Ellerbe made five tackles (four solo), including a sack, in Sunday's win against the Rams.
The oft-injured Ellerbe dealt with a quad injury throughout the first half of the season and didn't make his debut until Week 8. Even since his return, however, his playing time had been somewhat limited. But against the Rams, the Saints finally used Ellerbe is more of a full-time role, as he played 91 percent of the defensive snaps, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. With 21 tackles (13 solo), three sacks, five quarterback hits, and one pass defensed in just four games, Ellerbe is rounding into form at just the right time for fantasy owners. If the athletic linebacker is floating on waiver wires, he makes for a sneaky add in many IDP leagues.
Ellerbe made his season debut in Week 8, but was unable to give it a go in Week 9 after suffering a setback during practice. Returning to the lineup against Denver in Week 10, Ellerbe was a solid contributor, and the sack was actually his first since November 2013. With James Laurinaitis sidelined for the season, Ellerbe could be a sneaky late-season pickup in IDP leagues, as he should see ample playing time the rest of the season, if he can stay healthy.
Ellerbe (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Ellerbe's quad injury kept him sidelined during last Sunday's win over the 49ers, but after returning to practice this week, the linebacker has been cleared to take the field in Week 10. It will mark just his second appearance of the season, as the quad injury had previously kept him sidelined for the Saints' first six games.
Ellerbe (quadriceps) is questionable to play Sunday against the Broncos, NOLA.com reports.
Ellerbe, who has only played in one game this season, participated in every practice this week and appears to face favorable odds of suiting up.
Ellerbe (quadriceps) will not play Sunday against the 49ers.
It appears Ellerbe experienced a setback in his return from his lingering quadriceps injury last week against the Seahawks. He missed every practice this week and doesn't yet have a timeline to return.
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