Friday PM Update: Conner is officially listed as questionable for the game on Sunday on the team’s final injury report.
Friday AM Update: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury that Conner will be a game-time decision for Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
Thursday update: Conner was at practice and participating in individual drills, per Tyler Drake. We’ll see if he can get a full practice session in on Friday.
Wednesday update: Conner was at practice on Wednesday, per Tyler Drake. Drake said he warmed up with the team, but that was about it. We’ll see if he gets a limited designation on the injury report, but signs look good for a return to the field this week.
Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner sustained an ankle injury during the team’s come-from-behind 29-23 overtime victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. While initially concerning, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that his injury isn’t considered serious and shouldn’t take him off the field for too long.
We’ll go over the fantasy football implications of Conner’s ankle injury in the immediate future.
Fantasy football implications
While Conner is not expected to miss much time, there is always the possibility that he sits out a game or two to heal. If that’s the case, the Cardinals will most likely go with a committee between backups Darrel Williams and Eno Benjamin.
Through two games, Williams has eight carries for 59 yards and a touchdown. Benjamin has 12 carries for 59 yards on the ground and has also been a reliable receiving threat out of the backfield, catching six of eight targets for 53 yards. That’s also been born out with their usage through two games.
If James Conner (ankle) misses time, it'll be a committee between Darrel Williams and Eno Benjamin, with Williams at the goal line and Benjamin on passing downs. pic.twitter.com/Vy734JyneH— Hayden Winks (@HaydenWinks) September 19, 2022
Both men could be potential waiver wire additions to your roster this week.