Posted: 4/05/2020 9:46 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner broke a tackle once only every 23.2 rush attempts last season. In 2018, he broke a tackle once every 10.8 carries.
Posted: 2/13/2020 9:13 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner is still viewed as a starter by the team, and he's expected to have a bounceback season in 2020, according to general manager Kevin Colbert Thursday, Feb. 13. 'James Conner had a disappointing season in James Conner's viewpoint and ours, as well,' Colbert said. 'Our point to James was, 'You had an unfortunate year.' The year before that he was one of the best in the league.'' ... 'He's still a young player. We think there's something there. We know there's talent there. We hope James can regain it. And, if he's healthy, there's no reason he shouldn't. We don't want to say we don't have a starting running back because we feel we do.'
Huddle Up: Conner gained 1,470 yards from scrimmage with 13 total touchdowns during his sophomore 2018 campaign in place of then-holdout RB Le'Veon Bell. Conner regressed significantly in 2019, totaling just 715 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns in 10 games. The return of QB Ben Roethlisberger should provide a significant boost to everyone within the Steelers offense in 2020 and Conner will be a bargain RB2 at a discounted average draft position.
Posted: 12/27/2019 7:48 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quadriceps) on Friday, Dec. 27, was ruled out of the team's Week 17 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Conner's disappointing, injury-wracked regular season will end on a down note as he'll miss his sixth game of the season. Jaylen Samuels, Benny Snell and Kerrith Whyte are expected to head the Steelers' backfield Sunday but none are particularly intriguing options.
Posted: 12/26/2019 9:18 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: It appears like Conner may not be able to play in the Week 17 game, but fantasy players can monitor the situation. Jaylen Samuels, Benny Snell and Kerrith Whyte likely will all receive touches if Conner is ruled out but none of the backs are must-start options.
Posted: 12/25/2019 9:25 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Conner's status for Week 17 is uncertain at this point, so fantasy players should monitor his status over the next few days. Fantasy players may want to consider other options for their lineups because Conner may see limited work if he plays.
Posted: 12/24/2019 6:08 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner's (thigh) availability is very much in question for Week 17, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
Huddle Up: Benny Snell would likely see the bulk of the work against the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens have nothing to play for with the top seed secured, and they could rest a lot of regulars. Snell would be a flex option if Conner sits.
Posted: 12/23/2019 6:39 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quad) is awaiting the results of an MRI on the quad injury he suffered on his final carry of Week 16.
Huddle Up: It's been a season to forget for Conner, who has sustained a handful of injuries to various body parts. Owners should consider him unlikely to play in Week 17 against the Baltimore Ravens, leaving Jaylen Samuels, Benny Snell and Kerrith Whyte Jr. to split the workload once again if Conner is ultimately ruled out.
Posted: 12/22/2019 7:08 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (thigh) suffered a thigh injury during the Week 16 game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Conner has dealt with multiple injuries this season and is a risky fantasy option because of his injury history. Benny Snell, Jaylen Samuels and Kerrith Whyte will all receive snaps while Conner is out, but none of them are more than flex options.
Posted: 12/16/2019 7:35 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner carried eight times for 42 yards and hauled in four of his five targets for nine yards and a touchdown in Week 15 versus the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: The Steelers definitely eased Conner back into the mix in the first half, but he still ended up handling more than half of the team's rushing attempts after being sidelined the previous three weeks with an aggravation of his shoulder injury. Fantasy owners should expect more than 12 touches in Week 16, although a matchup against the New York Jets doesn't project to be a particularly good one for him.
Posted: 12/15/2019 11:55 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is officially active for the team's Week 15 game.
Huddle Up: Conner will be back in the lineup after missing some games but may be part of a committee against the Buffalo Bills. He can be considered a flex option in fantasy leagues.