Fantasy Football: The Top 10 Sleepers You Should Target In 2014

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Nov 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) against the Indianapolis Colts at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

RB. Arizona Cardinals. Andre Ellington. 2. player. 32.

Heading into year two, Andre Ellington has already been named the starter down in the dessert and has the potential to be a good, if not great, running back in the NFL.

In a pass-happy offense run by Bruce Arians, Ellington could also be a key contributor our of the backfield with receptions. He caught 39 passes in 2013, averaging 9.5 yards per catch. Arians claims that he could touch the ball up to 35 times per game though it’s expected to be around 20 tops. The Cardinals are better off keeping him fresh, much like the Chiefs did with Jamaal Charles in 2010.

Arians has already declared Ellington as the starter and you can understand why. Much like his Clemson counterpart, C.J. Spiller, Ellington posseses burner speed and big play ability. On 118 carries, Ellington averaged 5.5 yards per rush and his longest rushing touchdown was 80 yards.

Ellington could be a legit number one running back option that you’re able to get in the fourth or fifth round but he shouldn’t be your first option at the position. Still, if he’s on your roster as 2nd running back or a flex player, you’re in really good shape.