James Conner

  • Height
    6' 1"
  • Weight
    233 lbs
  • BMI
    30.7 (68th)
James Conner headshot
  • Draft Pick
    3.41 2017
  • College
    Pittsburgh
  • Age
    27.4
Overall rank
RB22
2022

James Conner Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Atts Rush Yds YPC Rec Rec Yds TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2022 2 17 51 3.0 7 55 1 11.8 (#23)
2021 15 202 752 3.7 37 375 18 17.2 (#7)
2020 13 169 721 4.3 35 215 6 12.7 (#25)
2019 10 116 464 4.0 34 251 7 14.6 (#16)
2018 13 215 973 4.5 55 497 13 21.2 (#7)
2017 12 32 144 4.5 0 0 0 1.2 (#89)
  • College Dominator
    34.4% (82nd)
  • College YPC
    5.5 (54th)
  • College Target Share
    7.7% (60th)
  • SPARQ-x
    105.0 (33rd)

James Conner Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

+3.2
(#60)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2022

Total Touches

2022

Opportunity Share

2022

Fantasy Points

James Conner ADP

34.90
(-0.21)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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3.11 Pick
RB15 Rank

Popularity Index

#198

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James Conner Injury History

Low
Medium
High
Games Missed
Injury Reports
Ankle sprain
Week 2 (2022)
0
0
Rib injury
Postseason (2021)
0
1
Ankle sprain & heel pain
Week 14 (2021)
2
4
Toe injury
Preseason (2021)
0
0
Quadriceps injury
Week 14 (2020)
1
1
Ankle sprain
Week 1 (2020)
0
1
Quadriceps contusion
Week 16 (2019)
1
1
AC joint sprain
Week 8 (2019)
5
6
Quadriceps strain
Week 6 (2019)
0
1
Ankle sprain
Week 5 (2019)
0
1
Knee sprain
Week 2 (2019)
0
1
Ankle sprain
Week 13 (2018)
2
2
Concussion
Week 10 (2018)
0
1

James Conner College Stats

Year Games Rush Atts Rush Yrds TDs Rec Rec Yrds Tgt Share Age School
2013 12 (RB) 146 799 (8 tds) 8 3 (4 tgts) 33 1.0% 18 Pittsburgh
2014 13 (RB) 298 1,765 (26 tds) 26 5 (7 tgts) 70 2.3% 19 Pittsburgh
2015 1 (RB) 8 77 (2 tds) 2 1 (1 tgts) 7 0.3% 20 Pittsburgh
2016 13 (RB) 216 1,092 (16 tds) 20 21 (25 tgts) 302 7.7% 21 Pittsburgh

Who is James Conner

James Conner declared for the NFL Draft in 2017. His 40 time and other athletic measurables underwhelmed, but Conner didn’t have to move far for his new job. In as good a feel-good story one could create, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted the broken tackle savant in the third round with their 105th overall pick. It took a season for Conner to make his name in the NFL but got his chance in the 2018 season. Teammate Le’Veon Bell missed the entire season looking for a contract extension that never came. Bell missed the entire season, and Conner was the beneficiary. Through 13 games, Conner rushed for 973 yards on 215 attempts, scored 12 touchdowns, hauled in 55 receptions for 497 yards, and added another receiving touchdown. Unfortunately, he got injured and missed three of the last four weeks of the regular season, which would go on to be a theme for Conner throughout his career.

Conner only played 50 of a possible 64 games in Pittsburgh. This factored in the Steelers not prioritizing bringing James Conner back, so he signed with the Arizona Cardinals before the 2021 season. Running behind a beleaguered run blocking offensive line, Conner's next gen stats were worrisome, particularly his 3.6 true yards per carry (No. 67 among NFL running backs) and 2.85 yards created per touch. Despite the inefficiency, Conner scored 18 total touchdowns in 2021, which ranked third among NFL running backs, despite seeing less than 60-percent of the backfield snaps. As a receiver, he averaged 10.1 yards per reception and 2.29 yards per route run with only one drop on a 7.9% target share. Both marks finished in the top four at the running back position. Conner earned a long-term extension in 2022 worth $21 million, and includes $16 million over the first two years. The Cardinals may have overpaid given Conner's 7.5% TD Rate in 2021 is unsustainable. Expect Conner's fantasy ranking and ADP to stay parked in those dead zone rounds.