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James Conner Suffers Knee Injury in Week 5, Placed on IR

After a down week against the division rival 49ers in Week 4, Conner played less than just 25% of the team’s snaps in week 5 before going down with a knee injury. That left fantasy managers with a hole in their lineup for last week’s matchup, and this news leaves them without a solid RB2 in the short term. Conner was the workhorse in a Cardinals offense that had largely been exceeding expectations five weeks into the season, and his departure will certainly free up some valuable work in the Arizona backfield. Despite Keaontay Ingram’s presence, the expectation is for undrafted rookie Emari Demercado to handle a significant amount of the displaced touches for the Cardinals, making him an intriguing waiver wire add with the potential to be more than just a one-week rental at the position.


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