FantasySP / NFL / James Conner FantasySP / NFL / James Conner Copyright 2018 5363954 <![CDATA[Bottled up by Jaguars]]> Conner rushed nine times for 25 yards while adding six receptions for 24 yards on nine targets in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Jaguars.

Expecting to get Le'Veon Bell back this season, the Steelers rode Conner hard prior to this contest. That approach was great for Conner's fantasy owners, but all that wear and tear might be catching up to Conner, who will continue to carry the load with Bell having failed to end his holdout by the deadline. Then again, the talented Jaguars defense completely stymied the Steelers through almost three quarters before blowing a 16-0 lead, so this dud could simply be attributed to a tough matchup and not the beginning of a decline from Conner. How he fares against a vulnerable Denver run defense in Week 12 will say a lot about Conner's rest-of-season outlook.

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<![CDATA[James Conner rushed nine times for 25 yards while catching 6-of-9]]> James Conner rushed nine times for 25 yards while catching 6-of-9 targets for 24 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Jaguars. Conner was stifled by a stiff Jacksonville run defense, having just a long gain of nine yards on the ground. [...]]]> 5363863 Sun, 18 Nov 2018 16:51:37 EDT <![CDATA[Behind Enemy Lines: Week 11 Q&A with Steelers Wire]]>
Curt Popejoy: I think the turnaround has been essentially the product of two things. First it is the commitment to the run game with James Conner. During the early-season struggles the coaches didn’t have confidence in him but now he is getting the touches he needs. Also, cleaner football. Limiting penalties has been a huge factor in the team’s success over the past five games, especially on defense]]> 5362084 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:21:01 EDT Jaguars Wire
<![CDATA[Steelers vs Jaguars injury update: Stephon Tuitt and Marcus Gilbert miss practice again]]> James Conner got in a second full practice and seems to be clear of any concussion concerns. But the bad news is two starters on the line missed a second straight practice.

Stephon Tuitt (elbow) and Marcus Gilbert (knee) did not practice for second day in a row. James Conner (concussion) was full for second day in a row]]> 5361666 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 0:42:01 EDT Steelers Wire
<![CDATA[Steelers’ James Conner again practices fully, Marcus Gilbert again does not]]> James Conner was again a full participant in Pittsburgh Steelers practice Thursday. The running ... ]]> 5361244 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:33:01 EDT Pittsburgh Tribune-Review <![CDATA[James Conner will keep “doing the same thing”]]> James Conner has been in the concussion protocol since last Thursday’s win over the Panthers, but the feeling is that he’ll be cleared in time to play this weekend and his full practice on Wednesday is a sign that things are headed in that direction. That should mean that the head injury [more]]]> 5360921 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 7:48:01 EDT <![CDATA[James Conner full practice participant on Wednesday]]> James Conner getting a full practice in after bring in the concussion protocol.

Mike Tomlin said RB James Conner was a full participant in practice Wednesday.

— Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) November 14, 2018

Conner left Thursday’s win over the Carolina Panthers after being checked out for a concussion and briefly returning. Fortunately, with the outcome locked in early in the second half, the Steelers had the luxury of holding Conner out and not risking further injury]]> 5360861 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 0:54:01 EDT Steelers Wire
<![CDATA[Steelers’ James Conner ‘back to normal’ physically, faces new normal as undisputed No. 1 back]]> James Conner said after practice Wednesday that he considered himself healthy. ... ]]> 5360544 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:51:01 EDT Pittsburgh Tribune-Review <![CDATA[Steelers | James Conner practices in full]]> James Conner (concussion) practiced in full on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Footballguys View: Conner is through the concussion protocol and locked into RB1 status in Week 11, on the road against the Jaguars.]]> 5360509 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:24:02 EDT footballguys <![CDATA[James Conner has full practice Wednesday]]> Le'Veon Bell on Sunday or any Sunday this season. It appears they will have James Conner, though. The running back was a full participant in practice Wednesday as he works his way out of concussion protocol. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has expressed optimism Conner will clear protocol [more]]]> 5360473 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:48:02 EDT <![CDATA[Updating an earlier report, James Conner (concussion) was a]]> James Conner (concussion) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice. It's unclear if Conner ever actually suffered a concussion, though it's a moot point now as the second-year stud is on track to play Sunday at Jacksonville. [...]]]> 5360366 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:21:41 EDT <![CDATA[Texans signing RB Le'Veon Bell in 2019 would be in keeping with Brian Gaine's philosophy]]>
The unbelievable has finally happened: #Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell officially gives up $14.5M from a franchise tag in an attempt to stay healthy with hopes of a big payday in free agency in 2019. He won’t play in 2018. James Conner remains the featured back in Pittsburgh.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 201]]> 5360298 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:06:01 EDT Texans Wire
<![CDATA[Staying on as starting RB minus Bell]]> Le'Veon Bell (contract dispute) didn't sign his franchise tender by Tuesday's 4 PM ET deadline, ensuring Conner will remain the Steelers' starting running back going forward, Bob Labriola of the team's official site reports.

With Bell ineligible to play for the rest of the season, the Steelers will continue onward with Conner is the unquestioned lead running back. Through nine games, Conner has received 78 percent of the designed runs and 14 percent of the targets, marks that closely mimic Bell's -- 81 and 19 percent, respectively -- from a season ago, per Mike Clay of The huge workload has translated to five games of 100-plus yards from scrimmage and 11 total touchdowns, making him a must-start weekly no matter the matchup.

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<![CDATA[Steelers GM Kevin Colbert releases statement about Le'Veon Bell]]>
Statement from GM Kevin Colbert on RB Le’Veon Bell:

"I want to confirm that Le’Veon Bell did not sign his Franchise Tender today and, as a result, he will not be eligible to play football during the 2018 season."

— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 13, 2018

The team has been largely quiet but it seemed cautiously optimistic Bell would find his way back to the Steelers but it never materialized. The Steelers have James Conner as the feature back and the team has a singular focus which does not include any attention given to Bell and his situation going forward]]> 5359599 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:39:01 EDT Steelers Wire
<![CDATA[Steelers RB James Conner remains in concussion protocol]]> James Conner. According to Tomlin, Conner remains in the concussion protocol but is hopeful Conner will play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

James Conner remains in concussion protocol, but #Steelers coach Mike Tomlin expects his starting running back on the field Wednesday

— Tribune-ReviewSports (@TribSports) November 13, 201]]> 5359523 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:15:01 EDT Steelers Wire