Posted: 3/02/2021 5:35 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB James Conner is not likely to be re-signed in the offseason.
Huddle Up: The good: Conner has rushed for 4.3 yards per carry in 532 rushes in his career. He also has 22 rushing touchdowns over the last three years. However, he has not completed a full season in his career. He had 55 catches three years ago, but he really hasn't been able to repeat it through the air. He's RB2 material wherever he lands, but he'll be better to have in non-PPR leagues.
Posted: 12/28/2020 12:01 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner ran five times for 20 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts, and he added five reception for 45 yards on five targets.
Huddle Up: It wasn't a great fantasy performance, but the touchdown and receptions were nice. With the AFC North wrapped up, it's uncertain if it will be Conner or Benny Snell carrying the load in Week 17 in Cleveland. DFS players will want to pay close attention to that.
Posted: 12/25/2020 11:03 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quadriceps) was a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 25, and he does not carry an injury designation for Week 16 vs. the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: In the last five weeks, Indianapolis ranks as a positive opponent, but that's because of the DeForest Buckner-less game in which Derrick Henry ran for three TDs. The reality is this group remains one of the tougher opponents for the position, and King Henry is the only back to rush for more than 72 yards vs. this unit in 2020. Since Conner is a capable receiver out of the backfield, he has a sliver of potential, but gamers should consider him little better than a last-resort PPR flex.
Posted: 12/24/2020 11:22 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: Conner appears to be on track for the Week 16 game after sitting out the last game because of the injury. He has not posted great numbers during the second half of the season but can still be a flex option in leagues.
Posted: 12/23/2020 9:34 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Huddle Up: Conner was held out of the last game because of the injury but appears to be on track to play in Week 16. He has not had much success during the second half of the season but could still be at least a flex option in leagues since he should see a good amount of touches.
Posted: 12/22/2020 5:39 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quadriceps) could be back for Week 16, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
Huddle Up: Conner was brutal after coming back from the COVID list and the quad issue popped up. He's still an RB2 in fantasy if he makes it back to at least a 60-percent timeshare.
Posted: 12/21/2020 8:45 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quad), who was listed as questionable on the team's final injury report Saturday, Dec. 19, has been ruled out for Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Benny Snell is expected to get the start, although that may not mean much for fantasy owners considering the lack of commitment the Steelers have shown to the running game and how unimpressive it has been with limited opportunities in recent weeks. Fantasy owners counting on Conner that don't have Snell on their roster may want to turn to Trayveon Williams, Anthony McFarland or Jaylen Samuels in an effort to get at least a few points out of their running back slot.
Posted: 12/19/2020 9:15 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quadriceps) was limited at practice and is questionable for the Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, Dec. 21.
Huddle Up: It's a very appealing matchup for Conner and the struggling Steelers run game. Fantasy managers will need to monitor this situation into Monday. RB Benny Snell would be a FLEX option if Conner can't play.
Posted: 12/19/2020 1:20 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quadriceps) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: Conner appears to be on track to play in the Week 15 game, but fantasy players will know more in the next few days. The Steelers running game has struggled over the last several weeks, which has hurt Conner's value. He can still be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/18/2020 1:28 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Conner is in any danger of missing the Week 15 game. He has been struggling lately with under 40 rushing yards in three of the last four games. He will have a favorable matchup and can be at least a flex option in leagues.