Andre Ellington, RB, Cardinals
|RB - #10||176.65||ARI||Active||3 years||27||5'9||199||@AEllington38|
2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast 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.
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
2015 Mock Draft Results
August 5th, 2015
|4.08||Scout Fantasy - @mattkdelima - Higher than I'd like, but I still have faith he can be a great back. Give him 16 games and a full workload, Ellington can be a RB1. (Comments Added Wed Aug 5 12:29:17 a.m. ET 2015)|
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