Posted: 11/28/2020 9:27 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: If Conner can't play in Week 12, and if the Steelers do, RB Benny Snell would likely be the feature back and should be picked up if available.
Posted: 11/28/2020 5:48 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (illness) has tested positive for COVID-19, multiple sources reported Saturday, Nov. 28. Conner is awaiting a second test tomorrow to confirm the results, and contact tracing continues.
Huddle Up: Yikes, the COVID crisis continues around this Steelers-Ravens game. Pending the results of Conner's second test, Benny Snell is in line to be the Steelers' lead back Tuesday night -- pending the game is even played. Definitely stay tuned ...
Posted: 11/23/2020 3:02 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed 13 times for a game-high 89 yards in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he added three receptions for 10 yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: Conner hasn't been to the end zone in the past three games dating back to Week 8 in Baltimore. The good news for Conner is that the Ravens pay a visit to the Steel City on Thanksgiving night, so maybe that will get him going.
Posted: 11/16/2020 8:17 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner had 13 carries for 36 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Nov. 15. He also caught two passes for 12 yards.
Huddle Up: With games against Dallas and Cincinnati, two of the NFL's worst run defenses, on the schedule it certainly appeared that Conner was ready to post some big numbers. Instead, he managed just 58 yards combined on 22 carries (2.6 YPC) and failed to score. He'll face another subpar defense in Jacksonville next Sunday, and we'll see if the third time is the charm for Conner, who hasn't topped 50 rushing yards in a game since Oct. 25.
Posted: 11/09/2020 6:39 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner ran for 22 yards on nine carries and lost two yards while catching both of his targets in Week 9 versus the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: It's hard to put much of the blame for this dud on Conner, as Pittsburgh appeared lost or disinterested for most of the first half. The Steelers fell behind 13-0 and didn't grab their first lead until there was 2:14 remaining in the game. Pittsburgh also didn't do Conner any favors by trying to work in Anthony McFarland early either. Fantasy owners need to flush this one away and hope the Steelers play with some emotion for 60 minutes in Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Consider Conner a strong RB2 option for that one.
Posted: 11/02/2020 2:03 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed 15 times for 47 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 13 yards in a 28-24 win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8.
Huddle Up: Conner was largely bottled up, but he continues to dominate the backfield touches, and he has scored in five of the last six games. Conner should be a RB2 with upside against a porous Dallas defense in Week 9.
Posted: 10/26/2020 12:29 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner ran 20 times for 82 yards in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans and he added three catches for 29 yards on five targets, although he saw his four-game touchdown streak come to an end.
Huddle Up: Conner has posted 100 or more total scrimmage yards in four of the past five outings. He remains a legitimate low-end RB1 in most fantasy formats heading into Week 8 in Baltimore. He had 55 yards and a touchdown in his only meeting with the Ravens last season on Oct. 6, 2019.
Posted: 10/19/2020 1:48 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed 20 times for 101 yards and a touchdown and added a one-yard reception in a 38-7 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Conner topped 100 yards for the third time in his last four contests and extended his touchdown streak to four games. He has been a workhorse for the Pittsburgh running attack, and he should be a strong RB2 against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7.
Posted: 10/12/2020 2:41 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed 15 times for 44 yards and a touchdown and caught all three of his targets for 19 yards in a 38-29 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Conner couldn't top 100 yards for the third straight game, but he has found the end zone in three straight. He continues to receive a bulk of the touches in the backfield, and he is locked in as a volume-based RB2.
Posted: 9/27/2020 10:38 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries against the Houston Texans in Week 3. He also caught four passes for 40 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Conner has rushed for at least 100 yards and one touchdown in two straight games and will continue to be the focal point in the running game as long as he is healthy. He should be a starting option in all leagues next week.