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James Conner
RB - ARI
James Conner
James Conner
RB - ARI
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 26# 34-
Best Rank# 19# 23-
Worst Rank# 41# 51-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total166.4129.6-
Avg Game11.110.0-
Avg Projection152.5147.0-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank86-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
    
Expert Ranks 
Melvin Gordon IIIJames ConnerAdd Player
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
20 h
#40#46-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
22 h
#30#35-
    
Mark RingoM. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
2 d
#41#46-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#36#43-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 d
#31#45-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#25#41-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
2 d
#34#36-
    
Mike MaherM. Maher
FantasyPros
2 d
#22#34-
    
Alex GodshallA. Gods...
Beaver Dam
3 d
#27#38-
    
Fantasy BRF. BR
Fantasy BR
3 d
#27#39-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
3 d
#28#44-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
3 d
#32#39-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#28#27-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
3 d
#27#26-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
3 d
#26#28-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
3 d
#32#38-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
4 d
#30#31-
    
Matthew McCarthyM. McCa...
Gridiron Ratings
4 d
#29#27-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#24#33-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
4 d
#32#40-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
4 d
#29#38-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#36#28-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#27#36-
    
Joe PisapiaJ. Pisapia
FantasyPros
4 d
#31#34-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
4 d
#27#34-
    
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BRoto Fantasy
5 d
#28#35-
    
Francisco (Chato) RomeroF. (Cha...
Estadio Fantasy
5 d
#27#39-
    
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BRoto Fantasy
5 d
#27#35-
    
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New Life Fantasy
5 d
#29#41-
    
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Dynasty Nerds
5 d
#33#36-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
5 d
#25#39-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
5 d
#25#31-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
6 d
#22#29-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
6 d
#29#31-
    
Dylan LicciardoD. Licc...
FF Gamers
6 d
#40#24-
    
Brendan TumaB. Tuma
FantasyPros
6 d
#30#39-
    
Tim BrosnanT. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips
6 d
#23#40-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
6 d
#33#35-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
6 d
#27#38-
    
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
6 d
#29#35-
    
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Razzball
7 d
#30#26-
    
Joey WrightJ. Wright
Razzball
1 w
#31#35-
    
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Razzball
1 w
#25#27-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 w
#36#35-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 w
#28#39-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 w
#26#28-
    
Jose Ramon LlacaJ. Ramo...
Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#37#39-
    
Adrian AlpansequeA. Alpa...
Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#25#29-
    
Ellis JohnsonE. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football
2 w
#25#36-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#28#35-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#25#23-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 w
#27#40-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 w
#23#41-
    
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#25#36-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#25#36-
    
Jaime EisnerJ. Eisner
The Draft Network
2 w
#19#38-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 w
#24#33-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 w
#28#40-
    
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NFL Spinzone
2 w
#37#33-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
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2 w
#21#46-
    
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2 w
#26#34-
    
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RotoBaller
2 w
#27#40-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 w
#29#30-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
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2 w
#23#51-
    
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5 Yard Rush
2 w
#24#28-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 w
#25#26-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
3 w
#24#25-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
3 w
#26#32-
    
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FTN
3 w
#26#35-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
3 w
#23#35-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 w
#24#48-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
SportsGrid
3 w
#41#31-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
3 w
#26#34-
    
Aaron LarsonA. Larson
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3 w
#23#29-
    
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ProjectRoto
3 w
#23#35-
    
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Legion Report
4 w
#24#35-
    
Dave KlugeD. Kluge
Footballguys
4 w
#22#26-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
4 w
#24#29-
    
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Fantasy Football From Up North
4 w
#28#36-
    
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4 w
#23#36-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
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4 w
#25#36-
    
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The Pregame HQ
05/21
#21#34-
    
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FantasyPros
05/20
#26#40-
    
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05/18
#24#33-
    
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FTN
5 d
#24#29-
    
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Fantrax
05/17
#24#34-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
05/10
#23#29-
    
Adam MurfetA. Murfet
5 Yard Rush
05/05
#29#30-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
04/16
#22#27-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
2 w
#21#34-
    
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QB List
02/01
#23#36-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
01/05
#29#27-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
12/30
#20#14-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - ARI
James Conner
James Conner
RB - ARI
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG at TEN
Week 2 at JAC vs. MIN
Week 3 vs. NYJ at JAC
Week 4 vs. BAL at LAR
Week 5 at PIT vs. SF
Week 6 vs. LV at CLE
Week 7 at CLE vs. HOU
Week 8 vs. WAS vs. GB
Week 9 at DAL at SF
Week 10 vs. PHI vs. CAR
Week 11BYE WEEK at SEA
Week 12 vs. LACBYE WEEK
Week 13 at KC at CHI
Week 14 vs. DET vs. LAR
Week 15 vs. CIN at DET
Week 16 at LV vs. IND
Week 17 at LAC at DAL
Week 18 vs. KC vs. SEA
Player Projections Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - ARI
James Conner
James Conner
RB - ARI
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts210.5171.2
Rush Yards922.0805.2
Rush TDs6.87.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions31.227.7
Rec Yards192.5199.7
Rec TDs1.10.9
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points152.5147.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - ARI
James Conner
James Conner
RB - ARI
2020 Points 
Week 112.61.7
Week 214.418.1
Week 33.820.9
Week 423.8
Week 512.3
Week 616.2
Week 710.011.1
Week 84.712.0
Week 92.72.0
Week 104.64.8
Week 1118.49.9
Week 123.1
Week 1314.2
Week 149.11.8
Week 1520.1
Week 167.912.6
Week 1717.06.2
Week 18
Total166.4129.6
Average11.110.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - ARI
James Conner
James Conner
RB - ARI
2020 Targets 
Week 134
Week 232
Week 365
Week 43
Week 53
Week 61
Week 745
Week 873
Week 912
Week 1022
Week 1103
Week 120
Week 132
Week 1430
Week 154
Week 1605
Week 1768
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
James Conner
RB - ARI
James Conner
James Conner
RB - ARI
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Fantasy managers were feeling pretty good about Melvin Gordon heading into 2021 after Phillip Lindsay's departure, but that all came quickly crashing back down with the drafting of Javonte Williams. This season, it's likely that Gordon is still the lead back, but Williams is certainly going to see some work. This situation could end up being very similar to Baltimore's from last year with Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins, which doesn't exactly bode well for Gordon's season-long outlook. In my opinion, drafting Gordon as anything more than a low-end RB2 is a recipe for disaster. My Very Early Projection: 200-960-6 rushing & 27-174-1 receiving.Conner's coming over from Pittsburgh to take on the vacated Kenyan Drake role, but we know by now that Conner's not exactly 100% of what he used to be. He's coming off of a disappointing season with the Steelers and he'll look to get back on track in this potentially dynamic offense. With splitting work with Edmonds, plus Murray stealing work around the goal line, there's only so much potential here for Conner in this offense. He'll be a fine RB3 for your roster that can start on some bye weeks, but fantasy managers shouldn't be holding out hope for him to be anything more than that.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
When the Broncos signed Gordon to a two-year, $16 million contract, you had to assume they were going to use him in a big role. That's not quite what happened, as they continually wanted to involve Phillip Lindsay. After letting him walk in free agency, they snagged Mike Boone, which was a downgrade from Lindsay. Okay... but that wasn't it. They drafted Javonte Williams at the top of the second round, a running back who'll certainly compete for touches immediately. Gordon isn't going to simply go away making the money he is, but he's also not likely going to get the 16.5 touches per game he was in 2020. There's also a possible suspension coming Gordon's way for a DUI incident last year, which needs to be factored into his fantasy stock. He's not someone you should be relying on for anything more than RB3/flex production.It's never a good thing for a running back to go from a workhorse role into a timeshare, but in Conner's case, it might be for the best. While operating as Le'Veon Bell's backup, Conner had pep in his step and performed like an RB1 when given the opportunity. But once he took over as the team's No. 1 running back, injuries continually piled up, letting his body know he wasn't capable of being that guy. Many are assuming that Chase Edmonds is the No. 1 running back in this offense, and while I believe that's the case, there's a non-zero percent chance that Conner takes over the Kenyan Drake role from last season that netted 239 carries and 31 targets. There's a reason the Cardinals signed him in free agency, so he will have a role, but the question is "how big?" He might be worth a late-round pick just in case he does get the Drake role (or even 80 percent of it).
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Gordon's days in Denver seem to be numbered. The old regime signed him in free agency. They're gone now. The Broncos drafted Javonte Williams. At best Gordon is in a RBBC on a shaky offense. The best thing that could happened would be him getting traded or cut and going to a better team where he could be a three down RB once again. If that doesn't happen, I don't see much upside here. Avoid 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Gordon had a solid year with 182.4 considering all the injuries and bad quarterback play the Broncos had this year. Gordon is going to lose touches to Javonte Williams, but Gordon should still be a flex option. 
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Update - the Broncos TRADED UP to get Javonte Williams, and MGIII is on his last year. Williams will take over this backfield sooner than later, and Shurmur prefers a workhorse so MGIII might be meaningless by 2021's endEdmonds has yet to hold up as a feature back... nor has Conner, but he could be in for some monster games if he ever goes full blown workhorse this year. This was a high-upside landing spot, and Edmonds is no lock to start