Cardinals' Andre Ellington: Bound for third-down role Sunday

Ellington is slated to see most of his usage on third downs in the Cardinals' Week 2 matchup with the Colts on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

With star back David Johnson (wrist) landing on injured reserve earlier this week and not expected back until December, Kerwynn Williams will get the first crack at serving as the team's lead back. However, since Ellington profiles as the Cardinals' top healthy pass catcher out of the backfield, Williams won't be in store for a Johnson-like workload, and the newly signed Chris Johnson could also see snaps in shorter-yardage situations. Williams is still on track to see most of the touches at running back, but Ellington could carry intrigue in deeper PPR formats while David Johnson is sidelined.

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