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By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 2:42pm EDT

According to James Brady of, 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, Sun, Aug 10th 11:09am EDT

RB Andre Ellington rushed 2 times for 7 yards against the Texans on Saturday while playing only one series. (Source: TD Monk)

Fantasy Impact: Ellington remains locked in as RB2 with RB1 upside, especially in PPR. He should see more action in the next two preseason games.

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.

The Fake Football | Aug 20th
Ellington is the lead back in a pass first offense, but he's also a very capable pass catcher. He won't be pushing the pile over from one-yard out, but he will have plenty of looks in space and his ability puts his upside out of sight.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
Now that Rashard Mendenhall is retiring, that leaves the electric Ellington to hopefully take the reigns as the starter. He probably won't get more than 60% of the work but that will be plenty for him to have some really nice games.
The Football Girl | Aug 19th
I keep moving him up; his floor is higher than that of several other RBs on this tier.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 19th
Ellington has awesome upside and has PPR upside as well. He could potentially become the lead back in Arizona and be drafted very late in many leagues this year.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 19th
Could be a middle class version of Jamaal Charles given elusiveness and receiving abilities
Breaking Football | Aug 19th
AZ says he'll get 25-30 touches per game. That's laughable, but he's in for a monster load.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 19th
Ellington showed a ton of potential in his rookie season, finishing with 1,023 career carries and four touchdowns. Ellington should be poised to claim the starting job in 2014 with veteran RB Rashard Mendenhall retiring from the NFL.
The New York Times | Aug 19th
Cards will build offense around him, but his size will keep him from true workhorse duties.
Legion Report | Aug 16th
HC Bruce Arians has shouted his plans for Ellington from the rooftops. Some of the terms used by Arians were workhouse, feature back, 25-30 touches per game, etc. In 2013, the Cardinals averaged 20.0 PPG in Weeks 1-8 before jumping the offensive assault to 27.3 PPG in Weeks 9-17. The offensive trend is relative to the entire team becoming more comfortable with Arians’ approach and we expect the production to carry into 2014. Expect Ellington to be heavily involved in both the passing attack and running game for the Cardinals this season. 25-30 touches per game is a bit advantageous and we don’t expect him to be there. However, the 275-300 touch mark on the season isn’t completely out of line for Ellington. In PPR Leagues, Ellington will be a stud. In other leagues, we consider him a solid RB2.
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
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Fantasy Team Advice | Aug 10th
The Cardinals seem committed to getting the ball into Ellington's hands. If Ellington averages 20 touches per game and comes close to his gaudy 2013 yards-per-carry average of 5.5, he would offer top-ten upside at a reasonable ADP.
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 9th
Andre Ellington should get all of the work he can handle after impressing everyone with his 5.5 yards per carry and 39 receptions on limited snaps.
Rotoworld | Jul 28th
Discussing their favorite targets in this year's drafts, the Rotoworld staff touches on Andre Ellington and Justin Hunter, among many others.
EDSFootball | Jul 25th
Set to receive a significant bump in workload in 2014, Cardinals second-year running back Andre Ellington has added some weight this offseason. General manager Steve Keim said today that Ellington has added 8-10 pounds in the offseason, per Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910. Coach Bruce Arians suggested earlier this offseason that Ellington would get "25-30 touches per game" this season. Of cours...
Fantasy Knuckleheads | Jul 7th
Boom or Bust in AZ's newly crowned workhorse back.
Breaking Football | Jun 26th
Andre “Juke” Ellington  lived up to his nickname last season after earning regular playing time in his rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals. Despite only spending a portion of the season as anything close to being the featured back, Ellington managed to post 1,023 total yards. He only found paydirt four times, but that’s a number that is a certainty to increase. Ellingto...
Gridiron Experts | Jun 21st
This year’s running back group is interesting on a number of levels. There are the usual strong names at the top and intriguing newcomers such as Andre Ellington and LeVeon Bell who have feature back potential in the second and third rounds. Matt Harmon | 5 Running Backs to Target After the Eighth Round - Gridiron Experts [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, o...