Steelers will 'leave the light on' for RB James Conner

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin isn’t ready to put his bell cow out to pasture this week.

Though they lost right tackle Zach Banner to a torn ACL in last night’s win over the Giants, Tomlin was more positive about the conditions of running back James Conner and offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski.

“Still in the process of getting scans on Wiz and James Conner, but I think their forecast is a more favorable one, so we’ll leave the light on for those two,” Tomlin said, via Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Related players: Benny Snell

Fantasy Impact: 

Conner went down with an ankle injury, and replacement Snell ran 19 times for 113 yards. We had a report from The Athletic earlier Tuesday where the author feels Snell is the better back. But as expected, it looks like the Steelers are going to try and stick with Conner. Either way, Snell should probably be owned at least by Conner owners as a handcuff, and by anyone else as potential trade bait or lottery ticket. We'll continue to monitor Conner's progress this week.

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