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  Steelers | James Conner logs another full practice    Tue Nov 12, 04:20 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Nov. 12.

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  Steelers | Tuesday's practice report for Pittsburgh    Tue Nov 12, 04:08 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers FB Roosevelt Nix (knee), C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury), RB Benny Snell (knee) and WR Ryan Switzer (back) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 12. LBs Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (hips) and Anthony Chickillo (ribs) were upgraded to a limited practice. OG Ramon Foster (concussion) and RB James Conner (shoulder) were listed as full participants.

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  Steelers | James Conner a full participant    Mon Nov 11, 04:07 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) fully participated in practice Monday, Nov. 11. The Steelers did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh's Monday practice report    Mon Nov 11, 03:18 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (hips), LB Anthony Chickillo (ribs), FB Roosevelt Nix (knee), RB Benny Snell (knee) and WR Ryan Switzer (back) did not practice Monday, Nov. 11. OG Ramon Foster (concussion) was limited. RB James Conner (shoulder) was listed as a full participant. The Steelers did not hold a practice on Monday, so the injury report is an estimation.

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  Steelers | James Conner should return in Week 11    Mon Nov 11, 12:15 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is tentatively expected to return from a two-game absence and play in Week 11 versus the Cleveland Browns, according to comments made by head coach Mike Tomlin on Monday, Nov. 11.

Footballguys view: The Steelers rushing attack is better when Conner is on the field. When he's back, the Steelers won't have to rely as much on Jaylen Samuels as a ball-carrier. We'll see what Conner's practice status is like this week.

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  Steelers | Week 10 Pittsburgh Steelers inactives    Sun Nov 10, 02:57 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared QB Paxton Lynch, DE L.T. Walton, OG Ramon Foster, RB Benny Snell, RB James Conner, FB Roosevelt Nix and TE Zach Gentry inactive for Week 10.

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  Steelers | Week 10 injury report for Pittsburgh    Fri Nov 8, 03:15 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder), OG Ramon Foster (concussion), RB Benny Snell (knee) and FB Roosevelt Nix (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 8, and have been ruled out for Week 10 versus the Los Angeles Rams. WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (foot) was added to the injury report after a limited practice Friday and is listed as questionable. RB Trey Edmunds (ribs), LB Mark Barron (non-injury), WR Ryan Switzer (back), TE Vance McDonald (non-injury), C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury) and DE Tyson Alualu (knee) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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  Steelers | James Conner a no-go for Week 10    Fri Nov 8, 03:08 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Los Angeles Rams due to a shoulder injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: Conner being ruled out on Friday isn't a great sign for his availability on Thursday against the Browns. Jaylen Samuels could get a third straight start after starting against the Rams this weekend.

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  Steelers | James Conner does not practice    Thu Nov 7, 05:38 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.

Footballguys view: Conner is likely out this week. Jaylen Samuels is an excellent PPR play and UDFA Tony Brooks-James could be the backup with Trey Edmunds also ailing. Brooks-James is a speedster who should also contribute in the return game.

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  Steelers | James Conner expected to miss Week 10    Thu Nov 7, 02:52 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is not expected to play in Week 10 against the Los Angeles Rams.

Footballguys view: That means it's time for Jaylen Samuels again. We know QB Mason Rudolph is going to check down to Samuels all day, but perhaps the team uses him as a runner more. That also means the Steelers should use Trey Edmunds in a RBBC with Samuels.

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  Steelers | James Conner listed as limited    Wed Nov 6, 07:01 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Footballguys view: Conner could return this weekend, but the early reports last week were pessimistic about his Week 10 availability. If he can get in a full practice, that should resolve it, and he's on track to at least be a game time decision.

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  Steelers | James Conner improving    Tue Nov 5, 03:17 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is expected to 'perk up' as the week goes on, according to head coach Mike Tomlin, and Tomlin said he is 'optimistic' that Conner will play against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 10.

Footballguys view: Conner missed Week 9 but he is on the right track. We'll know more about his status on Friday. We might see more from Jaylen Samuels and Trey Edmunds again in Week 10.

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  Steelers | James Conner questionable    Tue Nov 5, 12:33 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is questionable to play in Week 10, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Footballguys view: We won't know more about Conner until Friday or so. Conner will be limited in practice early in the week and could amp it up later.

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  Steelers | James Conner will not play    Sun Nov 3, 11:43 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 9 game.

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  Steelers | Week 9 Pittsburgh Steelers inactives    Sun Nov 3, 11:38 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared CB Justin Layne, QB Paxton Lynch, DE L.T. Walton, RB Benny Snell, OG Ramon Foster, RB James Conner and TE Zach Gentry inactive for Week 9.

Footballguys view: Jaylen Samuels is a solid RB2 today. Tony Brooks-James is active and could add some punch to the kick return game.

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  Steelers | James Conner could miss multiple games    Sun Nov 3, 10:46 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is not expected to play in Week 9's game versus the Indianapolis Colts and is also in danger of missing Week 10's contest against the Los Angeles Rams, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Jaylen Samuels is looking like a solid RB2 for at least another week, and certainly worth holding after that considering the number of injuries Conner has piled up this year.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh's injury report for Week 9    Fri Nov 1, 02:43 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers OG Ramon Foster (concussion) and RB Benny Snell (knee) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts. RB James Conner (shoulder) also did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. FB Roosevelt Nix (knee) was limited Friday, Nov. 1, after being added to the injury report and is listed as questionable. DT Daniel McCullers (ankle), C Maurkice Pouncey (calf), LB Ulysees Gilbert III (back), TE Vance McDonald (non-injury) and RB Jaylen Samuels practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. LB Mark Barron (non-injury) was not given a practice designation Friday but has also been removed from the injury report.

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  Steelers | James Conner unlikely to play Week 9    Fri Nov 1, 02:36 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Footballguys view: Jaylen Samuels should get the start and Trey Edmunds will be his backup. Samuels was productive in place of Conner last year and should be considered a strong RB2.

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  Steelers | James Conner misses another practice    Thu Oct 31, 03:39 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) was held out of practice for a second straight day on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Footballguys view: Conner is shaping up as a game time decision at best this weekend. Jaylen Samuels is the healthy after minor knee surgery and he should be rostered in every fantasy league.

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  Steelers | Mo practice for James Conner    Wed Oct 30, 03:35 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on Conner's practice status as the week goes on. If Conner can't play in Week 9, Jaylen Samuels would be the starter and perform around RB2 levels for Fantasy GMs.

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  Steelers | James Conner being evaluated    Tue Oct 29, 12:27 PM

Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is being evaluated Tuesday, Oct. 29, and head coach Mike Tomlin won't rule Conner out this week.

Footballguys view: Tomlin did comment that Conner does not need a full week of practice to play. Conner is a fine back but he seems to get minor dings here and there. If he can't play in Week 9, the team will turn to Jaylen Samuels as their starter.

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  Steelers | James Conner has sprained AC joint    Tue Oct 29, 09:29 AM

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) left the stadium in a sling Monday, Oct. 29, due to a sprained AC joint.

Footballguys view: Conner is going to be monitored closely as the week of practice goes on. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that Conner does not need a full week of practice in order to play on Sunday. If Conner can't play in Week 9, the team would turn to Jaylen Samuels as their starter.

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  Steelers | James Conner evaluated for AC injury    Tue Oct 29, 12:38 AM

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (shoulder) is being evaluated for an 'AC' shoulder injury suffered late in the fourth quarter of the Week 8 game against the Miami Dolphins, head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday, Oct. 28.

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  Steelers | James Conner exits Week 8 game    Mon Oct 28, 11:30 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (upper body) left the Week 8 game against the Miami Dolphins on Monday, Oct. 28 late in the fourth quarter due to an apparent upper-body injury. According to ProFootballTalk, it appears the trainer checking Conner said 'clavicle'.

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  Steelers | James Conner expected to play    Wed Oct 23, 11:50 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quadriceps) is expected to play in Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins.

Footballguys view: The Steelers are at home on Monday night against the Dolphins and Conner should be locked in as an RB1 for Fantasy GMs. We'll see what his practice status is during the week with Saturday being the final day for confirmation that Conner will be good to go.

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  Steelers | James Conner overpowers Bolts    Sun Oct 13, 11:41 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (quad) ran the ball 16 times for 41 yards and a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6 but finished the game on the sidelines due to a quad injury. Conner also caught seven passes for 78 yards and a score prior to departing.

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  Steelers | James Conner scores in loss    Sun Oct 6, 09:39 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed 14 times for 55 yards and a touchdown in a 26-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.

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  Steelers | James Conner on track to play    Fri Oct 4, 03:22 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.

Footballguys view: Jaylen Samuels gets a downgrade to what the heck flex with the good news about Conner. The team could still employ a two back attack, but Conner is the better play as it appears his missed practices were precautionary.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh's injury report for Week 5    Fri Oct 4, 03:01 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Roosevelt Nix (knee) and LB Anthony Chickillo (foot) were held out of practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens. TE Vance McDonald (shoulder) and WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (toe) participated fully in practice Friday, Oct. 4, after not practicing earlier in the week and are listed as questionable. LB Vince Williams (hamstring) remained a full participant in practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. RB James Conner (ankle), LB Mark Barron (non-injury), C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury), DT Cameron Heyward (quad) and OG Ramon Foster (non-injury) were full participants in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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  Steelers | James Conner remains sidelined    Thu Oct 3, 03:59 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.

Footballguys view: Conner is not on a good track this week. The Steelers basically require players to practice if they are going to play. He could practice tomorrow and start vs Baltimore, but if he's out, fire up Jaylen Samuels, who has been productive in every start (three last year) he has taken in place of Conner.

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  Steelers | No practice for James Conner    Wed Oct 2, 03:59 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Footballguys view: Conner thinks he's good to go but the team wanted to give him some rest on Wednesday. If Conner can't play against the Ravens in Week 5, we will see Jaylen Samuels do more.

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  Steelers | James Conner pronounces himself fit    Tue Oct 1, 06:08 PM

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) told 93.7 the Fan that while he received treatment on his injured ankle, nothing is torn and he could practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Footballguys view: We'll see if Conner can get a full practice in on Friday. Until then, grab Jaylen Samuels if he's available on your waiver wire just in case.

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  Steelers | James Conner getting checked out    Tue Oct 1, 02:08 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) is still being evaluated and likely to be limited some in practice this week, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Footballguys view: We'll see how Conner responds during the week of practice. The team would turn to Jaylen Samuels more if Conner has to miss time. Stay tuned.

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  Steelers | James Conner totals 125 yards, TD    Mon Sep 30, 11:40 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed 10 times for 42 yards in Week 4 against the Cincinnati Bengals while adding eight receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown.

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  Steelers | James Conner has critical fumble    Mon Sep 23, 02:25 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (knee) gained 43 yards on 13 carries against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3. He added 14 yards on four receptions and also lost a fumble.

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  Steelers | James Conner takes part in practice    Fri Sep 20, 05:48 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Conner fully participated on both Thursday and Friday. He's good to go in the now Mason Rudolph-led Steelers offense. Conner is a high-end RB2 for Fantasy GMs on Sunday against the 49ers.

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  Steelers | Week 3 injury report for Pittsburgh    Fri Sep 20, 03:42 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers DT Anthony Chickillo (foot), FB Roosevelt Nix (knee) and LB Vince Williams (hamstring) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers. CB Joe Haden (shoulder), RB James Conner (knee), TE Vance McDonald (back), LB Mark Barron (non-injury) and LB Bud Dupree (ankle) were full participants in practice Friday, Sept. 20, and no longer appear on the injury report.

Footballguys view: Williams being out helps Mark Barron and Devin Bush in fantasy leagues. Conner is fine to start in fantasy leagues after having an injury scare last week.

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  Steelers | James Conner upgraded to full participant    Thu Sep 19, 06:03 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (knee) was upgraded to a full participant at practice Thursday, Sept. 19.

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  Steelers | James Conner back at practice Thursday    Thu Sep 19, 02:56 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 19.

Footballguys view: Conner's good to go for the game at San Francisco, but the Steelers offense will have a new quarterback. Hopefully they will be more balanced with Ben Roethlisberger, which could help Conner's numbers make up for any loss in efficiency with Mason Rudolph in.

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  Steelers | James Conner unable to practice    Wed Sep 18, 05:41 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Footballguys view: Let's wait until Friday to see if Conner can practice by then. Jaylen Samuels would get a larger role if Conner has to miss any time.

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  Steelers | James Conner expects to play in Week 3    Mon Sep 16, 05:18 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (knee) said he expects to play in Week 3 and that he does not have any tears or serious problems in his knee.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Steelers here. They'll be starting QB Mason Rudolph with Ben Roethlisberger out for the year. With Conner a bit banged up, the team might use Jaylen Samuels a bit more. This makes Conner more of a flex play or low-end RB2 for Fantasy GMs in Week 3.

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  Steelers | James Conner's knee issue likely not serious    Mon Sep 16, 02:19 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (knee) is not expected to miss much - if any - time with the knee injury that sidelined him late in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, multiple teammates believe the injury is not serious, and Conner appeared to be moving fine walking around the locker room after the game.

Footballguys view: Conner could play in Week 3 but the team might decide to use Jaylen Samuels a bit more. Fantasy GMs should consider Conner a flex play or low-end RB2 if he plays in Week 3.

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  Steelers | James Conner leaves early    Sun Sep 15, 03:40 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 2 game and is considered questionable to return.

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  Steelers | James Conner not on injury report    Fri Sep 13, 04:09 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.

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  Steelers | Full practice for James Conner    Thu Sep 12, 06:50 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 12.

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  Steelers | Limited practice for James Conner    Wed Sep 11, 08:00 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (illness) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 11.

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  Steelers | James Conner unable to get it going in opener    Mon Sep 9, 01:00 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner ran 10 times for 21 yards and caught all four of his targets for 44 yards in Week 1 against the New England Patriots.

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  Steelers | Solid line for James Conner     Sun Aug 25, 11:58 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed five times for 41 yards and caught both of his targets for 15 yards in an 18-6 preseason win over the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Aug. 25.

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  Steelers | Jaylen Samuels seeing significant role    Tue Aug 6, 02:07 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels has been filling a 'significant part of the offense' so far during training camp, as the team limits the workload of RB James Conner. Samuels has been lined up at various positions during practices.

Footballguys view: Message! Keep an eye on Samuels and his potentially expanded role during the preseason. He's incredibly versatile as a runner or receiver and is a handcuff for James Conner if you have the bench space. Fantasy GMs are taking Samuels off the board at RB43 (9.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Steelers | James Conner expecting similar workload    Mon Jul 1, 02:10 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner notes that while 'no deep discussion' on his role for the 2019 season has taken place, he is expecting a workload similar to the one he had last season when carry the ball 215 times and recorded 55 catches in 13 games.'First and foremost, I'm 100 percent healthy now. We'll cross that bridge (in regards to how heavy his workload will be) when we get there. ... The game plan will be different each week. I know I'll be a big part of it and have a big role. As far as specifics, we don't play it like that,' Conner said.

Footballguys view: That Conner broke down under that workload shouldn't be lost on the Steelers and they added a between the tackles back they love in the fourth round this year who should help spell Conner. Jaylen Samuels was also very effective after Conner went out, so Conner shouldn't get worked quite as hard this year. That doesn't mean he won't deliver on ADP as the Steelers offense has been very good at creating strong value in the lead running back.

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