Ellington (quadriceps) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Rams in London, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. With the Cardinals' bye on tap in Week 8, Ellington will be handed three whole weeks to recover from his bout with an injured quad. None of the team's other running backs are accomplished pass catchers, meaning Adrian Peterson should only leave the field in order to get the occasional breather from Kerwynn Williams and Elijhaa Penny.
Ellington (quadriceps) isn't expected to play Sunday against the Rams in London, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Ellington didn't practice all week, but is listed as questionable on the official injury report. The Cardinals' addition of Adrian Peterson prevented Ellington from picking up any carries in the Week 6 win over the Buccaneers, but Ellington is still regarded as the team's top pass-catching back. When Peterson leaves the field on passing downs Sunday, Kerwynn Williams or Elijhaa Penny could be called upon for additional reps out of the backfield.
Ellington (quadriceps) didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams in London, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports. Ellington was held out of practice all week, but Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Friday that he thinks the veteran will be able to play. While he didn't get any touches in Adrian Peterson's team debut in Week 6 against the Buccaneers, Ellington could reemerge as a PPR factor if Arizona struggles to run the ball or is forced into catch-up mode Sunday. Given that the quad injury is also a factor, Ellington belongs on the bench or waiver wire in most leagues.
Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Friday that he thinks Ellington (quadriceps) will be able to play Sunday against the Rams, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports. Despite the show of confidence, Ellington wasn't spotted at Friday's practice, so there's still some reason to believe that he'll be a game-time decision. On top of that, the recent addition of Adrian Peterson to Arizona's backfield has made Ellington mostly suitable for just PPR formats. Sunday's game is taking place in London, but unlike previous London matchups this season, opening kickoff will align with the rest of the early-game slate at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Ellington (quadriceps) was held out of Thursday's practice, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports. Ellington had been limited in the Cardinals' first practice of the week Wednesday, so his downgrade to not participating Thursday isn't the most reassuring sign that he'll be healthy enough to suit up Sunday against the Rams. His health notwithstanding, Ellington's fantasy value has seemed to plateau with the newly acquired Adrian Peterson having taken over as the Cardinals' top ball carrier, effectively closing any window Ellington had for seeing involvement in the ground game while David Johnson (wrist) remains on injured reserve. Ellington, who has registered nine catches in each of the Cardinals' past two contests, will still retain relevancy in PPR settings, however.
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|7||10/22||@Los Angeles Rams||32||24.67|
|9||11/05||@San Francisco 49ers||31||21.67|
|13||12/03||Los Angeles Rams||32||24.67|
|16||12/24||New York Giants||18||18.00|
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