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38 Andre Ellington RB
Height/Weight: 5-9/199 | Birthdate: 2/3/1989 | Birthplace: Moncks Corner, SC, USA | Team: Arizona | College: Clemson | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 80/14 | Average Draft Position: 181.44
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Cards' ideal stat line for Andre Ellington: 10 catches, 20 carries


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians expounded this week on his plan to build the offense around second-year running back Andre Ellington.

"He is still not a guy who you will pound up the middle 30 times a game and survive," Arians said at the NFL owners meetings. "He can run the football 30 times a game if you do it correctly, but you'd rather have him have 10 catches and 20 carries and let Stepfan Taylor or (Jonathan) Dwyer have the rest of the carries."

As excited as he is about Ellington, Arians said the offense must be diverse.

"You've got to watch that you don't create too much stuff and then he sprains an ankle and you don't have any offense because you put too much in one basket," Arians said. "You still have to have your cinch-it-up, grind-it-out football.”


Arians wants to build offense around Andre Ellington


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) While the Cardinals won't commit to making him their feature back, it sounds like Andre Ellington will have a shot at a big role in 2014. That's after coach Bruce Arians told the official team website Friday that the team wants "to build our offense around him."

Arians also disclosed that Ellington has already added 10 pounds of muscle to his frame; the team indicated that they wanted him to bulk up without losing any speed. 

Basically playing the smaller role in a tandem with Rashard Mendenhall last year, Ellington had 652 yards on 118 carries (5.5 avg.) with three touchdowns and eight runs for 20-plus yards. He also had 39 catches for 371 yards (9.5 avg.) with a score. 


Cards GM: Andre Ellington won't be 'featured' back


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said Andre Ellington will get more work in 2014, but won't be the "featured" back as the team plans to use multiple running backs. Keim praised Stepfan Taylor's power as a nice complement to Ellington's speed.

Ellington averaged 5.5 yards per carry as a rookie splitting carries with Rashard Mendenhall, a free agent who's not expected to return.


Report: Andre Ellington to be every-down back


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) The Cardinals' Andre Ellington, who averaged 5.5 yards per carry as a rookie, will be the team's every-down running back in 2014, reports Fox Sports 910. However, the report adds, Ellington (5-9, 199) needs to add weight in the offseason after wearing down late in the year.

Ellington already has said he plans to bulk up in preparation for a bigger role. He accounted for 1,023 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns while splitting time with Rashard Mendenhall.

Mendenhall will be an unrestricted free agent.


Arizona's running backs held in check in finale


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Cardinals running backs Rashard Mendenhall and Andre Ellington each did little with their respective carries during Sunday's loss to the 49ers in Week 17.

Both running backs shared the load again, as Mendenhall finished with a 10 carries for 47 yards (4.7 yards per carry) while Ellington rushed for 30 yards on nine carries, averaging 3.3 yards per attempt.

Mendenhall finished the year with 217 carries for 687 yards with eight touchdown. Ellington nearly racked up just as many yards in nearly half of the carries. He had 118 carries for 652 yards with three touchdowns on the ground.

Andre Ellington, Rashard Mendenhall facing stingy run defense


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) Cardinals running backs Andre Ellington and Rashard Mendenhall could have some issues in a difficult matchup against the 49ers at home in Week 17.

Ellington had 15 carries for 64 yards (4.3 yards per carry) in Week 16 against Seattle. He has 109 carries for 622 yards and three touchdowns on the ground this season. Mendenhall had 21 carries for 63 yards (3.0 yards per carry) against Seattle and has seen the bulk of the opportunities in the red zone. He has 207 carries for 640 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground this season.

Both running backs will tackle a stingy San Francisco defense that has allowed only 96.8 yards per game on the ground, which is the fifth fewest allowed this season. Opposing running backs have averaged 15.40 Fantasy points per game this season. Both running backs should be viewed as low-end options for Week 17.

Andre Ellington limited to 64 yards on the ground


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Cardinals running back Andre Ellington, who had 158 total yards his last time out, worked past a thigh injury and was held under 65 yards on the ground during Sunday's win at Seattle in Week 16.

Ellington broke for a 26-yard run in the first quarter for his longest gain of the afternoon. He shared the load with Rashard Mendenhall and finished the game with 15 carries for 64 yards (4.3 yards per carry). He also caught two of his three targets for 8 yards in a 17-10 victory.

Ellington will try to get back on track in Week 17 against the 49ers. He rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown his last time out against the 49ers this season.

Nine injured Cardinals get the green light for Week 16


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) The Cardinals have ruled wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (concussion), tight end Rob Housler (groin), quarterback Carson Palmer (ankle, right elbow), linebacker Matt Shaughnessy (groin), defensive back Justin Bethel (wrist), linebacker Karlos Dansby (foot), running back Andre Ellington (quadriceps), wide receiver Michael Floyd (ankle) and running back Rashard Mendenhall (finger) active for Sunday's contest against Seattle in Week 16.

Andre Ellington probable Week 16


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is probable Week 16.

Ellington is dealing with a thigh injury. He was limited during Wednesday's practice, but was able to practice in full Thursday and Friday.


Andre Ellington puts in limited practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2013) Cardinals running back Andre Ellington, who bruised his thigh in the win at Tennessee, practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. He's on track to play Sunday at Seattle.

Andre Ellington doing a lot with limited touches


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/17/2013) Cardinals running back Andre Ellington finished Week 15 with 158 total yards, including seven gains of 10 or more yards. But he had two touchdowns snaked from him by Rashard Mendenhall, leaving his point total at 15 in standard leagues. 

Since Week 10 -- and excluding his Week 13 inactive -- Ellington has seen between 11 and 14 touches in every game. He has gained 60 or more yards in all but one of the five games in that span. In his last two, Ellington has scored an average of 13 Fantasy points in standard leagues, with double digits in both. 

While the Seahawks have been tough on opposing running backs lately (five straight games allowing 15 or fewer total Fantasy points to a team's running backs), Ellington should be able to do some damage in the pass-catching game. The Seahawks have allowed opposing running backs to accrue 50 receiving yards in three of the last six games. The haven't allowed a touchdown since Week 7, but have given up 38.1 receiving yards per game to running backs since then.

Ellington is still a backup, but is a decent option in a very deep (16-18 team) league. Think Montee Ball-ish. His owners know what they can expect from him, as he's been given consistent touches over a string of games. The Seahawks are a tough defense, but Ellington's ability to pass-catch gives him a minor boost in Week 16. 


Coach expects Andre Ellington to be OK


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2013) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians expects running back Andre Ellington to be fine after suffering a thigh bruise during Sunday's game at Tennessee. Arizona plays at Seattle Week 16.

Andre Ellington totals 158 yards, leaves with thigh bruise


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Cardinals rookie running back Andre Ellington caught four passes for a season-high 87 yards and ran 10 times for 71 yards in the Week 15 win at Tennessee. But Ellington gave way to Rashard Mendenhall in goal-line situations, watching Mendenhall score twice from 1 yard out.

Ellington had gains of 13, 26, 15, 22, 14, 11, and 38 yards, the last when he lined up in the slot and caught a dart between two defenders. On his 22-yard run, Ellington looked trapped behind the line before busting free. 

Ellington, who was targeted five times, could not finish the game. He left with a bruised thigh and was not on the field for the winning drive in overtime. Ellington's status heading into Week 16 at Seattle will be updated throughout the week.


Cards' probables suit up


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (knee) and guard Paul Fanaika (back) are active for the game at Tennessee after being listed as probable on the injury report. Ellington ran 11 times for 46 yards and a touchdown last week vs. the Rams.

Andre Ellington probable Week 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is probable Week 15 against the Titans.

Ellington was listed on the injury report with a knee issue. He was able to practice in full Friday after being limited earlier in the week. 


Cardinals running backs facing good matchup


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/13/2013) This could be a good week for Cardinals running backs Rashard Mendenhall and Andre Ellington at Tennessee based on the way the Titans have played of late. We like both in Week 15.

Tennessee has allowed a running back to reach double digits in Fantasy points in 10 consecutive games with 12 reaching that mark over that span, including Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball last week. The Titans have allowed 15 touchdowns to running backs during that stretch.

Mendenhall is the better of the two Arizona running backs this week because he comes into this matchup with at least seven Fantasy points in each of this past four games and three touchdowns over that span. Ellington also has at least seven Fantasy points in each of his last two games, but he's not getting as much work as Mendenhall, which makes him more of a risky option.

I consider Mendenhall a low-end No. 2 running back, and Ellington is more of a sleeper as a flex option.


Andre Ellington limited again Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (knee) was limited in practice yet again Thursday, as the team continues to prepare for Week 15 against the Titans. Ellington was limited in as a result of the injury last week as well, but was able to practice in full Friday.  

Andre Ellington puts in limited practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday as the team prepared for Week 15 at Tennessee. Ellington sat out Week 13 with the injury, then returned Sunday and ran 11 times for 46 yards and a touchdown.

Andre Ellington scores in return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Cardinals RB Andre Ellington scored in his return Week 14.

Ellington missed Week 13 due to a knee injury, but was effective in his return. Ellington carried the ball 11 times for 46 yards. He also scored a late 6 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Ellington again showed more big-play ability than Rashard Mendenhall, but Mendenhall continues to get more carries. Ellington averaged 4.2 yards per carry against Mendenhalls' 2.4 yards per carry. Ellington also caught two passes for 17 yards. He'll take on the Titans Week 15.


Andre Ellington good to go Week 14


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is active Week 14 against the Rams.

Ellington is dealing with a knee injury, but improved each day of practice. He was able to practice in full Friday. 


Andre Ellington ready to roll


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2013) Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is probable Week 14 against the Rams.

Ellington is dealing with a knee injury. He was able to improve each day. After practicing on a limited basis Thursday, he improved to full practice Friday. 


Michael Floyd, Andre Ellington not expected to practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2013) Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd (ankle) and running back Andre Ellington (knee) likely won't practice Wednesday, coach Bruce Arians told the team's website. Both are considered day to day ahead of Sunday's game vs. the Rams.

Andre Ellington out for Week 13


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/1/2013) Cardinals running back Andre Ellington, who was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report, is inactive for Week 13 at Philadelphia. Ellington missed practice Friday with a knee injury.

Rashard Mendenhall figures to get more work with Ellington sidelined, though Stepfan Taylor could also contribute.


Andre Ellington questionable Week 13


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2013) Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is questionable Week 13.

Ellington is dealing with a knee injury. He was limited in practice Thursday, but unable to get through practice Friday. He was seen earlier in the day with his knee wrapped. 


Andre Ellington dealing with knee injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2013) Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is dealing with a knee injury, according to azcentral.com.

Ellington was seen with his knee wrapped Friday morning. He said he's hopeful that he'll be able to play Week 13. The team is set to practice shortly, but it's unclear how much work he'll be able to do.