Editor's Update: Ellington has been deactivated with a knee injury suffered in practice. BENCH HIM.
The Arizona Cardinals are starting to click on offense. They've scored at least 27 points in four consecutive games and put up a 40-burger against the Indianapolis Colts last week. They won all four of those games and are playing some of the best ball in the NFL.
Carson Palmer is doing a nice job at quarterback, but the Cardinals have also built a solid ground game. That has been primarily due to Andre Ellington. The rookie back is averaging 6.0 yards per carry on the season and has topped 50 yards in three of his last four games, including a 150-yard explosion against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9.
Ellington can make plays, unlike his teammate Rashard Mendenhall. Although, Mendenhall has been effective lately, posting 54 rushing yards, 24 receiving yards and a score last week. He has also scored in three of his last four games.
The matchup is too good for Ellington. The Philadelphia Eagles give up a lot of points and their fast tempo helps teams get more possessions against them. He should be viewed as a high-ceiling RB2.