Week 6 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Andre Ellington only had one carry last week, but he caught 9 passes for 65 yards and tied for the team lead with 10 targets on the day. Ellington should remain the primary pass-catching option out of the backfield, but with the Cardinals acquiring Adrian Peterson in a trade this week, it’s unlikely he’ll get two-down work, limiting his overall upside.
This week, we have Ellington as a low-end RB3 option, at best, in a matchup with the Bucs, who have been much better against the run than the pass. The Bucs did allow 9 catches to Patriots RBs last week, though, which means Ellington has some deep sleeper value in PPR formats.