QAndre Ellington
RB HOU (7)
1 day ago

Ellington (knee) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

With Alfred Blue (concussion) practicing fully Wednesday, Ellington could have some company in the Texans' backup RB mix behind Lamar Miller in Week 15. Neither Ellington nor Blue represent high-percentage fantasy plays against the 9-4 Jaguars on Sunday, in any case.

QAndre Ellington
RB HOU (7)
4 days ago

Ellington had three carries for six yards and caught one of two targets for additional 16 yards in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

With Alfred Blue (concussion) inactive, Ellington moved up to second on the depth chart, but a banged up offensive line with guys playing out of position were unable to create running room for either Ellington or starter Lamar Miller. With Houston running backs averaging less than three yards per carry (20 carries, 59 yards), the game plan shifted to the pass. Ellington's status for Week 15 against the Jaguars depends on Blue's recovery.

QAndre Ellington
RB HOU (7)
2 weeks ago

Ellington rushed twice for negative four yards while catching five of six targets for 56 yards in Sunday's 24-13 loss to Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

Ellington saw snaps at wide receiver in his Houston debut with Braxton Miller (concussion) and Bruce Ellington (hamstring) exiting early. The running back's value comes primarily from his contributions catching the ball, as Ellington's totaled 353 receiving yards compared to just 49 rushing yards in nine appearances between the Cardinals and Texans this season.

QAndre Ellington
RB HOU (7)
2 weeks ago

Ellington is inactive for Monday night's game against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Ellington's ability as a pass catcher out of the backfield could lead to him working in a complementary role behind Lamar Miller once he's more up to speed with the Houston offense, but Monday night at least, Alfred Blue will continue to back up Miller.

QAndre Ellington
RB HOU (7)
3 weeks ago1 Comment

The Texans claimed Ellington off waivers Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Let go by the Cardinals after he was a healthy inactive for Arizona's loss Sunday to the Texans, Ellington will stick around in Houston to fortify a backfield that lost rookie running back D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) to a season-ending injury in the contest. Though he doesn't fit the power-back profile Foreman filled, Ellington is an adept pass catcher out of the backfield, a skill that should make him a fair complement to lead runner Lamar Miller. Ellington will have to get up to speed with the Texans' backfield before establishing himself as the top backup, but he has a decent chance of seeing meaningful snaps right off the bat with Alfred Blue (hamstring) uncertain to suit up Sunday against the Ravens after the injury prevented him from suiting up in Week 11.

QAndre Ellington
RB HOU (7)
3 weeks ago

The Cardinals released Ellington on Monday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ellington caught 23 passes for 210 yards during a three-game stretch in Weeks 3-5, but his productivity largely was a symptom of shortcomings with the Arizona offense. He faded from relevance shortly after the team traded for Adrian Peterson, ultimately landing on the inactive list for Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Texans. Ellington could get a look elsewhere as a potential passing-down specialist. He showed some promise early in his career, but he's never had much luck staying healthy and seems to have lost much of his explosiveness along the way. D.J. Foster and Kerwynn Williams spelled Peterson on passing downs in Sunday's loss.

QAndre Ellington
RB HOU (7)
4 weeks ago

Ellington (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday in Houston, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Bruce Arians has made Ellington a healthy scratch, allowing Kerwynn Williams, Elijhaa Penny and D.J. Foster to serve as potential change-of-pace options to Adrian Peterson.

QAndre Ellington
RB HOU (7)
1 month ago

Ellington played 43 of 80 offensive snaps during Thursday's 22-16 loss to the Seahawks en route to two carries for four yards and one touchdown and three receptions (on six targets) for 26 yards.

EDGE Analysis

In his return from a one-game absence Week 10, Ellington managed just 14 of the Cardinals' 77 offensive snaps, receiving two touches (both catches) in the process. On Thursday, he actually handled seven more snaps on offense than starting RB Adrian Peterson. Of course, Peterson was a workhorse on the ground with 21 rushes for 29 yards, which will contain Ellington primarily to pass-catching duty. On the season, Ellington is averaging 4.1 catches on 6.3 targets for 37.1 yards per game, but Thursday's TD marked his first of 2017.

QAndre Ellington
RB HOU (7)
1 month ago2 Comments

Ellington played 14 of 77 defensive snaps during Sunday's 20-10 win at San Francisco.

EDGE Analysis

Limited in practice in advance of the game, Ellington's usage wasn't a surprise in the least. Moreover, with Adrian Peterson taking on a ridiculous 37 carries, Ellington was relegated to a change-of-pace option, reeling in two of three passes for 14 yards. The preceding development doesn't bode well for many touches in the future, but Ellington seems to be healthier than he has in weeks following a full walk-through Monday, per Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site. Because current starting quarterback Drew Stanton has averaged 6.3 yards per attempt in his career, Ellington could be the recipient of regular check downs during the second half of the season.

QAndre Ellington
RB HOU (7)
1 month ago

Ellington (quadriceps) is listed as active Sunday at San Francisco, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Held out Week 7 due to a quad injury, Ellington followed up the Cardinals' bye with three limited practices. The activity was enough to clear him for his first action since Week 6, but the presence of Adrian Peterson clouds any potential contribution on the ground. Having said that, Ellington should serve as a safety valve for Drew Stanton in the passing attack in place of Carson Palmer (arm).