Posted: 9/21/2020 7:14 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and added two catches on as many targets for 15 more yards in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Conner did the bulk of his damage on a 59-yard carry late in the game as Denver was selling out to stop Pittsburgh from trying to chew clock. But one thing was clear before that: Conner still has a firm grip on the featured role in this offense, logging 13 more carries than Benny Snell. Conner's durability has been his biggest bugaboo for a while now, and it might be the only thing that keeps him from having a field day in Week 3 against the Houston Texans' weak run defense.
Posted: 9/20/2020 3:14 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RBs James Conner and Benny Snell will reportedly split carries during Week 2's game against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Snell had 113 rushing yards on 19 carries in the season opener versus the New York Giants after Conner sustained an ankle injury. Both players are facing a difficult matchup against the Denver defense and should be viewed as low-end RB2 or flex options this afternoon due to the timeshare situation.
Posted: 9/18/2020 6:43 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) was taken off the injury report Friday, Sept. 18, clearing the path for him to play in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Connor got hurt late in the first quarter in the opener and tried to go early in the second quarter, but it's a pretty good bet the Pittsburgh coaching staff didn't want to make the situation any worse considering Benny Snell earned their confidence with a strong showing in training camp. It will admittedly take some guts for fantasy owners to put Conner right back into their lineup in a tough Week 2 matchup against the Denver Broncos, but he's still the recommended play over Snell and possesses high-end RB2 upside.
Posted: 9/18/2020 4:50 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) said Friday, Sept. 18, that things are 'definitely trending in the right direction' for Week 2 after practicing Wednesday and Thursday.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs will definitely to check his practice status later Friday, but things are surprisingly looking up for Conner following his early-game Week 1 injury. Have him ready for a RB2 role if he proves good to go.
Posted: 9/17/2020 8:09 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) practiced returned to a full practice Thursday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: This comes as a bit of a stunner considering head coach Mike Tomlin said the team would "leave the light on" earlier in the week regarding his status for Week 2. A Thursday practice obviously does not guarantee Sunday participation, but another full practice Friday would come close to sealing the deal. He should be plenty motivated after spending the last few days hearing about his durability again and watching Benny Snell run for over 100 yards in the opener. If he plays, Conner is a high-upside RB2 this weekend.
Posted: 9/16/2020 8:47 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Conner should be considered questionable for Week 2 and may be a game-time decision. Fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation, but he would be a risky option if he is active. Benny Snell would receive most of the carries if Conner is not able to play and could be at least a flex option.
Posted: 9/15/2020 4:39 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) won't be ruled out for Week 2, according to head coach Mike Tomlin, who said they'll leave the light on for him.
Huddle Up: Conner went down, which "left the light on" for Benny Snell to rush for 19 times for 113 yards in Week 1. Conner would be a flex option if he's able to go. Snell would be an RB2 without Conner and a flex option with him.
Posted: 9/15/2020 4:46 am UTC
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) will be examined Tuesday, Sept. 15. A source said the team is 'optimistic for a timely return.'
Huddle Up: As long as Conner is sidelined it will be Benny Snell handling the starting tailback chores with Jaylen Samuels also likely in line for an uptick in backfield touches.
Posted: 9/15/2020 2:32 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) rushed for nine yards on six carries against the New York Giants in Week 1 before leaving the game with an ankle injury. He also caught two passes for eight yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Conner has missed time during his career because of injuries, so fantasy players will need to check on his practice participation this week. He can still be a starting option in fantasy leagues if he is ready to play.
Posted: 9/15/2020 1:44 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the Week 1 game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Conner has dealt with multiple injuries since entering the NFL, so this should not be shocking to fantasy players. Benny Snell would be the starting running back if Conner missed an extended period of time and could be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.