Andre Ellington | RB | Arizona Cardinals
Posted: 9/17/2014 10:46am et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) has soreness in his left foot but it has gone down considerably from a week ago. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians hopes Ellington can practice Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19 before the game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: This is going to be an issue all season long, but on the bright side it sounds like it's heading in the right direction. Still, until further notice you have to consider Ellington's availability a weekly game-time decision.
Posted: 9/11/2014 10:34am et
Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) was a lot less sore than anticipated after playing in Week 1.
Huddle Up: The phrase "can't do any more damage by playing on it" has been trotted out frequently, which means it's just a matter of how much pain Ellington can tolerate. He saw 18 touches in Week 1, which may be at or near his upper limit for playing on the injury--at least until he gets a little extra rest during the Cardinals' bye week.
Posted: 9/10/2014 9:17pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Ellington is resting his sore foot but he should be good to against the Giants after playing the entire game on Monday night. Ellington figures to get a bit more work this week making him a solid RB2.
Posted: 9/9/2014 7:31pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) is expected to play this week against the New York Giants. Ellington will likely wear a boot to protect and rest his foot but should be back on the field come Thursday and Friday in order to be ready for Sunday's game. 'I wasn't full speed,' Ellington said of his Week 1 performance. 'My quickness, I had some quickness going from right to left, but it was a little harder going from left to right.' Head coach Bruce Arians said Ellington cramped up in the fourth quarter but played 'pretty good.'
Huddle Up: It sounds like Ellington got through his 18 Week 1 touches no worse for wear, so plan on plugging him into your lineup if you need him.
Posted: 9/9/2014 10:38am et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (ankle, foot) was able to play in the Week 1 game against the San Diego Chargers, and he posted a game-high 13 carries and 53 rushing yards while also adding five receptions for 27 yards.
Huddle Up: Apparently rumors of Ellington's demise have been greatly exaggerated, though his performance--which most likely happened on fantasy benches due to his injury situation and the game being on Monday night--wasn't so great as to cause extreme anguish for not having him available. Hopefully his situation will now be more clear heading into Week 2.
Posted: 9/9/2014 2:05am et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington led the team with 53 rushing yards on 13 carries and added 27 yards on 5 receptions Monday, Sept. 8 in an 18-17 Week 1 win over the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: Ellington, questionable with a foot injury up until an hour or so before kickoff, played throughout the contest and displayed no obvious signs of discomfort. Monitor reports to see how Ellington feels in the coming days -- especially with one fewer day of rest this week -- but, right now, plan on having him available for Week 2.
Posted: 9/8/2014 10:02pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) is active for the team's Week 1 game Monday, Sept. 8.
Huddle Up: Bit of a surprise here given some of the gloomy reports surrounding the second-year RB late last week, but he's there to start if you were holding out on a decision between Ellington and Jonathan Dwyer or one of the Chargers' reserves.
Posted: 9/7/2014 9:47pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (ankle, foot) consulted with three foot/ankle specialists and received different opinions, but all agreed no surgery is needed at this time. His injury is called peroneus longs tendon and it lies behind the peroneus brevis tendon. The tendon wraps down and under the foot by way of the cuboid bone. The options are having him wear a walking boot for two to three weeks to strengthen the muscle before returning, or not wear a boot and play in Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Sept. 8. The team could brace the arch/foot and test him in pregame warmups.
Huddle Up: It's good news for Ellington and fantasy owners that he doesn't need surgery. Even if Ellington is out for a couple of games, everyone survived a scare for the time-being.
Posted: 9/6/2014 4:11pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) showed enough in practice Saturday, Sept. 6, that he could still play in Monday night's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Officially, Ellington will be a game-day decision.
Huddle Up: Reports say that Ellington doesn't need surgery at this time, which would be great news for fantasy owners. However, considering that Ellington plays in the final game late Monday night this week, he's too risky of a start unless concrete information breaks before Sunday. Owners should bench Ellington for Week 1, with hopes that he can be inserted back into their lineups again next week.
Posted: 9/6/2014 3:23pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) attended the open portion of practice Saturday, Sept. 6. Ellington was reportedly dressed to practice but was only seen catching on the sideline.
Huddle Up: Ellington isn't likely to start Monday night and will be replaced by Jonathan Dwyer. Whatever happens long-term with Ellington, fantasy owners can't gamble on him this week considering his late start anyway. Best case scenario for Ellington owners is his foot injury isn't serious.
Posted: 9/5/2014 3:31pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington could be out for four to six weeks or longer, depending on his prognosis. His timetable for a return will depend mainly on how quickly he heals.
Huddle Up: Ellington owners look as if they'll have to make alternate plans for the first month or so of the season. Jonathan Dwyer likely steps in as the Arizona starter, but Stepfan Taylor will certainly be mixed in as well.
Posted: 9/5/2014 1:56pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington aggravated his left foot injury in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He underwent an MRI and has been prescribed rest. However, he's still hoping that there is a chance he can suit up in Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers on Monday, Sept. 8.
Huddle Up: Potentially crushing opening-week news for the owners of one of the summer's draft darlings. If Ellington has been prescribed rest, then it's likely the Cards will hold him out of the opener. The handcuff situation isn't clearly defined, but former-Steeler Jonathan Dwyer is the most likely add.
Posted: 9/4/2014 7:19pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington was limited in practice because of a foot injury Thursday, Sept. 4.
Huddle Up: This has cropped up out of nowhere, and it's not what we need to hear about one of fantasy's most-coveted players this summer. The Cards don't play until Monday night, so see what develops over the next few days.
Posted: 8/13/2014 6:43pm et
The Arizona Cardinals would like to get RB Andre Ellington 20 carries a game in 2014, mainly outside the tackles. The team feels Ellington is more dangerous in space as a wide receiver.
Huddle Up: That would be just about double his average of 10.5 touches per outing a year ago, when he gained 1,023 yards from scrimmage and scored 126 fantasy points -- 165 in PPR leagues -- on 157 touches. Fantasy GMs can do the math from there.
Posted: 7/29/2014 8:08pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (neck) will return to practice Wednesday, July 30, after sitting out Tuesday, July 29.
Huddle Up: Good news for the speedy second-year back who has generated much fantasy buzz this offseason as he assumes the starting role in the desert.
Posted: 7/26/2014 1:08pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is ready to be the bell cow in the offense, according to head coach Bruce Arians. The big thing for Ellington will be his development as a pass catcher.
Huddle Up: Ellington has yet to see more than 15 carries in an NFL game, but he added weight this offseason in anticipation of a larger workload. The Cardinals have Stepfan Taylor and Jonathan Dwyer to run between the tackles so they may not have to overwork Ellington there, but the plan is for Ellington to see 20-plus touches on a regular basis. Fantasy owners are salivating, though the question remains whether or not he can hold up to such a workload.
Posted: 5/28/2014 11:27am et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is expected to receive 25-30 touches per game, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: It's the offseason, so take the coachspeak with a grain of salt. Ellington has definite fantasy value as the most talented back in Arizona, but at his current ADP of RB17--ahead of, among others, Shane Vereen and Ryan Mathews--he's no longer a value pick. The concern, which Arians has voiced before, is how Ellington will hold up to such a workload at 5-9 and 200 pounds.
Posted: 12/18/2013 10:54pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (thigh) was listed as a limited participant in practice for Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: Ellington is coming off a big game versus Tennessee. He has a much tougher matchup this week against Seattle but Ellington is on the flex play radar in PPR formats.
Posted: 12/18/2013 12:11am et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (thigh) is dealing with a thigh bruise which forced him out of the overtime portion of the Week 15 game against the Tennessee Titans. As long as the tissue trauma to Ellington's thigh is relatively mild, and he is able to run without pain by late in the week, Ellington has a good chance of being able to play in the Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: Before leaving, the rookie had racked up his 2nd-highest yardage total of the season (158 on only 14 touches), but any Week 16 enthusiasm should be tempered by the formidable road matchup vs. the Seahawks' D, which has surrendered the third-fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs this season.
Posted: 12/5/2013 6:41pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: Ellington showed some progression after not practicing Wednesday and sitting out Week 13 but will likely need to show more if he's going to get back on the field this Sunday against the Rams.
Posted: 12/4/2013 7:21pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: Ellington missed last week's game and is questionable at best for Sunday's game versus St. Louis. Look for other backfield options.
Posted: 12/2/2013 2:31pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) could be held out Week 14 because head coach Bruce Arians said he wants to make sure Ellington is healthy before letting him play again.
Huddle Up: This could mean another start for Rashard Mendenhall, which could be valuable. The Cardinals get the Rams, who have been generous to opposing running backs at times this season.
Posted: 12/2/2013 10:37am et
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Sunday, Dec. 1, that RB Andre Ellington (knee) was 'never close' to being able to play in the Week 13 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Hopefully this doesn't mean more missed time for Ellington, but he has been stuck in a timeshare with Rashard Mendenhall regardless. Keep an eye on him this week.
Posted: 11/30/2013 11:49pm et
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) said his knee is sore but believes he can play in the team's Week 13 game.
Huddle Up: Ellington has a good match-up against the Eagles and he would normally be a strong flex play in PPR formats. However, considering he's not 100 percent this week fantasy owners should look elsewhere.
Posted: 10/29/2013 10:12am et
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was pleased with the performance of RB Andre Ellington in Week 8, but he noted that the rookie needs to improve his pass blocking if he wants 'to stay out there.'
Huddle Up: That's pretty much par for the course for rookie backs, the need for improved pass protection. Doesn't help that Ellington is a bit small to be taking on linebackers as well. But if he wants to stay on the field, it's a skill he'll need to pick up.
Posted: 10/7/2013 6:27pm et
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he sees RB Andre Ellington playing 30 to 35 snaps per game and does not think his body could handle a heavier workload. Ellington will continue seeing time at running back and wide receiver.
Huddle Up: Ellington has a lot of upside. If he can wrest the starting gig from Rashard Mendenhall, he is going to be one of the better waiver wire pickups of the year.