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  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
 
 
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Best Rank# 3# 4-
Worst Rank# 18# 17-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total225.0200.4-
Avg Game17.314.3-
Avg Projection212.3202.8-
    
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  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE at SEA
Week 2 vs. SEA vs. SF
Week 3 at SF at BUF
Week 4 vs. CIN at PIT
Week 5 vs. BAL vs. ARI
Week 6 at LAC at BAL
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. JAC
Week 8 vs. MIA at LAR
Week 9 vs. INDBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. LAR vs. BAL
Week 11 at CLE at OAK
Week 12 at CIN vs. PIT
Week 13 vs. CLE vs. NYJ
Week 14 at ARI at CLE
Week 15 vs. BUF vs. NE
Week 16 at NYJ at MIA
Week 17 at BAL vs. CLE
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts233.7253.3
Rush Yards1,039.61,172.4
Rush TDs9.68.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions55.342.9
Rec Yards449.1317.0
Rec TDs1.61.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points212.3202.8
   
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
2018 Points 
Week 129.220.9
Week 214.58.7
Week 39.5
Week 46.4
Week 530.517.5
Week 624.914.4
Week 75.1
Week 833.225.8
Week 922.3
Week 1013.38.5
Week 114.911.2
Week 127.515.5
Week 1319.49.5
Week 1419.8
Week 1525.0
Week 167.8
Week 179.410.7
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
2018 Targets 
Week 167
Week 251
Week 36
Week 47
Week 544
Week 677
Week 75
Week 864
Week 99
Week 1012
Week 1193
Week 1247
Week 1342
Week 146
Week 154
Week 162
Week 1731
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Expert 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
Conner averaged 19.6 half PPR points per game last season. It's worth noting that he averaged 23.5 points per game over his first 8 weeks, then just 12.8 points per game over his final 5. He also had 5 100+ yard rushing performances in those first 8 weeks, then exactly zero games over 65 rushing yards over the last 5 weeks. Part of this was likely due to injuries, but part is also the varience of TD's. He scored 10 TD's over those first 8 weeks, then 3 over his final 5. The 13 total TD's in 13 games is going to regress, and he's now likely to see less of an opportunity share with the emergence of Jaylen Samuels. Furthermore, the offense as a whole is likely to regress in the post AB era. They were 4th in both plays per game and TD's per game last season, both of which are likely to drop this season. Conner isn't a bad pick, there are just so many other good picksMixon enters his third season as a pro at the age of 23. He posted a 93rd percentile height adjusted speed score, a 77th percentile SPARQ-x score, a 90th percentile college YPC and an 81st percentile college target market share. Mixon is an elite athlete, and he finally looks poised to take over bell cow duties in this backfield. There's no legitimate competition behind him, so he should be amongst the league leaders in opportunity share. The Bengals ran the third least plays per game last season, and their offense should improve in from just 23 points per game last season. A full 16 weeks from Mixon will make him a first round pick in 2020.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
 Became a true game-breaker in '18, with a hefty 10.5% of his 237 carries going for 14+ yards - has room to make greater strides in the passing game after catching 43 passes
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
When Conner wore down at the end of the 2018 season, did the Steelers get a bit worried? They reached for Benny Snell in the fourth-round of the draft, highlighting they clearly felt running back depth was a need. With Antonio Brown and Jesse James gone, there are over 200 targets that have vacated the team, so it's possible Conner can build upon his strong 2018 season. The slight risk of a timeshare knocks him down into the second round, though he's got top-six upside.You have to love watching Marvin Lewis walk out the door if you're Mixon, as he was severely underused as a receiver in Lewis' offense. In comes Zac Taylor, who said he's going to start the Bengals playbook with the Rams offense, which is where he came from as a quarterbacks coach for Sean McVay. Them drafting two running backs is somewhat concerning, but that could be to protect them in case of a Mixon injury, which has happened a few times in his short career.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Conner should be the lead back in Pittsburgh in 2019 and as long as he can stay healthy, he should have RB1 value behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.Mixon had 1464 yards from scrimmage and 9 touchdowns in 2018. He should thrive in Zac Taylor's scheme.