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Andre Ellington

25-Year-Old Running Back – Arizona Cardinals

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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118

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652

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3

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371

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1

2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Ellington proved to be a multifaceted and highly productive runner as a rookie once he played his way into an increased role from Week 8 on last year. He ended up with a sparkling 5.5 YPC as well as a...

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2014 ADP:  39.31

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Bye Week:  4

HT: 5' 9"   WT: 199   DOB: 2/3/1989  College: Clemson  Show ContractHide Contract

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Andre Ellington Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $2.26 million contract with the Cardinals in May of 2013.

June 30, 2014  –  Andre Ellington News

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Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site estimates that Ellington could see about 20-to-22 touches a game this season.

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Andre Ellington 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
2013 24 Ari 15 118 652 3 5.5 8 1 0 0 0 39 371 9.5 1 58 21 0 0 0 1 0
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Andre Ellington 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
2013 24 Ari 15 8.4 11.0 9.7 8 43 14 5 0 3 25 6.4 5 1 1
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Andre Ellington – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Running Back
Also Listed As:  #3 Kick Returner

Snap Count Stats

371

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Andre Ellington was on the field for 371 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Andre Ellington was on the field for 5 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

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2013 371 5

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Andre Ellington 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 @StL 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 13 13.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Det 18 0 4 20 0 5.0 0 0 2 42 21.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NO 27 2 3 19 0 6.3 0 0 3 36 12.0 0 7 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @TB 20 0 4 29 0 7.3 1 0 3 22 7.3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 Car 30 0 7 52 0 7.4 1 0 4 31 7.8 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @SF 32 0 7 56 1 8.0 0 0 5 36 7.2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 Sea 31 0 3 3 0 1.0 0 0 2 10 5.0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1
8 Atl 33 1 15 154 1 10.3 2 1 2 8 4.0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 Hou 31 0 11 55 0 5.0 1 0 2 18 9.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Jax 29 0 9 3 0 0.3 0 0 2 10 5.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
12 Ind 32 1 10 50 0 5.0 0 0 2 21 10.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Phi
14 StL 23 0 11 46 1 4.2 1 0 2 17 8.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
15 @Ten 27 1 10 71 0 7.1 1 0 4 87 21.8 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
16 @Sea 30 0 15 64 0 4.3 1 0 2 8 4.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
17 SF 0 0 9 30 0 3.3 0 0 3 12 4.0 0 6 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 Andre Ellington
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 9"
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Weight:   199 lbs
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Andre Ellington: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ellington is in line to handle 25-to-30 touches per contest this coming season, though that threshold depends upon how much he's utilized as a receiver, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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There was some confusion earlier in the offseason when general manager Steve Keim stated that Ellington would play 25-to-35 snaps weekly in 2014, even as the "featured" back. However, as the No. 2 to Rashard Mendenhall, Ellington was given 29.4 snaps per outing after the Cardinals' bye in Week 9, so the fact that coach Bruce Arians will devote 25-to-30 snaps is a sensible amount. Despite garnering 157 touches across 15 games as a rookie, Ellington still managed to rip off 11 plays of at least 20 yards, good for fifth among running backs.
Ellington won't be a "featured" back during the 2014 season, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. In an attempt to clarify his eventual role, general manager Steve Keim said, "When you say featured back, I don't know that there are many featured backs in the NFL. Adrian Peterson, those types of guys. Most teams use a platoon of backs and that would probably be no different than us. Andre, the way he's built, is body type, is more in line with Chris Johnson, Jamaal Charles...To say you're going to play him 25 to 35 snaps, pounding the ball between the tackles, you're probably leaving yourself open to injuries."

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In actuality, Keim likely misspoke, intending to say "carries" rather than "snaps." Because Ellington is considered the top back as the offseason begins, he'll likely settle into the 25-to-35 snap range in a platoon with Stepfan Taylor or Ryan Williams, unless Rashard Mendenhall is re-signed. Ellington will attempt to build upon a rookie campaign in which he averaged 29.4 snaps per game in seven appearances after the Cardinals' Week 9 bye.
Ellington is slated to enter the 2014 season as the Cardinals' every-down running back, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 reports.

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The team's No. 1 back from 2013, Rashard Mendenhall, will soon be an unrestricted free agent, and an underwhelming 3.2 YPC and no 100-yard performances across 15 outings likely doesn't endure him to another deal in the desert. Thus, Ellington is poised to take the reins next year, with the caveat that he puts some weight on his slight 5-9, 192 frame in order to handle an increased workload. In any case, expect him to share some of the touches out of the backfield with another back, whether its fellow 2013 draft pick Stepfan Taylor or an offseason addition.
Ellington took nine rushes for 30 yards and three receptions (on six targets) for 12 yards during the Cardinals' overtime loss Sunday to the 49ers.

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Ellington attained a number of significant milestones in his rookie season, including attaining more than 1,000 all-purpose yards -- 652 yards rushing, 371 yards receiving, and 21 kickoff return yards -- while leading the league with 5.5 yards per carry. The sixth-round selection brushed aside injury concerns prior to the draft, displaying dynamic ability as both a rusher and receiver in 2013. Because fellow back Rashard Mendenhall is an upcoming free agent, there is a chance that Ellington could enter next year as the Cardinals' featured back. However, the aforementioned history of ailments kept Ellington's snap count in check throughout the year, as he entered Week 17 taking 37 percent of the offensive snaps, versus 43 percent for Mendenhall, according to Football Outsiders. As a result, if Mendenhall walks, Arizona will more than likely enter next season with a similar allotment of work between Ellington and 2013 draft pick Stepfan Taylor in order to alleviate his injury potential.
Ellington (quad) had 15 carries for 64 yards and caught two passes on three targets for eight yards in Sunday's upset win at Seattle.

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Ellington (quad) is active for Sunday's game in Seattle, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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The thigh bruise suffered by Ellington in Week 15 won't hold him out, which was forecast by full practices both Thursday and Friday. Meanwhile, the Seahawks have permitted 118.6 total yards per game to opposing backfields this season, so his running back tandem with Mendenhall will likely find the going tough Sunday.

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2014

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2013

Ellington will play a reserve role for the Cardinals with Rashard Mendenhall, Alfonso Smith, Ryan Williams, and Stepfan Taylor on the roster.