Andre Ellington, RB, Cardinals: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Andre Ellington, RB, Cardinals

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #14 50.36 ARI Out 2 years 26 5'9 199 @AEllington38

2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Sep-30-2015 by Shawn Childs


UPDATE (9/30): Lingering injury issues have forced Arizona to move away from Andre Ellington. When healthy, Ellington is a viable RB2 for Fantasy owners. Even upon his return, Ellington will have to compete for snaps against Chris Johnson and the electric rookie David Johnson. Ellington should be downgraded for the foreseeable future.

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After showing big-play ability in 2013 when he averaged 5.5 yards per carry, Ellington gained only 3.3 YPC last year. He set career highs in carries (201), rushing yards (660), catches (46), receiving yards (395) and TDs (five) while playing just 12 games. And he ran on an injured foot the entire time. His season ended in Week 13 because of a hip injury that was later classified as a sport hernia and required surgery. Ellington had eight straight games last year with at least 20 touches, but he didn't have one 100-yard performance on the ground. His best outing came in Week 5 when he accumulated 144 total yards and two scores. The addition of David Johnson will certainly cut into his snaps and touches this year. Ellington will see almost all of the action on passing downs and third downs. I expect him to lose the short-yardage and goal-line carries. The Cardinals ran the ball only 397 times in 2014, which somewhat limits Ellington's upside without better play by the offensive line. I'm sure Arizona would like to give Andre 15 touches per game, which works out to 240 for the year. He should be in position to gain 1,200 yards with 50-plus catches and a handful of touchdowns. Ellington can be a mid-range RB2. He has an ADP of 50 in the early draft season, making him the 18th RB selected.

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington

Latest Update

Oct-03-15 Cardinals RB Chris Johnson has been named the starter

Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson has officially been named the starter by head coach Bruce Arians. This comes after CJ2K carried the ball 22 times for 110 yards and added a 40-yard reception and two touchdowns. Regardless of Andre Ellington's availability, Johnson will be the starter until further notice.

Fantasy Analysis:

Johnson was excellent last week and has worked himself in as a viable Fantasy option. However, the issue is that there are going to be three capable backs in the backfield once Ellington is healthy. Rookie David Johnson is in the mix as well. Do not count on CJ2K getting over 20 touches per game, it's just not feasible and they won't always be blowing teams out immediately like they were last week against the San Francisco 49ers. Johnson could be a solid option, but not what he was last week.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

10/3 - Cardinals RB Chris Johnson has been named the starter
10/3 - Cardinals RB Andre Ellington will be a game-time decision Week 4 Injury
10/2 - Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is expected to play Week 4 Injury
10/1 - Cardinals RB Andre Ellington limited Thursday, questionable for Week 4 Injury
9/28 - Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is expected to return next week Injury
9/26 - Cardinals RB Andre Ellington will be a game-time decision on Sunday Injury
9/22 - Cardinals RB David Johnson's role will increase 'each week'
9/19 - Cardinals RB Andre Ellington has been ruled out for Week 2 Injury
9/18 - Cardinals RB Andre Ellington not able to practice Thursday Injury
9/17 - Cardinals RB Andre Ellington was a limited participant in practice Wednesday Injury

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
3.03 FFToolbox - Big-play runner and receiver with lightning speed. Love his upside and should easily outpace this draft position.
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