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James Conner injury: What status means for Week 15 fantasy football

James Conner is on the Cardinals final injury report for Week 15. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

Running back James Conner #6 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes the football against Leonard Floyd #54 of the Los Angeles Rams during the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on December 13, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Game status: James Conner and Chase Edmonds are both active for Week 15.

Game day update: Conner is expected to play on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, despite dealing with an ankle injury, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner is officially questionable for this week’s game against the Detroit Lions. Early in the week, it wasn’t looking good for Conner after he missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with an ankle injury. However, he was able to return on a limited basis for Friday’s session, and head coach Kliff Kingsbury said that he expects Conner to play when they take the field on Sunday.

Fantasy football impact: James Conner (ankle)

Conner hurt his ankle on the last play of a Monday night loss to the Rams in Week 14. The Cardinals’ workhorse lately, he finished that game with 22 touches—13 carries for 31 yards and two touchdowns and nine receptions for 94 yards.

Kingsbury also said this week that the team expects Chase Edmonds to be back in action this week, after a stint on the injured reserve list. Edmonds has been dealing with an ankle injury as well. The Cardinals are expected to put Edmonds into the mix this week, eating into Conner’s total touches. Still, given the matchup, both running backs are solid fantasy football options.