James Conner Fantasy Football News 2019

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.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) won't play against the Colts today and "also is in jeopardy" of missing next week's game against the Rams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. RB Benny Snell (knee) is expected to miss Week 10, so Jaylen Samuels might get another game in a feature-back role. We'll track Conner's status this coming week.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) didn't practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Colts. With RB Benny Snell (knee) also out, RB Jaylen Samuels will be in a feature role. In 3 starts last season, he totaled 223 rushing yards, 12 catches, 105 receiving yards and a score. Samuels is a borderline RB1 vs. a Colts squad sitting 29th in Football Outsiders' run defense rankings.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. "It seems more and more likely" that Conner won't play against the Colts this weekend, ESPN's Brooke Pryor writes. With RB Benny Snell also out after knee surgery, RB Jaylen Samuels appears to be in for a feature role. We just updated our projections for the Steelers backfield.

Steelers RB Benny Snell is expected to miss 2-3 weeks after undergoing surgery to trim the meniscus in his injured knee. That means RB Jaylen Samuels will be locked into a feature role against the Colts this Sunday if RB James Conner's shoulder injury keeps him out.

Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday. His injury isn't believed to be serious, but he shouldn't be considered a lock to play against the Colts this weekend. Conner's absence would make Jaylen Samuels a borderline RB1 in a feature role.

Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels (knee) is "ready to go" for Week 9, HC Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. Samuels was a full-go in practice all last week before being ruled inactive for Monday night's game against Miami. His return comes at a good time after RBs James Conner (shoulder) and Benny Snell (knee) both left the Dolphins game with injuries. Conner reportedly has a shot to play against the Colts this weekend. But Samuels should be owned in all fantasy leagues at this point.

Steelers RB James Conner left Monday night's win over the Dolphins late with a shoulder injury. HC Mike Tomlin said after the game that it's an AC-joint issue that they'll evaluate further Tuesday. We'll see how significant the injury is. Pittsburgh also lost RB Benny Snell to a knee injury earlier in the game. RB Jaylen Samuels seems to be trending toward a Week 9 return, though.

Steelers RB James Conner was in and out of Sunday night's game against the Chargers with a quad injury. He finished with a big 119 total yards and 2 TDs but didn't play at all in the 4th quarter. Pittsburgh's comfortable lead might have played a role in the decision to hold Conner out, but we'll look for further updates on his status. The Steelers do get a well-timed Week 7 bye. RB Benny Snell picked up the slack for Conner vs. Los Angeles, finishing with 17 carries for 75 yards. He's worth stashing on fantasy rosters while we wait to learn more about Conner. RB Jaylen Samuels figures to miss another game or 2 after his knee surgery.

Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Monday and is expected to be sidelined for a month, HC Mike Tomlin said. That makes Samuels droppable outside of deep fantasy leagues. His absence leaves rookie Benny Snell as Pittsburgh's #2 RB but should really lock James Conner into a workhorse role.

 
 
 

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