Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 17: Andre Ellington won't get enough chances

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Cardinals pulled off a big upset with their defense, so can they get their ground game going this week? We break down the fantasy implications.

The Arizona Cardinals pulled off one of the biggest upsets against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 16 and it had nothing to do with their quarterback play. Carson Palmer threw four picks, but the solid running game combined with great defense was enough to get it done.

The Cardinals are playing great ball and could actually make the playoffs with a win and a loss by the New Orleans Saints. Of course, the problem is they'll have to beat the San Francisco 49ers and the Saints will have to lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The 49ers are one of the toughest matchups for running backs, so there isn't much to like about starting running back Andre Ellington. It's too bad since Ellington's season numbers have been great with a 5.7 yards-per-carry average and four total TDs. Plus, he has 36 catches good for 10.0 yards per pop.

Fantasy impact: There isn't a whole lot to like with the 49ers playing for a shot to win the division, so they'll be giving the Cardinals their best punch. Ellington is not an option in most formats.

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