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WR Andre Ellington moving back to RB

Fantasy Football, NFL News
June 7, 2017

Arians wants Ellington to be tougher runner

Arians: Andre Ellington is back to being a RB. challenge for him is running tougher, not going down as easy. (Kent Somers on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Ellington was declared a wide receiver earlier this off-season but that experiment didn’t last long. The Cardinals don’t currently have a true backup behind David Johnson although reports suggest the team is still in touch with Chris Johnson. Even so, Ellington’s fantasy value remains minimal at this point.

Cardinals add QB Blaine Gabbert

Fantasy Football, NFL News
May 10, 2017

Carson Palmer has new backup

In case of emergency, Blaine Gabbert.

That’s who the Cardinals will be able to turn to — if something unfortunate happens to Carson Palmer — after they sign the quarterback to a one-year deal, which they intend to do on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation. (NFL.com)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Drew Stanton is still in Arizona but will have competition as Carson Palmer’s backup. Gabbert threw 5 TDs and 6 INTs in six games last season for San Francisco with a 57 competition percentage.

Vikings add WR Michael Floyd

Fantasy Football, NFL News
May 10, 2017

One-year deal, $1.5 million

Receiver Michael Floyd has signed with the Vikings, an NFL source confirmed.

The deal is a one-year contract worth $1.5 million with as much as $6 million in incentives. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Floyd was waived by the Cardinals late last season for driving under the influence, picked up by the Patriots then became a free agent this off-season. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen sit atop the Vikings depth chart, which gives Floyd an opportunity to battle for playing time with Laquon Treadwell and Jarius Wright.