With a beginning job in Pittsburgh from 2018-20, James Conner missed 12 video games, making him a difficult participant to handle within the fantasy market. He performed effectively in 2018 (1,370 yards with 13 touchdowns and 55 catches over 13 video games. His success positioned him sixth in operating again scoring (282.0 fantasy factors) in PPR leagues.
Last yr in a cut up position for the Cardinals, Conner gained solely 3.7 yards per rush, with three of his 202 carries gaining 20 yards or extra. He made the very best of his alternative by scoring 15 dashing touchdowns. In the passing sport, Conner appeared extra explosive (10.1 yards per catch) with an distinctive catch charge (94.9). Most of his success within the passing sport came visiting 4 matchups (5/77/1, 5/37, 9/94, 6/41/1) over the second half of the yr.
Conner gained over 60 dashing yards in solely 5 contests. His finest worth got here from Weeks 9-13 (72/272/4).
Fantasy outlook: Entering 2022, Conner seems to have a a lot cleaner alternative for the Cardinals. His ADP (38) within the NFFC in late June ranks him because the sixteenth operating again. His scoring success helped him end fifth in operating again scoring (257.7) in PPR leagues. When pairing his damage danger and minimal affect performs within the run sport, Conner has a entice really feel. His scoring doesn’t look repeatable, with Kyler Murray anticipated to be extra energetic within the run sport. With 300 touches, Conner would acquire 1,350 mixed yards with double-digit scores and 50 catches. His draw back could be an injury-plagued yr with a number of missed video games.
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