If you haven’t already, go pick up James Conner. Even though there is still an outside chance Le’Veon Bell plays this Sunday, with each passing minute, we’re getting closer and closer to seeing ole’ Jimmy Conner get the start for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
With Bell yet to report to Steelers camp, fantasy owners have whipped themselves in to an early-season tizzy. One owner’s panic can be another owner’s great opportunity, though. The lucky few quick enough to pick up Conner and The Steelers may not be in too bad a place, though, as James Conner handed in a couple of nice pre-season performances. Most notably, his 20 carry, 98 yard stat-line matched how sharp he looked on tape for the 2nd week of the pre-season.
Conner is $4,500 on Draft Kings, and $5,000 over on FanDuel. You should absolutely have Conner in at least a few lineups on both sites. Even with all the Week 1 values out there, and there are a ton, I’m still going to make room for Conner in several lineups.
Should Conner get the start for the Steelers, I’d start him over guys like Rex Burkhead, Derrick Henry, Marshawn Lynch, and Chris Carson. This puts Conner somewhere around the RB 18 heading into Week 1 (referencing @Ginger__Nic ‘s week 1 ranks).