As the 2020 fantasy football season nears, it's time to examine players who could make or break your fantasy team. Here's a look at Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner and his fantasy outlook for the season ahead.
Rumor had the Steelers looking to draft a running back early, but they added only fourth-rounder Anthony McFarland Jr. That bodes well for Conner’s role, considering McFarland amassed only 245 carries and 24 receptions before leaving Maryland. Conner struggled with injuries last year, but Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell Jr. both proved disappointing in his absence. The year before found Conner dominating backfield work and delivering in fantasy.
Size: 6'1, 233
Bye Week: 8
Conner is the only every-down back on Pittsburgh’s roster. Look for him to handle a bunch more work in the final year of his contract.
Season Projections for 2020
222 carries, 932 yards, 8 rushing TDs; 48 receptions, 360 yards, 1 receiving TD