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News: 2 days agoConner rushed the ball 25 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Steelers.
Spin: Conner topped 20 carries for the second time this season and for the first time since Week 2, likely in part due to his return to Pittsburgh and also because Emari Demercado (neck) was forced to exit the game. Regardless, he turned in a strong effort, highlighted by a long gain of 29 yards as well as touchdowns of one and nine yards. Conner had failed to top 73 rushing yards in three previous games since returning from a knee injury and will now head into a bye before facing a stout San Francisco defense in Week 15.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Conner is atop the depth chart in Arizona, though he's entering his seventh NFL season having yet to appear in 100% of his team's games in a single season. He's missed at least two games every season, which includes four in 2022. Durability aside, Conner has been great. He finished 2022 with eight consecutive top-20 fantasy weeks (most of which came with Kyler Murray sidelined) and he's been top 10 in fantasy PPG each of the past two seasons. Conner's durability woes knock him down a few pegs, but the 28-year-old played 85% of the snaps down the stretch last season and has little competition for the feature back role in 2023. Consider him a back-end RB2.