6'1'' / 233 lbs
Looks good to begin offseason program
Coach Jonathan Gannon said Tuesday that Conner (shin/knee) "looked good" at the start of the Cardinals' offseason program, Bo Brack of GoPHNX.com reports.
After breaking out with 18 total touchdowns in his first season with Arizona in 2021, Conner fell back to eight scores in 13 games while battling ankle, knee, rib and shin injuries over the course of the most recent campaign. With more than three months to get past shin and knee issues that kept him out Week 18, he appears to be healthy as the team reported for the first workouts under Gannon, who took over for the fired Kliff Kingsbury in February. As the Cardinals' roster currently stands, Conner doesn't have much competition for backfield reps ahead of the 2023 season, barring a addition via free agency or the upcoming draft.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
|1 KC||Dome 99°||16.5||7th||1.10||6.0||53.5||10||26||2.6||1||96%||0||0||0||5||29||0||46%|
|2 @LV||Dome 90°||7.1||13th||0.79||5.5||51.5||7||25||3.6||0||20%||0||0||0||2||26||0||25%|
|3 LA||Dome 103°||8.7||13th||0.54||3.5||48.5||13||39||3.0||0||23%||1||0||0||3||18||0||62%|
|4 @CAR||Outdoor 66°||10.7||11th||0.59||1.0||44.5||15||55||3.7||0||20%||0||0||0||3||22||0||41%|
|5 PHI||Dome 87°||7.3||16th||0.73||5.5||48.5||9||55||6.1||0||44%||2||0||0||1||8||0||35%|
|9 SEA||Dome 72°||11.4||5th||0.95||-2.5||49.5||7||45||6.4||0||58%||2||0||0||5||19||0||33%|
|10 @LA||Outdoor 68°||23.6||1st||0.98||3.5||39.5||21||69||3.3||2||54%||0||0||0||3||17||0||81%|
|11 SF||Outdoor 64°||13.4||9th||0.84||10.0||43.5||14||42||3.0||1||71%||1||0||0||2||12||0||58%|
|12 LAC||Dome 64°||21.0||1st||0.75||3.0||47.5||25||120||4.8||0||29%||2||1||0||3||20||1||74%|
|14 NE||Dome 54°||23.4||1st||1.11||2.5||44.5||15||85||5.7||1||65%||2||1||0||6||29||0||68%|
|15 @DEN||Outdoor 37°||18.1||5th||0.95||2.0||36.5||16||63||3.9||1||64%||1||0||0||3||28||0||80%|
|16 TB||Dome 66°||25.0||1st||1.14||7.5||41.5||15||79||5.3||1||28%||3||1||0||7||41||0||56%|
|17 @ATL||Dome 66°||14.0||5th||0.74||6.5||40.5||16||79||4.9||0||24%||1||0||0||3||31||0||59%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Averages||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
Ruled out for season finale
Conner (shin/knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Tyler Drake of ArizonaSports.com reports.
The Cardinals are left with Corey Clement and Keaontay Ingram in the backfield, after mostly using Clement last week when Conner made his early exit from a 20-19 loss to Denver. The Cardinals haven't indicated that Conner's injury is one that might require offseason surgery, and there's a good chance the 27-year-old is back with the Cardinals in 2023 given that his $5.75 million base salary is fully guaranteed, per OverTheCap.com. A $2 million roster bonus due in mid-March is one potential complicating factor, along with the possibility of the Cardinals bringing in a new coaching staff.
Sits out again Thursday
Conner (shin/knee) didn't practice Thursday, Tyler Drake of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Conner was forced from the Cardinals' Week 17 loss in Atlanta with a shin injury in the fourth quarter, and while coach Kliff Kingsbury told Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com on Monday that the running back was day-to-day, he has yet to mix into drills this week. There was a positive sign Thursday when Conner took part in the team stretch during the open portion of the session, but he proceeded to hit the sidelines for individual drills. He thus has only one more chance to practice Friday before Arizona potentially makes a ruling on his status for Sunday's season finale in San Francisco. If Conner is limited or out, Keaontay Ingram and Corey Clement are the backfield options on the team's active roster, while Ty'Son Williams resides on the practice squad.
Present for practice Thursday
Conner (knee/shin) was spotted at practice Thursday, Tyler Drake of ArizonaSports.com reports.
After logging a 'DNP' on Wednesday, Conner's presence on the field Thursday suggests that he could be available Sunday against the 49ers. The Cardinals' upcoming injury report will provide clarity with regard to the running back's official participation level.
Doesn't practice Wednesday
Conner was a non-participant at Wednesday's walk-through practice due to shin and knee injuries, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Conner departed this past Sunday's game in Atlanta in the fourth quarter due to the shin issue, ending Week 17 with 19 touches for 110 yards from scrimmage. On Monday, head coach Kliff Kingsbury termed Conner day-to-day but called the running back's injury "nothing major" after X-rays returned negative, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. Conner also was listed with a knee concern on Wednesday's practice report, so with a pair of injuries, his activity level will continued to be watched to get a sense of the running back's potential to play Sunday in San Francisco.
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday that Conner (shin) is day-to-day, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Conner left the Week 17 loss to Atlanta in the fourth quarter due to a shin injury, but Kingsbury said the issue was "nothing major," and that X-rays were negative. The 2017 third-round pick's participation in practice should be monitored closely, but it appears like he's trending in the right direction ahead of Arizona's season finale against San Francisco on Sunday.
Picks up injury Sunday
Conner sustained a shin injury during Sunday's game in Atlanta, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Prior to his departure in the fourth quarter, Conner had 16 carries for 79 yards and three catches (on three targets) for 31 yards. With Conner sidelined, the Cardinals are down to Keaontay Ingram and Corey Clement as options out of the backfield.
Good to go
Conner (illness) returned to practice Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Tyler Drake of ArizonaSports.com reports.
His return as a full participant after back-to-back missed practices sets Conner up for another large workload, though at some point the Cardinals might consider giving their backups some playing time with a playoff berth out of the equation. Conner topped 90 percent snap share in four of the past five games, and he should get plenty of touches Sunday in Atlanta even if he fails to match that number again.
Not seen at practice
Conner (illness) wasn't spotted during the media-access portion of Thursday's practice, Tyler Drake of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Conner missed Wednesday's walk-through session due to an illness, so what the running back is able to at Friday's practice will added further context in terms of his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Falcons. Next up for the Cardinals' backfield touches if Conner is limited or out versus Atlanta are Keaontay Ingram and Corey Clement.