It is finally August which means it is time to take a look at the average draft positions of key fantasy players.
Analysis: Andre Ellington is the most interesting back this season. Jonathan Cooper will finally make his pro debut. The left guard was the seventh overall pick from the 2013 NFL draft and he will help Ellington out immediately. It also helps that Arizona added Ted Ginn as their third wide out. Even though he never puts up great numbers he always stretches the field which is something the Arizona ground game is in desperate need of.
Ellington ran for 652 yards last year on 5.5 yards per carry. Among backs with at least 100 carries Ellington ranked 1st in yard per carry last year. Ellington also racked up 39 receptions last season. His ADP is between 32-49. He is the 15th to 20th running back being taken off the board. I don’t think taking thirty-one year old Frank Gore ahead of him makes sense. Reggie Bush is going right around where Ellington is in fantasy drafts. Keep in mind that Bush has 13 fumbles over the last three seasons including 5 last year(4 lost). Turnovers have been huge for Detroit… does Bush have a short leash this season? Reggie Bush simply does not possess the upside of Ellington, but…. is the risk worth the reward?