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Andre Ellington produces more with less carries; fantasy owners await another breakout game

Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington rushed 11 times for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Week 14 win over the St. Louis Rams. We bring you the fantasy implications here.

Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellilngton rushes against the St. Louis Rams
Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellilngton rushes against the St. Louis Rams
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Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington rushed for 46 yards on 11 carries and found the end zone in the Week 14 win over the St. Louis Rams. Meanwhile, he split touches with Rashard Mendenhall who toted the rock 17 times for 41 yards and also scored a touchdown. Despite the talent, Ellington sits squarely behind Mendenhall in the pecking order. He did catch two passes for 17 yards. On the year, Ellington is averaging 5.8 yards per carry while Mendenhall is averaging 3.1 yards per carry.

Fantasy impact: Ellington is a great talent but he isn't being used in a fashion commensurate with it. Still, there is the every present threat he will get going and put up another fantastic game. Fantasy owners by now are used to monitoring the touches which have settled into what you saw in Week 14. Good news, however, since the Cardinals will travel to Tennessee to face the Titans in Week 15. They are giving up the second most fantasy points to running backs.

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