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James Conner

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200 FPTS

RANK: 19


200 FPTS

RANK: 19


28 yrs


6'1'' / 233 lbs



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Quiet day in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-26

Conner rushed six times for 27 yards and brought in four of five targets for five yards in the Cardinals' 37-14 loss to the Rams on Sunday.

Conner's day quickly fell victim to a game script that saw the Cardinals already down by 13 points at halftime. The veteran back also found running room to be mostly at a premium, considering 14 of his rushing yards came on one carry. Conner yardage tally was a season-low total, and he'll aim to bounce back from the unproductive afternoon against his old Steelers squad on the road in Week 13.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingRushing StatsReceiving Stats
1 KC Dome 99° 16.5 7th
2 @LV Dome 90° 7.1 13th 0.795.551.57253.6020%000226025%
3 LA Dome 103° 8.7 13th 0.543.548.513393.0023%100318062%
4 @CAR Outdoor 66° 10.7 11th 0.591.044.515553.7020%000322041%
5 PHI Dome 87° 7.3 16th 0.735.548.59556.1044%20018035%
9 SEA Dome 72° 11.4 5th 0.95-2.549.57456.4058%200519033%
10 @LA Outdoor 68° 23.6 1st 0.983.539.521693.3254%000317081%
11 SF Outdoor 64° 13.4 9th 0.8410.043.514423.0171%100212058%
12 LAC Dome 64° 21.0 1st 0.753.047.5251204.8029%210320174%
14 NE Dome 54° 23.4 1st 1.112.544.515855.7165%210629068%
15 @DEN Outdoor 37° 18.1 5th 0.952.036.516633.9164%100328080%
16 TB Dome 66° 25.0 1st 1.147.541.515795.3128%310741056%
17 @ATL Dome 66° 14.0 5th 0.746.540.516794.9024%100331059%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 7 516.50.9610th660.94.550%
Home Retractable Dome 14 1016.41.073rd510.84.346%
Away Outdoor 16 1115.20.8410th570.73.753%
Away Dome 2 28.10.8556th320.04.342%
Away Retractable Dome 2 29.00.6049th510.04.026%

Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2017 22 PIT 14 0 14 115th3214404.542%6107%000
2018 23 PIT 13 12 280 6th215970124.547%279062%554971
2019 24 PIT 10 10 146 35th11646444.057%162029%342513
2020 25 PIT 13 11 165 27th16972164.347%195145%352150
2021 26 ARZ 15 6 258 5th202752153.756%153041%373753
2022 27 ARZ 13 13 200 19th18378274.343%153042%463001
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Solid numbers in Week 11 loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-19

Conner rushed 14 times for 62 yards and brought in two of three targets for one yard in the Cardinals' 21-16 loss to the Texans on Sunday. He also recovered a fumble.

Conner did well with the opportunities he had on the ground, posting his second solid performance since returning from a stint on injured reserve due to a knee injury. Conner also got reintegrated into the passing game, albeit modestly, after being shut out altogether in that department in his Week 10 return. Conner has now cleared the 60-yard mark on the ground in each of his first two games back, sending him into a Week 12 home matchup against the Rams with some momentum.

Returns as lead runner Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-12

Conner (knee) turned 16 carries into 73 yards during Sunday's 25-23 win versus the Falcons.

After a four-game stint on injured reserve due to a knee injury, Conner made his first appearance since Week 5 and immediately took over the Cardinals backfield. His 16 rushes easily outpaced the three combined for reserve backs Keaontay Ingram and Tony Jones, and Conner also ceded just six carries to quarterback Kyler Murray, who saw his first game action in 11 months following last year's ACL tear. As was usually the case before his own injury, Conner wasn't looked at by Murray in the passing game, which is consistent with the two or fewer targets he received in four of five contests to begin the campaign. Conner next will take on the Texans on Sunday, Nov. 19.

Back in action Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-12

Conner (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus the Falcons, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

After missing the minimum four games on injured reserve and getting activated Saturday, Conner will make his first appearance since Week 5, when he initially sustained a knee injury. He's a good bet to regain a majority share of the Cardinals backfield considering Emari Demercado (toe) is sidelined and Keaontay Ingram and Tony Jones are the only competitors for snaps. In his four healthy appearances this season, Conner took 70 touches for 348 yards from scrimmage and two rushing TDs.

Appears poised for return

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-11

Conner (knee) was activated off injured reserve and is expected to play Sunday against the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Conner is still technically listed as questionable for Sunday's game, but by all accounts it appears as if the starting running back will be the main ballcarrier come Sunday. With Emari Demercardo (toe) out and Tony Jones waived earlier this week, the runway appears open for the veteran back to receive his full workload right from the jump. The Cardinals will be getting back not one, but two critical offensive pieces come Sunday as Kyler Murray (knee) will also make his season debut.

Listed as questionable

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-10

Connor (knee) remained limited at practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The failure to progress to full participation perhaps leaves some doubt, while the Cardinals' decision to release RB Tony Jones on Thursday hints at Conner making his return after missing the minimum of four games. He'll likely shoulder a considerable workload if the Cards end up activating him from injured reserve before the 4 ET deadline Saturday, as rookie RB Emari Demercado (toe) has been ruled out for a second straight week. Keaontay Ingram is the only healthy running back on Arizona's roster as of Friday afternoon, with Corey Clement being the lone option from the practice squad.

Trending toward playing

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-10

Coach Jonathan Gannon told reporters Friday morning that Conner (knee) is "trending in the right direction for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The decision should be apparent by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, the deadline for players in Sunday games to be activated from injured reserve. The Cardinals designated Conner for an IR return earlier this week and listed him as a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday. Meanwhile, rookie RB Emari Demercado (toe) still hasn't practiced since Week 8 and thus appears in serious danger of missing a second straight game. The decision to waive RB Tony Jones on Thursday is another hint the Cardinals expect Conner to play, as Keaontay Ingram is the only healthy running back on the active roster.

Another limited showing

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-09

Conner (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Conner now has managed back-to-back capped sessions since the Cardinals designated him for return from injured reserve Wednesday. He's missed the minimum four games that he must stay on IR, but the team doesn't have to make a decision regarding his activation from that list until Saturday afternoon. In the end, how Conner is listed on Friday's practice report could unveil whether he has a chance to suit up Sunday against the Falcons. Meanwhile, fellow running back Emari Demercado hasn't practiced the last two weeks, leaving Keaontay Ingram and Tony Jones as Arizona's only healthy backfield options on its active roster.

Officially limited Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-08

Conner (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Tyler Drake of reports.

The Cardinals designated Conner for return from injured reserve earlier Wednesday, and the extent of his first on-field work since hurting his knee Week 5 against the Bengals now is known. Such an activity level indicates he still has some steps to take to put the health concern in the rearview mirror, but he at least has two more chances this week to log a full session. Even if he doesn't Thursday or Friday, Arizona has until Saturday afternoon to activate Conner from IR ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons. With RB Emari Demercado not yet practicing due to a toe issue and QB Kyler Murray (knee) seemingly poised to return to action this weekend, the Cardinals may feel compelled to get their top running back on the active roster to give a jolt to the offense.

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