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.
Rotoworld | Aug 31st
Cardinals RB coach Stump Mitchell believes Andre Ellington will be an every-down back this season.
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.
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...