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  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rex BurkheadR. Burkhead
RB - NE
Rex Burkhead
 
 
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  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rex BurkheadR. 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 ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rex BurkheadR. Burkhead
RB - NE
Rex Burkhead
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts228.144.7
Rush Yards1,016.9139.0
Rush TDs9.51.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions53.511.6
Rec Yards435.299.7
Rec TDs1.60.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points208.135.0
   
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rex BurkheadR. 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 ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rex BurkheadR. 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 ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rex BurkheadR. Burkhead
RB - NE
Rex Burkhead
Expert 
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, 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 upsideIt 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
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
The Steelers may not demand Conner to carry the full load, but he's still the main guy where it matters. He's worthy of a 1st rounder and has the upside to be the top back in fantasy if things break just right. 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Conner emerged as one of the all-time great draft-day bargains last season after he took over as the Steelers' starting running back once Le'Veon Bell failed to report to the team. He did wonders with the featured role, averaging nearly 21 touches and a touchdown per game in his 13 starts. Although the Steelers offense may not be quite as explosive without Antonio Brown, Conner's ability to succeed as an RB1 is not in doubt. What is in doubt is his workload, as there are rumblings that Jaylen Samuels and/or Benny Snell could significantly cut into Conner's carries. Still, running backs with Conner's fantasy potential are few and far between, and he should still be drafted as an RB1, unless rumors of a significant decrease in workload grow stronger. 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Was No. 8 RB in half-PPR PPG and even though I think he'll lose a few more touches to backup J. Samuels this time around, there'll likely be a few more touches to share with WR A. Brown gone 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
In 2018 Conner had 13 total TDs, 55 receptions, nearly 1,000 rushing yards, and nearly 500 receiving yards, 22 carries+targets per games - and 34% of his carries came against 8+ in the box. @JeffHaseley 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Through 10 games last year, Conner was a top-tier fantasy back before slowing down and suffering an injury toward the end of the year. He still has that type of potential, of course, with this Steelers offense but there are talks of the workload being split with Jaylen Samuels or Benny Snell which should keep Conner out of the first round of your fantasy drafts.Burkhead has been unable to stay on the field the last two seasons for New England but while he is healthy, he has produced as a strong RB3 thanks to his receiving and goal-line production. That shouldn't change this year with the receiver corps being virtually non-existent.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Conner will be a workhorse this season. A Steelers workhorse is someone you want. Please don't overthink this. 
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Despite missing 3 games last season, Conner ended with 973/12 rushing and 55/497/1 receiving. The Pittsburgh Steelers RB is THE perennial RB you want to own. Don't buy into the Samuels/Snell noise. Even Rashard Mendenhall had back to back years with over 1350 total scrimmage yards and at least 8 TDs. Conner is much better.Will need an injury to be productive on a weekly basis but if there are injuries ahead of him he will be an automatic add off the wire. He is worth the last round pick in a super deep draft.
Sean Koerner
The Action Network
benefits from chaotic 2nd half of RB1 Tier 
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. 
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.