James Conner
RB ARI (13)
Sun 1/9/22 2:58 PM

Conner (heel) is listed as active Sunday versus the Seahawks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Cardinals ruled out Chase Edmonds (ribs/toe) ahead of Week 18 action, but a cloud hung over Conner's ability to suit up after missing back-to-back games due to a heel injury. Conner managed limited practices Wednesday through Friday, which was enough to allow him to return. Arizona has a chance to win the NFC West with a win and a Rams loss, so coach Kliff Kingsbury may leand on Conner as he did prior to his recent absence. When Edmonds sat out Weeks 10-14 due to a high-ankle sprain, Conner averaged 20.8 touches for 99.8 yards from scrimmage per game while scoring five TDs in four outings. If Conner can't handle such a workload, though, Eno Benjamin and Jonathan Ward are the next players up at running back.

James Conner
RB ARI (13)
Fri 1/7/22 5:16 PM

Conner (heel) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
With backfield mate Chase Edmonds (ribs/toe) already ruled out, the Cards have some extra incentive to get Conner back in action after back-to-back missed games. Still, fantasy managers should treat him as questionable barring further updates, with Eno Benjamin and Jonathan Ward on hand for RB snaps if Conner can't go or is limited. The Cardinals are scheduled for a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, needing a win or a Rams loss to earn the NFC West crown.

James Conner
RB ARI (13)
Thu 1/6/22 8:00 PM

Conner (heel) was limited at practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
While Conner maintained his activity level from Wednesday, fellow running back Chase Edmonds (ribs/toe) did, too, only he remained sidelined from practice. Conner has missed the last two games due to a heel injury, but considering he's healthier than Edmonds at the moment he seems to have a better shot to play Sunday against the Seahawks. Friday's injury report may provide some insight into the state of the Cardinals backfield heading into the weekend.

James Conner
RB ARI (13)
Wed 1/5/22 7:27 PM

Conner (heel) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Conner has missed back-to-back games (his first absences of the campaign) due to a heel injury, but he now has logged two consecutive capped sessions dating back to last week. Chase Edmonds, who filled in for Conner as the Cardinals' lead running back during that span, didn't practice at all Wednesday with rib and toe issues. Conner seems to be in a better place, health-wise, than Edmonds at the moment, but how the rest of Week 18 prep breaks down will determine who among the two is available Sunday against the Seahawks. When active this season, Conner has averaged 15.6 touches per game versus Edmonds' 13.3.

James Conner
RB ARI (13)
Sun 1/2/22 3:04 PM

Conner (heel) is inactive for Sunday's game at Dallas, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
There was a glimmer of hope for Conner to return to action after he managed a limited practice Friday, his first appearance on the field since picking up a heel injury back in Week 15. While he was considered a game-time decision for a second straight contest, he'll log another DNP on his game log. Conner thus will hand most of the backfield reps to Chase Edmonds, who notched 24 touches for 127 yards yards from scrimmage and one TD in Week 16 against the Colts.

James Conner
RB ARI (13)
Sun 1/2/22 7:59 AM

Though the Cardinals view Conner (heel) as a game-time decision, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport relays that there is optimism the running back will be able play Sunday against the Cowboys.
EDGE Analysis
Conner is listed as questionable for the contest after returning to a limited practice Friday following a missed session Thursday. If he is made active for Sunday's 4:25 ET contest, Conner would be in line to return to a backfield timeshare with Chase Edmonds.

James Conner
RB ARI (13)
Fri 12/31/21 4:13 PM

Conner (heel) returned to a limited practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Chase Edmonds (back) upgraded to full participation Friday and thus avoids an injury designation, after handling 24 touches and a 92 percent snap share in a 22-16 loss to Indianapolis last Saturday -- the first game Conner has missed all season. Conner could be a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, with his potential absence locking in Edmonds for a large workload and Eno Benjamin for a backup role. If Conner plays, he'll likely return to his timeshare with Edmonds.

James Conner
RB ARI (13)
Thu 12/30/21 4:51 PM

Conner (heel) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Conner now has been listed as a DNP on five consecutive injury reports, the result of a heel injury. Coach Kliff Kingsbury again considers Conner to be a game-time decision for Sunday's contest at Dallas, according to Urban. But such comments last week yielded inactive status for Conner this past Saturday against the Colts. He may head into the weekend with a questionable designation -- as he did a week ago -- while backfield mate Chase Edmonds could be listed the same way, as he was limited during the first two practices of Week 17 prep.

James Conner
RB ARI (13)
Wed 12/29/21 4:09 PM

Conner (heel) didn't practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Conner has yet to practice due to the heel issue that forced appearances on Week 16 injury reports. Last week, his availability came down to the wire before not suiting up this past Saturday against the Colts. Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Wednesday that Conner will be in a similar situation as a game-time decision Sunday at Dallas, according to Urban. Conner would do himself well by mixing into drills Thursday and/or Friday, but it should be noted that position mate Chase Edmonds was limited by a back concern in Wednesday's session, placing a cloud over the Cardinals backfield.

James Conner
RB ARI (13)
Wed 12/29/21 1:12 PM

Coach Kliff Kingsbury indicated Wednesday that Conner (heel) remains day-to-day and will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Per the report, the same applies to wideout Rondale Moore (ankle). If Conner, who was inactive in Week 16, remains out or is limited at all this weekend, fellow running back Chase Edmonds would once again be in line for an expanded role in the Cardinals' backfield versus Dallas.