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Cardinals | Andre Ellington ready for bigger role

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) will not require surgery for the knee injury he suffered late in the season. He plans to rehab the injury, and be up to speed when the team returns to practice in the spring. "He is such a mismatch," head coach Bruce Arians said Friday, Jan. 10. "If he is your running back and he's matched up on safeties and linebackers, he can really improve in that area. It's something that he's never done, and he got better and better all year."

Fantasy Tip: Ellington went for more than 1,000 total yards from scrimmage, posting 652 rushing yards and 371 receiving yards in his rookie season. With Arians hinting that Ellington could line up as a receiver, fantasy owners in keeper formats have to be extremely happy. It sounds as if Ellington has a bright future in the Arizona offense, and his role looks to be expanding once he gets healthy.

2014-01-10 17:09:52 | Source: - Darren Urban

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