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James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Draft Kings Price: $4,500
Le’Veon Bell is the most expensive player at the running back position on DraftKings this week, but just in case you haven’t heard, he is highly unlikely to suit up this weekend. Enter, James Conner. Conner shined this preseason with the Steelers first-team offense while ranking as the highest graded running back per Pro Football Focus.
DraftKings analyst Adam Levitan also pointed out that over 56 preseason snaps, Conner racked up 100 rushing yards on 19 attempts (5.26 YPA) with 1 rushing TD and chipped in 7 catches for 61 yards. The Browns proved tough against the run last season but, Conner should get enough opportunity to warrant RB2 consideration. You wont get Conner this cheap again next week if Bell remains out of the picture.