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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 (foot) did not practice Wednesday.
Ellington is still dealing with pain in his foot and will continue to be rested on Wednesdays until he's fully healthy. He remains on track to play in this week's game against the 49ers. Ellington is averaging an impressive 5.1 YPC despite playing through his foot injury. Sep 17 - 3:25 PM

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Coach Bruce Arians acknowledged Monday that Andre Ellington is still dealing with pain in his foot.

Ellington has a tear in the foot. The Cardinals haven't backed off him much, however, shoveling 16 more touches onto Ellington in Sunday's win over the Giants. He responded with 101 total yards. Arians says Ellington will continue to be held out of practice on Wednesdays, and they'll evaluate him thereafter every week. He remains on track to play in this week's meeting with the 49ers.
Sep 15 - 3:43 PM

Andre Ellington gained 91 yards on 15 carries and caught 1-of-3 targets for 10 yards in the Cardinals' Week 2 win over the Giants.

Ellington ripped off a number of big plays on the ground, but lost nine carries to Jonathan Dwyer, including a valuable goal-line plunge. Through two weeks, Ellington has rarely been a part of Arizona's red-zone offense, which is a major concern for his fantasy value in standard (non-PPR leagues). He's more of an RB2/flex in those scoring systems. He's an every-week RB2 in PPR. The Cardinals will take on San Francisco's depleted defense next.
Sep 14 - 4:32 PM

Andre Ellington is active for Week 2 against the Giants.

In spite of his questionable tag, Ellington (foot) was always expected to play. The Cardinals' Week 2 inactives are QB Carson Palmer, RB Glenn Carson, OLBs Alex Okafor and Marcus Benard, TE Darren Fells, DE Frostee Rucker, and P Dave Zastudil. Ellington could be in line for a lot of checkdowns from fill-in quarterback Drew Stanton, whose downfield accuracy has long been problematic.
Sep 14 - 11:30 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Andre Ellington (foot) is expected to play versus the Giants.

Ellington already declared himself "good to go" on Friday. If Carson Palmer (shoulder, questionable) can't play, the Cardinals are likely to feed Ellington the rock. Jonathan Dwyer and Stepfan Taylor will give Ellington breathers.
Sep 14 - 8:37 AM

Andre Ellington (foot) said he's "good to go" for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Ellington, working on a short week, returned to a limited practice on Friday. The Cardinals' official website confirms that it would "probably be an upset" if he doesn't play Sunday. Ellington clearly wasn't 100 percent in Week 1, but still totaled 80 yards on 18 touches.
Sep 12 - 11:28 PM

Andre Ellington (questionable, foot) returned to practice on a limited basis Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 2.

The Cardinals are officially treating Ellington as a "game-time decision," but he seems likely to play after getting in the limited workout on Friday. He saw 18 touches in Week 1 against San Diego. Arizona faces a stiffer Week 2 test on the road against the Giants. Ellington is an RB2 in PPR leagues.
Sep 12 - 2:45 PM

Andre Ellington (foot) was held out of Thursday's practice.

He was limited to stationary-bike duties while the media was present. Either way, most signs continue to point toward Ellington being ready for Sunday's trip to New York to take on the Giants. His status will be worth double-checking before you set your lineup, but Ellington is an RB2 one week after the Cards gave him 18 touches at less than 100 percent.
Sep 11 - 2:41 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was encouraged by the way Andre Ellington's foot bounced back from Monday night's 18 touches.

"A lot less sore than he thought he was going to be," Arians said. "It’s much better than we hoped." Ellington missed Wednesday's practice, sporting a precautionary boot on his foot, but he'll likely get in limited reps by Friday and is on track to start this week's game against the Giants. As long as Ellington's workload stays steady, he's an every-week RB2 in PPR leagues.
Sep 10 - 8:31 PM

Andre Ellington (foot) will not practice Wednesday.

Ellington is going to get regular days off until he's over his foot injury. Look for him to resume practicing later this week.
Sep 10 - 3:28 PM

Andre Ellington (foot) can't make his injury worse by playing on it.

We assumed this was the case, otherwise the Cardinals wouldn't have risked Ellington's health in Monday night's opener. "You’re never going to be 100 percent until March as a running back in the National Football League," coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday. Ellington isn't expected to practice Wednesday, but will likely return to a limited session on Thursday. Having proven he can be effective at less than 100 percent, Ellington will be an RB2 for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Sep 9 - 6:47 PM

Andre Ellington (foot) avoided setbacks in Monday's win, but had his foot in a boot on Tuesday in an effort to get it "calmed down."

Ellington will "try" to practice this week, but he'll likely only get in limited sessions ahead of Sunday's game against the Giants. Ellington was surprisingly given 18 touches against the Chargers, but admitted he was operating at less than 100 percent. Either way, he proved he can be trusted in fantasy lineups for the time being. Arizona's bye is a well-timed Week 4.
Sep 9 - 3:27 PM

Andre Ellington (foot) admitted he was not at 100 percent in Monday's win over the Chargers.

Ellington revealed that he didn't run at all in the days leading up to the game after injuring his left foot in Thursday's practice. Instead of putting a boot on it and resting for 2-3 weeks, he decided to play through the pain. "I had some quickness going from right to left, but it was a little harder going from left to right," he said after finishing with 18 touches for 80 yards. The production wasn't terrible, but we did not see the explosive jets and jukes Ellington flashed last year. It's unclear if he can get back to 100 percent while playing through this small tear in his peroneus longus. The good news is the Cardinals' bye is in Week 4.
Sep 9 - 7:46 AM

Andre Ellington rushed for 53 yards on 13 carries in Monday night's Week 1 win over the Chargers, adding five catches for 27 yards.

Ellington was a major question mark for the opener due to a foot injury, but ended up getting the start. He looked pretty healthy for the most part, maybe playing around 90 percent, but Ellington ended up limping after a couple plays and even pulled himself from the game after an 11-yard catch-and-run late. Stepfan Taylor capitalized a few plays later with a five-yard score. Ellington's foot may end up being an issue for the immediate future if the Cardinals are going to push him out there. He's on a short week before facing the Giants in Week 2.
Sep 9 - 1:41 AM

Andre Ellington (foot) is active for Monday night's Week 1 opener versus the Chargers.

Ellington will "play," but how much is what we don't know. It's very hard to see the Cardinals giving him a full workload and risking further injury. It's only Week 1; they don't need to rush their offensive centerpiece. Expect to see plenty of Jonathan Dwyer. Ellington is a risky FLEX play. Inactive for the Cardinals are FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee), QB Logan Thomas, LB Glenn Carson, LB Alex Okafor, OG Earl Watford, TE Darren Fells, and DE Kareem Martin.
Sep 8 - 8:50 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
3Logan Thomas
RB1Andre Ellington
2Jonathan Dwyer
3Stepfan Taylor
GLB1Jonathan Dwyer
2Stepfan Taylor
3RB1Andre Ellington
2Jonathan Dwyer
FB1Robert Hughes
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2John Brown
3Ted Ginn
WR21Michael Floyd
2Jaron Brown
WR31John Brown
TE1John Carlson
2Troy Niklas
3Rob Housler
4Darren Fells
K1Chandler Catanzaro