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Andre Ellington | Running Back

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 199
College: Clemson
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Andre Ellington (sports-hernia surgery, injured reserve) is expected to avoid foot surgery.
It was Ellington's hip/hernia that officially landed him on I.R. Monday, but his foot has been an issue since Week 1. The Cards didn't take it easy on their second-year back, dialing up 22 weekly touches before he fell apart against the Falcons in Week 13. The heavy workload was mostly good news for fantasy owners, but could affect Ellington's long-term durability. A pint-sized 5-foot-9, 199 pounds, Ellington may not have a long shelf life in dynasty leagues. Dec 8 - 2:37 PM

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Cardinals will place Andre Ellington (hip, sports hernia, foot) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Ellington is headed to Philadelphia to meet with a specialist this week, usually the sign that sports hernia surgery is on the horizon. He's also battled a foot injury since Week 1 and suffered a hip pointer in Week 13. Perhaps it was too big a workload for the undersized Ellington, who averaged 20.5 touches per game at a listed weight of 199 pounds. The crumbling Cardinals will have to move forward with an ugly committee of Stepfan Taylor, Marion Grice and Kerwynn Williams. Ellington's YPC plummeted from 5.52 as a rookie to 3.28 this season, and he produced just five touchdowns in 12 games.
Dec 7 - 5:37 PM

Andre Ellington (hip) is officially inactive for Week 14 against the Chiefs.

Ellington's hip injury is worse than originally believed, and there is some talk he will be shut down for the season. Stepfan Taylor, Marion Grice and Robert Hughes will form a underwhelming committee with Ellington sidelined. Arizona also declared S Tyrann Mathieu, G Paul Fanaika, DE Kareem Martin, DT Ed Stinson, G Anthony Steen and DT Alameda Ta'Amu inactive for Week 14.
Dec 7 - 2:35 PM

Fox Sports 910's Mike Jurecki hears the Cardinals are considering shutting down Andre Ellington (hip).

The hip pointer Ellington suffered while picking up a blitz last week is apparently far more severe than originally thought. The undersized feature back will likely see a specialist soon to determine a timetable and course of action. It's a crippling blow to the 9-3 Cardinals, as they'll now have to ride with a committee of Stepfan Taylor, Marion Grice and Robert Hughes. Ellington has also been fighting a foot injury since Week 1.
Dec 7 - 10:29 AM

Andre Ellington (hip) missed Cardinals practice Friday and has been ruled out for Week 14.

The Cards will go with some rotation of Marion Grice, Stepfan Taylor and perhaps fullback Robert Hughes for Sunday's game at Arrowhead. Dealing with a "severe" hip pointer, Ellington's timetable for return is unknown. Giovani Bernard missed three games earlier this season with the same injury.
Dec 5 - 1:25 PM

Andre Ellington (hip) remained sidelined Thursday.

At this point, Ellington should be considered unlikely to return on Friday. Coach Bruce Arians has said Ellington will be a game-time decision against the Chiefs, but owners need to plan on him sitting for Week 14.
Dec 4 - 1:54 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said Andre Ellington is dealing with a "severe" hip pointer and will be a game-time decision for Week 14 against the Chiefs.

It sure sounds like Ellington is on the wrong side of questionable. He won't practice this week. If Ellington can't go, Marion Grice would draw the start, but all four of Grice, Stepfan Taylor, Michael Bush, and Robert Hughes could see carries. The Cardinals then come back on a short week in Week 15 when they travel to St. Louis for Thursday Night Football. Injuries are catching up with Arizona.
Dec 2 - 8:58 PM

Andre Ellington (hip pointer) will not practice Wednesday.

Coach Bruce Arians admitted that Ellington was "pretty sore" after getting knocked out of the Falcons game with a hip pointer. Even if Ellington ends up being able to suit up against the Chiefs Sunday, he could very well be limited. Marion Grice is the backup.
Dec 2 - 9:04 AM

Andre Ellington (hip pointer) could reportedly be back as soon as this week or Week 15.

It's confirmation that the injury Ellington suffered while picking up a blitz Sunday is not overly serious. His Week 14 status will likely come down to how the joint responds to treatment this week, meaning we could be looking at a game-time call. Regardless, expect newly signed Michael Bush as well Marion Grice to be involved against the Chiefs. With Drew Stanton crippling this entire offense, there's not a lot of upside in adding Bush or Grice.

Andre Ellington has been diagnosed with a hip pointer.

Ellington sustained the injury during the second quarter of Sunday's Week 13 loss at Atlanta. He went low to block a blitzing William Moore and ended up taking Moore's knee right in the hip. After the game, Ellington said this pointer is different than the hip injury that's been nagging at him lately and thinks he'll be fine. We'll see. If Ellington can't go in Week 14 against the Chiefs, the Cardinals will likely turn to a low-upside committee featuring Marion Grice, Michael Bush and maybe Stepfan Taylor.

Andre Ellington left Sunday's Week 13 game against the Falcons with a hip injury and will not return.

In the second quarter, Ellington went low to pick up a blitz from Falcons S William Moore. Moore's knee ended up catching Ellington in his hip, leaving the running back hobbled as he went to locker room for X-rays. Marion Grice has come on in a relief role with newly signed Michael Bush not yet ready to play.
Nov 30 - 5:10 PM

Andre Ellington (hip, toe) is probable for Week 13.

Ellington is averaging only 3.3 YPC, but should push for 20-touches against the Falcons. He's Rotoworld's No. 12 running back this week.
Nov 28 - 6:33 PM

Andre Ellington (hip, toe) returned to Cardinals practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Ellington's play has gone in the gutter in recent weeks, but he remains on the RB1 radar against a Falcons defense that bleeds fantasy points to running backs.
Nov 27 - 3:12 PM

Andre Ellington (hip, toe) did not practice Wednesday.

Ellington is listed with a toe injury in addition to his hip issue. The Cardinals also held out Larry Fitzgerald (knee) and John Brown on Wednesday.
Nov 26 - 6:18 PM

Andre Ellington rushed 10 times for 24 yards and caught five passes for 39 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss at Seattle.

The Cardinals run game has been stuck in first gear for months now, so we knew they had no chance going up to Seattle. The Seahawks stacked the box and dared Drew Stanton to beat the Legion of Boom, a strategy a lot of teams will take the rest of the way. The good news for Ellington owners is that he keeps his value afloat via the pass game (4.1 catches per game on the year) and faces Atlanta's horrific defense in Week 13.
Nov 23 - 7:38 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Drew Stanton
2Logan Thomas
3Ryan Lindley
RB1Stepfan Taylor
2Kerwynn Williams
3Marion Grice
GLB1Stepfan Taylor
2Kerwynn Williams
3RB1Stepfan Taylor
2Kerwynn Williams
FB1Robert Hughes
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2John Brown