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.

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Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) put in full practices on Thursday and Friday and isn't listed on the final Week 2 injury report. So he'll play in this weekend's game against the Broncos. But it's unclear how carries will be divvied after RB Benny Snell played well in Conner's absence in the opener. Pittsburgh will also be without offensive linemen David DeCastro, Stefan Wisniewski and Zach Banner vs. Denver.

Steelers RB James Conner put in a full practice Thursday. That's a little surprising after he sat out Wednesday following the Monday night ankle sprain. It just might indicate that Conner could have played more against the Giants but didn't because Benny Snell displayed the hot hand. This will be a tough situation to parse for Week 2 fantasy lineups. We'll hope to get some indication on usage from Pittsburgh coaches before the Sunday games.

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin indicated Tuesday that RB James Conner has a chance to play Sunday against the Broncos, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Conner left Monday night's win over the Giants with an ankle sprain and then watched Benny Snell rack up 113 yards. We'd bet that even an active Conner wouldn't operate as a workhorse against Denver. We'll watch his practice participation this week.

Steelers RB James Conner sprained his left ankle in Monday night's win over the Giants. He'll have it examined further Tuesday, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the team is "optimistic for a timely return." Conner watched Benny Snell run for 113 yards on 19 carries (5.9 per rush) in his place. That might lead to Snell siphoning some Conner carries even when the starter returns. We'll keep an eye out for further updates on the situation.

Steelers RB James Conner suffered a left ankle injury in the 1st half of Monday night's game against the Giants. He's officially questionable to return. Conner has been on the sidelines since exiting, but it doesn't look like he'll return to this one. RB Benny Snell has run well in Conner's absence. We'll update Conner's status when we learn more.

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