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  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Nick Chubb
 
 
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ECR# 8# 11-
Best Rank# 3# 6-
Worst Rank# 18# 48-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total225.0174.5-
Avg Game17.310.9-
Avg Projection212.3184.2-
    
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SOS Rank2118-
    
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  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Nick Chubb
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE vs. TEN
Week 2 vs. SEA at NYJ
Week 3 at SF vs. LAR
Week 4 vs. CIN at BAL
Week 5 vs. BAL at SF
Week 6 at LAC vs. SEA
Week 7BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. MIA at NE
Week 9 vs. IND at DEN
Week 10 vs. LAR vs. BUF
Week 11 at CLE vs. PIT
Week 12 at CIN vs. MIA
Week 13 vs. CLE at PIT
Week 14 at ARI vs. CIN
Week 15 vs. BUF at ARI
Week 16 at NYJ vs. BAL
Week 17 at BAL at CIN
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Nick Chubb
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts233.7223.1
Rush Yards1,039.61,059.9
Rush TDs9.68.7
   
Receiving
   
Receptions55.325.5
Rec Yards449.1193.6
Rec TDs1.61.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points212.3184.2
   
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Nick Chubb
2018 Points 
Week 129.22.1
Week 214.51.4
Week 39.50.6
Week 46.422.5
Week 530.50.2
Week 624.92.5
Week 714.0
Week 833.27.5
Week 922.315.0
Week 1013.332.9
Week 114.9
Week 127.524.8
Week 1319.413.2
Week 1414.3
Week 1510.0
Week 1611.5
Week 179.42.0
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Nick Chubb
2018 Targets 
Week 160
Week 250
Week 360
Week 470
Week 541
Week 670
Week 72
Week 863
Week 991
Week 1013
Week 119
Week 1243
Week 1343
Week 146
Week 151
Week 163
Week 1733
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Nick Chubb
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 picksLet others make the mistake of passing on Chubb. He was PFF's #2 rated RB last season, ranked first in elusiveness rating, and is on what should be an elite scoring offense this season. Chubb averaged 16.6 half ppr points per game over the final 8 weeks last season, as he displayed his TD upside with 7 TD's over that span. 18 TD's is well within his range of outcomes this season as he's the clear goal line option. Nick Chubb is already one of the best RB's in the league, and there's no way teams will be able to stack the box against him. Kareem Hunt is a good RB, but I have no concern drafting Chubb. You're going to get top 5 overall production over the first 8 weeks of the season, and while he'll see less workload when Hunt returns, he'll still be an elite option in the offense. I wouldn't hesitate for even a second in drafting Chubb this season
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.Some are worried about Chubb due to the signing of Kareem Hunt this offseason, but you shouldn't be one of them. Hunt has an eight-game suspension that will allow Chubb to run with the job, as he did down the stretch last year. The Browns invested a high second-round pick on Chubb and he's done nothing but impress. He's the starter and an RB1 in fantasy.
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.I loved how Chubb closed the season and he should be in the RB1 discussion for the first part of the year. As long as he starts the season strong, he should maintain that level. The risk in drafting him in the first or second round is that RB Kareem Hunt is suspended for the first eight games. Hunt would be a necessary handcuff for Chubb if Chubb were to go down with injury or lose his starting job due to ineffective play.