Who Should I Draft?

Andre Ellington or Darren McFadden (2014)

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Andre Ellington
Andre Ellington ARI

IR - Hernia
Expert Pick %
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0%
ECR
# 15
# 43
Best
# 7
# 27
Worst
# 29
# 60
Ave Projection (?)
6.4
5.1
Best
12.7
6.9
Worst
0.0
3.2
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
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# 15
# 43
Best
# 7
# 27
Worst
# 29
# 60
Brad Evans
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7
48
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NFL.com
7
49
Pat Fitzmaurice
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8
36
C.D. Carter
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8
43
Dave Major
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8
N/A
Joshua Kay
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8
47
Nick Vertucci
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9
43
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9
42
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
9
58
Staff Rankings
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9
43
Alan Harrison
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9
45
Jeff Ratcliffe
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10
49
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Yahoo! Sports
10
48
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
10
52
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Yahoo! Sports
10
58
Dave McKay
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10
39
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10
46
Sablich Brothers
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10
54
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ESPN
10
40
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10
47
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Fantasy Contrarians
10
36
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10
44
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11
45
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11
40
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11
47
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11
37
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11
44
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11
38
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11
47
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11
49
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11
56
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11
60
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11
51
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12
42
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12
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12
42
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12
44
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12
36
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12
46
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12
42
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12
N/A

12
28
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12
37
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12
43
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12
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15
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12
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13
44
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13
53
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13
42
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13
35
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13
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13
43
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13
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13
38
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13
55
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13
47
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13
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13
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13
42
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13
51
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13
45
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14
49
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14
37
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14
41
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14
47
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14
53
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14
44
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14
45
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14
48
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14
55
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14
42
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14
46
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14
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14
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14
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14
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14
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14
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14
44
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15
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15
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15
45
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15
51
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15
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15
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15
41
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15
40
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15
37
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15
42
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15
34
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15
47
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15
38
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15
42
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15
37
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15
45
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15
39
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15
40
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15
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15
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15
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15
45
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15
45
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15
48
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16
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16
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16
51
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16
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16
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16
48
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16
52
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16
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16
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16
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17
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17
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17
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18
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17
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18
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18
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18
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18
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18
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18
44
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19
39
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19
32
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20
42
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20
36
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20
46
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21
42
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21
35
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22
39
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23
46
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23
39
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23
55
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23
28
Zach Greubel
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26
N/A
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27
47
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
29
41
Ave Projection (?)
6.4
5.1
Best
12.7
6.9
Worst
0.0
3.2
Rush Yards
37.8
31.9
Rush TDs
0.1
0.1
Receptions
2.1
1.8
Rec Yards
17.2
14.5
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
3.8
2.6
Total Targets
57.0
26.0
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
I keep moving him up; his floor is higher than that of several other RBs on this tier.
An obvious injury risk, but he's still a better bet than a washed-up MJD.
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Cards will build offense around him, but his size will keep him from true workhorse duties.
2nd fiddle to MJD seems likely for the injury prone back who closed out '13 in a backup role.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
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.
McFadden surprisingly signed a one-year contract to stay in Oakland. He was limited to 114 carries for 379 yards and five touchdowns in a contract year. He is likely to be the backup to MJD, but it remains to be seen how that timeshare ends up being split.
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
3 rushing TDs and 1 receiving TD in his rookie season. Starting to grow on me and I would be happy to have him as my RB2 this season.
 
  
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
Here is your breakout RB5 if there is one that ranks outside of the top 25 overall fantasy players. Yes, he has that kind of ceiling! Just don't reach for him, as risk is built into the investment if you draft him near his ADP (which is steal territory, and often outside of 30 overall).
 
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
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.
He'll be back in Oakland on a one-year deal but will be battling veteran stud MJD for playing time.
  
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
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.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
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.
Darren McFadden is still a very talented running back with RB1 skills but is a perennial injury risk who will be in a time-share with Maurice Jones-Drew leaving him as an upside RB3 option.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
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 Ariansí 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 donít expect him to be there. However, the 275-300 touch mark on the season isnít completely out of line for Ellington. In PPR Leagues, Ellington will be a stud. In other leagues, we consider him a solid RB2.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
AZ says he'll get 25-30 touches per game. That's laughable, but he's in for a monster load.
McFadden still has talent and upside. He's never healthy and MJD is a problem, though.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
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.
With MJD in the house he will lose most of his upside. He has a lot to prove this year and he could be a RB with upside. He is still a gamble of a pick so make sure he is not one of your starters until he can prove he is worthy.
  
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Preseason work backs up ARI claims that AE will be a fully featured workhorse, so the only real worry now is whether he can hold up
 
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
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.