Bruce Ellington
Bruce Ellington
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New England Patriots
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Ellington was a waiver-wire pickup during training camp last year and emerged with a bigger-than-anticipated role when Will Fuller opened the season on IR with a shoulder injury. Ellington overtook Braxton Miller on the depth chart and caught a career-high 29 passes. He tied for second on the team in receptions and red-zone targets, behind only DeAndre Hopkins, even while missing the final four games with a hamstring injury. Ellington showed some chemistry during his seven-game run with quarterback Deshaun Watson and averaged 54 snaps per game (74.2 percent) over his 12 games. Although he's not a prototypical slot receiver, he enters training camp as the Texans' third wideout, with his main competition coming from Miller and rookie Keke Coutee. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $895,000 contract with the Patriots in March of 2019.
Small guarantee in new contract
WRNew England Patriots
March 20, 2019
Ellington's one-year, $895,000 deal with the Patriots includes $25,000 guaranteed, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Once the Patriots were outbid for slot man Adam Humphries, they turned to lower-cost fliers on Ellington and Maurice Harris ($90,000 guaranteed). Ellington hauled in 31 passes for 224 yards and a score in seven games in 2018, suiting up in four contests with the Lions and three with the Texans. If Ellington can stay healthy, he can push for a slot role behind Julian Edelman, as well as potentially help out in the return game. Given the terms of his new deal, Ellington isn't a lock to make the Patriots' season-opening roster, but his experience playing under a pair of coaches with previous ties to New England in Bill O'Brien (Houston) and Matt Patricia (Detroit) should give the 27-year-old a bit of a leg up in terms of familiarity with his new team's system.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Bruce Ellington's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
13.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.63
 
% Team Air Yards
2.6%
 
% Team Targets
5.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
76.7%
 
Drop Rate
6.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.6
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Rams pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
79.9
 
Cornerbacks
86.5
 
Safeties
68.6
 
Linebackers
76.6
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Bruce Ellington's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
200 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.45 sec
 
Shuttle Time
3.95 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.69 sec
 
Vertical Jump
39.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
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2014
Injuries have limited Ellington early in his career, and 2016 was no different when he missed the entire season with a hamstring injury. With a new general manager and head coach in town, the team has already acquired alternative options for the slot (Marquis Goodwin, Aldrick Robinson and Trent Taylor), leaving the 2014 fourth-round draft pick in danger of losing his spot on the team in training camp, assuming he shows up in good health.
Ellington hasn't done much in his first two seasons with San Francisco, amassing just 215 receiving yards and three total touchdowns in that span. With the club seemingly having moved on from veteran Anquan Boldin, Ellington had a legitimate chance to be the 49ers' slot receiver in 2016 due to his size (5-foot-9) and quickness, but was placed on IR in August.
The 49ers drafted the speedy Ellington in 2014 with hopes of injecting some energy into their slow receiving corps. He didn't make a huge impact in his rookie season, but showed flashes with 90 total yards and three touchdowns on just 12 touches, adding contributions in the return game. With veterans Michael Crabtree, Stevie Johnson, and Brandon Lloyd gone, touches remain up for grabs among the group of receivers behind Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin. Ellington will have to beat out Quinton Patton and the newly-acquired Jerome Simpson in training camp to have relevance in San Francisco's new-look offense, but he could be a sneaky he could be a sneaky PPR option if he does win the slot receiver position, as Colin Kaepernick could look to get the speedy wideout the rock in space.
Ellington was a luxury pick for a 49ers team that didn't have many needs, but the undersized speedster adds a dimension to the receiving corps than players like Anquan Boldin and Stevie Johnson don't possess. He could develop into a dangerous weapon out of the slot, but don't expect much impact from him as a rookie.
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Getting chance in New England
WRNew England Patriots
Hamstring
March 14, 2019
Ellington (hamstring) is signing a one-year deal with the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Cut by Lions
WRFree Agent
Hamstring
February 15, 2019
Ellington (hamstring) was released by the Lions on Friday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Scheduled for free agency
WRDetroit Lions
Hamstring
January 29, 2019
Ellington (hamstring) can become an unrestricted free agent in March, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Lands on injured reserve
WRDetroit Lions
Hamstring
December 22, 2018
Ellington (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
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Sidelined for second straight week
WRDetroit Lions
Hamstring
December 21, 2018
Ellington (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
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