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Bruce Ellington | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 200
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (106) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Texans re-signed WR Bruce Ellington to a one-year contract.
Ellington played heavy snaps during Will Fuller's absence last year but only topped 60 yards on one occasion and wound up missing the final month of the season with a hamstring injury. He'll be back as Houston's No. 3 receiving option behind Fuller and DeAndre Hopkins. Mar 14 - 8:18 PM

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Texans placed WR Bruce Ellington on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) has also been placed on I.R. Ellington had been operating as the Texans' fill-in No. 2 receiver during Will Fuller's (ribs) absence, and had 29 catches on the season. He was signed by the Texans in mid-August after being waived by both the 49ers and Jets. Now 26, the 2014 fourth-rounder will be an unrestricted free agent in the spring.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 05:04:00 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien expects Bruce Ellington (hamstring) to miss Week 14.

BOB said it "didn't look great" for his fill-in No. 2 receiver suiting up. Ellington's loss won't be as big of a blow if Will Fuller (ribs) is ready to return from his three-game absence.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 01:21:00 PM

Bruce Ellington left Week 13 against the Titans with a hamstring injury.

Ellington was injured on his only catch in the first quarter. He's done for the game. Braxton Miller replaced Ellington in two-wide sets.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 01:50:00 PM

Bruce Ellington caught 3-of-8 targets for 29 yards in the Texans' Week 12 loss to the Ravens on Monday night.

Ellington caught all three of his passes in the first half, but the volume of targets has been solid in the two games Will Fuller (ribs) has missed. Ellington has seen 15 targets the past two games and will remain in the WR4 conversation next week against the Titans as long as Fuller sits another one.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 11:57:00 PM

Bruce Ellington hauled in 6-of-7 targets for 63 yards in the Texans' Week 11 win over the Cardinals.

Ellington did not do much of anything until late in the second quarter, but he came up with three catches including a 25-yarder to put Houston in position for a field goal before the half, and he made another big catch to convert a third down in the fourth quarter. It was not a huge day, but fantasy players who took a shot on Ellington will take the PPR points. Even if Will Fuller (ribs) is out again next week, Ellington is unlikely to have as much success against the Ravens.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 05:14:00 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien expects Bruce Ellington to take on a bigger role against the Cardinals in Week 11.

He'll need to with Will Fuller (cracked ribs) sidelined. "Other guys are going to have to step up," said O'Brien. "Bruce is running good routes. Bruce needs to get the ball more. Bruce Ellington, he’s doing some really good things out there." Ellington turned a season-high nine targets into four catches for 41 yards and a touchdown in last week's loss to the Rams. With Patrick Peterson a candidate to shadow DeAndre Hopkins, Ellington could be in play as a flex option in fantasy leagues this week.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 05:41:00 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday that Bruce Ellington "needs to get the ball more."

Ellington has seen eight targets each of the past two games and 20 total since the Week 7 bye. With Will Fuller (ribs) expected to miss Week 11 against Arizona and DeAndre Hopkins doing battle with Patrick Peterson, Ellington could be in line for a big day. He's worth adding and starting as a WR3/FLEX this week.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 03:35:00 PM

Bruce Ellington hauled in 4-of-8 targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 10 loss to the Rams.

Ellington got open for what should have been a long catch early in the game, but he just could not come up with the deep pass. He made up for it in the second quarter, getting open for a 26-yard touchdown, and he was a bigger part of the offense the rest of the way with Will Fuller sidelined. That said, Ellington will not be worth a look in most fantasy leagues even if Fuller ends up missing time.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 07:54:00 PM

Bruce Ellington caught 2-of-3 passes for 30 yards in Week 5 against the Chiefs.

Ellington was the No. 3 receiver with Braxton Miller a healthy inactive. He isn't more than an afterthought in a pass offense that runs through DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller. Ellington shouldn't see more than a few targets against the Browns in Week 6.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 01:03:00 AM

Texans WR Bruce Ellington caught 3-of-4 targets for 44 yards in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Titans.

He added a 13-yard rush. Ellington has officially taken over as the Texans' slot receiver between DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller, bypassing Braxton Miller on the depth chart. Ellington has big-play ability and may pop up for a few big plays over the course of the season, but he's little more than a deep-league and/or Dynasty stash.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 04:27:00 PM

Bruce Ellington hauled in 4-of-7 targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 3 loss to the Patriots.

Ellington ran a nice route on his touchdown and managed to come down with the catch between two defensive backs. He also finished second on the team with seven targets. Despite the good game, it is tough to get excited about any pass catcher not name DeAndre Hopkins, especially with Will Fuller on the way back.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 06:17:00 PM

Bruce Ellington has cleared the league's concussion protocol.

He'll be back this week after missing Week 2. Ellington will fight for targets behind DeAndre Hopkins but isn't a reliable fantasy option for Week 3.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 03:37:00 PM

Bruce Ellington (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 2.

He's one of five Texans who suffered Week 1 concussions. None will play Thursday night. It'll be Braxton Miller and Jaelen Strong behind DeAndre Hopkins.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 01:45:00 PM

Texans WR Bruce Ellington was concussed in Week 1.

He was catch-less on two targets before departing Sunday's game.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 03:44:00 PM

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