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WR Bruce Ellington - Detroit Lions

5-9, 197Born: 8-22-1991College: South CarolinaDrafted: Round 4, pick 2014

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General News (Fri Feb 1): said he hopes to remain with the team in 2019.

Week 21: bye week

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Bruce Ellington's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 14 vs ARI (4 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)

Bruce Ellington continued to see a volume role in Detroit's passing game against Arizona. Ellington was a favorite of Matthew Stafford on third down early in the game including a conversion, but his targets are all close to the line of scrimmage. Like the rest of the offense, Ellington had no down the field threat. Ellington will look to improve next week against Buffalo.

2018 Week 13 vs LAR (10 / 7 / 35 / 0 rec)

Bruce Ellington continued his emergence as Detroit's primary slot receiver on Sunday. He led the team in targets, but their value was capped by a short depth of target. Ellington was targeted on screens frequently and used to convert multiple third downs out of the slot. While Ellington led the team in targets, he did not see any vertical opportunities in the game. With Marvin Jones out for the season, Ellington should continue to see a significant portion of Detroit's passing game targets.

2018 Week 12 vs CHI (7 / 6 / 28 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

Bruce Ellington was featured in the short passing game against Chicago on Thanksgiving Day. He benefitted from increased volume with Marvin Jones and Kerryon Johnson both missing the game with injury. Ellington ran most of his routes within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage, including crossing routes, slants and screens. Ellington appeared to be open on a deep over route late in the fourth quarter for what would have been a touchdown, but Stafford threw the ball underneath to Kenny Golladay. Ellington's yardage output is limited by his short depth of target, but he would likely continue to see target volume if Jones or Johnson continue to miss time.

2018 Week 11 vs CAR (9 / 6 / 52 / 0 rec)

Bruce Ellington played well from the slot in his first game with Detroit. Ellington benefitted from the absence of Marvin Jones and finished with 9 targets, the second most on the team. Ellington worked the underneath and short area of the field out of the slot and managed to draw a pass interference penalty on his only deep target. Ellington did beak some tackles after the catch but was limited to only 8.7 yards per catch. He also had a drop on a whip route in the flat. Ellington will face Chicago on Thanksgiving.

2018 Week 2 vs TEN (3 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)

The Texans primary slot wide receiver and the only issue is if he can get a chance to make plays. Ellington had receptions for 5, 17 and 23. When he had the bigger gains, he was able to get the ball in the middle of the field, make a defender miss and eat up yards in a hurry. With so many targets going to Fuller and Hopkins, Ellington has been an after thought in the offense.

2018 Week 1 vs NE (8 / 4 / 37 / 1 rec)

With so many injuries all ready to the wide receiver group, Bruce Ellington was the second most experience player at the position. Ellington was moved around and was used primarily as the slot until Hopkins was moved there. Ellington dropped two passes on catchable passes and going back to the preseason the past three games he has dropped 5 passes in that stretch. Ellington did have a 5 yard touchdown reception on a designed play for him to get into the opening of the defense. Ellington also showed some catch and run ability but his drop issue is a slight concern.


Latest News

Patriots | Bruce Ellington headed to New England (Fri Mar 15, 02:21 AM) - Free-agent WR Bruce Ellington (Lions) signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots on Thursday, March 14. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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Patriots | Two WRs visiting Pats (Thu Mar 14, 09:52 AM) - Free-agent WRs Bruce Ellington (Lions) and Maurice Harris (Redskins) are visiting the New England Patriots Thursday, March 14.

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