SMITTY: While this situation is still very cloudy, as Stepfan Taylor could remain the starter on paper, all the momentum is with the super-talented Kerwynn Williams. If you watched the press conference after the game, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians talked up Williams in a major way, going as far as to say the following: “Just in case you don’t know who is Kerwynn Williams, he’s number 33.” He then added, “We’ve already given him a game ball. I knew Kerwynn was going to play well, that’s why we made the move. He has been the only guy on our practice field that made our players go wow. Making people miss.” Again, I can’t stress enough that this situation is cloudy, and Marion Grice is still in the mix for touches moving forward, but Williams is the definition of “upside”, which a lot of times comes along with risk (especially when you’re talking about playing someone like this in Weeks 15-17). Grab this guy in dynasty, no question, and consider him a sneaky RB3/flex option heading into Week 15. Looking for Week 15 Power Rankings?
SMITTY: His back is clearly bothering him, and his return date is unknown. Matt Asiata becomes a decent start in Week 14, and if you need a RB off waivers to replace McKinnon, look at Stepfan Taylor, who starts this week in place of the injured Andre Ellington. Looking for Week 14 Power Rankings?
SMITTY: We should see a mix of Stepfan Taylor and Marion Grice in this game against KC. Taylor is a decent emergency plug-and-play, though, so grab him if in need at the RB position. The timetable for return for Andre Ellington is unknown. Looking for Week 14 Power Rankings?
SMITTY: This is the last thing Andre Ellington owners needed, as the guy was already playing relatively-well considering the foot injury. Word has it that he claims to be ok, but it’s not crazy to think he misses a game or so. Stay tuned on this one. If he sits, the Cards would use a RBBC using Marion Grice, Michael Bush and Stepfan Taylor.
SMITTY: The values of both Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald are directly tied to whether or not Carson Palmer can go, and as of now, Palmer is not looking like a strong bet to play Week 3. While anything can happen on any game day, both receivers almost lose an entire tier of value without their gunslinger under center. As for Ellington, he is expected to play as of now, but of course keep checking back with us on this one, and of course sign up for Smart Alerts so that you can get real-time updates. If good to go, and he’d need to suffer a setback not to go, Ellington should see a heavy workload with Jonathan Dwyer deactivated. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?
SMITTY: This is head-scratching if this just happened. Andre Ellington has a stronger shot at goal line touches with Dwyer potentially looking at a suspension, but when or if he does face a suspension is clearly up in the air at this moment. Stepfan Taylor could get some more run now as well. Stay tuned. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?
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