He might not have as many dreads in his hair, but he should have his chance to make it up with some extra carries. Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington had his hair ripped out by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin on Sunday in a big road win.
Ellington had his worst game since he finally was let loose by the coaching staff with just three yards on nine carries. He dropped his yards per carry to 7.2 to just 6.2 with this dud.
The Cardinals have been able to put up 27 points in three consecutive games and they’re finally starting to get it going after a slow start. The Bruce Arians offense gets a lot of press for its vertical-passing game, but the presence of a rushing attack is an integral part to help set up play action.
Fantasy impact: Arians gets to take on his former team in the Colts on Sunday. The Colts have a solid front seven, but they are a bit vulnerable to stretch plays with their edge guys looking to get after the passer. Ellington serves as a high-upside RB2 in most formats.