Conner has not been healthy for the last month for the Cardinals, but he appears on pace to return for this pivotal matchup.
While many are likely disappointed if they drafted Conner, he deserves a start in this one (assuming he plays). When healthy for the Cardinals, Conner has been an elite fantasy football back.
The Cardinals have been struggling mightily in the red zone, which bodes well for Conner’s chances to get touches near the goal line. Last season, he completely carried the offense in the red zone with 15 rushing touchdowns.
If he’s truly healthy and good to go, he’s poised for multiple goalline touches. Since the return of DeAndre Hopkins, the Cardinals have moved the ball down the field well, but still have trouble getting touchdowns instead of field goals.
Look for Conner to have a bounce-back performance in his first game back.