Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 6'1"
  • 233
  • 23
  • 2 years
  • Pittsburgh
  • 2017 R3 O, None
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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 10 86 68 299 4.5 4 1 18 13 129 0 427 7 0 2 2

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 6 138 103 453 4.4 7 1 35 26 257 0 710 7 0 3 4

Recent Player News

  • 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

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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