By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Tue, Sep 23rd 1:05am EDT
Andre Ellington posted 21 total touches Sunday against San Francisco on Sunday (18 rushes, 3 receptions) while totaling 75 total yards (62 yards rushing, 13 yards receiving). (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: The workload itself should make fantasy owners very happy. We're still looking for Ellington's first TD of the season but the touches are very encouraging. Next week, Ellington will be on his bye, which should give his ailing foot a week of rest to recover. All signs point up for Ellington in the near future.
By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 12:37am EDT
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington nearly put up his first 100 yard rushing game of the season, posting 91 yards rushing along with 1 catch for 10 yards. (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: Ellington looked a lot better than he did in week 1 and it seems his foot injury he suffered in preseason is getting better. Ellington averaged 6.1 yards per carry, which is an incredible number for anyone! In week 1, Ellington saw 18 touches, while in week 2 he saw 16 touches. Expect the talented RB to post 15+ touches every week that he is healthy.
By Brian Tesch, Cardinals Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 11:19am EDT
Andre Ellington, listed as questionable with foot injury, is expected to play, per source of Adam Schefter.
(Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Ellington has stated that his foot injury cannot be made worse by playing, so there is a high percentage chance that he will be in the lineup weekly, barring unforeseen setback. Ellington still has top notch talent and is a must-start if playing.
By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Tue, Sep 9th 1:57am EDT
Ellington saw a good amount of action on Monday night as he recorded 13 carries for 53 yards (4.1 yards per carry) and 5 receptions for 27 yards (5.4 yards per reception). (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: A lot of people were worried about Ellington's workload when it was announced right before the game that he would be playing. Ellington had a slow start in the first half, having a fumble lost, but got things going in the second half. For a guy that was rumored to be out 4-6 weeks, this was a successful game. The yardage wasn't necessarily there but it is a very positive sign seeing him post 18 touches while dealing with a nagging foot injury all week. Ellington was involved in rushing and passing downs. The Cardinals travel to New York to face the Giants in week 2.
By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Sat, Sep 6th 10:00pm EDT
Head coach Bruce Arians stated he was optimistic Andre Ellington will play Monday night against San Diego. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: This is very good news to all Ellington owners. It seems as if Ellington will not require surgery and as of right now is a game-time decision for Monday nights game. It still is unclear as to what role Ellington will play Monday but it does not seem like he will miss the extended period of time some have been saying he would. Be sure and keep very close tabs on Ellington up until the first wave of games on Sunday and make sure you have a backup option at RB just in case the Cardinals decide to keep him out of the game.
By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Fri, Sep 5th 1:32pm EDT
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Andre Ellington is hopeful that there is still a chance he can play on Monday night. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: It appears Ellington has a soft tissue injury to his left foot. The good news is that it does not appear Ellington will require surgery and it's positive hearing from Ellington that he is hopeful to play. The bad news is that Ellington might be sidelined for a period of time. Owners of Ellington are in a wait-and-see approach right now. As of now he is questionable for Monday night's game. Be prepared with another option at RB for week 1 just in case.
By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Fri, Sep 5th 2:13am EDT
According to XTRA 910 Arizona's Mike Jurecki, Andre Ellington had an MRI on his left foot following practice on Thursday. (Source: Rotoworld
Fantasy Impact: This is not the news fantasy owners wanted to hear out of Arizona. Not much is known beyond the fact that Ellington was having some discomfort in his left foot. With the Monday night kickoff, this also puts fantasy owners in a bit of a bind. Hopefully more will be known within 24 hours. If Ellington isn't able to go on Monday, the Arizona backfield will probably see a committee approach consisting of Jonathan Dwyer and Stepfan Taylor.
By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Sun, Aug 31st 12:30pm EDT
Arizona Cardinals running backs coach Stump Mitchell had much to say about Andre Ellington, stating "He's a great route runner. He's excellent in terms of vision and the ability to catch and the ability to cut. He's very serviceable as a pass blocker. He can stay in and be an every-down back, which a lot of teams don't do nowadays." He also went on to state that Ellington "can do it all." (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: The coaching staff in Arizona is very high on Ellington this year, as this isn't the first gleaming report we've heard from them this offseason. The fact that Stump used the words "every-down back" is fantastic to hear. Ellington will be receiving a much larger work load this season and has a lot of upside because of it. Ellington staying on the field only helps add to his value overall. Target Ellington as a high-end RB2 in drafts. He is the consensus 15th ranked RB according to fantasy pros.com.
By Graham Barfield, Cardinals Correspondent, Mon, Aug 25th 11:15am EDT
Andre Ellington continued his "workhorse" duties Sunday night against the Bengals. He played on 26-of-29 the first team snaps and recorded nine carries for 46 yards. (Source: Stat - Adam Levitan
Fantasy Impact: It seems as if Bruce Arians and the Cardinals are comfortable giving the 5'9", 199 pounder a full-plate of touches each and every week. There was some speculation that veteran running back Jonathan Dwyer and second-year-man Stepfan Taylor may be used a bit more, but if preseason usage is any indication, Andre Ellington is in for a big role this year. The biggest concern is whether or not Ellington can stay healthy with a big dose of work; he did battle through some minor injuries while at Clemson. He is currently being drafted in the mid-3rd round and is FantasyPros' consensus ranked RB15.
By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 2:42pm EDT
According to James Brady of Yahoo.com, the Arizona Cardinals are looking towards getting Andre Ellington the ball "20 or so times a game". The Cardinals are hoping to keep Ellington outside the tackles due to durability concerns. (Source: Yahoo!
Fantasy Impact: It seems the Cardinals want to get Ellington in space a lot this season and try to keep him fresh in the process. Ellington's small frame (199 lbs.) has some worried that the high volume he may receive this season will cause him to get hurt. Ellington is still the lead back in a pass first offense and the fact that he is an incredible pass-catching RB bodes well for fantasy purposes. Ellington should be targeted as a RB2 in standard leagues and a low-end RB1 in PPR.
By TD Monk, Cardinals Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 10:30am EDT
The Cardinals plan to be judicious in running Ellington between the tackles given his 5'9", 199 lb frame. HC Arians says, "Andre could start on our team as wide receiver, so you want to be able to use that skill and still have another back in the game who can do everything else. It's fun creating things with a player like him." (Source: azcentral
Fantasy Impact: In camp, the Cardinals often have used a two-back set, with Ellington and 5' 11" 235lb Robert Hughes, who is an excellent blocker, lined up together. "With Andre back there and another running back, how are they going to play that situation?" Arians said. "If they are going to play that in their base defense, then he's getting covered by a linebacker or a safety. That's a mismatch." Ellington has learned all 3 WR positions this summer and could be a PPR monster.
By TD Monk, Cardinals Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 6:35pm EDT
During Cardinals condition tests, HC Bruce Arians continues to insist Ellington will be a bellcow RB this season. He also states he needs to continue his development catching the ball. (Source: Darren Urban on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: In addition to increasing Ellington's touches, there have been several team reports indicating the Cardinals will occasionally move Ellington out in the slot. It appears the team will scheme to get Ellington out in space to utilize his superior quickness.
By TD Monk, Cardinals Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 12:34pm EDT
Cardinal GM Steve Keim reported Thursday that RB Andre Ellington looks as though he added approximately 8-10 pounds in the off season. (Source: Mike Jurecki on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Keim also compared Ellington to Jamaal Charles and Chris Johnson in terms of size and skill. Ellington appears to be preparing for the expected increase in workload this season, although we would not expect him to reach 25-30 touches per game as HC Bruce Arians stated earlier this year. Ellington has RB1 upside, but with the Cards expected to use Jonathan Dwyer/Stepfan Taylor in short yardage/goal line packages, he remains more of an RB2. Cards begin practices tomorrow and we will keep an eye on Ellington's usage.
Breaking Football | Sep 8th
The first week of fantasy football action is just about in the books. Except, it really isn’t, at all. With two Monday Night Football games tonight, fantasy owners potentially have a dilemma on their hands. Adding to the confusion are injuries to the likes of Andre Ellington and Antonio Gates. Are either of these guys playing, and if so, can you trust them? And if not, who steps up in their ...
ESPN | Sep 5th
Christopher Harris analyzes Andre Ellington's value for Week 1.
EDSFootball | Sep 5th
Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (foot) left practice yesterday and the results of his MRI don't appear to be good news for him, the Cards and/or his fantasy owners, according to Fox Sports 910's Mike Jurecki.
Update; Andre Ellington aggravated his left foot in practice on Thursday, underwent an MRI, hearing he could be out extended period of time.— Mike Jurecki (@mikejureck...
Yahoo! Sports | Sep 5th
A couple of weeks ago, Andre Ellington was a snappy second or third-round pick, a running back many were excited about. Today, he's another worry for fake football teams.
A left foot injury knocked Ellington out of Thursday's practice, and he had an MRI later in the day. The Cardinals have yet to confirm Ellington's status, but some are fearing a lengthy absence. Here's a tweet from Fox repo...
ESPN | Aug 29th
Christopher Harris analyzes Andre Ellington's draft value.
RotoBaller | Aug 15th
BALLER MOVE: Target ~ 30 (Current ADP: 49, RB: 20) ANALYSIS: Although not a sleeper in the traditional sense, Andre Ellington continues to be extremely undervalued in ESPN leagues where his ADP is 49. In Yahoo, CBS and FFC his ADP is closer to 30 which is about where it should be, but if you play in […]
ESPN | Aug 11th
Christopher Harris offers up 10 players he strongly feels will have better seasons than many expect in 2014.