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Questionable with an ankle sprain, Cardinals RB James Conner “will test it pre-game but is tracking to play,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. We’ll watch for more on Conner’s status. The late-afternoon kick still makes him a risky start, unless you have an insurance option also beyond the 1 p.m. ET games

Cardinals RB James Conner (ankle) is questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Rams. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday and will be a game-time decision, per HC Kliff Kingsbury. This is a 4:25 pm ET kickoff, but hopefully we get an update on Conner on Sunday morning. We’re expecting RBs Darrel Williams and Eno Benjamin to split backfield work if Conner sits.

Cardinals RB James Conner (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. His injury reportedly isn't serious, but he's not a lock to play vs. the Rams this weekend. Conner's absence would leave RBs Darrel Williams and Eno Benjamin in something close to a 50/50 committee. Check back tomorrow for another update on Conner.

Cardinals RBs Darrel Williams and Eno Benjamin each logged 8 carries in Sunday's win over the Raiders, with James Conner left early with an ankle injury. They also split pass routes near-evenly, with Williams running 24 vs. Benjamin's 22. It was Benjamin edging Williams by a target. Conner's injury is not expected to be serious, so we'll see whether he misses any further game time. If/when he does, expect a similar work split for Arizona's reserves.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Cardinals RB James Conner's ankle injury is "not considered long-term or serious." Conner remained on the sideline for the OT win over the Raiders but never returned. We'll keep an eye on his practice participation this week. If Conner can't play vs. the Rams on Sunday, we'd likely see a fairly even backfield split between RBs Darrel Williams and Eno Benjamin.

Cardinals RB James Conner injured his left ankle in the 2nd half of Sunday's game vs. the Raiders. He's trying to work through it on the sidelines and is officially questionable to return. RBs Eno Benjamin and Darrel Williams have been splitting work in Conner's absence.

The Cardinals rested starters for Saturday night's preseason finale against the Titans. RB Eno Benjamin started in the backfield, but Darrel Williams worked in on the 1st drive. They ultimately combined for just 7 total touches. Benjamin led with 3 carries and both of the duo's receptions. But Williams got the short-yardage TD. This looks like a backfield that would be split if James Conner goes down. Don't overrate the handcuff upside for either player.

Pro Football Focus' Doug Kyed reports that "multiple league sources" identified Cardinals RB Darrel Williams as a potential surprise candidate to be cut or traded. Williams' usage through 2 preseason games has seemed to indicate he might be ahead of Eno Benjamin and others on the RB depth chart, but that has also accompanied persistently positive reports on Benjamin's performance. We'll see how this one plays out over the next week plus, with roster cutdowns progressing. For now, there's at least risk to adding Williams late in fantasy football drafts. We'd hold off on selecting him to best-ball rosters with no in-season management.

The Cardinals once again started RB Eno Benjamin in Sunday's 2nd preseason game against Baltimore. This matched the opening of their 1st exhibition. The difference this time was Darrel Williams also getting into the game. He was a healthy scratch the 1st time around. Benjamin opened with the "starting" offense, which still lacked most of the 1st-team players. He got all the RB work on the team's 1st drive and logged 21 snaps to Williams' 4. Williams entered for the 2nd drive and got his only opportunity of the game (a carry). Neither guy played beyond the 1st quarter. One could read this as Benjamin working ahead of Williams. But the large discrepancy in snaps played could also indicate that the Cardinals don't believe they need to see as much from Williams in game action as they do Benjamin. Ultimately, this remains an unclear backup situation behind James Conner, who appears headed for workhorse duty.

Per Cardinals beat writer Blake Allen Murphy, “the Eno [Benjamin] hype is real coming out of camp.” No surprise, then, that he projects Benjamin as the current #2 over Darrel Williams. A 7th-round pick in 2020, Benjamin owns only 34 carries in 2 seasons (all in 2021). But the buzz on him started earlier this offseason, so this type of chatter has become a trend. He’s worth stashing late in drafts given James Conner’s injury history.

"It wouldn't surprise me if Eno Benjamin wins the No. 2 RB role for the Cardinals." That's a recent tweet from Kyle Odegard, who finished 8 years of working for the team website last summer. He goes on, "I've heard a lot of good things about his progress." That aligns with Benjamin praise from HC Kliff Kingsbury earlier this month. Benjamin sits 70th among RBs in Underdog ADP right now, and 80th in FFPC best-ball drafting, in the wake of Arizona adding RB Darrel Williams. But it's worth remembering that Williams signed a 1-year deal for just less than $1.2 million, far from a guarantee that he'll serve as #2 to James Conner. Benjamin is at least worth a look late in best-ball drafts. We'll see how this competition plays out in training camp.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury singled out RB Eno Benjamin for his impressive offseason. “Eno Benjamin has been tremendous,” Kingsbury said. "... He’s out there and looks like he could be a starting running back." We don't expect Benjamin to push RB James Conner for the lead job, but it sounds like he's squarely in the mix for the #2 RB spot. Benjamin is competing for that job with Darrel Williams and 6th-round rookie Keaontay Ingram.

The Cardinals have agreed to a deal with former Chiefs RB Darrel Williams, according to Jordan Schultz. Williams delivered double-digit PPR points 9 times from Week 4 on, including 4 outings of more than 15.5 points (Top-12 level). A Week 5 hip injury to Clyde Edwards-Helaire helped boost Williams' role, and a December shoulder injury for CEH allowed Williams to star in Week 17. He looks like the best bet to back up James Conner in Arizona, with better size than Eno Benjamin and no less receiving upside. Rookie Keaontay Ingram is also in the competition for roles.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that the Chiefs and RB Darrel Williams have failed to reach a deal ahead of free agency, despite trying to work something out. So it sounds like Williams will hit the open market. With fellow RB Jerick McKinnon also set to hit free agency, we'll see how Kansas City fills out the backfield around Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Chiefs RB Darrel Williams (toe) is active for today's AFC Championship game vs. the Bengals. We're expecting him to 3rd in line for touches behind RBs Jerick McKinnon and Clyde Edwards-Helaire. RB Derrick Gore is a healthy scratch for Kansas City.

Chiefs RB Darrel Williams (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship vs. the Bengals. He was limited on Thursday and Friday after a full practice on Wednesday. If he suits up this weekend, he figures to be 3rd in line for touches behind RBs Jerick McKinnon and Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Chiefs RB Darrel Williams (toe) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. That puts him on track to return for the AFC Championship after missing last weekend's win over the Bills. We're expecting Williams to be 3rd in line for RB touches behind Jerick McKinnon and Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Chiefs RB Darrel Williams (toe) is inactive for tonight's Divisional Round game vs. the Bills. Kansas City will roll with RBs Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Jerick McKinnon and Derrick Gore.

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