Who Should I Draft?

Andre Ellington or LeGarrette Blount (2015)

Andre Ellington
Andre Ellington (ARI - RB)
 
83%
Expert Pick %
17%
21
ECR
26
13
Best Rank
20
32
Worst Rank
38
157.9
Ave Projection
152.0
169.5
Best
173.8
151.2
Worst
128.2
83%
Expert Pick %
17%
 
83%
Expert Pick %
17%
21
ECR
26
13
Best Rank
20
32
Worst Rank
38
5.3
Ave Targets / Game
0.8
64.0
Total Targets
12.0
Will resume RB1 role but third round pick David Johnson will help lighten the load.

- 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

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

The New England Patriots did not have a single rusher who ran for more than 100 carries last season between Vereen, Ridley, and Gray. Look for LeGarrette Blount to double this total with 200+ carries in 2015. He had 201 carries in his rookie season in 2010. His current ADP is 54.8 and a solid RB2 5th round pick.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

Ellington showed glimpses of top-10 fantasy ability, but ultimately his lack of size tore him down. He'll be a high risk/high reward guy again in 2015.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Patriots backfield is muddied but he is a bruiser who can dominate at times, so if he's the guy we need to pay notice.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

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

 
A solid pick in non-PPR leagues. Blount should see plenty of work on first and second down and also in the red zone

- Huseyin Aksu, Fantasy Couch

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.

- 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.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

 
Not sure why he is going so late. He is going to miss one game and then likely come back and finish out the year as a top 24 RB will scary TD upside.

- Adam Inman, FFLockerRoom