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  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rex Burkhead
RB - NE
Rex Burkhead
 
 
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ECR# 9# 65-
Best Rank# 5# 39-
Worst Rank# 21# 90-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total225.035.7-
Avg Game17.34.5-
Avg Projection209.342.6-
    
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SOS Rank212-
    
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  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rex Burkhead
RB - NE
Rex Burkhead
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE vs. PIT
Week 2 vs. SEA at MIA
Week 3 at SF vs. NYJ
Week 4 vs. CIN at BUF
Week 5 vs. BAL at WAS
Week 6 at LAC vs. NYG
Week 7BYE WEEK at NYJ
Week 8 vs. MIA vs. CLE
Week 9 vs. IND at BAL
Week 10 vs. LARBYE WEEK
Week 11 at CLE at PHI
Week 12 at CIN vs. DAL
Week 13 vs. CLE at HOU
Week 14 at ARI vs. KC
Week 15 vs. BUF at CIN
Week 16 at NYJ vs. BUF
Week 17 at BAL vs. MIA
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rex Burkhead
RB - NE
Rex Burkhead
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts232.346.5
Rush Yards1,029.6174.2
Rush TDs9.41.7
   
Receiving
   
Receptions54.015.2
Rec Yards438.9132.6
Rec TDs1.60.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points209.342.6
   
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rex Burkhead
RB - NE
Rex Burkhead
2018 Points 
Week 129.26.9
Week 214.52.2
Week 39.52.6
Week 46.4
Week 530.5
Week 624.9
Week 7
Week 833.2
Week 922.3
Week 1013.3
Week 114.9
Week 127.5
Week 1319.44.1
Week 140.5
Week 154.3
Week 165.9
Week 179.49.2
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rex Burkhead
RB - NE
Rex Burkhead
2018 Targets 
Week 163
Week 250
Week 363
Week 47
Week 54
Week 67
Week 7
Week 86
Week 99
Week 101
Week 119
Week 124
Week 1342
Week 142
Week 153
Week 165
Week 1732
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rex Burkhead
RB - NE
Rex Burkhead
Expert 
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
 He was drafted higher than James White last year, so there's potential here. But I'm not buying it. Down.
Kyle Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
Conner undoubtedly has the talent to be the workhorse back in Pittsburgh, but seems destined to have Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell eat into the workload. There's still going to be plenty of work going Conner's way and he should be a steady fantasy contributor week in and week out. 
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.It wasn't a great year for Burkhead in 2018, but after losing Rob Gronkowski and Chris Hogan, there are some targets available in the Patriots offense. Keep in mind that during his 18 games with the Patriots, he's received 10-plus touches seven times, so he can deliver value in a pinch. He's not the worst player to keep on the end of your bench.
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 picks 
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.