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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.

34 minutes ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

Did I miss the news about both Metcalf & Jacobs having a terminal disease & only having 1 year to live? 

Hell, Conner might not have a job next week, never mind next year. 

He said he can only keep Metcalf and Jacobs for one year. So he is pushing his chips in for this year.

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13 minutes ago, Scooby1974 said:

He said he can only keep Metcalf and Jacobs for one year. So he is pushing his chips in for this year.

Yeah, sorry if my post was confusing. After this season, Jacobs and Metcalf go back in the player pool, whereas he can keep Conner and Jeudy if he wants. Sorry for the thread hijack. Just wanted to float some idea of Conner’s value at the moment. 

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7 minutes ago, Man In The Box said:

Yeah, sorry if my post was confusing. After this season, Jacobs and Metcalf go back in the player pool, whereas he can keep Conner and Jeudy if he wants. Sorry for the thread hijack. Just wanted to float some idea of Conner’s value at the moment. 

All good - I’m up at 4 on market days and not always at my sharpest. 

i think you gave yourself a great shot at a 🏆 this year with that deal. 

 

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2 minutes ago, apalmer said:

All I know is that guys who are younger than my kids shouldn't be complaining about being old.

Oh I’m not complaining about being old. It certainly beats the alternative. 

I am merely commenting on the-sorry, wait, what was I talking about? 

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Just now, Jamesinaz said:

I own my lawn - well not really a lawn here in AZ more like "get off my rocks".  😀

Yeah, I guess to be technical the bank owns a % of my collection of fruit trees, dirt, weeds and dog poop, but I didn’t think we were being that detailed. 

I hope to one day own my weeds and dog poop. The American Dream.

:wub: 

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So I know this is frowned upon, but I actually have a team where my top 4 WRs are all out (Thomas, Godwin, Golladay, and AJB) and I really don't want to start 0-2 in the division. I have to decide on starting either Conner, AP, or Ruggs on MNF (and while reports are he got a limited practice its not for sure he's playing)....what the hell do I do here? Anyone confident Conner can produce if he's splitting time today??? 

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4 minutes ago, ffmail4me said:

So I know this is frowned upon, but I actually have a team where my top 4 WRs are all out (Thomas, Godwin, Golladay, and AJB) and I really don't want to start 0-2 in the division. I have to decide on starting either Conner, AP, or Ruggs on MNF (and while reports are he got a limited practice its not for sure he's playing)....what the hell do I do here? Anyone confident Conner can produce if he's splitting time today??? 

Yeah I don't even know. I did see that Swift got far fewer touches than I originally thought last week. AP might not be a bad play. I don't think I could wait for a gimpy rookie Ruggs on Monday. 

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5 minutes ago, ffmail4me said:

So I know this is frowned upon, but I actually have a team where my top 4 WRs are all out (Thomas, Godwin, Golladay, and AJB) and I really don't want to start 0-2 in the division. I have to decide on starting either Conner, AP, or Ruggs on MNF (and while reports are he got a limited practice its not for sure he's playing)....what the hell do I do here? Anyone confident Conner can produce if he's splitting time today??? 

This has to be the ####tiest situation I’ve seen in quite some time.

I guess I would put in Conner. He does have upside and will probably get half the carries and some catches on third downs. 
 

AP might be victim of game script. I would worry GB gets up early and takes him out of the game. 
 

I wouldn’t gamble on Ruggs since I’ve been burned in the past on gimpy players on Monday nights. 

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1 hour ago, seahawk 17 said:

NFL Network reporting Conner and Snell will split the workload. This will be a mess.

Tomlin did say he wanted to use Snell as a 1a.

sometimes coaches tell the truth. 

the scary part is if one of them looks significantly better than the other he might go “hot hand” since he’s not committing to either. 

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On 9/17/2020 at 4:20 PM, Doug B said:

I am wondering if it makes any kind of sense to start one of Conner or Snell at fantasy RB2, and the other at the flex. Probably not ... but it seems that would lock in a certain "floor" of stats from the two positions.

Staring this in the face right now. With WR injuries (Golladay, N. Harry, D. Samuel), my only other flex options are Joshua Kelley, Paris Campbell, or Latavius Murray :yucky:.

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2 minutes ago, Doug B said:

Staring this in the face right now. With WR injuries (Golladay, N. Harry, D. Samuel), my only other flex options are Joshua Kelley, Paris Campbell, or Latavius Murray :yucky:.

I really like Campbell today with Doyle out and Pittman banged up. Vikings pass D is soft like Twinkie filling :shrug:

 

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6 minutes ago, JohnnyU said:

I expect Conner to try like hell today and screw his fantasy owners later.....as usual.  Not saying he will be successful today, just saying he will try like hell.

That is what I was thinking. Probably he will give it his best to earn his job. It is great for Pittsburgh to have two or more good backs. Probably since he will be on my bench in the one league I have him he will go off for multiple tds to screw me over. 

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1 hour ago, ffmail4me said:

So I know this is frowned upon, but I actually have a team where my top 4 WRs are all out (Thomas, Godwin, Golladay, and AJB) and I really don't want to start 0-2 in the division. I have to decide on starting either Conner, AP, or Ruggs on MNF (and while reports are he got a limited practice its not for sure he's playing)....what the hell do I do here? Anyone confident Conner can produce if he's splitting time today??? 

This has to be the ####tiest situation I’ve seen in quite some time.

I guess I would put in Conner. He does have upside and will probably get half the carries and some catches on third downs. 

I've been wavering all morning ... but in the end, I'm going to trot out Conner over Snell, and let Paris Campbell man the flex.

I don't know the details besides Von Miller's injury, but one of CBS's prognosticators is talking about how depleted overall Denver's defense is right now. Combining this info with what JohnnyU wrote above, which I found convicing: that Conner knows he's got to make a statement today and grab onto the lead back role with both hands (if he can). And so far, as another data point, Conner has shown to be more effective in the passing game than Snell -- thus more opportunities for touches.

At the moment, it doesn't look for sure that Snell is in a position to dictate his own narrative. What I mean by that is that Snell is kind of depending on Conner to underperform, and then for Tomlin to make the switch. Not that Snell won't get carries mixed in -- the question is more "Will Snell get enough work over Conner to be startable in FF?" I'm not in best-ball, so I have to make a call -- Conner over Snell today.

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49 minutes ago, Jamesinaz said:

As a Conner owner I am hoping all this share tal is to motivate Conner.  I still think he is the better back but I admit concern with what I saw in Snell last week.  Put up or shut up time.

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The August buzz from Steelers training camp was a narrative that Conner was seen as the bell cow running back with the lion’s share of the touches belonging to him; however, his week 1 injury has opened the door to the narrative that the Steelers want to see him play through minor injuries, and if he can’t do this then a timeshare is on the table.

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22 hours ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

Well, as of now my opponent is still riding with Snell at RB2 & Conner on his bench. 

Starting to seriously wonder if he’s gonna stick with that. :unsure:

Update: my opponent is indeed starting Snell over Conner.

on the one hand, :crazy:

on the other, maybe he’s a genius. Maybe he doesn’t want to lose Conner early (again) 

I’m honestly not sure how to feel about this move. I should be :pickle: but feelin kinda :sadbanana:

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10 minutes ago, seahawk 17 said:

I am rolling him out...I think he comes out with a chip on his shoulder.

He was my 3rd round pick and I am stubborn, so of course I must die on this hill.

Both Conner and Snell may have trouble running the ball today.  Just a hunch and could be wrong of course.

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12 minutes ago, seahawk 17 said:

I am rolling him out...I think he comes out with a chip on his shoulder.

He was my 3rd round pick and I am stubborn, so of course I must die on this hill.

Me too.  3rd round pick #35 overall.  I could roll with Z Moss but I need everything I can get and MAYBE Conner is the bellcow while Moss is clearly a timeshare.

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14 minutes ago, seahawk 17 said:

I am rolling him out...I think he comes out with a chip on his shoulder.

He was my 3rd round pick and I am stubborn, so of course I must die on this hill.

I hope this is true for my matchup sake. I think my opponent is nuts for sitting his 2nd rounder. 

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4 minutes ago, JohnnyU said:

Both Conner and Snell may have trouble running the ball today.  Just a hunch and could be wrong of course.

I’m in this camp too - said as much earlier. Box score is deceptive but Denver Really stymied Henry (needed 31 carries to get 113? Yeesh)

But if Pittsburgh gets way up because Denver’s seconds is a mess, I could see a favorable end-game script for the RBs. 

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