The Arizona Cardinals continued their running back platoon in their Week 10 win over the Houston Texans. Rookie running back Andre Ellington rushed eleven times for 55 yards, while Rashard Mendenhall rushed 13 times for 42 yards.
Ellington caught two passes for 18 yards while Mendenhall caught one pass for nine yards. Arians use of his rookie running back is perplexing, but it's clear you cannot rely on either getting consistently good touches. Ellington averaged 5.0 yards per carry while Mendenhall averaged 3.2 yards per carry.
Fantasy impact: The Cardinals talk about using Ellington, but by now you can see it's just talk. Ellington is clearly the better option yet the Cardinals are inexplicably dedicated to him splitting carries with Mendenhall. Ellington has some added value in the passing game, though he was only targeted four times in this game. The Cardinals will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. They are giving up the most fantasy points to running backs right now.