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BenJarvus Green-Ellis

29-Year-Old Running Back – Cincinnati Bengals

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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220

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2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Never an overly exciting fantasy or reality running back, Green-Ellis appears headed for further marginalization in his age-28 season, thanks to the continued emergence of Giovani Bernard and the use ...

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2014 ADP:  276.24

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Bye Week:  4

HT: 5' 11"   WT: 220   DOB: 7/2/1985  College: Mississippi  Show ContractHide Contract

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BenJarvus Green-Ellis Contract Information:

The Bengals agreed to terms with Green-Ellis on a three-year, $9 million deal in March of 2012.

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Green-Ellis was bypassed in OTA's to take second-team snaps by rookie Jeremy Hill, the Bengals' official site reports.

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BenJarvus Green-Ellis NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 22 9 74 275 5 3.7 - - - - - 3 37 12.3 0 0 - - - - - -
2009 23 12 26 114 0 4.4 1 0 - - - 2 11 5.5 0 5 - - - - - -
2010 24 NE 16 229 1008 13 4.4 4 0 2 0 0 12 85 7.1 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 NE 16 181 667 11 3.7 0 0 1 0 0 9 159 17.7 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 Cin 15 278 1094 6 3.9 7 2 4 0 0 22 104 4.7 0 29 0 0 0 0 3 2
2013 27 Cin 16 220 756 7 3.4 1 0 0 0 0 4 22 5.5 0 8 0 0 0 0 2 2
2014 Proj 28 CIN Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2008 22 9 6.8 7.1 7.0 8 31 17 - - 0 4 0.0 0 - -
2009 23 12 1.0 1.2 1.1 2 10 1 0 0 0 1 2.2 3 0 0
2010 24 NE 16 11.7 12.5 12.1 14 63 54 25 15 1 5 5.3 3 1 1
2011 25 NE 16 9.3 9.9 9.6 11 42 41 28 20 1 10 12.2 4 3 0
2012 26 Cin 15 10.4 11.9 11.1 19 73 47 21 13 1 7 3.6 3 0 0
2013 27 Cin 16 7.5 7.7 7.6 14 47 29 19 12 0 1 2.8 0 0 0
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BenJarvus Green-Ellis – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Running Back

Snap Count Stats

438

Offensive Snaps in 2013

BenJarvus Green-Ellis was on the field for 438 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

BenJarvus Green-Ellis was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 656 2
2013 438 0

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BenJarvus Green-Ellis  2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Chi 37 0 14 25 1 1.8 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
2 Pit 48 0 22 75 0 3.4 0 0 1 5 5.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
3 GB 23 0 10 29 1 2.9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
4 @Cle 18 0 6 13 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
5 NE 34 0 19 67 1 3.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
6 @Buf 35 0 18 86 0 4.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Det 27 0 10 24 0 2.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 NYJ 22 0 11 33 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 0
9 @Mia 39 0 21 72 0 3.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Bal 28 0 9 36 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Cle 23 0 16 62 0 3.9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 BYE Bye Week
13 @SD 29 0 20 92 1 4.6 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0
14 Ind 33 0 17 48 2 2.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 2 0 0 0
15 @Pit 16 0 4 4 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Min 26 0 12 24 1 2.0 0 0 1 10 10.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
17 Bal 0 0 11 66 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs SD 0 0 8 42 0 5.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for BenJarvus Green-Ellis
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 11"
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Weight:   220 lbs
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BenJarvus Green-Ellis : Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Second-round draft choice Jeremy Hill is in line to compete with Green-Ellis for touches, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Green-Ellis had 11 carries for 66 yards Sunday against the Ravens.

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Green-Ellis had 12 carries for 24 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as one catch on two targets for 10 receiving yards Sunday against the Vikings.

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Green-Ellis (illness) had four carries for four yards in Sunday's game against the Steelers.

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Green-Ellis (illness) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.

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Green-Ellis (illness) is probable for Sunday night's game against the Steelers after practicing fully Friday.

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Green-Ellis, who missed practiced Wednesday and Thursday due to an illness, returned to the practice field Friday, the Bengals' official site reports.

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Green-Ellis (illness) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com reports.

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Green-Ellis (illness) did not practice Wednesday, the Bengals' official site reports.

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2013

Green-Ellis had an up-and-down first year in Cincinnati but showed his potential as he racked up 543 yards on 5.1 YPC in Weeks 11-15, including six carries of more than 20 yards, four 100-yard games and three touchdowns. That didn't stop the Bengals from taking Giovani Bernard as the first running back in this year's draft, though. Bernard is considered the best receiving back in the rookie class and should be in the game on most third downs if his pass protection improves. Nonetheless, Bernard's not expected to overtake Green-Ellis as the starter or from in close where Green-Ellis saw 21 rushes inside the 10-yard line last year (7th). As one of the NFL's toughest between-the-tackles runners and better goal-line backs, the 5-11, 220-pound Green-Ellis could find himself in the end zone more in 2013 as the Bengals offense improves.

2012

Green-Ellis ran for just 667 yards last season, though he added 11 touchdowns, giving him 24 scores over the past two years. He can best be described as a runner who takes what's blocked for him, not producing many negative plays and never putting the ball on the ground. But he's rarely able to make anyone miss or create extra yards on his own. Signing with Cincinnati has its plusses and minuses, as he'll likely see more than the 11.9 touches per game he got in New England last season, but he'll almost certainly be given fewer scoring opportunities (his 20 goal-line carries were the fourth most in the NFL). This will come down to opportunity, and it doesn't appear the Bengals trust Bernard Scott as anything more than a change-of-pace back, and there are no other real alternatives on the roster. As such, Green-Ellis could take over the departed Cedric Benson's role as a plodder who secures fantasy value simply through volume.

2011

Green-Ellis eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards and scored 13 touchdowns on the ground, second most in the NFL last season. Danny Woodhead was in the mix, but Green-Ellis essentially took over New Englandís backfield in the second half of the year. While heís a capable runner whoís yet to fumble during his career, heís hardly special, as he benefited greatly from New Englandís terrific run blocking. According to Pro Football Focus, Green-Ellisí ratio of forced missed tackles per attempt ranked among the bottom 20 running backs in the NFL, so he canít do much on his own. He also struggles in pass protection, which might be a big reason why the Patriots used a second-round pick on Shane Vereen. Green-Ellis can retain value as the favorite to act as New Englandís goal-line back (he was 8-for-15 there last season), but donít be surprised if his rushing attempts take a significant hit while heís competing for carries with Woodhead and two rookies.

2010

Green-Ellis is one of five returnees in the 2010 New England backfield. He wasn't needed as much in 2009 (26 carries) as he was the previous season as a rookie, when he had 74 carries for 275 yards with five TDs, but the coaching staff trusts him to produce when he is needed.

2009

Green-Ellis, who had been signed as an undrafted free agent, saw more time than expected last season after a rash of injuries hit the Patriots' backfield and did a respectable job in the process. He finished the 2008 season with 74 carries for 275 yards and five rushing TDs in nine games. Whether it's with New England as a reserve or another team, he has likely earned himself a shot to stay on an NFL roster wire-to-wire next year.

2008

Green-Ellis is a power runner whose lack of timed speed was the likely culprit for his falling out of the draft. Still, he gives the Pats some insurance in case something happens to either of their backups, Sammy Morris or Kevin Faulk.