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Experts' Pick
 
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Gus EdwardsG. Edwards
RB - BAL
Gus Edwards
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 30# 64-
Best Rank# 17# 52-
Worst Rank# 69# 84-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DEN at HOU-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs DENThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs HOU-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att1717
Rush Yds6583
Rush TD00.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total1.71.7-
Avg Game1.71.7-
Avg Projection8.72.3-
Week 11.71.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather65 F, ClearIndoor-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Gus EdwardsG. Edwards
RB - BAL
Gus Edwards
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
4 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. DEN at HOU
Week 3 vs. HOU vs. KC
Week 4 at TEN at WAS
Week 5 vs. PHI vs. CIN
Week 6 vs. CLE at PHI
Week 7 at BAL vs. PIT
Week 8BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 9 at DAL at IND
Week 10 vs. CIN at NE
Week 11 at JAC vs. TEN
Week 12 vs. BAL at PIT
Week 13 vs. WAS vs. DAL
Week 14 at BUF at CLE
Week 15 at CIN vs. JAC
Week 16 vs. IND vs. NYG
Week 17 at CLE at CIN
Player Projections Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Gus EdwardsG. Edwards
RB - BAL
Gus Edwards
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts10.83.4
Rush Yards44.117.9
Rush TDs0.30.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.90.3
Rec Yards21.01.5
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points8.72.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Gus EdwardsG. Edwards
RB - BAL
Gus Edwards
2020 Points 
Week 11.71.7
Week 2
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Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
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Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total1.71.7
Average1.71.7
Player Targets Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Gus EdwardsG. Edwards
RB - BAL
Gus Edwards
2020 Targets 
Week 140
Week 2
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Notes for Player Combination
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Gus EdwardsG. Edwards
RB - BAL
Gus Edwards
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Conner is in a really weird spot this week. We have no idea how Pittsburgh intends to use him despite his injury, and there's a good chance that Benny Snell out-carries him. I would bench Conner in most lineups and wait for some clarity here; you should only start him if you have no other options. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We don't have an official status on Conner yet, but I'm assuming he'll be ready to go in Week 2 since he seemed willing to go back into the game against the Giants. However, with the way Snell was running, there was no rush, and there might not be a clear-cut favorite to lead this team in touches in Conner is back. Seriously, that's how well Snell played. Granted, it wasn't a bad matchup against the Giants, but he racked up 113 yards on 19 carries in that game, and speaking honestly, he looked better than Conner. It was a very small sample size, so we don't want to jump to conclusions, but rather pay attention. The Broncos run defense was very good last year, allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points per opportunity to running backs, though they did face a massive 29.1 running back touches per game, which ranked as the sixth-most in the league. So, volume was necessary. Fast forward to 2020 and they allowed Derrick Henry a scoreless 131 total yards on 34 touches. Still, this is a home team that's favored by 6.5 points and has a 24.8-point team implied total. That's a matchup you typically want to attack. If we hear Conner is a full participant, he should be considered the lead back and a mid-to-low-end RB2 who comes with some risk. If he's limited throughout the week but expected to play, you should be more cautious and treat him as an RB3. Snell is going to have a role, though a lot depends on Conner's status. Stay tuned for updates on Conner, as I'll post them as the week goes on right here at the end of the notes. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Conner is already battling an ankle injury and he may not be able to play this week. There is a real possibility that Benny Snell Jr. takes over as the lead back at some point this year, but for now Conner should lead the RBBC this week if he is healthy enough to play.