Ellington carried the ball seven times for 56 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 36 yards during the Cardinals loss to the 49ers on Sunday. It was his first rushing touchdown of the season and he continues to see his value increase in both fantasy and reality.
Ellington has steadily been pushing his way into a more prominent role on offense and is now beginning to poach carries from starting running back Rashard Menedenhall. He opened the season as the complementary and third down back but has played well enough to start pushing for the starting job.
Ellington's greatest strength as a running back has been his pass-catching ability. He's got tremendous speed and can give defenses fits once he starts running out in the open. But he's also now shown the ability to power it between the tackles and has gradually become a more complete player. It could be just a matter of just a game or two before he'll be handed the primary job and starts seeing the majority of touches out of the backfield.
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