Loads of fantasy soccer seasons will probably be on the road Monday evening when the Steelers tackle the Bengals, and the very last thing fantasy house owners want is a “questionable” key participant. However that is precisely what they will be coping with in Week 15 with James Conner, who’s inflicting fear with a quad harm along with lackluster current play. Nonetheless, a positive matchup has Conner on the beginning ’em, sit ’em bubble, so fantasy house owners might want to know the newest harm updates earlier than locking of their all-important lineup selections.
We’ll proceed to replace this put up with information on Conner up till the lively/inactive report comes out on Monday at about 6:45 p.m. ET. For all the newest fantasy updates, observe us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
Is James Conner enjoying on Monday evening?
UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday afternoon that Conner will not play in opposition to the Bengals.
A quad harm limited Conner in practice on Thursday and Friday, however there hasn’t been any indication but that he’ll miss Monday evening’s sport in opposition to Cincinnati.
Of extra concern for Conner house owners is the Steelers’ current lack of ability to run the ball. Conner managed simply 18 yards on 10 carries final week, and the week earlier than, starter Benny Snell ran for 5 yards on eight carries. Cincinnati sports activities the Twenty eighth-ranked run protection, permitting 131.7 dashing yards per sport and 4.6 yards per carry, so this figures to be a spot the place Pittsburgh can set up the run, however clearly there’s some threat concerned in beginning Conner, as he could possibly be restricted for a staff that does not run that a lot to start with.
In the end, we nonetheless see Conner as a high-end flex/low-end RB2 because of the matchup. He is additionally all the time a candidate for a brief landing because of Pittsburgh’s high-powered offense. If Conner is scratched, Snell would probably see the majority of the carries and be price utilizing as a flex.