Yahoo Fantasy expert Scott Pianowski weighs in the Steelers running back's fantasy outlook for the 2020 season.
SCOTT PIANOWSKI: Talking about James Conner today, and we're going to talk about the numbers 7, 17, and 23. Now, the 7 is RB 7, where James Conner finished the 2018 fantasy season despite missing three games. And the 17 is RB 17, that's PPR per game last year for Conner despite Roethlisberger missing most of the season and despite the Pittsburgh offensive line playing very poorly.
Now, the 23 is RB 23, which is the ADP you can get on Conner right now. He's being drafted as a fringy RB 2. Even though the Steelers haven't really brought in major competition for his job, the offensive line will be better. We're presuming a full season or close to a full season of Roethlisberger.
Conner can easily be a strong running back too this year, and I think he even has running back 1 upside. You're getting a really nice price on him. Let's take advantage before the market adjusts. James Conner is approved fantasy 2020.