James Conner Fantasy Football News 2019

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Bills. He put in a full week of practice, though, and is expected to play. We'll look for confirmation on Sunday morning.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) put in a full practice on Wednesday. That puts him on track to return for Sunday night's game against the Bills. Conner should slide back in as Pittsburgh's lead back -- although he'll come with elevated risk after lasting just 13 snaps the last time he tried to return from this shoulder injury.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) ruled himself out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He's been a limited participant in practice lately but seems to be playing it safe after re-injuring the shoulder last time out. Consider him questionable for Week 15. Conner's absence means another game as lead back for Benny Snell this weekend. He tallied 37 carries but just 2 targets over the past 2 games.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He was limited in the final 2 workouts last week before missing the Browns game, so this doesn't tell us a whole lot. We'll get another update on Conner tomorrow.

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said RB James Conner (shoulder) "has a chance" to practice on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend's game against the Cardinals. Conner put in a pair of limited practices last week but didn't seem close to play vs. the Browns. RB Benny Snell will remain a volume-based fantasy starter if Conner misses Week 14.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is inactive for today’s game against the Browns. Benny Snell should operate as Pittsburgh’s lead back after handling 21 carries in last week's win over the Bengals.

The Steelers list RB James Conner (shoulder) as doubtful for this weekend's game against the Browns. He got in a couple of limited practices this week but evidently isn't quite ready to go yet. Benny Snell should again serve as Pittsburgh's lead back on Sunday after handling 21 carries in last week's win over the Bengals.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) put in a limited practice on Thursday. It gives him a shot to return for this weekend's game against the Browns. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) suggested in a Monday radio appearance that he's not expecting to return for this weekend's game against the Browns. "It’ll be a little longer,” Conner said “I’m definitely making progress on it. Getting a lot more strength in there, more stabilization. It’s one of those things that as a player I have to be smart with because if I continue to play without it being stable, then eventually surgery will need to be done. So, I just need to wait till I have enough stabilization and strength and that tendon gets a little bit stronger." Rookie Benny Snell stepped in as Pittsburgh's lead back last week, taking 21 carries for 98 yards. He'll be in the RB2 mix for Week 13 assuming Conner is out again.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is out for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Jaylen Samuels will again serve as Pittsburgh's lead back after totaling 22 carries and 20 targets in 2 full games without Conner. He's a RB2 with upside vs. Cincinnati's 29th-ranked RB defense. Benny Snell is set to return from his knee surgery and figures to operate as Pittsburgh's #2 RB this weekend.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) won't play against the Bengals on Sunday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That'll again leave Jaylen Samuels as Pittsburgh's lead back. He totaled 22 carries and 20 targets across Weeks 9 and 10 with Conner out and is a RB2 with upside vs. Cincinnati's 29th-ranked RB defense.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) didn't practice on Wednesday. Consider him worse than 50/50 to play against the Bengals this weekend. His absence would thrust RB Jaylen Samuels back into the lead role in a plus matchup.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Steelers RB James Conner's status for Sunday's game against the Bengals is "up in the air." Conner's shoulder injury reportedly isn't worse than it was after exiting Thursday night's game in Cleveland, and his availability "depends on how he feels." We'll keep a close eye on his practice participation this week. Jaylen Samuels will step back in as Pittsburgh's lead back if Conner can't play Sunday.

Steelers RB James Conner left Thursday night's game against the Browns with a shoulder injury. He's questionable to return. Conner, of course, missed the previous 2 games with a shoulder injury but returned to full practices this week. We'll see about his status.

Update: Conner has been ruled out. Pittsburgh is back down to RBs Jaylen Samuels, Trey Edmunds and Tony Brooks-James.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He'll return for Thursday night's game against a Browns defense that's been gashed for 5.4 yards per carry by RBs over the last 5 games.

The Steelers are expecting to get RB James Conner (shoulder) back for Thursday night's game against the Browns, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac. RB Jaylen Samuels has mustered just 1.8 yards per carry over the past 2 weeks, so Conner should step right back in as Pittsburgh's lead ball-carrier. He'll be an upside fantasy play vs. a Cleveland defense that's coughed up 5.4 yards per carry to RBs over its last 5 games.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is out for this weekend's game against the Rams. He put in a limited practice on Wednesday but was sidelined on Thursday and Friday, so it looks like he suffered a setback. RB Trey Edmunds (ribs) was a full-go on Friday and isn't listed on the final injury report. Edmunds actually out-carried RB Jaylen Samuels 12 to 8 last week -- although Samuels, of course, dominated passing-down work with 13 targets.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) isn't expected to play against the Rams this weekend, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac. With Conner out last week, RB Jaylen Samuels played 65% of the offensive snaps and handled 8 carries and 13 targets. RB Trey Edmunds tallied a 27% snap rate, 12 carries and 0 targets. Edmunds missed practice on Wednesday with a rib injury, so we'll need to monitor his status.

Steelers insider Dale Lolley says HC Mike Tomlin sounded "optimistic" about RB James Conner's availability for this weekend's game against the Rams during his press conference on Tuesday. Tomlin expects Conner to be limited in practice to start the week. We'll monitor his progress over the next few days.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is inactive for today’s game against the Colts. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that Conner might also miss Week 10. Jaylen Samuels should dominate backfield work today and is a borderline RB1.

 
 
 

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