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Andre Ellington | Running Back

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 199
College: Clemson
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Andre Ellington was held to two carries for two yards and caught 1-of-2 passes for five yards in Sunday night's win over the Bengals.
There were reports Ellington's workload could be bigger after scoring a game-clinching Week 11 touchdown, but he continued to have a limited role. Ellington played only 10 fewer snaps than Johnson, but was mostly a pass blocker. The Cardinals should get Ellington more involved against the 49ers in Week 12. Nov 23 - 12:45 AM

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Andre Ellington said he is fully healthy for the first time in "a while."

"I’m not dealing with a banged up knee or anything like that. It feels good," Ellington said. "It’s been a while since I’ve been feeling this way." Ellington looked healthy on his game-clinching 48-yard touchdown run against the Seahawks last week, and his role in the offense has been steadily growing the last three weeks. Arizona is expected to keep using Ellington as a change-of-pace back, but his most successful stint as a pro came in a similar role his rookie year. If he can start consistently seeing 12-15 touches a game, Ellington will be an RB3/FLEX play down the stretch.
Nov 21 - 9:32 AM

ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss said the team will continue to use Andre Ellington as a "specialty back."

Ellington played 35 snaps against the Seahawks Sunday night, but he just saw eight touches behind entrenched starter Chris Johnson. Ellington did turn those touches into 88 total yards and the game-clinching touchdown, but he has not seen more than eight looks since returning from injury. Ellington did manage his most effective run in the NFL as a limited player his rookie season, but he saw almost 14 touches a game over the second half of that year. He will need to see that kind of workload to again be fantasy useful.
Source: ESPN
Nov 17 - 10:22 AM

Andre Ellington rushed five times for 61 yards and a touchdown and caught 3-of-4 targets for 27 yards in the Cardinals' Week 10 win over Seattle.

Ellington was more involved this week, playing 37-of-91 snaps. He was held without a second-half carry before icing the game on a 48-yard touchdown. Ellington's role should continue to be limited to pass-downs/change-of-pace. He isn't more than an RB4.
Nov 16 - 1:04 AM

Andre Ellington played 26-of-81 snaps Week 8 against the Browns.

Bruce Arians said Ellington would have a bigger offensive role against Cleveland, but he played basically the same percentage of snaps as Week 7 and saw just three touches. Chris Johnson played 63 percent of the offensive snaps and is the clear lead back. Ellington does not need to be owned in 10-team leagues.
Nov 2 - 10:32 AM

Andre Ellington rushed three times for zero yards and didn't catch his lone target in the Cardinals' Week 8 win over the Browns.

With the Cardinals comfortably ahead late in the second half, Chris Johnson handled all of the backfield work and racked up a five-year-high 30 carries. So much for Ellington's usage increasing this week like coach Bruce Arians said on Friday. He's merely an RB4.
Nov 1 - 5:41 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians reiterated late Friday that Andre Ellington's usage will increase in Week 8 at Cleveland.

Arians is usually a man of his word. It's quite possible that Ellington will take over as Arizona's clear-cut passing-down back, pushing David Johnson to kickoff returns only. "His role, it’ll be big," Arians said of Ellington. "It’ll be bigger this week than it has been. He's one sprained ankle away from being the lead dog." Chris Johnson will be the lead dog against the Browns, but Ellington could mix in for 9-12 touches.
Oct 31 - 1:25 AM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Friday that Andre Ellington's role will increase this week at Cleveland.

Ellington lost his starting job to Chris Johnson, and spent the last two weeks rotating with David Johnson in sub-packages. Ellington could become Arizona's primary passing-game back this week. He will still be a shaky flex play in PPR leagues. An increased role for Ellington would mean less work for David.
Oct 30 - 4:04 PM

Andre Ellington rushed five times for 21 yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 28 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 win over the Ravens on Monday night.

Ellington didn't start getting much run until the fourth quarter, but had a big, 11-yard catch on a third down late to move the chains. With Chris Johnson enjoying a rebirth atop the depth chart, Ellington and rookie David Johnson are competing for pass-game touches. Ellington is merely an RB3/4.
Oct 27 - 12:08 AM

Andre Ellington played just 9-of-72 offensive snaps Week 6 against the Steelers.

Chris Johnson paced the running backs with 39 snaps while David Johnson was on the field for 23 plays. Ellington is healthy, but he is taking a back seat in the running game. He can be dropped in shallower formats.
Oct 19 - 9:46 AM

Andre Ellington ran the ball once for seven yards while catching two passes for 47 yards in the Cardinals' Week 6 loss to the Steelers.

Ellington got Arizona’s first carry of the game and made a nice grab on a 32-yard pass from Carson Palmer to set up first-and-goal in the first quarter. Despite these contributions, it’s clear he’s a distant second to Chris Johnson on the running back depth chart. Ellington is little more than a dart throw RB3 at this point.
Oct 18 - 5:23 PM

Andre Ellington rushed three times for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 5 win over the Lions.

Ellington got almost no work in the first few quarters but sprung to life with a 63-yard touchdown burst in the fourth quarter. We don’t know quite what to make of the Cardinals’ backfield right now, though if Sunday was any indication, Ellington is a distant third on the depth chart behind starter Chris Johnson and goal-line back David Johnson. As generous as the Steelers’ defense has been this season, we don’t have high hopes for Ellington next week.
Oct 11 - 8:08 PM

Andre Ellington is active for Week 5 against the Lions.

He missed a total of three games while recovering from a sprained PCL. Ellington will get a handful of touches behind starter Chris Johnson. He's barely an RB3 at this point.
Oct 11 - 3:06 PM

Andre Ellington (knee) is probable for Week 5 against the Lions.

After missing three games with a sprained PCL, Ellington is finally expected to play this week. Unfortunately, the absence allowed Chris Johnson to solidify himself as the starter. Until Johnson falters, Ellington will be little more than a low-end RB3.
Oct 9 - 4:38 PM

Andre Ellington (knee) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

It's his first full session since getting injured in Week 1. Ellington is returning for Sunday's game against the Lions, albeit as Chris Johnson's backup. He's a low-end RB3. David Johnson is off the re-draft radar for the time being.
Oct 8 - 5:51 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
3Matt Barkley
RB1Chris Johnson
2Andre Ellington
3David Johnson
4Stepfan Taylor
GLB1Chris Johnson
2Andre Ellington
3RB1Andre Ellington
2Chris Johnson
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2John Brown
3Jaron Brown
WR21Michael Floyd
2J.J. Nelson
3Brittan Golden
WR31John Brown
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Darren Fells
3Troy Niklas
LT1Jared Veldheer
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Mike Iupati
2Ted Larsen
C1Lyle Sendlein
2A.Q. Shipley
RG1Jonathan Cooper
RT1Bobby Massie
2Earl Watford
3D.J. Humphries
K1Chandler Catanzaro