Cardinals say they will use RB Andre Ellington more next season


Cardinals say they will use RB Andre Ellington more next season

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim spoke at the NFL Combine on Thursday and indicated that running back Andre Ellington @AEllington38 will see more touches next season. Ellington averaged 5.5 yards per carry over 118 rushes this season and also caught 39 passes for another 371 yards.
But don't start thinking the Cardinals are going to absolutely unleash the diminutive threat. Keim also said Ellington won't be a "featured" running back, and that the team plans to use multiple runners, much like it did in 2013.

Fantasy Analysis:

That's completely understandable and smart. Ellington isn't built to be a 300-carry player, but he is so quick and so dangerous in the open field, the Cardinals must do a better job of getting the ball into his hands more than the 10.5 touches he averaged this season. If they can bump up his workload to just 200 touches or so, Ellington will be a solid RB2 for the full season.
The Cardinals need to decide whom to pair with Ellington. Rashard Mendenhall @R_Mendenhall is a free agent and pretty much flopped in a lead role this season.

Darren Urban via Twitter

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