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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: 25
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#15 3 3.02

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/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
2014 (Projected) ARI     213 1,046 4.9 5   58 455 7.8 2 192.1  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
As the sole owner of the starting running back spot in Arizona after the offseason retirement of Rashard Mendenhall, Andre Ellington has suddenly become one of the most talked-about names in all of fantasy football. Ellington’s impressive 5.5 yards per attempt in 2013 were an impressive number, especially considering that it was his rookie season. There’s plenty to like about Ellington’s game, which many have compared to the likes of C.J. Spiller and even LeSean McCoy. He’s a shifty back with big play potential, as evidenced by his eight rushes of 20+ yards. But his biggest asset for fantasy owners may be in that he could be one of the most utilized pass-catchers out of the backfield in the entire league this season. His 39 receptions in 2013 don’t appear to be extraordinary on the surface, but when you consider that he only touched the ball 157 times, you can begin to see how often he was catching passes as opposed to being used as a pure runner while being stuck behind Mendenhall on the depth chart for much of the season. It has been a long time since another player has rivaled Larry Fitzgerald for the highest-drafted fantasy player on the Arizona roster, but as Ellington continues to gain hype, he continues to rise up the rankings, creeping ever closer to the veteran receiver on overall ADP rankings. Buyer beware that Ellington has never taken over 250 total touches in his professional or college career, but that could be a good thing as his body does not have the wear and tear that many other backs do. Expect weeks of frustration from Ellington, but also weeks where he is a big-time points producer. Draft him as a mid-level RB2 and hope that he can stay healthy, because that may be the only thing that prevents him from finishing as a top-12 fantasy back in 2014.

Comment: 250 touches and RB2 status is within reach.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB4 Kerwynn Williams
RB2RB2 Stepfan Taylor
RB3RB3 Marion Grice
RB4RB5 Robert Hughes
RB5RB1 Andre Ellington
RB6RB6 Jonathan Dwyer
Cardinals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Kerywnn Williams has 100 yards for Cardinals
Cardinals have a new starting running back
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 7, 7:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Kerwynn Williams began this week on the Cardinals’ practice squad, imitating the actions of Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles on the scout team. Williams, a little-known second-year running back out of Utah State, had 100 yards on the first 19 carries of his NFL career, helping the Cardinals to a 17-14 victory over the Chiefs. (AZCardinals.com)

FFToday's Take: Head coach Bruce Arians stated earlier in the week that Stephan Taylor would get the start which was misleading. Williams started an operated as the main runner in the Cardinals victory. Michael Bush was released in order to bring Williams up from the practice squad. With Andre Ellington out for the year, Williams will can be picked up by running back needy owners.


Injury Ellington out with hip pointer, Taylor to start
Ellington misses third straight practice
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 5, 6:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals will be without starting running back Andre Ellington against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The second-year back will miss the game because of a hip pointer suffered last weekend in Atlanta. Without Ellington in the lineup, the Cardinals will start Stepfan Taylor, coach Bruce Arians said. Marion Grice and fullback Robert Hughes, who didn't play an offensive snap against the Falcons, will fill out the backfield rotation. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Taylor has been named the starter but head coach Bruce Arians gave a response about playing the committee "by ear". Expected and Grice to see a fair amount of work. The uncertainty makes this a fantasy situation to avoid.


Injury Ellington not expected to practice this week
Gametime decision for Cardinals starting RB
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Dec 2, 9:45 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Tailback Andre Ellington isn’t expected to practice this week because of a “severe” hip pointer suffered in Sunday’s loss at Atlanta, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday night, according to Fox reporter and SiriusXM host Alex Marvez. According to Marvez, Ellington’s status will be determined on Sunday, with Arians hopeful he can play. (ProFootballTalk)

FFToday's Take: Ellington has been dealing with a number of injuries this season and even though it's early in the week, it sounds like Ellington may be a scratch for Week 14. Marion Grice would get the start but would likely share carries with Stepfan Taylor. The Cardinals play a late-afternoon game on Sunday against the Chiefs.


Injury Marion Grice could start at RB on Sunday
Cards rookie to get first crack if Andre Ellington is inactive
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Dec 2, 9:17 am

Arizona Cardinals
Marion Grice likely will be the first one in if Andre Ellington cannot play, but Stepfan Taylor and Robert Hughes will be in the mix, Arians said, while the Cardinals will use a Wednesday padded practice to see where newcomer Michael Bush might fit into the equation. (azcardinals.com)

FFToday's Take: Grice, a 22-year-old Arizona state product drafted in the sixth round by the Chargers, lost out to Branden Oliver in camp and made the move to Arizona when the Cards signed him off the practice squad. While he’s clearly not a world-beater, Grice could see a high number of touches if he gets off to a good start, and will serve as a decent RB3/flex PPR option in deeper formats if Ellington is inactive.


Injury Ellington leaves in first half with hip pointer
Marion Grice fills in
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 30, 7:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Already dealing with a hip flexor, Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington said he suffered a hip pointer after getting kneed in the second quarter of Sunday's 29-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. "Got a little bruise, wasn't able to put no pressure on it, so that's pretty much it," Ellington said. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Marion Grice came off the bench and rushed five times for 16 yards. The Cardinals were short-handed without Ellington and Larry Fitzgerald (knee). Ellington's been bothered by foot and hip injuries during the year.


Injury Andre Ellington dealing with sore ribs
Also working through foot injury; 30 touches in Week 7 win
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 20, 6:50 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said Monday RB Andre Ellington has sore ribs following Sunday's win at Oakland. However, he is not dealing with any structural damage. Ellington rushed for 88 yards on 24 carries and added 72 receiving yards on six catches during a 24-13 win Week 7. Ellington has 393 rushing yards and is averaging 3.7 yards per carry through six games. He also has 260 receiving yards and two touchdowns (one rushing). (CBS Sports)

FFToday's Take: Yet another injury-prone back that has managed to stay healthy this season, Ellington reportedly called for Stepfan Taylor to vulture both of his touchdowns in Week 7. Ellington has surprisingly held up despite dealing with a foot issue since the start of the season and is averaging 21.6 touches after getting 30 against Oakland. Owners in desperate need of RB depth could take a shot with Taylor, who would likely be featured if Ellington got hurt.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
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 FFPts
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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