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Cardinals | Arizona's Friday injury report

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:45:11 -0700

Arizona Cardinals DT Frostee Rucker (knee) and LB Kareem Martin (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 16, and have been ruled out for Week 2. OG Evan Mathis (foot), WR JJ Nelson (shoulder), DT Robert Nkemdiche (ankle) and RB Stepfan Taylor (knee) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. CB Justin Bethel (foot), WR Jaron Brown (ankle), P Drew Butler (ankle), FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) and LB Kevin Minter (ankle) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Cardinals | Thursday practice report for Arizona

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:42:28 -0700

Arizona Cardinals LB Kareem Martin (knee), FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) and DT Frostee Rucker (knee) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 15. OG Evan Mathis (foot), LB Kevin Minter (ankle), RB Stepfan Taylor (knee), WR Jaron Brown (ankle) and WR JJ Nelson (shoulder) were limited participants, and P Drew Butler (ankle) and CB Justin Bethel (foot) were full participants.

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Cardinals | Wednesday injury report for Arizona

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:58:52 -0700

Arizona Cardinals LB Kareem Martin (knee), OG Evan Mathis (foot), WR JJ Nelson (shoulder) and DT Frostee Rucker (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 14. RB Stepfan Taylor (knee) was limited during practice, while CB Justin Bethel (foot) and P Drew Butler (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Cardinals | Arizona Week 1 inactives

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 16:34:49 -0700

Arizona Cardinals CB Marqui Christian, LB Kareem Martin (knee), DT Olsen Pierre, DE Ed Stinson, RB Stepfan Taylor (knee), OG Cole Toner and DT Xavier Williams are inactive for Week 1 against the New England Patriots.

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Cardinals | Arizona's Friday injury report

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:34:29 -0700

Arizona Cardinals LB Kareem Martin (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 9, and has been ruled out for Week 1. RB Stepfan Taylor (knee), LB Lamar Louis (knee) and CB Justin Bethel (foot) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. LB Alex Okafor (biceps) and DT Frostee Rucker (neck) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Cardinals | Arizona practice report for Thursday

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:58:34 -0700

Arizona Cardinals CB Justin Bethel (foot), LB Lamar Louis (knee), DL Frostee Rucker (neck) and RB Stepfan Taylor (knee) were limited participants in practice Thursday, Sept. 8. LB Alex Okafor (biceps) was a full participant, and DL Kareem Martin (knee) did not practice.

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Cardinals | Arizona's Wednesday injury report for Week 1

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:51:25 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (knee), LB Lamar Louis (knee) and LB Kareem Martin (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7. DT Frostee Rucker (neck) and CB Justin Bethel (foot) were limited during practice, while LB Alex Okafor (biceps) fully participated in practice.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor sits out practice

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 20:47:53 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (knee) was not seen during the open portion of practice Tuesday, Sept. 6. He has been hobbled by a bruised knee.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor is currently RB4 on the Cardinals' depth chart, which gives him zero value whether he's healthy or not.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor has knee bruise

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:27:13 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (knee) is dealing with a bruised knee and will be out for 10 days, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

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Cardinals | Friday injury report for Week 17

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 18:08:19 -0800

Arizona Cardinals LB Markus Golden (knee) and DT Josh Mauro (calf) have been ruled out for the Week 17 game against the Seattle Seahawks. LB Dwight Freeney (knee), FS Rashad Johnson (ankle, illness) and DT Frostee Rucker (ankle) are listed as questionable. LB Alani Fua (groin), LS Mike Leach (back), CB Patrick Peterson (ankle), CB Jerraud Powers (ankle), DT Cory Redding (ankle), DT Ed Stinson (ribs) and RB Stepfan Taylor (shoulder) are listed as probable. Golden and Mauro did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1. Freeney, Fua, Johnson, Peterson and Rucker were limited during practice, while Leach, Powers, Redding, Stinson and Taylor fully participated in practice.

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Cardinals | Thursday practice report for Week 17

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:18:28 -0800

Arizona Cardinals LB Markus Golden (knee), FS Rashad Johnson (ankle, illness), DT Josh Mauro (calf) and DT Frostee Rucker (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31. LB Dwight Feeney (knee), LB Alani Fua (groin), C Mike Leach (back), CB Patrick Peterson (ankle), DT Ed Stinson (ribs) and RB Stepfan Taylor (shoulder) were limited participants.

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Cardinals | Wednesday practice report for Week 17

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:33:25 -0800

Arizona Cardinals LB Dwight Freeney (knee), LB Markus Golden (knee), FS Rashad Johnson (ankle), DT Josh Mauro (calf) and DT Frostee Rucker (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30. LB Alani Fua (groin), LS Mike Leach (back), CB Patrick Peterson (ankle), DT Cory Redding (ankle), DT Ed Stinson (ribs) and RB Stepfan Taylor (shoulder) were limited during practice, while CB Jerraud Powers (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Cardinals | Wednesday status report for Week 14

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:26:20 -0800

Arizona Cardinals CB Jerraud Powers (calf) and DT Frostee Rucker (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 9, and have been ruled out for Week 14. TE Jermaine Gresham (knee) did not practice and is listed as doubtful. S Tony Jefferson (hamstring) and DT Cory Redding (ankle) were limited and are questionable. S Rashad Johnson (ankle), LS Mike Leach (knee) and RB Stepfan Taylor (shoulder) participated fully and are probable.

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Cardinals | Tuesday practice report for Week 14

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:13:29 -0800

Arizona Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham (knee), CB Jerraud Powers (calf), DT Frostee Rucker (ankle) and OT Earl Watford (hand) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 8. S Tony Jefferson (hamstring), S Rashad Johnson (ankle), DT Cory Redding (ankle) and RB Stepfan Taylor (shoulder) were limited. LS Mike Leach (knee) participated fully.

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Cardinals | Monday practice report for Week 14

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:34:17 -0800

Arizona Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham (knee), FS Tony Jefferson (hamstring), CB Jerraud Powers (calf) and DT Frostee Rucker (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 7. FS Rashad Johnson (ankle), LS Mike Leach (knee), DT Cory Redding (ankle) and RB Stepfan Taylor (shoulder) were limited during practice.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor bangs up shoulder

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 17:36:30 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the Week 13 game against the St. Louis Rams, head coach Bruce Arians said Sunday, Dec. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor isn't a vital cog in the offense, although with Andre Ellington and Chris Johnson on the shelf he has a little more value than usual behind rookie David Johnson.

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Cardinals | David Johnson a natural pass catcher

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 16:26:07 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has plenty of speed and has 30 pounds on RBs Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington, according to QB Carson Palmer. "Straight-ahead speed, he's probably as fast as those guys. Those guys are definitely shiftier and quicker, but he just runs through people and through arm tackles." Johnson excels as a pass catcher, too; Of his 171 offensive snaps this year, 67.3% have been pass plays, and he has 19 catches for 241 yards compared to 35 rushes for 139 yards.

RB Kerwynn Williams is expected to become an active part of the ground game behind Johnson, and RB Stepfan Taylor's role will also increase, especially in pass protection. Johnson had 23 touches in three games when Ellington missed time with an injury earlier this year. The experience early in the year helped with Johnson's knowledge of the playbook.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) needs to be owned everywhere now that Chris Johnson is out for the year. The rookie will be especially helpful in point-per-reception leagues like FantasyScore, and he can help immediately in Week 13 against the St. Louis Rams, as he should have a large workload on the ground and through the air.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor No. 4 on depth chart

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:33:56 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor is listed as the No. 4 tailback on the Week 1 depth chart for the game Sunday, Sept. 13, against the New Orleans Saints. Taylor is behind starting RB Andre Ellington and backup RBs Chris Johnson and David Johnson.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor's ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) FantasyScore value is in the toilet, but with the brittle Ellington, shaky CJ2K and unproven David Johnson ahead of him, it might not take much to go from No. 4 to a meaningful role sooner rather than later.

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Cardinals | Kerwynn Williams with starter reps

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:18:14 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams took the first-team repetitions Monday, Aug. 3, with RBs Andre Ellington (hamstring) and David Johnson (hamstring) out. RB Stepfan Taylor worked with the second unit.

Fantasy Tip: Neither Ellington or Johnson are expected to be out for long. Williams would make a late-round flyer if he can impress and carve a niche in the two lead backs' absence.

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Cardinals | Arizona RBs split snaps

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:07:15 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams (32) and RB Stepfan Taylor (29) were at nearly an even split in touches Thursday, Dec. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Williams rushed 15 times for 75 yards, while Taylor rushed 14 times for 61 yards. Williams added two catches for 11 yards. Expect to see the duo split touches in the near term, with Williams slightly more valuable on FantasyScore due to his receiving ability.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor still starter

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:41:26 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor is still the team's starting running back, but Kerwynn Williams will still get opportunities.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor was also technically the start in Week 14 when Williams ran for 100 yards. Neither has a great matchup against the St. Louis Rams this week, however, though if you have an extra roster spot they are worth a pickup with Andre Ellington out for the year.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor a flop in Week 14

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 16:36:20 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor made the start in Week 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs in place of the injured RB Andre Ellington (hip), but he had six carries for 19 yards and one reception for seven yards.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor was replaced by Kerwynn Williams, who rolled up 100 yards on 19 carries (5.3 yards per carry). Ellington might be done for the season, but it is Williams who has suddenly emerged as the player FantasyScore owners should target in the Arizona backfield.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor to start

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 17:54:09 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor will start against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Dec. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor's first start will come against a Kansas City defense ranked 30th against the run, but given how much the Cardinals have struggled to run the ball this year, he is tough to trust at FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Andre Ellington ruled out

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:57:39 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (hip, foot) has been ruled out for Week 14, according to head coach Bruce Arians. RB Stepfan Taylor will be the starting running back for the game.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor is receiving the start but Marion Grice should also receive some playing time at the position. It is not known how the carries will be split between them, which makes both players a risky option to use. Taylor costs $3,200 on FantasyScore, while Grice costs $3,300. Owners may want to consider using other options this week.

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Cardinals | Marion Grice could start Sunday

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 06:33:03 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Marion Grice will likely start if RB Andre Ellington (hip) can't go Sunday, Dec. 7, in Week 14. RBs Stepfan Taylor and Robert Hughes would also be in the mix.

Fantasy Tip: Grice ($3,300; 6.6% of your cap) would be a low-end flex option against the Kansas City Chiefs on FantasyScore if Ellington doesn't suit up.

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Cardinals | Friday injury report

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:03:21 -0800

Arizona Cardinals DE Ed Stinson (toe) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and has been ruled out for Week 11. LB Desmond Bishop (hamstring) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. LB Lorenzo Alexander (knee), SS Deone Bucannon (quadriceps), RB Stepfan Taylor (calf) and DT Dan Williams (elbow) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.

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Cardinals | Thursday practice report

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:31:01 -0800

Arizona Cardinals DT Ed Stinson (toe) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 13. LB Lorenzo Alexander (knee), LB Desmond Bishop (hamstring) and RB Stepfan Taylor (calf) were limited, while S Deone Bucannon (quadriceps) and DT Dan Williams (elbow) practiced in full.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor doesn't do all drills

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:12:04 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.

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Cardinals | Week 10 Inactives

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 12:00:19 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals have declared LB Desmond Bishop, LB Glenn Carson, TE Darren Fells, LB Thomas Keiser, NT Alameda Ta'amu, RB Stepfan Taylor, QB Logan Thomas inactive for Week 10.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor to miss Week 10

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:01:11 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (calf) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 7, and has been ruled out for Week 10.

Fantasy Tip: Marion Grice likely will receive some work in Week 10 with Taylor out. Grice costs $3,500 on FantasyScore and could be a flex option if owners want to spend extra money on the other positions.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor not on practice field

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:58:26 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (calf) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor obviously isn't expected to play this weekend against the St. Louis Rams. Ignore him in all fantasy football leagues.

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Cardinals | Wednesday's practice report

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:24:44 -0800

Arizona Cardinals LB Lorenzo Alexander (knee), LB Marcus Benard (illness), OT Bobby Massie (ankle, knee) and RB Stepfan Taylor (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 5. LB Larry Foote (knee) was able to participate in full.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor inactive Sunday

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:53:25 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (calf) is inactive Sunday, Nov. 2, for Week 9.

Fantasy Tip: It's Andre Ellington's ($6,900; 13.8% of your cap) show anyway, and he's a solid RB1 on FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Week 9 Inactives

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:35:52 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals have declared DL Alameda Ta'amu, TE Darren Fells, OG Earl Watford, LB Glenn Carson, QB Logan Thomas, RB Stepfan Taylor, LB Thomas Keiser inactive for Week 9.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor out for Week 9

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:26:03 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, and he has been ruled out for Week 9.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor could miss time

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:35:07 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (calf) could miss a significant amount of time because of a calf injury he suffered in Week 8, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Fantasy Tip: Andre Ellington could receive more work with Taylor expected to miss time. Marion Grice and Robert Hughes could also see playing time while Taylor is out, but neither player will have a lot of fantasy value. Kerwynn Williams could be added to the active roster to add depth at running back.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor leaves game

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:33:50 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (calf) left the Week 8 game against the Philadelphia Eagles due to a calf injury. His return is questionable.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor sees goal line duty

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:21:35 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor vultured two touchdowns in the red zone Sunday, Oct. 19. RB Andre Ellington said he called Taylor in at the goal line and could have stayed in the game, but Taylor deserved the goal line love.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor will have some value on FantasyScore if this trend continues, but he'll be a boom-or-bust type of selection.

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Cardinals | Ellington could be out a while

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:35:23 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) aggravated his left foot injury in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He underwent an MRI and could miss a significant amount of time.

Fantasy Tip: Bad news for the breakout candidate. We'll have an update, but start making contingency plans. Jonathan Dwyer is the fantasy football replacement to target. At $3,700 (a meager 7.4% of your cap), he's a good dice roll in FantasyScore. But Stepfan Taylor might be more heavily involved as well, so Dwyer may not be an ideal play.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor listed as No. 2 RB

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.

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Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor works with first-team

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.

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Cardinals | No clear backup to Andre Ellington

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.

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Cardinals | Jonathan Dwyer endearing himself to coach

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:00:40 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer received praise from head coach Bruce Arians during organized team activities for his pass-catching abilities. Dwyer also is effective in pass blocking, which is something that Arians covets in his offense.

Fantasy Tip: Stepfan Taylor is expected to be the main complementary back to Andre Ellington in 'Zona's backfield this year, but Dwyer could gain more traction if he continues to display the qualities that Arians likes. Dwyer would be more valuable in PPR leagues, but for now, he's undraftable.

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Cardinals | Bruce Arians elaborates on Andre Ellington's role

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.

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Cardinals | Andre Ellington to be focus of offense

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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Cardinals | Confident in Stepfan Taylor

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:04:40 -0800

Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim is confident in RB Stepfan Taylor as a complement to RB Andre Ellington if impending free-agent RB Rashard Mendenhall leaves in free agency.

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Cardinals | Week 15 Inactives

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:58:46 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals have declared LB Dontay Moch, OG Earl Watford, TE Rob Housler, DL Ron Talley, QB Ryan Lindley, RB Ryan Williams, RB Stepfan Taylor inactive for Week 15.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall doubtful

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:36:46 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) is listed as doubtful for Week 8. RB Andre Ellington likely will start at running back with RB Stepfan Taylor being the No. 2 running back. Head coach Bruce Arians said RB Ryan Williams could be active for the game, but that would be a game-time decision.

Fantasy Tip: Ellington probably will receive most of the work at running back if Mendenhall is out for the game. Ellington should be seen as a No. 2 running back or flex option for most owners this week.

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Cardinals | Ryan Williams doesn't have a role

Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:26:01 -0700

It appears as though Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams will stay inactive on game days unless there is an injury to a running back ahead of him on the depth chart. RB Stepfan Taylor has added value because of his importance on special teams.

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Cardinals | Ryan Williams on bottom of depth chart

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:17:46 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams is now listed fifth on the running back depth chart behind (in order) RBs Rashard Mendenhall, Alfonso Smith, Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington. Ellington is listed fourth despite having eight offensive snaps to Taylor's zero in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams.

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