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Running Back, Arizona Cardinals

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Draft: 2013 Round 6 (19)
College: Clemson
Ht: 5’9”  Wt: 199 DOB: 1989-02-03 Age: 27

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2013 ARI 15 - 118 652 5.5 3 57 39 371 9.5 1 126.3 8.4
2014 ARI 12 - 201 660 3.3 3 64 46 395 8.6 2 135.5 11.3
2015 ARI 10 - 45 289 6.4 3 24 15 148 9.9 0 61.7 6.2
2015 (Projected) ARI     167 767 4.6 4   47 385 8.2 2 151.2  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Cardinals offense was absolutely decimated by injuries in 2014, and running back Andre Ellington might have been the biggest loss. After playing through a foot injury through most of the season, Ellington eventually was sat down and missed the final four games of the regular season with a hernia injury. Ellington had a ton of hype heading into 2014 after a monster rookie season saw him average 5.5 yards per carry, but the combination of a lack of passing game, injuries and overall decline in explosive ability saw his yards per carry tank all the way down to just 3.3 in 2014. Fantasy owners ended up very disappointed, as Ellington scored just three rushing touchdowns on the year, making him a mid-to-low-end RB2 in most weeks.

Where Ellington did excel was in the passing game. The second-year back made his presence known by catching 46 passes for 395 yards, a mark which would have put him on pace for more than 60 receptions and over 500 yards on the year. He also added two touchdowns as a receiver. Ellington is certainly the No.1 running back heading into 2014, but there’s no question that the Cardinals are concerned about his long-term prospects as the team’s primary ball carrier. At 5’9” and roughly 200 lbs., Ellington is undersized and is already beginning to show signs of a deteriorating body at age 26. The Arizona offensive line has long been weak, and the team has not had a consistently productive running game in recent memory, so Ellington being selected in the early 20s in drafts makes sense. Not only that, there is now strong competition at the position, as the Cardinals selected running back David Johnson in the third round of April’s draft. Still, Ellington is the lead dog in what should be an improved offense in 2015, so now that he’s back to being fully healthy, he’s not a bad upside pick given his ADP.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB3 David Johnson
RB2RB2 Andre Ellington
RB3RB4 Stepfan Taylor
RB4RB5 Kerwynn Williams
RB5RB1 Chris Johnson
Cardinals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Andre Ellington expected to play
Will likely be change of pace back
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 25, 7:15 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Running back Andre Ellington (toe), safety Rashad Johnson (ankle), defensive tackle Cory Redding (ankle) and defensive tackle Frostee Rucker (ankle) were all listed as questionable against the Packers. Arians said the likelihood of Ellington playing Sunday is “very good.” “He’s fine,” Arians said. “He practiced full speed two days in a row now.” (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: David Johnson has taken over the lead back duties in Arizona but Ellington should be worked in for 7-10 touches on Sunday against the Packers. Johnson remains a clear-cut RB1.


Injury Andre Ellington not expected to play
Likely back in Week 16
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 20, 7:00 am

Arizona Cardinals
AZCardinals RB Andre Ellington (questionable, toe) is not expected to play tonight vs. the #Eagles, source said. Likely back next week. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Ellington out, David Johnson should once again command most of the running back workload for Arizona. Last week, Johnson racked up 24 touches while Stepfan Taylor and Kerywnn Williams combined for 8. Johsnon is an RB1 against the Eagles in Week 16.


Injury David Johnson to start again, Ellington ruled out
Logged career-high 22 carries vs. Rams a week ago
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Dec 9, 7:21 pm

Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals will again be down three important players against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, as running back Andre Ellington, cornerback Jerraud Powers and defensive tackle Frostee Rucker couldn’t get healthy given the short week. (AZCentral.com)

FFToday's Take: Rookie RB David Johnson did just fine carrying the load for the Cardinals last week and he'll be asked to do so again in Week 14 with Andre Ellington already ruled out for Thursday's matchup with the Vikings. Johnson should be able to find just enough room against Minnesota to be a low-end RB2 this week. Meanwhile, Andre Ellington continues to be sidelined with turf toe so Kerwynn Williams and Stepfan Taylor will backup Johnson.


Injury Ellington ruled out, David Johnson to start
Rookie RB set to handle heavy workload
By: John Canario | Fri Dec 4, 5:40 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Andre Ellington (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in St. Louis. As expected, Ellington will miss at least one game due to the turf toe injury he suffered in Week 12. David Johnson is thus set to serve as the unquestioned leader of Arizona's backfield in Sunday's game, but with Chris Johnson done for the season, Ellington may still get his shot at an increased role. David Johnson will be backed up by Stepfan Taylor and Kerwynn Williams. (CBS Sports)

FFToday's Take: Despite some fumbling issues, David Johnson has been fairly productive as a rookie. The 24-year-old, who has eight touchdowns this season, will be looking to add to that total against the Rams on Sunday.


Injury Chris Johnson out 6-8 weeks
Cards will look to David Johnson, Kerwynn Williams
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Dec 1, 11:10 am

Arizona Cardinals
Mike Jurecki on Twitter: "Hearing Chris Johnson (tibia) expected to miss six to eight weeks. RB Kerwynn Williams could be an option from the practice squad." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's likely that this development, coupled with the Andre Ellington injury, gives rookie RB David Johnson the opportunity he needs to excel and reach RB2 value, though Bruce Arians has consistently downplayed his possible use as a workhorse for whatever reason. Johnson is the 1A add this week, with Williams as 1B.


Injury Report: Chris Johnson has fractured tibia
Timetable for return unknown
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 30, 6:05 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Tough blow for Cardinals: Chris Johnson has fractured tibia, out extended period of time but team still gathering how long this shelves him. (Jay Glazer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Initial reports suggested Johnson was dealing with a knee bruise, so the combination of this report and Andre Ellington's turf toe means David Johnson could become a potential second-half fantasy stud. In the off-chance David Johnson was dropped after his scoring flurry earlier this season, now is the time to be picking him up. The rookie has eight all-purpose touchdowns on 76 touches as a runner, receiver or returner.


Injury Chris Johnson, Ellington in question for Week 13
Rookie David Johnson in line for first career start
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 30, 5:35 pm

Arizona Cardinals
The resurgent season of running back Chris Johnson might be derailed for a bit after a helmet to the side of his left knee Sunday left him with a contusion and possible missed time. The Cardinals might also be missing backup Andre Ellington, who suffered a turf toe on the same possession as Johnson’s injury. There is no official timetable for either’s return, coach Bruce Arians said Monday, but rookie David Johnson looks like the starter for now and “I have all the confidence in the world in him starting,” Arians said. (azcardinals.com)

FFToday's Take: David Johnson has been given the "rookie treatment" by old-school coach Arians due to ball security and pass-blocking issues. However, he has proven to be a big-play threat just about every time he touches the ball (eight all-purpose touchdowns on 76 touches as a runner, receiver or returner). If CJ2K and Ellington are both ruled out for next week, the rookie should be considered a high-upside RB2 against a Rams defense that is starting to fade.



2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NO W 31-19 12 69 5.8 1 3 1 7 7.0 0 13.6
5 at DET W 42-17 3 63 21.0 1 0 0 0 - 0 12.3
6 at PIT L 13-25 1 7 7.0 0 2 2 47 23.5 0 5.4
7 BAL W 26-18 5 21 4.2 0 4 3 28 9.3 0 4.9
8 at CLE W 34-20 3 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.0
10 at SEA W 39-32 5 61 12.2 1 4 3 27 9.0 0 14.8
11 CIN W 34-31 2 2 1.0 0 2 1 5 5.0 0 0.7
12 at SF W 19-13 5 24 4.8 0 5 3 22 7.3 0 4.6
16 GB W 38-8 7 40 5.7 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 4.5
17 SEA L 6-36 2 2 1.0 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 0.9
DP GB W 26-20 3 3 1.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.3
CC at CAR L 15-49 1 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.0
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 SD W 18-17 13 53 4.1 0 5 5 27 5.4 0 8.0
2 at NYG W 25-14 15 91 6.1 0 3 1 10 10.0 0 10.1
3 SF W 23-14 18 62 3.4 0 4 3 13 4.3 0 7.5
5 at DEN L 20-41 16 32 2.0 1 7 4 112 28.0 1 26.4
6 WAS W 30-20 19 67 3.5 0 9 6 26 4.3 0 9.3
7 at OAK W 24-13 24 88 3.7 0 9 6 72 12.0 0 16.0
8 PHI W 24-20 23 71 3.1 1 6 3 14 4.7 0 14.5
9 at DAL W 28-17 21 95 4.5 0 4 4 39 9.8 1 19.4
10 STL W 31-14 18 23 1.3 1 5 5 19 3.8 0 10.2
11 DET W 14-6 19 42 2.2 0 4 4 24 6.0 0 6.6
12 at SEA L 3-19 10 24 2.4 0 8 5 39 7.8 0 6.3
13 at ATL L 18-29 5 12 2.4 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.2

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at STL L 24-27 0 0 - 0 3 1 13 13.0 0 1.3
2 DET W 25-21 4 20 5.0 0 2 2 42 21.0 1 12.2
3 at NO L 7-31 3 19 6.3 0 6 3 36 12.0 0 5.5
4 at TB W 13-10 4 29 7.3 0 6 3 22 7.3 0 5.1
5 CAR W 22-6 7 52 7.4 0 4 4 31 7.8 0 8.3
6 at SF L 20-32 7 56 8.0 1 5 5 36 7.2 0 15.2
7 SEA L 22-34 3 3 1.0 0 5 2 10 5.0 0 1.3
8 ATL W 27-13 15 154 10.3 1 2 2 8 4.0 0 22.2
10 HOU W 27-24 11 55 5.0 0 4 2 18 9.0 0 7.3
11 at JAC W 27-14 8 3 0.4 0 2 2 10 5.0 0 1.3
12 IND W 40-11 10 50 5.0 0 2 2 21 10.5 0 7.1
14 STL W 30-10 11 46 4.2 1 2 2 17 8.5 0 12.3
15 at TEN W 37-34 10 71 7.1 0 5 4 87 21.8 0 15.8
16 at SEA W 17-10 15 64 4.3 0 3 2 8 4.0 0 7.2
17 SF L 20-23 9 30 3.3 0 6 3 12 4.0 0 4.2

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