Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Cardinals
|RB - #96||213.94||ARI||Out||5 years||25||5'11||229||@JDwyer27|
2014 Outlook: Do Not DraftLast updated on Jul-04-2014 by Brad Kruse
Dwyer came from Pittsburgh where head coach Bruce Arians had some exposure to him. Dwyer has been serviceable in short stints or when playing a smaller role over the years. If Taylor doesn't deliver for this team, Dwyer could step in. Neither player has Ellington's upside, but in today's NFL you need two or three running backs to be successful. Dwyer has no fantasy value until he solidifies a larger role in the offense.
According to azcardinals.com writer Darren Urban, head coach Bruce Arians said running back Jalen Parmele will start to get the goal-line work for the Cardinals with running back Jonathan Dwyer dealing with assault charges that will likely keep him from playing again this season.
Parmele was signed by the Cardinals on Thursday.Fantasy Analysis:
Initial thoughts were that RB Andre Ellington as well as backup RB Stepfan Taylor would see a spike in fantasy value with Dwyer out of the picture. It appears that will not necessarily be the case. Arians announced Friday that Parmele, a 5-foot-11, 223-pound bowling ball, would be their short-yardage and goal-line back going forward. As always, we won't know it for sure until we see it, but that is what is currently being reported. If this is the case, Taylor has little to no value. Ellington's value will stay the same, which is that of a low-end RB1.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/20 - Cardinals RB Andre Ellington not getting goal-line work
9/17 - Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested for aggravated assault, deactivated
9/8 - Cardinals RB Andre Ellington active for MNF; Chargers TE Antonio Gates also active
9/6 - Cardinals HC Bruce Arians optimistic RB Andre Ellington will play Monday
9/5 - Cardinals RB Andre Ellington undergoes MRI on foot
9/5 - Report: Cardinals RB Andre Ellington could miss 'extended period of time'
9/5 - Report: Cardinals RB Andre Ellington could miss 4-6 weeks or longer
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