Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) ruled out for Week 14

Steelers running back James Conner is out for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders with an ankle sprain.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the injury is "more significant" than the team originally thought. Tomlin classified the injury as a lower leg contusion after last week's 33-30 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Related players: Stevan Ridley, Trey Edmunds, Jaylen Samuels

Fantasy Impact: 

The Steelers will roll into Oakland with rookie Samuels, veteran Ridley and Edmunds, who was promoted from the practice squad for depth. This week's practices will determine how Tomlin distributes the workload, the story said. Tomlin is claiming the team will use a committee approach, but was quoted in the story as saying Samuels has been "on the rise" in recent weeks. Samuels is looking like a must-add off the wire this week, especially with the possibility Conner misses multiple weeks.

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