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James Conner has done an admirable job filling in for Le'Veon Bell and could be considered the late-round steal of the season so far. However, his fantasy value will soon be in question. 


According to a report by Jeremy Fowler earlier this week, Bell intends to report back to the Steelers during their Week 7 bye. 

So what does that mean for Conner's fantasy value going forward? Well, I can tell you that things don't look too great for anyone who owns only him. 


Bell has been the definition of a workhorse back in recent years, playing at least 90 percent of Pittsburgh's offensive snaps over the past two seasons. If the Steelers decide to let bygones be bygones, then Conner will barely see any snaps after Pittsburgh comes off their bye.

That being said, it's still too early to tell how the Steelers' backfield will shape up once Week 7 rolls around. For all we know, Bell could be traded to a different team by then, or remain in Mike Tomlin's doghouse for the remainder of the year.


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