- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 233 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- May 5, 1995 (23)
- 3rd Season
- 2017 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 105 (PIT)
Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner rushed for 64 yards and added three catches for 30 yards in his team's 16-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17. Making his return to the lineup following a three-game absence due to a high-ankle sprain, Conner lost just two carries to backup Jaylen Samuels. Conner finishes his impressive 2018 season with 973 rushing yards, 55 receptions, 497 receiving yards, and 13 total touchdowns. He will be an RB1 in fantasy drafts in 2019.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (ankle) is active for Week 17's must-win game against the Bengals. It'll be Conner's first game in the last three weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain. He practiced in full last week, so he should be able to play a full complement of snaps in a must-win game. He'll have RB2 upside in an excellent matchup against Cincy's poor defense. Conner ran 19 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns in the first meeting with the Bengals. Rookie Jaylen Samuels only has appeal as an RB3/flex in PPR leagues with Conner back in the fold.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (ankle) is expected to play in Week 17 against the Bengals after three full practices last week. However, the team still wants to see how he does in warmups before officially making him active, according to a source. It looks like Conner will return after a three-game absence. That means that rookie Jaylen Samuels will return to more of a passing-down role, making him an RB3/flex option in PPR leagues. Conner will have RB2 upside in Week 17 if he plays.