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Running Back, Arizona Cardinals

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Draft: 2013 Round 5 (7)
College: Stanford
Ht: 5’9”  Wt: 214 DOB: 1991-06-09 Age: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#81 9 -

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 11 - 36 115 3.2 0 9 8 71 8.9 0 18.6 1.7
2014 ARI 5 - 18 63 3.5 1 7 6 40 6.7 2 28.3 5.7
2014 (Projected) ARI     49 196 4.0 1   12 82 6.8 0 33.8  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Running back Stepfan Taylor will join Andre Ellington as a second-year “veteran,” but also as the only other running back on the Arizona roster who will likely have any fantasy relevancy in the 2014 season. While Ellington’s 5.5 yards per carry average has many fantasy owners salivating, Taylor’s 3.2 yards per carry are not nearly as sexy. Granted, his numbers were accumulated on just 32 touches, but fewer touches typically translate to higher YPC averages for most tailbacks, due to their relative lack of damage taken throughout the season. So, there is a little bit of a concern here that Taylor was so far behind Ellington in terms of production when he touched the ball. Still, Taylor does have the pedigree of being a quality ball carrier. He was Stanford’s all-time leading rusher and does possess the talent to at least be a quality player. The real question for Taylor is how much playing time he is going to see if Ellington does stay healthy this season. Will the Cardinals opt to give him enough touches to be fantasy relevant with Ellington still playing, or will Taylor simply be relegated to a handcuff role? Truthfully, we don’t know at this point. The fact that Ellington is such a good pass-catcher would indicate that he will almost certainly be the team’s primary third down back, leaving Taylor more likely to be utilized for a drive or two per game to keep Ellington fresh. Taylor is likely to be undrafted in most leagues, but keep an eye on this situation early in the year. If this becomes a 50/50 or even a 60/40 split, Taylor could be a player to snag early in the year from the waiver wire.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Andre Ellington
RB2RB2 Stepfan Taylor
RB3RB3 Marion Grice
RB4RB4 Robert Hughes
RB5RB5 Jonathan Dwyer
RB6RB6 Jalen Parmele
Cardinals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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.


Injury Ellington a gametime decision
Listed as questionable
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 6, 11:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals starting running back Andre Ellington will be a game-time decision after being limited in Saturday's practice, coach Bruce Arians said. He was officially listed as questionable on the Cardinals' final injury report of the week after getting an MRI on Thursday on a foot injury. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Ellington was limited in practice on Saturday and it appears no surgery is needed at this time. "It's one of those things that every day when you wake up it could be different," Arians said. If you have to set your lineup early, it would be best leave Ellington out of it. The risk of him ending up on the Inactive list is too great. Jonathan Dwyer and Stepfan Taylor would fill in for Ellington if he sits.



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 1 5 5.0 0 3 3 21 7.0 1 8.6
3 SF W 23-14 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2
5 at DEN L 20-41 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
6 WAS W 30-20 3 10 3.3 0 2 1 0 0.0 0 1.0
7 at OAK W 24-13 12 40 3.3 1 2 2 19 9.5 1 17.9

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
2 DET W 25-21 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2
3 at NO L 7-31 0 0 - 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 0.2
6 at SF L 20-32 2 7 3.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.7
8 ATL W 27-13 14 38 2.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.8
10 HOU W 27-24 2 6 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
12 IND W 40-11 5 10 2.0 0 1 1 1 1.0 0 1.1
13 at PHI L 21-24 3 15 5.0 0 3 2 45 22.5 0 6.0
14 STL W 30-10 2 9 4.5 0 3 3 16 5.3 0 2.5
15 at TEN W 37-34 3 6 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
16 at SEA W 17-10 2 15 7.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.5
17 SF L 20-23 2 7 3.5 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 1.4

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