James Conner

James Conner

RB - PIT
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 233 lbsAge: 24College: PittsburghDrafted: #105 (3rd Rd. by Pittsburgh)

Week 3 Outlook

PIT @ SF
Sun 4:25pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) RB #18
Projection 11.4 pts

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James Conner bottled up in Week 3

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner carried the ball 13 times for 43 yards and added four catches for 14 yards in a 24-20 loss to the 49ers in Week 3.

Fantasy Impact

Conner couldn't get anything going on the ground in the loss. The season-ending injury to Ben Roethlisberger will likely affect him the most as the Steelers won't be making as many trips to the end zone. Conner will look to bounce back against the Bengals in Week 4. Treat him as a low-end RB2 going forward.

Matthew TerelleSep 23, 2019
James Conner a full participant in practice Thursday

Steelers running back James Conner practiced fully on Thursday as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

Fantasy Impact

Thursday's full practice would seem to indicate that Conner is good to go for the team's Week 3 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.

Mike Maher3 days ago
James Conner still looking to play on Sunday

James Conner stated today that he is going to play this week as the Steelers take on the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact

Fantasy owners should look to see if Conner practices on Friday. It is believed that Conner will sit out of today’s practice session. If Jaylen Samuels is available on waivers make sure he is owned. Even if Conner plays, San Francisco has not allowed a running back to rack up more than 100 yards through the first two games this year. Proceed with caution as the Steelers could see more defenders pressuring Mason Rudolph and the Pittsburgh backfield.

Andrew Liang5 days ago
James Conner (knee) confident he'll play Sunday

James Conner expressed optimism regarding his knee injury during his radio show on Monday telling listeners, "I don’t think it’s long term. I’m pretty confident I’ll be out there this coming Sunday." As for the injury, he was told “it’s a bruise or contusion, no tear."

Fantasy Impact

The news should give Conner owners a sigh of relief. He'll likely still be questionable heading into the weekend as the team takes on the 49ers. Jaylen Samuels could see some extra work even if Conner does play. With the injury to Ben Roethlisberger, the team as a whole gets a downgrade in fantasy value.

James Conner's (knee) injury is 'manageable' according to teammates

James Conner's injury to his knee is reportedly not considered serious by multiple teammates. The issue seems to be manageable and backup Jaylen Samuels is prepared to start if he is needed. The Steelers have not officially updated Connor's status.

Fantasy Impact

Conner's injury status still has not been officially updated by the Steelers. While this update may bring relief to fantasy owners, nothing is official and you should have another option ready for Week 3 until there is official word. Jaylen Samuels will start if Connor is unable to fulfill his duties.

Garett Thomas6 days ago