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Andre Ellington has turf toe, fantasy status unclear for Week 13

The Cardinals find themselves thinner at running back than usual. We break down the fantasy implications.

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Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington has turf toe, according to Darren Urban of azcardinals.com.

The specifics of Ellington's injury, suffered on Sunday, had not been revealed until Urban's report. It is unclear how long Ellington will be out, but turf toe has been known to sideline players for varying lengths of time, including Matt Ryan, Charles Woodson and Darren McFadden. With Chris Johnson dealing with a knee injury, David Johnson could be thrust into an expanded role once again.

Fantasy impact: David Johnson will easily be one of Week 13's hottest waiver wire options since he will be in line for a big workload amid the NFL's top-ranked offense. This is dependent on whether Ellington and Chris Johnson are available, but early indications are that the top two backs in the Cardinals system are in danger of missing time.

Fantasy owners will have to monitor injury reports throughout the week, but for now, David Johnson should be added in leagues of all formats.