Who Should I Draft?

Andre Ellington or LeGarrette Blount (2015)

Andre Ellington
Andre Ellington (ARI - RB)
 
77%
Expert Pick %
23%
20
ECR
25
14
Best Rank
17
30
Worst Rank
33
149
Ave Projection
138
0
Best
0
0
Worst
0
77%
Expert Pick %
23%
20
ECR
25
14
Best Rank
17
30
Worst Rank
33
149
Ave Projection (?)
138
0
Best
0
0
Worst
0
190
Rush Attempts
188
750
Rush Yards
836
4
Rush TDs
8
49
Receptions
14
433
Rec Yards
99
2
Rec TDs
0
177.5
Total Points
98.1
14.8
Ave Points
6.1
11.0
Week 1
6.6
11.1
Week 2
0.8
10.5
Week 3
17.8
Week 4
2.5
30.4
Week 5
7.6
15.3
Week 6
2.7
22.0
Week 7
2.7
15.5
Week 8
3.2
23.4
Week 9
2.3
15.2
Week 10
0.0
10.6
Week 11
0.0
11.3
Week 12
19.8
1.2
Week 13
5.8
Week 14
9.7
Week 15
10.4
Week 16
Week 17
6.2
5.3
Ave Targets / Game
0.8
64.0
Total Targets
12.0
5.0
Week 1
1.0
3.0
Week 2
1.0
4.0
Week 3
0.0
Week 4
0.0
7.0
Week 5
3.0
9.0
Week 6
0.0
9.0
Week 7
1.0
6.0
Week 8
2.0
4.0
Week 9
0.0
5.0
Week 10
0.0
4.0
Week 11
8.0
Week 12
0.0
0.0
Week 13
0.0
Week 14
2.0
Week 15
2.0
Week 16
Week 17
0.0
Arizona has never run the football more than 40.7 percent of the time in two seasons with Bruce Arians/Harold Goodwin at the helm of the offense. the Cardinals had the fourth-worst run blocking offensive line last season. The additions of OG Mike Iupati and OT D.J. Humphries should help this unit improve in 2015.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

LeGarrette Blount fails his conditioning test. He had to run 20 sprints of 50 yards each under 8 seconds. He could only do 12. The New England Patriots did not have a single rusher who ran for more than 100 carries last season between Vereen, Ridley, and Gray. I was hoping that LeGarrette Blount could have 200+ carries in 2015, but now this backfield situation is a mess. He had 201 carries in his rookie season in 2010. His current ADP is 54.8 and dropping.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

The addition of veteran Chris Johnson would eat into his carries.Ellington's fragile frame concerning as well.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

Belichick notoriously finicky with RBs, but the big man is easily the best option on the roster.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

Ellington is just not able to be reliable due to injury issues. If you do draft him you have to grab his hand-cuff in David Johnson. Assuming Ellington stays healthy he should see near 1,000 yards and 5 TDs, but the injury risk here is very high.

- James Hatfield, Hatty Waiver Wire Guru

Call me crazy but Blount is a 500 yard 6 TD type of back with upside. Only consider him in TD only leagues at this point, but does have the upside for near double-digit TDs. He will be over drafted in most leagues.

- James Hatfield, Hatty Waiver Wire Guru

Ellington never really had a time where he wasn't playing hurt last season, so there is optimism that he'll have more burst and elusiveness this year. The main problem will be rookie David Johnson who is also a good receiver and heavier than Ellington. The Cards did beef up their O-line and will likely run more this season with Ellington and Johnson, but there is risk that they'll cancel each other out.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Blunt has been a touchdown machine for the Patriots when he's happened onto their team, especially in the playoffs. In his last 12 games as a Patriot he has piled up 14 touchdowns. And now Stevan Ridley is gone and he's the best early down/goalline back on the team. The Patriots also happened to run the ball 28 times for 12 TDs from inside the opponent's 5 yard line last season. Both league highs.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

I question Ellington's ability to stay healthy at 20.5 touches per game, which is what he averaged when playing in 2014. He is still young and has a ton of upside, but injuries are a major concern for Ellington. The signing of RB Chris Johnson will take some carries away, but Ellington is going to be the most productive option in the RBBC.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Blount should be back as the lead back in New England in 2015, which gives him flex appeal with RB2 upside. There are a ton of backs in New England though, so it is going to be a frustrating RBBC.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax