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.
Posted: 12/15/2019 3:26 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is expected to be treated as the starter for Week 15's game against the Buffalo Bills, although it is likely that he will split carries with RBs Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell.
Huddle Up: Conner hasn't played a full game since Week 6 and has only suited up for two contests since then, so it's understandable why Pittsburgh is hesitant to give him a full workload for Sunday night's game. That being said, he's still worthy of consideration as an RB2 or flex option despite the challenging matchup versus the Buffalo defense.
Posted: 12/15/2019 1:13 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 15's game against the Buffalo Bills, according to multiple sources.
Huddle Up: Conner had been listed as questionable on the injury report despite fully participating in all three of the team's practice sessions during the week. Assuming he receives his normal workload this afternoon, he should be viewed as an RB2 or flex option in fantasy leagues despite the difficult matchup.