Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 15: Andre Ellington, Rashard Mendenhall decent flex options

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Cardinals backfield is still split in production, leaving Ellington and Mendenhall to battle for points. We break down the fantasy implications.

Arizona Cardinals running backs Andre Ellington and Rashard Mendenhall will continue to split time in Week 15 against the Tennessee Titans. The Titans rank No. 20 in run defense, allowing 117.1 yards per game, which provides a good matchup for the Cardinals ground game.

Last week Ellington finished with 13 touches (two receptions), while Mendenhall carried the ball 17 times. Both backs scored rushing touchdowns against the St. Louis Rams.

Fantasy impact: While Ellington averaged nearly two yards more per carry, we'll see a similar number of touches once again. It would be nice to see the rookie get more involved in the offense, but he still makes the most of the reps he takes each week.

Both running backs are worthy of a flex play against the Titans. Tennessee has given up 16 touchdowns to running backs in 2013. Mendenhall sees more touches near the goal line, but Ellington possesses big-play ability that makes him dangerous from any spot on the field.

More fantasy football news from SB Nation:

Get live advice daily in the Fantasy War Room

Today's fantasy football player updates

Week 15 fantasy football position rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST

Week 15 fantasy football waiver wire advice: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.