|Week 16 (SEA) - Average||7.5||28.5||0||2.0||11.5||0||3|
|Week 16 (SEA) - Dave Richard||8||30||0||2||10||0||4|
|Week 16 (SEA) - Jamey Eisenberg||7||27||0||2||13||0||3|
|2014 Season - Average||92.5||398.0||3.5||11.0||88.5||0||54|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||98||385||3||11||80||0||51|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||87||411||4||11||97||0||59|
|Current Player Ranking: 62|
|Red Zone Stats|
|3||5||1|| 8.3||4||4||15||3|| 7.4|
|12/10/2014||Stepfan Taylor, RB ARI||Latavius Murray, RB OAK|
|12/10/2014||Patriots , DST NE|
DeMarco Murray, RB DAL
Tre Mason, RB STL
Aaron Rodgers, QB GB
|Texans , DST HOU|
Andre Ellington, RB ARI
Jeremy Hill, RB CIN
Stepfan Taylor, RB ARI
|12/10/2014||Greg Olsen, TE CAR|
Jonas Gray, RB NE
Bishop Sankey, RB TEN
|Travis Kelce, TE KC|
Kerwynn Williams, RB ARI
Stepfan Taylor, RB ARI
Rank Among Leaders
Cardinals' Kerwynn Williams, Stepfan Taylor split carries vs. Rams
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(12/11/14) Cardinals running backs Kerwynn Williams and Stepfan Taylor shared the workload Thursday, with Williams receiving 15 carries and Taylor getting 14 carries in the team's 12-6 win over the Rams in Week 15.
Williams was the star of the rushing attack last week and led the team in rushing again Thursday, gaining 75 yards on his 15 carries while adding 11 more yards on two receptions. But he shared the ball virtually evenly in the running game with Taylor, who racked up 61 yards on 14 carries while not receiving a target in the passing game. Neither player scored a touchdown, but neither team was able to reach the end zone on a night where defenses reigned.
The Cardinals could opt to continue the time share in Week 16 when the Seahawks come to town. If quarterback Drew Stanton (knee) ends up missing that game, the offense could lean heavily on Williams and Taylor again.
Stepfan Taylor gets seven touches Week 14
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(12/7/14) Cardinals running back Stepfan Taylor ran six times for 19 yards and caught a 7-yard pass in Sunday's win over the Chiefs. He started but gave way to second-year pro Kerwynn Williams, who ran for 100 yards on 19 carries.
Taylor visits the Rams on Thursday.
Kerwynn Williams emerges in Andre Ellington's absence
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(12/7/14) With Andre Ellington sidelined with a season-ending injury, it was Stepfan Taylor who got the start for the Cardinals in Week 14 against the Chiefs. However, recently-signed reserve Kerwynn Williams was ultimately the team's go-to option in the 17-14 win.
Williams who had no career rushing attempts entering play Sunday, became the fourth running back in as many weeks to top the century mark against the Chiefs. He rushed the ball 19 times for 100 yards, the only back on the team to manage 20 yards or more than six carries.
Williams was a non-factor in the passing game, but Taylor made little impact himself as well. With Ellington going on injured reserved, the Cardinals are going to have to turn to these backs for the rest of the season. Williams impressed Sunday, but he was also cut less than two weeks ago, before returning from the practice squad two days ago, so it's hard to say how high they are on him.
Williams looks like the back to own at this point, but his limited track record obviously makes it tough to rely on him down the stretch. Still, he is clearly a must-add player on waivers, given how well he ran the ball Sunday. The Cardinals have another tough matchup on the way in Week 15, however, with the Rams on the way.
Just keeps getting worse for Andre Ellington
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/1/14) Andre Ellington has technically been one of the best 12 running backs in Fantasy this season, but you wouldn't know it by his recent performance. With just 12 yards on five carries Week 13 at Atlanta, he has averaged 25.3 yards on 13.0 carries in his last four games -- a stretch that almost directly coincides with the loss of quarterback Carson Palmer to a season-ending injury.
Of course, health hasn't been Ellington's ally either. He has contended with a foot injury all season, costing him valuable practice time as well as limiting his ability, and to make matters worse, he suffered a hip pointer Week 13 at Atlanta, leaving before the end of the first half.
So if you're keeping score at home, he was already hobbled and the No. 1 target for defenses with no threat of a passing game, and now he has a second injury that might keep him off the field altogether. I'd say regardless of his actual playing status, you might want to avoid Ellington for Week 14 against Kansas City.
And if he does miss the game, the Cardinals will turn to some combination of Marion Grice, Stepfan Taylor, Robert Hughes and Michael Bush in his place, so good luck sorting out that mess.
Cardinals pass catchers make an impact Week 13
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/30/14) The Cardinals backup pass catchers managed to make an impact Week 13 against the Falcons.
Ted Ginn Jr. led the way, picking up 61 yards on four receptions. He finished second on the team in yardage during the game. John Brown only had two catches, but managed to pick up 40 yards. John Carlson also made the most of his receptions, picking up 38 yards. Stepfan Taylor only had one catch, but made it count. He hauled in a 3 yard touchdown from Drew Stanton in the fourth quarter.
They'll look for more Week 14 against the Chiefs.
|The Cardinals backfield will look different this season with Rashard Mendenhall (retired) gone, and Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor expected to share the bulk of the workload. Ellington projects as the starter, but Taylor could be the one working between the tackles and getting the goal-line work. Ellington and Mendenhall were both Top 25 running backs last year, and Mendenhall had 217 carries for 687 yards and eight touchdowns and 18 catches for 134 yards. While we expect Ellington to get a significant boost in touches and production with Mendenhall gone, Taylor also should improve from his 2013 totals of just 36 carries for 115 yards and eight catches for 71 yards. He is the likely handcuff for Ellington, although keep an eye on Jonathan Dwyer during training camp, and we like Taylor as a sleeper with a late-round pick.
(Updated 6/4/14) |