Bruce Ellington Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 5'9" / 197 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- August 22, 1991 (27)
- 6th Season
- 2014 / Rd. 4 / Pk. 106 (SF)
- South Carolina
Bruce Ellington News
The Detroit Lions released wide receiver Bruce Ellington, safety Glover Quinn and linebacker Nicholas Grigsby on Friday. Ellington signed with the Lions after they traded Golden Tate to the Eagles and became their slot receiver until he landed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 22. He had 23 catches for 132 yards in four games for Detroit. Ellington's best year came in 2017 with the Texans when he had 29 catches for 330 yards and two touchdowns. Wherever he signs, he'll battle for a roster spot in training camp.
Detroit Lions wide receivers Kenny Golladay (chest) and Bruce Ellington (hamstring) were both limited in practice on Wednesday. Quarterback Matthew Stafford (back) also continues to be limited in practice. Golladay had one of his best games last week with seven catches for 146 yards in a loss. He'll face a stiffer test against Minnesota in Week 16 but remains one of the only players worth using in fantasy as a WR2. Ellington did not play last week and wasn't taking advantage of his targets before his injury, making him hard to trust in fantasy leagues. With Stafford having very few precious playmakers on offense, he's become a low-end QB2 to close out the year.
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (knee) is listed as "Out" for Sunday's game against the Bills, marking his fourth straight game missed. This will elevate LeGarrette Blount, Theo Riddick, and possibly Zach Zenner's status this week. Wide receiver Bruce Ellington (hamstring) is also going to miss the Week 15 road matchup with Buffalo. Ellington was injured in last week's win over the Cardinals and hasn't practiced all week, so it's not surprising he'll miss on Sunday. In his place, expect TJ Jones, Andy Jones, and even Brandon Powell to see more snaps.
Detroit Lions rookie running back Kerryon Johnson (knee) and wide receiver Bruce Ellington (hamstring) both remained sidelined at practice on Thursday for the second straight day. Johnson looks likely to miss his fourth straight game, and Ellington looks unlikely for Week 15 against the Bills as well. LeGarrette Blount and Zach Zenner could split the rushing duties, making them both unattractive flex plays. If Ellington is inactive on Sunday, TJ Jones, Brandon Powell and Andy Jones will fight for snaps behind Kenny Golladay.
Detroit Lions rookie running back Kerryon Johnson (knee) and wide receiver Bruce Ellington (hamstring) both missed practice on Wednesday. Both players seem destined to miss Week 15 against the Bills. Johnson has now missed the last three games and could sit out the rest of the year with nothing left to play for. LeGarrette Blountand Zach Zenner could split the work on early downs if Johnson misses another game, making them both shaky RB3/flex considerations in deeper leagues. Ellington hasn't done anything with his increased targets in recent weeks and isn't much of a fantasy option even if he plays. It's really hard to trust anyone in this depleted offense the rest of the way.
Bruce Ellington Stats
The following is a breakdown of Bruce Ellington stats. This page is updated weekly throughout the NFL season showcasing the WR. Our situational tables show Bruce Ellington stats in a number of variations which include different time periods and game situations.