Cardinals Andre Ellington Big In Fantasy Football In 2014


Dec 22, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) rushes against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

If this were a fantasy football pole for next season then Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington would probably be somewhere near the top of the list, after hearing that he will be getting an increase of work coming up for this nest season. Judging from the way the team used him last year it is probably going to be a good idea to pick him up early in fantasy football this year.

Ellington will be having a work load of about 20-25 touches per game and those are good odds of him breaking a big play per game, so watch for his fantasy status to rise fairly quickly this season baring any injury set-back.

His 157 touches last season for a combined total 1023 yards and 4 touchdowns in his rookie season is just an indication of what he will be capable of this year, keeping in mind that last year the coaches held him back and limited his touches purposely.

As a threat out of the backfield and in the slot as a receiver and as a decoy on some plays his presents on the field will be crucial to the success of this offense.

Factor in the rest of the offensive weapons that will make him look even more terrifying to a defense, Larry Fitzgerald, Micheal Floyd, Ted Ginn, John Brown, John Carlson, and not to mention the solid left tackle Jared Veldheer to keep a confident Carson Palmer upright. The complex system from the mind of Head Coach Bruce Arians together with this speed shifty back in Ellington will make for a pretty interesting season in scoring points.

Ellington projected production should look like this: 195 carries 825 yards and 3 TD’s, added with 66 receptions for 655 yards and 4 TD’s. If he can live up to this billing then look for this years Cardinals offense to score 30 points per game and Ellington scoring 18 points or more in fantasy football per week.