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Then let’s go with the “something else” premise. Dude is a cancer survivor. Wuss doesn’t belong anywhere near his name, 

If you watched the game, it was pretty clear that he wanted back in. Tomlin apparently decided Snell was doing well enough that there was no reason to play an injured running back.  Pretty weird claim

Probably wouldn't have passed the physical.

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he "doesn't know the availability" of James Conner (shoulder) for Week 12 against the Bengals.

Conner's status is officially "up in the air" after he re-aggravated his shoulder injury in Thursday's loss to Cleveland. Benny Snell (knee) could make his return to Pittsburgh's backfield rotation by kick-off, but this is clearly Jaylen Samuels' leading role if Conner isn't cleared for Sunday's contest. Fantasy players should prep a backup plan if Conner doesn't participate in Friday's practice.

SOURCE: Gerry Dulac on Twitter

Nov 19, 2019, 12:21 PM ET

 

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22 hours ago, need2know said:

Just sit him down pls.  

This. He’s unstartable so he’s no help to teams struggling to make the playoffs. His only fantasy value now is if he sits until truly 100% and then plays in the fantasy playoffs.

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8 minutes ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

I really really really really really need him to play this week, and just get like 10 in ppr

I got lucky in my draft.  Got Conner but drafted Carson and henry.  Some noob dropped Mixon too and I was able to get him we can play 3 rbs.

I would start Conner if I had to, but man no confidence at all

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11 minutes ago, need2know said:

I got lucky in my draft.  Got Conner but drafted Carson and henry.  Some noob dropped Mixon too and I was able to get him we can play 3 rbs.

I would start Conner if I had to, but man no confidence at all

In one of my leagues I’m left with Connor, Mack and Damien Williams at RB

 

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Conner didn't practice again today.  I think the most likely scenario is that they'll keep him out this week against the Bengals and then bring him back for Week 13 against the Browns.  They don't need him against the Bengals but they want to win that game against the Browns badly.

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On 11/20/2019 at 4:05 PM, whole-show said:

Snell practiced in full

 

On 11/20/2019 at 4:11 PM, SoBeDad said:

Thanks. Time to pick him up, but who to drop, that's the question. I'm tempted to drop Connor.

I have to add someone for Connor

Will Snell be getting many touches? What about Edmunds, will he also be active?

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8 minutes ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

 

I have to add someone for Connor

Will Snell be getting many touches? What about Edmunds, will he also be active?

While I don't know for sure, I'd imagine Snell. He put up some good numbers the one game then was injured. I'd put my money on Snell getting more play than Edmunds but it's tough to say for sure.

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1 hour ago, SoBeDad said:

I'm worried this could last until week 17. And if he plays, he might get hurt again.  

Yes it could last to week 17.  But I’ll say this.

With the Steelers in the middle of a wild card race with generally poor offensive options IMO they are motivated to get him on the field vs shutting him down. 

Full disclosure: Steeelers homer here

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Jeremy Fowler‏Verified account @JFowlerESPN 33m33 minutes ago

Doesn’t sound promising for CLE game RT @ThePoniExpress: James Conner on @937theFan on injury status: “I need to be smart. If I’m not, then surgery will need to be done. I had a minor setback vs. Cleveland. It’s killing me not being out there. The ligaments need to get stronger.”

 

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14 minutes ago, Twenty-Four Eighty-Four said:

So fire up Snell?

I drafted Conner, Damien W and Mack in one league

Im going to be in must win and get help this week to get in playoffs

My starting RBs will be Snell and Jon Williams

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3 minutes ago, Twenty-Four Eighty-Four said:

Picked him up before last week because as a Steelers fan I saw Samuels wasn't do anything special in the run game and thought they'd switch gears. He may be in my lineup at Flex.

Someone dropped drake in my ppr....drake or snell? Got conner

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4 minutes ago, need2know said:

Someone dropped drake in my ppr....drake or snell? Got conner

Oof. That's tough. I feel as though Drake has a better shot at putting up numbers as he seems like the favorite in that backfield right now. If you need a guy this week probably Snell to see how things shake out in Arizona. Longterm, probably Drake, although we don't know how that backfield will work out.

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41 minutes ago, need2know said:

Someone dropped drake in my ppr....drake or snell? Got conner

Drake

I don't trust Pittsburgh's offense at this point, nor do I trust the coaching staff to stick with Snell.  I agree with Godsbrother that Conner likely won't play this week, but I am not convinced Snell is the guy.  I think you could just as easily see more Samuels and Whyte. 

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2 hours ago, brewer said:

Drake

I don't trust Pittsburgh's offense at this point, nor do I trust the coaching staff to stick with Snell.  I agree with Godsbrother that Conner likely won't play this week, but I am not convinced Snell is the guy.  I think you could just as easily see more Samuels and Whyte. 

Tomlin said today that much of the substitution of Snell was due to the fact that he was coming off an injury and they didn't know how much they could expect to get out of him.  Assuming Conner doesn't play (a pretty safe assumption) I think Snell will get the bulk of the carries against the Browns.   That said, I agree with Brewer that it is hard to trust the Steelers offense at this point.   

I am sure the game plan going in is to try to limit the number of pass attempts by Duck so they will run the ball but how effective they will be is anyone's guess. 

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23 hours ago, brewer said:

Drake

I don't trust Pittsburgh's offense at this point, nor do I trust the coaching staff to stick with Snell.  I agree with Godsbrother that Conner likely won't play this week, but I am not convinced Snell is the guy.  I think you could just as easily see more Samuels and Whyte. 

Chase Edmonds is supposedly back this week.  We haven't seen the Cardinals with both a healthy Edmonds and Drake, I think I would lean Snell if Conner is out.

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So we're pretty certain that Samuels isn't the clear backup that most Conner owners thought he was going to be, right? He's been below average in both rushing and receiving. Terrible actually.

IMO, but for the blip that was the Colts game he's pretty much a limited pass catching back at best. He seems to be a TD dependent play who doesn't get regular goal line chances.

I think he's entirely droppable in both redraft and dynasty and, in redraft Snell is the clear backup to Conner.

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2 hours ago, Chaka said:

So we're pretty certain that Samuels isn't the clear backup that most Conner owners thought he was going to be, right? He's been below average in both rushing and receiving. Terrible actually.

IMO, but for the blip that was the Colts game he's pretty much a limited pass catching back at best. He seems to be a TD dependent play who doesn't get regular goal line chances.

I think he's entirely droppable in both redraft and dynasty and, in redraft Snell is the clear backup to Conner.

Anybody’s guess but if you are still holding on to samuels in redraft you are the sucker. I just dropped him in dyno for that guy who’s name I can’t remember that is the backup to CMC

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2 hours ago, starks said:

Anybody’s guess but if you are still holding on to samuels in redraft you are the sucker. I just dropped him in dyno for that guy who’s name I can’t remember that is the backup to CMC

Samuels was my number one handcuff going into the year. He has not been impressive. Traded him to the Conner owner for an IDP and then picked up Snell.

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6 hours ago, Chaka said:

So we're pretty certain that Samuels isn't the clear backup that most Conner owners thought he was going to be, right? He's been below average in both rushing and receiving. Terrible actually.

IMO, but for the blip that was the Colts game he's pretty much a limited pass catching back at best. He seems to be a TD dependent play who doesn't get regular goal line chances.

I think he's entirely droppable in both redraft and dynasty and, in redraft Snell is the clear backup to Conner.

Started Samuels last week! 
 

Dropped him this week and starting Snell in a do or die matchup. 
 

Which means Samuels will get 30+ touches and 3 TDs.

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If he had been practicing in full all week I would probably start him but I got burned starting him vs Cle last time when he had limited designations in practice.

Agree with @need2know that we should probably wait until he makes it through a full game before starting him with confidence.  

HOWEVER the desperate among us probably can't afford to miss out on that full game because the Pitt RB position is one of the most high volume in the league. He was a top 6 RB in my league before the shoulder and if you are in a must win situation I don't think you can leave him on the bench if he practiced in full tomorrow.

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I'm one of the ones that would roll dice and go. Otherwise it's the ever-trending downward Royce Freeman, Duke Johnson, and Carlos Hyde to go with Dalvin to get into the playoffs.  

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6 minutes ago, Encumbrance said:

I'm one of the ones that would roll dice and go. Otherwise it's the ever-trending downward Royce Freeman, Duke Johnson, and Carlos Hyde to go with Dalvin to get into the playoffs.  

I have Snell and Conner and was hopeful to start Snell this week because my RB2 position is incredibly thin.

Was almost hopeful Conner would sit so u could know I’m getting touches with Snell.

But if Conner is playing I’m probably starting him.

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said James Conner (shoulder) is questionable for Week 14 against the Cardinals.

He also said Conner has a "better chance" to practice Wednesday than JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee). Benny Snell has handled 65 percent of Pittsburgh's carries in his last two games without Conner but has seen just two targets in that stint since Jaylen Samuels, Trey Edmunds, and Kerrith Whyte has also been involved. Samuels has actually run 30 routes to Snell's 7 in that stretch. Whatever the case, the fourth-round plodder will rank as a usage-based RB3 with a touchdown-or-bust label against the Cardinals if Conner's sidelined.

SOURCE: Dale Lolley on Twitter

Dec 3, 2019, 12:10 PM ET

 

 

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James Conner (shoulder) remained limited for Wednesday's practice.

It's an encouraging sign for his availability against the Cardinals since he's eyeing a full week of practice. Third-round rookie Benny Snell has been featured on 65 percent of Pittsburgh's carries without Conner the past two weeks, but that role would obviously diminish if the latter's cleared. Jaylen Samuels projects to stick in the same receiving-game role since he quietly ran 30 routes to Snell's 7 in their past two contests together.

SOURCE: Brooke Pryor on Twitter

Dec 4, 2019, 3:55 PM ET

 

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