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

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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.

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