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James Conner has been a fantasy stud while Leonard Fournette has been a fantasy dud so far in 2018, but there's a very good chance that their roles could reverse once Week 10 rolls around.
Fournette, who is nursing a hamstring injury, is expected to resume his usual workhorse duties in the Jaguars' backfield once he returns. Meanwhile, Conner will likely see a drop in production when Le'Veon Bell comes back to the Steelers after their bye week.
If you're a Conner owner, a trade for Fournette might be a good move. If you can pull it off, that is.
It's possible that Bell may not considerably eat into Conner's workload since he's pretty much lost the Pittsburgh locker room thanks to his holdout. But Conner owners should strike while the iron is hot. If healthy, Fournette is the top running back in Jacksonville and will have a higher floor (and ceiling) than his counterpart on a weekly basis.
A straight swap of the two backs may not be in the cards, based on the uncertainty of the situation, but if Conner owners can make it happen in a package deal, they should pull the trigger.
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