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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
DeVante ParkerD. Parker
WR - MIA
DeVante Parker
at JAC, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 16# 54-
Best Rank# 11# 36-
Worst Rank# 60# 89-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. HOU at JAC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs HOUThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs JAC-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total19.816.0-
Avg Game9.98.0-
Week 218.111.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather81 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.77 F, Humid-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
DeVante ParkerD. Parker
WR - MIA
DeVante Parker
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
at NE
4 tar, 4 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. DEN
vs. BUF
Week 3 vs. HOU at JAC
Week 4 at TEN vs. SEA
Week 5 vs. PHI at SF
Week 6 vs. CLE at DEN
Week 7 at BAL vs. LAC
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. LAR
Week 9 at DAL at ARI
Week 10 vs. CIN vs. NYJ
Week 11 at JACBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. BAL at NYJ
Week 13 vs. WAS vs. CIN
Week 14 at BUF vs. KC
Week 15 at CIN vs. NE
Week 16 vs. IND at LV
Week 17 at CLE at BUF
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
DeVante ParkerD. Parker
WR - MIA
DeVante Parker
2020 Points 
Week 11.74.7
Week 218.111.3
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total19.816.0
Average9.98.0
Player Targets Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
DeVante ParkerD. Parker
WR - MIA
DeVante Parker
2020 Targets 
Week 144
Week 228
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
DeVante ParkerD. Parker
WR - MIA
DeVante Parker
at JAC, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 Parker hasn't been bad this year, but he hasn't been good, either. He's been dealing with some hamstring issues, which may explain part of his regression, but I think that Preston Williams' return is the bigger issue here. Williams has the same number of targets as Parker (12) despite having faced much tougher coverage, and he has 32 earned more air yards than Parker. But Parker isn't worthless with Williams in the offense, he's just worth less than what he was worth last season. He's a low-floor WR3 who no longer gets enough volume to be a weekly must-start.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
So much for those Snell hopes and dreams on the waiver wire, eh? I figured they'd give Conner another chance and he played well, compiling 121 total yards and a touchdown on 18 touches while Snell totaled exactly one yard on his four touches. This is Conner's backfield, but the Steelers will show no hesitance no move away from him if he's inefficient or dealing with an injury. There was no team in the NFL who allowed more fantasy points on the ground than the Texans last year, and it wasn't all that close, as the Chiefs were a full 16 PPR points behind them at No. 2. It wasn't just on the ground, either. They allowed a massive 1.98 PPR points per target through the air, which ranked second to only the Dolphins. When you have those numbers combined with a running back who'll likely see 18-plus opportunities, it's a recipe for big success. Both the Chiefs and Ravens rushed for more than 160 yards in their matchups against them, so there's little reason to doubt the Steelers backs. Play Conner as a low-end RB1 and as long as he stays upright, he should crush this matchup.Shame on me for not expecting Parker to play last week. He was dealing with a hamstring injury coming into Week 1, aggravated it, then somehow made it back on the field to catch 5-of-8 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown against the Bills. That's impressive because he's now caught 9-of-12 balls for 100 yards and a touchdown against Tre'Davious White and Stephon Gilmore. Now onto the Jaguars, a team with no shutdown cornerback. The duo of C.J. Henderson and Tre Herndon have done a solid job containing the opposing No. 1 wide receivers in each of the last two weeks, as Corey Davis walked away with just 3/36/1, and his touchdown was highly contested, while T.Y. Hilton finished with just 4/53/0 on nine targets. Neither of them are playing on the level of Parker, and their run defense has slowed down some solid running backs, so it's possible we get a double-digit target game for Parker here. Start him as a sturdy WR2 this week who's apparently over his hamstring concerns.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
There was so much uncertainty last week surrounding what the carry split was going to look like with Snell and Conner, but we got our answer pretty quickly. Conner is the guy in this backfield and he should be viewed as a must-start option this week against a Houston defense that has been shredded the first two weeks. The Texans are currently giving up an average of 28.1 fantasy points to opposing RBs and Conner should be viewed as a player with top-5 upside this week.Parker defied all odds when he came back last week after dealing with a lingering hamstring injury. On 8 targets, he was able to finish with a 5-51-1 line and be a solid contributor to your fantasy lineup if you had the guts to play him. As long as Parker's healthy and he practices this week, he's a fantastic WR2 option in this matchup. The Jaguars haven't been able to stop anyone through the air yet and Parker should put together a solid outing.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Texans are just 26th against fantasy running backs, Conner should have solid RB2 value with upside at home this week.