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James Conner a full participant, Benny Snell limited in Steelers estimated practice report

The Steelers are expected to have back their young star running back in Week 11. We break down the fantasy football implications of the first injury report.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell and running back James Conner during the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp on August 4, 2019 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

UPDATE: Conner was active for Week 11 TNF, but has aggravated his shoulder injury.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns face off on Thursday Night Football later this week, and the short week brought an estimated practice report on Monday. Neither team practiced after playing on Sunday, but a report is required, so we get an estimated participation report.

Running back James Conner was listed as a full participant, while third string back Benny Snell was listed as a DNP. Given that the team didn’t actually practice, Tuesday’s report will offer a little more insight into these players’ actual status.

Earlier Monday, we heard that Conner was expected to play on Thursday after missing two weeks with a separated shoulder. Conner would not make any guarantees when he spoke to the media, but he thought it was in good shape for Thursday.

Fantasy football analysis: Steelers RBs James Conner, Jaylen Samuels

If Conner returns to action, Samuels loses his starter value. He still holds PPR value in deeper leagues, but Conner would be the go-to guy in standard leagues. The Steelers face a shaky Browns defense which makes Conner a strong starting option if he is active in Week 11.