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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:55:05 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals would like to get RB Andre Ellington 20 carries a game in 2014, inside the tackles. The team feels Ellington is more dangerous in space as a wide receiver.
Fantasy Tip: Ellington should be considered an RB2 with upside in PPR leagues on draft day.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:10:08 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington tops the team's first depth chart of the preseason, with RBs Jalen Parmelee and Stepfan Taylor listed on the second-team offense. RBs Jonathan Dwyer and Zach Bauman are listed on the third-team offense, with RBs Robert Hughes and Damian Thigpen on the fourth team.
Fantasy Tip: The battle between Dwyer and Taylor is expected to be one of the more hotly contested in Arizona's camp. The winner of the battle (and don't count out Parmelee either!) will have some fantasy appeal as an RB3 or flex option in leagues of 12 or more teams, while the lose of the battle will only be worth a flier as a reserve in the final rounds on draft day.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:23:50 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor worked with the first-team offense in place of RB Andre Ellington (neck) Tuesday, July 29. Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com believes the move means that Taylor is ahead of RB Jonathan Dwyer in the battle for the No. 2 RB job.
Fantasy Tip: Should Ellington go down with an injury during the year or prove unable to handle the bulk of the carries, it looks like Taylor could be the back to grab. Keep his name in mind heading into the season.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:14:37 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (neck) will return to practice Wednesday, July 30, after sitting out Tuesday, July 29.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:39:04 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (neck) is not participating in practice Tuesday, July 29.
Fantasy Tip: Obviously something to keep an eye on moving forward, check back later when there is more information on the extent of the injury.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:56:59 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is ready to be the bell cow in the offense, according to head coach Bruce Arians. The big thing for Ellington will be his development as a pass catcher.
Fantasy Tip: Ellington has the chance to be a solid RB2 in most fantasy leagues, and he will be particularly attractive in leagues which reward points per reception (PPR).
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:42:26 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor and RB Jonathan Dwyer will both be used to spell RB Andre Ellington this season, according to ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss.
Fantasy Tip: Unless Taylor or Dwyer can separate and become the clear No. 2 back, it is going to be tough to know which player is worth owning as a potential handcuff to Ellington.
Wed, 28 May 2014 05:43:05 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is expected to receive 25-30 touches per game, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Fantasy Tip: Ellington should be a solid RB2 and has enhanced value in PPR leagues. With that many touches per game, he could develop into an RB1 before season's end.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:11:09 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians expanded on how the team plans to use RB Andre Ellington this year at the owners meetings this week. "He is still not a guy who you will pound up the middle 30 times a game and survive," Arians said. "He can run the football 30 times a game if you do it correctly, but you'd rather have him have 10 catches and 20 carries and let Stepfan Taylor or (Jonathan) Dwyer have the rest of the carries pound the rest of the ball up in there."
Fantasy Tip: This much is clear: The Cardinals want Ellington to be their lead back, but like most teams these days, they'll be wary not to overuse him. But Ellington will see plenty of touches each game, probably enough to make him a legitimate RB2 with upside to break out. He's an ideal candidate in PPR formats, too.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:33:13 -0800
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington has added 10 pounds already this offseason. Head coach Bruce Arians said they want to build the offense around him.
Fantasy Tip: Ellington will likely be Arizona's lead back next season with Rashard Mendenhall expected to depart in free agency. However, Stepfan Taylor should cut into Ellington's touches enough to make him more of an RB2. Ellington will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues.
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