Cardinals head coach reaffirms RB Rashard Mendenhall's starter status
What are you looking for?
Latest NFL News and Rumors...

The Raiders have already said publicly that quarterback Terrelle Pryor ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Chris Johnson admitted before last season he "didn't like" that the Titans signed Shonn Greene and said, ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Robert Griffin III may have been "All In for Week 1" last year, but it's clear that he wasn't his usual self. Hi... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
A couple of hours following a report that wide receiv... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Montee Ball's rookie season got off to a rough start with a nasty case of fumblitis that limited his playing time for the ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
One visit was all Chris Johnson needed to find his next NFL team. Johnson reached an agreement Wednesday with the New York... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Tuesday that he envisions his to... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Brandon Lloyd's career looked like it was over after he spent all of last season without a roster spot anywhere. Now his c... [read more] [All News & Rumors]

Cardinals head coach reaffirms RB Rashard Mendenhall's starter status

Once again, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians continues to tell the media running back Rashard Mendenhall @R_Mendenhall is the team's No. 1 back and RB Andre Ellington is not. In describing Ellington's 13 touches, Arians said "I think it's right where it needs to be. He had plenty again today." When asked about Mendenhall's lead role, Arians said, "Oh yeah. There's no doubt."

Fantasy Analysis:

So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. I'm not sure if it's loyalty from their Pittsburgh days, but Arians is all-in with Mendenhall despite him averaging just 3.1 yards per carry and only playing in 26 of Arizona's 66 offensive snaps. Ellington has proven to be more explosive, a better pass-catcher and good enough in pass protection to hold his own. The future is very clearly will be lead by Ellington. Unfortunately, that time has yet to come.


0 Comments | Add Yours

There are no comments on this article yet.

You must login in order to comment:

If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free

Warning: You don't have cookies enabled in your internet broswer. Without cookies, you will not be able to login. Some web browsers allow cookies to be managed on a per-site basis.

News Archive
NFL News Feed: XML Feed
Subscribe to FFToolbox NFL News and Rumors by Email
Matt De Lima -
Follow on Twitter
White Plains, MD
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2010
Matt is a football field. He is a published sportswriter who contributes here at, and many other sports sites. His concise and straightforward fantasy expertise has been featured here since 2010. Follow him on Twitter (@mattkdelima) to talk sports and engage in some personalized fantasy discussion.
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties