Bruce Ellington Injury Updates

The Patriots have signed WR Bruce Ellington to a 1-year deal. The 27-year-old has battled injuries throughout his career and is averaging just 9.7 yards per catch. He did haul in 23 balls over a 4-game stretch in Detroit late last season -- but he averaged 5.7 yards per catch before hurting his hamstring. There's opportunity in New England as the current depth chart stands, but Ellington remains a long shot for 2019 fantasy value.

Lions WR Bruce Ellington was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a hamstring injury. He caught all 4 of his targets but for just 17 yards before exiting. We'll look for an update on the severity of his injury.

Texans WR Bruce Ellington has been placed on IR with a hamstring injury suffered in last week's loss to the Giants. He had been serving as Houston's #3 WR. That job should go to rookie Keke Coutee as soon as he gets over his own hamstring injury. WRs DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller will continue to dominate Texans targets.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) is "unlikely" to play against the Patriots today. "He wants to test it pregame first before making final decision," Schefter adds. We'll find out Fuller's official status by noon ET, but he's at risk of being limited and/or aggravating that hamstring injury if he plays. Fuller should be on fantasy benches for Week 1. His absence leaves Bruce Ellington as Houston's #2 WR. TE Ryan Griffin could also see a few extra looks, but WR DeAndre Hopkins will be the target hog.

Texans WR Bruce Ellington injured his hamstring in the 1st half of Sunday's game vs. the Titans and is questionable to return. His absence leaves Braxton Miller as Houston's #2 WR.

The 49ers have placed WR Bruce Ellington on IR with the hamstring injury he suffered in the 3rd preseason game. Ellington built sleeper buzz all offseason as San Francisco's projected slot receiver. Now he'll miss his entire 3rd NFL season after a pair of disappointing campaigns to open his career. The 49ers' WR corps, meanwhile, gets even weaker. Torrey Smith and Quinton Patton are expected to start on the outside. Newly-acquired Jeremy Kerley might be the favorite for slot duties. The biggest winner, though, might be TE Vance McDonald. He and Smith are the only 49ers pass-catchers worth drafting.

49ers WR Bruce Ellington suffered a hamstring injury in Friday night's preseason game. HC Chip Kelly didn't have an update on the severity afterwards. We'll see when Ellington is able to get back on the practice field. He's set to play a significant role this year as San Francisco's slot receiver but needs to stay healthy. He missed time earlier this month with an ankle issue.

Per beat writer Matt Barrows, 49ers WR Bruce Ellington was one of the standouts from spring practices. Ellington struggled with injuries over his first 2 seasons. But Barrows believes the 5’9 WR is positioned to be the “break-out player” on this offense. Ellington’s reportedly built chemistry with likely Week 1 starter Blaine Gabbert, whose conservative approach matches the WR’s short-range game. And there’s certainly a need for someone to step up behind Torrey Smith. The winner of the #2 job will at least carry some deep league appeal.

49ers HC Jim Harbaugh says WR Michael Crabtree will miss “a week or two” with an undisclosed injury. At this time, all Harbaugh conceded was that the injury isn’t to Crabtree’s Achilles or foot. That sounds like a small victory, as Crab missed 11 games with an Achilles injury in 2013. We’re not bumping him down our WR rankings, but we’ll keep a close eye on his play upon returning. Youngsters Bruce Ellington and Quinton Patton should benefit from the extra snaps with Crabtree sidelined.

 
 
 

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