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  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Todd Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 8# 11-
Best Rank# 3# 4-
Worst Rank# 18# 23-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total225.0313.1-
Avg Game17.322.4-
Avg Projection212.3216.4-
    
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SOS Rank2132-
    
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  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Todd Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE at CAR
Week 2 vs. SEA vs. NO
Week 3 at SF at CLE
Week 4 vs. CIN vs. TB
Week 5 vs. BAL at SEA
Week 6 at LAC vs. SF
Week 7BYE WEEK at ATL
Week 8 vs. MIA vs. CIN
Week 9 vs. INDBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. LAR at PIT
Week 11 at CLE vs. CHI
Week 12 at CIN vs. BAL
Week 13 vs. CLE at ARI
Week 14 at ARI vs. SEA
Week 15 vs. BUF at DAL
Week 16 at NYJ at SF
Week 17 at BAL vs. ARI
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Todd Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts233.7214.9
Rush Yards1,039.61,016.1
Rush TDs9.610.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions55.346.3
Rec Yards449.1422.8
Rec TDs1.62.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points212.3216.4
   
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Todd Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
2018 Points 
Week 129.220.7
Week 214.529.3
Week 39.519.6
Week 46.421.6
Week 530.529.3
Week 624.934.5
Week 726.6
Week 833.227.5
Week 922.313.9
Week 1013.322.0
Week 114.99.4
Week 127.5
Week 1319.428.5
Week 145.8
Week 1524.4
Week 16
Week 179.4
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Todd Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
2018 Targets 
Week 165
Week 253
Week 366
Week 476
Week 545
Week 675
Week 75
Week 867
Week 997
Week 1014
Week 1193
Week 124
Week 1345
Week 147
Week 1513
Week 16
Week 173
  James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Todd Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
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 picksUnfortunately, I will not have any shares of Todd Gurley this season. It's not that he can't have a good year, it's just that it's not worth the risk. With Darrell Henderson drafted to fill the Alvin Kamara role, his upside is capped. We know he's never again going to see the same sort of volume he has over the past few seasons, so even being in this prolific offense might not be able to save him. There is absolutely a chance that Gurley pays off his ADP and carries your team to the championship. However, it's unlikely, and just not worth the gamble. Unless he falls to the third round I can't justify drafting him.
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.There are some real questions surrounding Gurley as we enter the 2019 season. Not only did C.J. Anderson play over him during the playoffs, but the Rams also traded up to the start of the third-round to select Darrell Henderson, an explosive running back out of Memphis. The Rams also matched an offer sheet the Lions submitted to backup running back Malcolm Brown, meaning the Rams are more worried about Gurley than they're letting on. We all know Gurley comes with plenty of upside, but we also know you can't win your fantasy league in the first-round, but you can definitely help lose it.
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.Gurley's usage in the postseason was perplexing, until it was announced he was dealing with arthritis in his knee. He is still a very good player on a very good offense, but the knee issue is troubling and it should be monitored in the off-season. Backup RB C.J. Anderson is a necessary handcuff with Gurley's knee being a question mark.