Andre Ellington, RB, Cardinals: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Andre Ellington, RB, Cardinals

Position ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
RB 57.00 ARI Injured Reserve 3 years 26 5'9 199

2014 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)

Last updated on Jul-09-2014 by Brad Kruse

BREAKOUT STUD: Ellington had a strong rookie season, averaging 5.5 yards per carry on 118 carries. He was an excellent option in the passing game as well, catching 39 passes for an average of 9.5 yards per catch. He had a total of four touchdowns. Ellington served as the RB2 behind Rashard Mendenhall, who had close to double of Ellington's rush attempts. Mendenhall is no longer in Arizona thanks to an early retirement, leaving the door open for Ellington's role expanding. It's unclear if Ellington will be the true feature back, the front end of a committee or how often he'll be used in passing situations as a receiver out of the backfield. Arizona may want to have one of their other backs involved to keep Ellington fresh and dynamic. His range of usage could vary from 50- to 65-percent of the carries. This is a big range and of course opens the possibility of Ellington becoming a legit RB1. His upside is really high if the situation falls heavily in his favor. Head coach Bruce Arians has already declared Ellington the RB1, with the rest of the backs battling to see who the RB2 will be.

Editor's note: Like his fellow Clemson alum, Ellington should earn a lot of comparisons to C.J. Spiller. Both have speed and have a knack for big plays. Both backs have valid injury concerns and drawbacks. They both can even contribute as a receiver on third downs. Fantasy owners would love Ellington if he can do what Spiller has never been able to do: stay healthy, stay productive and not have to share the backfield. His 35.84 ADP is reasonable since he still has something to prove.

2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
3.07 Bluefish Blitz - I need a RB. NFC West RBs scare me. His weeks 14-16 are brutal-KC/@Stl/Sea BUT he looked great last year and Arians seems to love him. If Floyd takes the step up we all think he will, defenses can't load the box
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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