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James Conner

James Conner

RB - Arizona Cardinals

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 233 lbsAge: 29College: PittsburghDrafted: 2017 #105 (3rd Rd. by PIT)

2024 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 29th (hard)
Draft Rank (ECR) #60
Best / Worst #37 / #101
ADP #76

Roster %

 
Yahoo
94%
 
ESPN
89%
 
FanDuel
 
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James Conner is like a finely aged bourbon. He keeps getting better as the years are piling up. Since he arrived in Arizona, he has finished as the RB7, RB9, and RB13 in fantasy points per game. On a per-touch basis, last season might have been his best year to date. Despite ranking 21st in rushing attempts, he was sixth in rushing yards in the NFL. Conner showed no signs that Father Time was starting to creep in as he ranked seventh in explosive run rate, eighth in missed tackles forced per attempt, and fifth in yards after contact per attempt. Conner will likely lead this backfield in snaps in 2024, but, with the addition of Trey Benson to the fold, don't be shocked if the team splits the work more evenly this season. Conner is an RB2/3.

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James Conner sees 2023 as his floor

James Conner sees his 2023 season as his “floor” going forward and aims to have an even better year in 2024. According to the article, he’s not changing the way he plays, but he is trying to make smarter decisions on the playing field, like going out of bounds instead of taking unnecessary hits, in an effort to stay healthy the whole season.

Fantasy Impact

It’s likely Conner’s last season in Arizona, with the Cardinals drafting his heir apparent in Trey Benson. All indications say Conner will still be the lead back in 2023, however, and he has been a valuable asset for fantasy managers while filling that role. Assuming he stays healthy for the majority of the year, an RB2 season is well within his capability.

Garrett BallJul 16, 2024
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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #18RB #12RB #3369
Dynasty RB #34RB #30RB #4217
ADP
ConsensusRTSports
Overall#76#72
Running Backs#23#24
ECR vs ADP
Projections
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Projections (2024)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
195.3886.86.935.1236.620.8164.1
History
Statistics
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week1501426.4
Last 3 Weeks107.70.73.323
Season to Date800.52.113.4
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 18vs. SEA1501426.4
Week 17@ PHI1281125.3
Week 16@ CHI450517.2
Week 15vs. SF861314.9
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2024)
OppSummary
Next Game@ BUF15th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesLAR, DET, WAS27th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)NE, CAR, LAR21st easiest opponents
Rest of Season--16th easiest remaining opponents