The Athletic's Ed Bouchette expects the Steelers to go with a committee backfield this season. That'd be a change from what Pittsburgh has usually done under HC Mike Tomlin. But RB James Conner has had trouble staying healthy as lead back. And the Steelers now have depth at the position with Jaylen Samuels, Benny Snell and rookie Anthony McFarland alongside Conner. "The room is crowded, but there really is not a leader of the pack," Bouchette writes. "Conner will get every chance to show he can stay healthy, and they’re likely to cut back on his carries even if he remains injury-free for two reasons: to help save him and to use some of their other backs." Conner remains the best fantasy bet here by a pretty big margin. Just don't expect him to get the RB1-level volume folks who drafted him in the 1st or 2nd round last summer thought they were getting.
Cardinals RB James Conner (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Rams. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday and was reportedly a game-time decision, so it’s safe to assume that Conner isn’t at 100%. Consider him a risk/reward RB2.
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) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That gives him a shot to play vs. the Rams this weekend. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.
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.
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