Is James Conner playing on Saturday night? Fantastic Injury Update for Colts-Cardinals Week 16 (Update)


James Conner has been one of fantasy football’s best RBs this season, but a persistent ankle injury has slowed him down for the past two weeks and left him ‘questionable’ for the Cardinals’ Christmas clash on Saturday. evening with the Colts. With many fantasy owners just trying to find active bodies for their start-up, sit ’em decisions, every injury designation is a worry, so knowing the latest updates will be key before locking down players.

We will continue to update this article with news from Conner until the official active / inactive report is released on Saturday around 6:45 p.m. ET. For all the latest fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.


Is James Conner playing on Saturday night?

UPDATE: Conner is officially OUT.

Conner (ankle) played through a “questionable” label last week, and although he only had 10 touches in one of his most disappointing games of the season, that can be blamed in large part to the disappointing offense of the Cardinals as a whole. Conner still managed 70 total yards, and despite having had no practice all this week, it has already been reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Conner is should play against the Colts.

quarterback | Back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

This is a brutal clash for the Cardinals running backs as Indianapolis has given RBs the fourth fewest fantastic points this season. With Chase Edmonds playing and likely to steal more touches, Conner could be a TD-or-bust flex – a lower role than he had served for much of his highly productive season. Fantasy owners shouldn’t expect Conner’s 100-yard, two-TD effort, especially since he could be somewhat slowed down by his sore ankle.

quarterback | Back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

However, as long as Conner is active, it will be difficult to sit him down. We know he has high touchdown potential, and at this point in the year you almost have to create a healthy “stud” if he’s ready to go. You never know who might end up on the reserve / COVID roster before Sunday’s games.

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If Conner has a backhand and is a surprise scratch, Edmonds would handle most of the RB tasks and be a decent RB2 / flex in the PPR leagues thanks to volume.


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