Pittsburgh Steelers
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 PIT 14 33 32 144 4.5 0 0 1 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0
  Avg 13 151 117 527 4.5 6 1 35 26 234 1 760 13 0 3 4

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 PIT 12 269 201 909 4.5 12 2 68 52 467 1 1376 13 0 5 8

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 12/15/2018 11:45am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) is considered unlikely to play in the Week 15 game, according to a source. Conner probably will be able to play in the Week 16 game.

    Huddle Up: Owners should check the inactive list to determine Conner's status but probably should look for other options for their lineups and keep Conner on the bench. Jaylen Samuels likely would receive most of the work at running back if Conner is ruled out and could be at least a flex option.

  • Posted: 12/14/2018 12:23pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Conner likely will be a game-time decision for Week 15, so owners will need to monitor the situation over the next few days. He would be a risky option if he is active but could still be a No. 2 fantasy running back. Jaylen Samuels would receive another start if Conner is ruled out and could be a flex option.

  • Posted: 12/13/2018 6:03pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) does not need to practice in order to play against the New England Patriots in Week 15, according to offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner.

    Huddle Up: It would certainly be a step in the right direction to see Conner log some practice time before Sunday, but until he is officially ruled out, his fantasy owners can hold out hope.

  • Posted: 12/13/2018 3:17pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 13.

    Huddle Up: Conner has not been ruled out at this point but probably will not play if he is not able to practice Friday, Dec. 14. Owners can monitor the situation but should have other options available in case Conner misses another game.

  • Posted: 12/12/2018 4:03pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.

    Huddle Up: This isn't how fantasy owners wanted the week to begin for Conner after the second-year tailback missed his first game of the season this past Sunday. If he remains out, Jaylen Samuels would once again occupy an RB1 role in an advantageous matchup.

  • Posted: 12/11/2018 9:23am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) was not ruled out of returning in Week 15 by head coach Mike Tomlin on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Tomlin added that whatever Conner can do in practice this week will be his guide.

    Huddle Up: Of course the Steelers are going to leave the door open as long as possible, but Conner's return remains unlikely two weeks after the injury. We'll see what the practice reports out of Pittsburgh say this week, but in the meantime, plan on Jaylen Samuels and Stevan Ridley carrying the RB load Sunday against the Patriots.

  • Posted: 12/9/2018 6:58am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) will be evaluated Monday, Dec. 10, but there is a possibility that he could miss Week 15's game against the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Conner was injured during Week 13's game versus the Los Angeles Chargers and has already been ruled out for Week 14's contest against the Oakland Raiders. Jaylen Samuels will receive the bulk of the carries for as long as Conner is sidelined and warrants consideration as a flex option in most fantasy formats. Stevan Ridley could also see a handful of carries but should be avoided in all leagues.

  • Posted: 12/4/2018 9:10am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) will miss Week 14 with a sprained ankle, head coach Mike Tomlin said in a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 4. Conner's injury wasn't a leg contusion as first reported, and the ankle sprain is more significant than first expected.

    Huddle Up: Conner is the latest RB1 to go down and miss time late in the season -- just in time for the fantasy postseason. Hopefully, Conner owners have heeded the warnings and secured the services of likely replacement Jaylen Samuels.

  • Posted: 12/3/2018 8:05am ET

    Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (leg) wasn't believed to have suffered a major injury, and it wasn't to his ankle. The swelling will be somewhat of an indicator.

    Huddle Up: It looks like Conner has avoided anything serious, and he should remain in the RB1 discussion in the interim.

  • Posted: 12/2/2018 10:20pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (leg) suffered a lower leg contusion on Sunday, Dec. 2, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Prior the injury, Conner ran 15 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns; he added 14 yards on three receptions.

    Huddle Up: Conner was reportedly moving around alright after the game, but owners will need to keep an eye on what news the next 24 hours brings. If Conner misses time you'd probably be looking at a combination of Jaylen Samuels and Stevan Ridley. Stay tuned.

  • Posted: 12/2/2018 8:18pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (lower leg) left the Week 13 game against the Los Angeles Chargers due to an apparent lower right leg or ankle injury. He limped off to the locker room to be evaluated.

    Huddle Up: Conner was able to punch in a pair of rushing touchdowns before departing, but obviously fantasy owners are concerned with the playoffs right around the corner. Jaylen Samuels would be the player to target if Conner is forced to the shelf.

  • Posted: 11/27/2018 10:52am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner has fumbled four times this season, with the latest resulting in a turnover in the Week 12 loss to the Denver Broncos Broncos. Head coach Mike Tomlin said he's not 'overly concerned' with the issue in his weekly news conference Tuesday, Nov. 27, but knows upcoming opponents will put the running back's football security to the test.

    Huddle Up: Ranking fourth in the league with 235 touches, Conner remains a weekly RB1 starter, but he has tailed off of late with 217 total yards and one TD on 46 touches over the last three games.

  • Posted: 11/25/2018 8:13pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed 13 times for 53 yards in Week 12 against the Denver Broncos and he added four grabs for 42 yards.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't a great fantasy day for Conner. In fact, it was a bit disappointing considering the Broncos had allowed more than 200 rushing yards to Isaiah Crowell of the Jets and Todd Gurley of the Rams earlier this season. He'll look for better results in Week 13 against the Chargers.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 5:21pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner ran nine times for just 25 yards in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he added six grabs for 24 yards.

    Huddle Up: Le'Veon Bell ain't coming through that door, so it's ride or die with Conner now in the Steel City. He left last week's game due to a concussion, so perhaps he was a bit tentative against a hungry defense. He'll face the Broncos on the road in Week 12, a team which has allowed more than 200 rushing yards to two runners this season.

  • Posted: 11/16/2018 11:38am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 16, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.

    Huddle Up: Conner has been one of the breakout fantasy players in the NFL this season and will continue to plenty of touches on offense. He can be a No. 1 or No. 2 running back in all leagues despite the matchup.

  • Posted: 11/15/2018 1:09pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 15.

    Huddle Up: Conner should be cleared to play this week and will continue to be used in the running and passing game. He will be facing a tough defense in Week 11 but can still be a No. 1 or No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 11/14/2018 2:54pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (concussion) practiced in full on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

    Huddle Up: Conner appears to be trending toward being active in Week 11 after being shaken up late in Sunday's game. Circle back around on Friday for his official injury report designation.

  • Posted: 11/13/2018 9:13am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol Tuesday, Nov. 13. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Conner will be given the opportunity to practice Wednesday, Nov. 14, and that should 'lay those (concussion) discussions to bed.'

    Huddle Up: With Conner getting injured last Thursday, he has a little extra time to clear the protocol, and it sounds like his head coach has little doubt he will. Keep an eye out for official confirmation of course, but plan on having Conner is his usual RB1 role for the Week 11 game against the Jaguars.

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 6:37am ET

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are optimistic that RB James Conner (concussion) will clear concussion protocol prior to their Week 11 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Nov. 18.

    Huddle Up: Conner sustained the injury in Pittsburgh's victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Nov. 8, so he will have a slightly longer-than-normal period of time to recover. Assuming that Le'Veon Bell does not report to the team within the next few days, Stevan Ridley and Jaylen Samuels would split carries in the backfield if Conner is unable to play versus the Jaguars.

  • Posted: 11/8/2018 10:15pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (concussion) has been placed in the NFL's concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

    Huddle Up: While it's never a good thing for a player to suffer a concussion, the silver lining here is that Conner will get a few extra days to recover. The injury is sure to amplify interest in the potential return of Le'Veon Bell, who must report by this coming Tuesday or miss the season entirely, and could affect any possible plans to ease Bell into action (should he report). Stay tuned.

  • Posted: 11/8/2018 7:44pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (concussion) exited against the Carolina Panthers in Week 10 and was taken to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion. He had 13 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown and one catch for eight yards before exiting.

    Huddle Up: With Pittsburgh dismantling the Panthers, Conner's night is likely over regardless of the results of his evaluation. Going forward the potential return of Le'Veon Bell is going to have more of an impact on his value than a possible concussion.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 1:35pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed for 107 yards on 24 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9. He also caught seven passes for 56 yards and one touchdown during the game.

    Huddle Up: Conner has rushed for at least 100 yards in each of his last four games and has recorded at least 50 receiving yards in three of those games. He is a must-start option in every week against any opponent.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 2:12pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 8. He also caught five passes for 66 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Conner has rushed for at least 100 yards and two touchdowns in each of the last three games. He has also caught at least four passes in six of the seven games this season. Le'Veon Bell may report to team next week, but Conner will continue to be the starter and should be a No. 1 or No. 2 running back next week in leagues.

  • Posted: 10/15/2018 5:12am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner is expected to remain involved in a committee when and if RB Le'Veon Bell returns, in the opinion of NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: Conner would lose some value, but he should remain on rosters as a flex option.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 1:57pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed 19 times for 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 6 win against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added four receptions for 18 yards on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: There are reports Le'Veon Bell might return to the team after the bye, which would mean Bell reports this coming week to get back into the mix. That would splash a ton of cold water on Conner's fantasy appeal. He has back-to-back 100-yard performances with four rushing touchdowns over the past two games. He also has at least three receptions in all six of his outings to please fantasy owners in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 10/10/2018 7:26pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner hopefully will still have a solid role in the offense even when RB Le'Veon Bell returns to the team, according to QB Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger said he will push for Conner to receive playing time because he has played well this season.

    Huddle Up: Bell likely will take over the starting role when he returns, but Conner should receive a good amount of playing time when Bell returns. Conner probably will no longer be a weekly starting option but could be a flex option against certain opponents.

  • Posted: 10/7/2018 1:57pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5. He also caught four passes for 75 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Conner had been quiet the last few weeks but was a big part of the team's success on offense this week. He will receive at least one more start and can be a No. 2 running back next week against the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Posted: 10/5/2018 6:48am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner is sought to see more carries by offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner. 'I probably just need to do a better job heating him up,' Fichtner said, referring to giving Conner more carries. 'It's just like quarterbacks, too. You get into a rhythm. And all good running backs, they need that rhythm.' Conner has received fewer than 10 carries in two of the past three games.

    Huddle Up: Conner has a good matchup against the Atlanta Falcons this week, but his usage has been really concerning. He's an RB2 or flex option.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 9:39pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed nine times for 19 yards and caught three passes for 25 yards in a 26-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Since a big opener against Cleveland, Conner's numbers have trended in the wrong direction. That being said, the volume is allowing him to still produce useful fantasy numbers, and he needs to be starting in fantasy lineups as long as he is Pittsburgh's starter.

  • Posted: 9/24/2018 9:22pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed 15 times for 61 yards in the Week 3 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, Sept. 24, and he added five grabs for 34 yards on six targets.

    Huddle Up: Conner hasn't had a big game since Week 1, but he did save his best for last with a long run to secure the victory in the fourth quarter. A total of 95 scrimmage yards and five receptions is nothing to sneeze at for fantasy owners in PPR leagues, he just set the bar so high in the opener. He remains a solid low-end RB2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 4 against the Ravens.

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 3:44pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed eight times for 17 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs while adding five grabs for 48 yards.

    Huddle Up: Conner had an enormous performance in Week 1, lessening the blow from the absence of Le'Veon Bell. However, the Steelers fell behind 21-0 after one quarter and they got away from the run early on. It wasn't really anything Conner did wrong, although he did go for just 2.1 yards per rush when he was given the chance. He is still a decent RB2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 3 in Tampa Bay as long as Bell is holding out.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 3:20pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed 31 times for 135 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns and he added five catches for 57 yards.

    Huddle Up: Conner had a giant game stepping in for the absent Le'Veon Bell. As long as Bell's holdout continues it appears Conner is more than capable of shouldering the load in the Pittsburgh backfield. Even when Bell does elect to return, Conner could carve out a much larger role than previously anticipated. The Steelers host the Chiefs in Week 2.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 5:09am ET

    Confirming a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner will start Week 1's game against the Cleveland Browns.

    Huddle Up: There appears to be no end in sight to Le'Veon Bell's contract dispute, so Conner should be viewed as a short-term RB1 for the duration of the holdout. Jaylen Samuels and Stevan Ridley may also see a few touches versus the Browns but they possess minimal fantasy value.

  • Posted: 9/4/2018 9:37am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner has the confidence of head coach Mike Tomlin in RB Le'Veon Bell's continued absence.

    Huddle Up: By several accounts, Conner has taken a big stride forward entering his sophomore season and impressed during the preseason with 100 rushing yards and a TD on 19 carries and seven receptions for 61 yards. And while he's no Bell, Conner is better suited to serve as a fill-in starter than he was a year ago, and he's a must-own in all leagues, especially for Bell's fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 8/25/2018 6:20pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed 10 times for 18 yards and caught all six of his targets for 52 yards in a 16-6 preseason win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 25.

    Huddle Up: Conner was bottled up on the ground, but his ability to contribute in the passing game bodes well for his chances of taking on a workhorse-type role if something happens to Le'Veon Bell. If you draft Bell, you should plan on grabbing Conner as a handcuff later on.

  • Posted: 8/16/2018 7:39pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed five times for 57 yards and a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: If you are a Le'Veon Bell owner, grabbing Conner as a handcuff isn't a bad idea. He could step into a workhorse role if Bell misses time for whatever reason.

  • Posted: 7/16/2018 5:08pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner was 'very impressive during the spring' and 'really looks like he can be a solid every down running back in this league,' according to Mark Kaboly of The Athletic.

    Huddle Up: No one is going to confuse Conner for Bell, but everyone from Ben Roethlisberger to the coaching staff has sung the praises of the second-year back this year. With Bell likely done in Pittsburgh after this season, the 23-year-old's fantasy dynasty value just got a nice little boost. While he figures to have little to no redraft fantasy value if Le'Veon Bell doesn't hold out, Conner can make a strong case for being the most valuable handcuff in the league.

  • Posted: 5/25/2018 6:49pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (knee) has been practicing during OTAs, and TE Jesse James said Conner looks more confident this year. 'He's running fast, running every ball to the end zone,' James said. 'He looks good.'

    Huddle Up: It sounds like Conner has fully recovered from knee surgery, and he is worth stashing as a handcuff if you are a Le'Veon Bell owner.

  • Posted: 2/9/2018 6:43pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (knee) said he has progressed to the point where he can sprint on the treadmill. 'So things are looking bright for next year,' Conner said.

    Huddle Up: If Pittsburgh's backfield situation remains the same in 2018, Conner will be worth stashing as a handcuff to Le'Veon Bell.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @CLE 31 135 2 5 57 0
2 KC 8 17 1 5 48 0
3 @TB 15 61 0 5 34 0
4 BAL 9 19 0 3 25 0
5 ATL 21 110 2 4 75 0
6 @CIN 19 111 2 4 18 0
8 CLE 24 146 2 5 66 0
9 @BAL 24 107 0 7 56 1
10 CAR 13 65 1 1 8 0
11 @JAC 9 25 0 6 24 0
12 @DEN 13 53 0 4 42 0
13 LAC 15 60 2 3 14 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @CLE 4 11 0 0 0 0
2 MIN 1 9 0 0 0 0
3 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @BAL 4 26 0 0 0 0
5 JAC 3 9 0 0 0 0
6 @KC 2 14 0 0 0 0
7 CIN 3 19 0 0 0 0
8 @DET 1 1 0 0 0 0
10 @IND 1 12 0 0 0 0
11 TEN 5 12 0 0 0 0
12 GB 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @CIN 3 12 0 0 0 0
14 BAL 2 6 0 0 0 0
15 NE 3 13 0 0 0 0

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