Pittsburgh Steelers running back aggravated a separated shoulder injury in Week 11, but word is that it is not a bad injury, per NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero. His status for Week 12 vs. the Cincinnati Bengals is up in the air, but it does not sound like Conner would miss extended time.
Conner separated his shoulder in Week 8 and missed two games with the injury. He returned against the Browns last Thursday and had five rushes for ten yards and one reception for six yards before leaving with the aggravation.
Fantasy football analysis: Steelers RB James Conner
It seems a decent bet Conner misses Week 12, which would boost Jaylen Samuels’ value once again. Benny Snell’s status is up in the air, but even if healthy, he would remain behind Samuels on the depth chart.
It’s a choice matchup for whomever is leading the way given how awful the Bengals have been. The Steelers will return to practice on Wednesday, at which point we’ll get a formal practice participation report. That will give us a better handle on Conner’s status for Sunday.