Cardinals HC Bruce Arians expects RB Andre Ellington to get 25-30 touches per game

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians expects RB Andre Ellington to get 25-30 touches per game

Can Cardinals running back Andre Ellington handle 400 touches in one season?
Simply, no. Hardly any running back can, but that's not going to stop head coach Bruce Arians from talking about his young, dynamic runner as if he's the next Eric Dickerson.
Via Mike Jurecki of 910 AM radio in Phoenix, Arians said Tuesday that Ellington is his No. 1 running back and "expects" him to handle 25-30 touches per game this season.

Fantasy Analysis:

Don't pay much attention to Arians' numbers; it's just not going to happen. But it is yet an endorsement of Ellington and a sign that the Cardinals definitely plan on giving him more work after he touched the ball just 157 times in 2013. If Arians gives Ellington just 16-20 touches per week, that will be enough chances for him to post strong RB2 numbers in fantasy.

Mike Jurecki via Twitter

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