James Conner Injury Update Disappoints Fantasy Owners After Steelers RB Ruled Out for Rest of Game

Jason Schandl
James Conner in Week 15 against the Bills.
James Conner in Week 15 against the Bills. / Joe Sargent/Getty Images

James Conner just got healthy, returning to action in Week 15, but injury woes are already plaguing him again. He went down early with a thigh injury in Week 16, and he's now been ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Conner's fantasy value was already shaky, as he saw only 12 touches when the Steelers went with a committee approach at RB in his Week 15 return. He scored just 3.2 PPR fantasy points before making his exit in Week 16, completely burning fantasy football owners who trusted him as a starter this week.

Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell should be in for some increased volume now as the Steelers continue to fight for an AFC Wild Card spot, not that it does much good for anybody in fantasy after they looked like shaky plays with Conner apparently healthy.

If your league is still playing in Week 17, keep an eye on this situation. Benny Snell saw a combined 53 carries in the last three games that Conner missed, and he'd be in line to serve as the Steelers' lead back if Conner can't go next week.

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