conner's a dicey pick, but that seems to be built into his ADP right now. If everything goes his way this season, Conner will drastically outperform where he's being drafted right now. However, we just simply don't know at this point whether or not he's going to remain healthy for all 16 games. In fact, I might bet against that happening.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
The Seahawks running back room remains a nightmare for fantasy. There's clearly enormous upside available but it's an annual mess of the fumble master Chris Carson, injury prone Rashaad Penny and now the fun sponge Carlos Hyde. The common fantasy wisdom in these situations is to take the cheapest option but Rashaad Penny looks likely to start the season on IR and Carlos Hyde clearly isn't taking the starting role so it's really Carson that's the only valid option. If Carson gets the volume he enjoyed for most of 2019, he's a non-PPR monster with 20+ carries and 100+ yards most weeks. He's even starting to improve in the receiving game and has legitimate upside as a true workhorse in this elite Seahawks offence. If only the risk wasn't there. I'm taking him late in the 2nd round as a high upside option to pair with a veteran like Leveon Bell or Todd Gurley in the 3rd or 4th.What an awful season 2019 proved to be for those who draft James Conner in the first round of drafts. Big Ben was injured, the offence fell apart, Conner's body fell apart and other backs like Benny Snell, Jaylen Samuels and even Kerrith Whyte (who oddly didn't look too bad) swarmed in. With Ben back, Conner ripped like a flying squirrel and another RB in 4th rounder Anthony McFarland in the mix, 2020 has turned into a real crap shoot. With a 4th round price tag though, Conner might just be worth the risk as an upside gamble returning to a good offence where he should be the lead back.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Hip injury is definitely something to follow-> Actually didn't need surgery for it, is expected to make a full recovery. Meanwhile, there is talk of the PUP list for Rashaad Penny, and bring Marshawn Lynch back, all good news for Chris Carson