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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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Recent Stats and Projections

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11 vs CAR 33 0 0 0 9 6 52 0 0 5.2
12 vs CHI 54 1 2 0 7 6 28 0 0 3
13 vs LAR 38 0 0 0 10 7 35 0 0 3.5
14 at ARI 27 0 0 0 4 4 17 0 0 0.7
15 at BUF PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 5 * * * *
15 at BUF PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 6 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

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.

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Latest News

Lions | Bruce Ellington injures his hamstring (Sun Dec 9, 10:56 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring) left the Week 14 game against the Arizona Cardinals, finishing his day with four catches and just 17 yards.

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Lions | Bruce Ellington will be in uniform (Sun Dec 9, 03:21 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Bruce Ellington (back) is officially active for the Week 14 game.

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Lions | Bruce Ellington questionable (Fri Dec 7, 07:01 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Bruce Ellington (back) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is listed as questionable for Week 14.

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Lions | Week 14 injury report for Detroit (Fri Dec 7, 03:48 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals. LB Trevor Bates (ankle) was limited in practice for a second straight day Friday, Dec. 7, but has also been ruled out. FB Nick Bellore (ankle), WR Bruce Ellington (back), DE Kerry Hyder Jr. (illness), LB Devon Kennard (hip), WR Brandon Powell (calf), TE Michael Roberts (shoulder), CB Darius Slay (ankle) and QB Matthew Stafford (back) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. DE Ziggy Ansah (neck) and WR Kenny Golladay (quad) returned to a full practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

Our View: It sounds like Ellington and Stafford will play, but this is an afternoon start, so if you are counting on them in deep leagues, make sure to have a late/night game hedge on the roster. We should get news on Stafford Sunday morning before the early games kick off.
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Lions | Kenny Golladay, Bruce Ellington limited (Thu Dec 6, 04:20 PM) - Detroit Lions WRs Kenny Golladay (quadriceps) and Bruce Ellington (back) remained limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

Our View: Both look on track to play, but if they don't get a full practice in tomorrow and draw a questionable tag, that could be a problem for lineup setting with an afternoon start at Arizona. We'll be watching this closely.
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Schedule

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