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Greg Ellingson

Wide Receiver  Ottawa Redblacks

STATUS:  Out   INJURY TYPE:  Undisclosed   EST. RETURN  11/27/2017
Height:   6' 3''   Weight:   197

November 12, 2017    Greg Ellingson News

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Ellingson managed four catches for 52 yards in Sunday's 31-20 Eastern Semi-Final loss to the Roughriders.

Ellingson played a distinct second fiddle to Juron Criner and Diontae Spencer on the afternoon, with his reception total checking in a distant third behind that duo. While the 28-year-old's season didn't exactly end on a spectacular note, he will head into the offseason having posted career bests in receptions (96), receiving yards (1,459) and touchdowns (12) in 2017. On the heels of three straight 1,000-yard campaigns, Ellingson figures to once again play a prominent role in the Redblacks' offense in 2018.

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October 28, 2017

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Ellingson snared six receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 41-36 win over the Tiger-Cats.

Ellingson got into the end zone for the fourth straight contest when he brought in a 12-yard score in the third quarter. The 28-year-old has seen some ebbs and flows in his production this season, but he wrapped up the 2017 campaign with career bests in receptions (96), receiving yards (1,459) and touchdowns (12). Given his sizable role in the offense, Ellingson should be an integral part of the Redblacks' postseason air attack.

October 14, 2017

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Ellingson caught two passes for 13 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 33-32 win over the Roughriders.

Quiet for most of the evening, Ellingson came up big when it counted, snagging a TD pass right at the boundary line inside the last three minutes of the game to set up Ottawa's come-from-behind win. The 28-year-old leads the CFL with 11 receiving TDs, tying him with BC's Jeremiah Johnson (eight rushing, three receiving) for the league scoring lead among non-kickers.

October 8, 2017

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Ellingson caught seven passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 30-25 win over the Lions.

It took Ellingson a couple of quarters to get back on the same page with Trevor Harris after the QB missed a month with a shoulder injury, but the duo dominated the second half as the Redblacks scored 24 unanswered points to secure the win. The 28-year-old receiver now has new career highs in catches (88), yards (1,381) and TDs (10), and he should be poised for a big finish to the year as Ottawa attempts to catch Toronto for the East Division title.

September 29, 2017

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Ellingson posted three receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 18-17 loss to the Roughriders.

Ellingson posted an 18-yard score in the second quarter, his first touchdown since Week 11. The 29-year-old wideout's yardage totals have been relatively modest since a 155-yard breakout in Week 10, but he's logged at least three catches in five consecutive contests. He could be due for a boost in production if Trevor Harris (shoulder) is able to return to the starting lineup in Week 16.

September 22, 2017

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Ellingson notched six receptions for 63 yards in Friday's 29-9 loss to the Blue Bombers.

The sure-handed Ellingson proved to be spot starter Ryan Lindley's most trusted target of the night, posting his best single-game reception total since Week 9 against the Tiger-Cats. The 28-year-old wideout hasn't crossed the goal line since Week 11, but he sports one of the safer fantasy floors as far as CFL receivers are concerned. Ellingson hasn't been below 40 yards receiving in any contest and needs just 75 versus the Roughriders in Week 15 to eclipse the career-best 1,260 he tallied last season.

September 17, 2017

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Ellingson totaled five receptions for 43 yards in Sunday's 29-11 win over the Alouettes.

Ellingson saw William Powell take on the majority of the heavy lifting Sunday and totaled under 50 yards receiving for the third time in the last four contests. The 29-year-old carries plenty of upside -- as evidenced his four 100-yard receiving efforts this season -- but he also sees occasional downturns in production. His upside may be capped once again in Week 14 against the Bombers if the Redblacks find themselves down to Ryan Lindley at quarterback.

August 31, 2017

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Ellingson hauled in four receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 32-4 win over the Als.

Ellingson surpassed 1,000 yards on the season during the contest while also bringing in a 42-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter. The 28-year-old FIU product has crossed the goal line in six out of the last seven games while also averaging over 20 yards per catch in each of the last two weeks. Ellingson continues to be Trevor Harris' top target on most weeks and will look to torture a Ti-Cats secondary that he posted 10 catches for 155 yards and a touchdown against just two weeks ago when he faces them again in Week 12.

August 18, 2017

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Ellingson notched 10 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 37-18 win over the Ti-Cats.

Ellingson hauled in a 35-yard touchdown in the third quarter to extend the Redblacks' lead to 24-10 at the time. The FIU product continues to show a penchant for getting into the end zone, now having scored a touchdown in five straight contests. However, his 10-catch effort was a rebound from his previous three games, when Ellingson had notched no more than five receptions or 59 yards. Factoring in Friday's production, Ellingson is now just 96 yards short of his third consecutive 1,000-yard campaign. He'll look to eclipse the benchmark in Week 10 against the Lions.

August 10, 2017

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Ellingson caught four passes for 47 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 27-20 loss to Edmonton.

While the 28-year-old hasn't topped 59 receiving yards in the last three games, Ellingson's gotten into the end zone in four straight and five of the last six contests and still leads the CFL in yards (749) and touchdowns (five).

August 4, 2017

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Ellingson caught five passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 33-30 loss to the Blue Bombers.

His 20-yard TD grab with less than six minutes left in the fourth quarter gave Ottawa a 30-23 lead, but the defense couldn't keep Winnipeg from marching back. Ellingson has now scored in three straight games and four of the last five, and he should remain an elite fantasy option in the East Division's most dangerous passing game.

July 24, 2017

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Ellingson totaled 59 yards and scored a touchdown on three receptions in Monday's 27-24 loss to the Argos.

After a 149-yard outburst versus the Als last Wednesday, Ellingson couldn't quite replicate the same caliber of performance Monday against a stingy Argos secondary. However, the emerging receiver did manage to cross the goal line for the third time in the last four games, bringing in a game-tying 31-yard score from Trevor Harris in the fourth quarter. Ellingson has stepped up as the clear-cut big-play option on the Redblacks' receiving corps with the offseason departures of Ernest Jackson and Chris Williams, making him an appealing fantasy asset each week. He'll look to keep racking up the numbers against the Blue Bombers in Week 7 following a Week 6 bye.

July 19, 2017

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Ellingson caught six passes for 149 yards and a touchdown in Wednesday's 24-19 win over the Alouettes.

His 80-yard TD catch in the second quarter helped lead Ottawa to their first win of the season. Ellingson has topped the century mark in receiving in three of five games so far in 2017, and his 584 yards on the year now leads the CFL.

July 14, 2017

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Ellingson totaled 66 yards on five receptions in Friday's 23-21 loss to the Eskimos.

The veteran receiver narrowly missed notching his second touchdown of the season when, upon review, he came up just short of the goal line on a 34-yard reception in the second quarter. It was still a solid outing for Ellingson, who has posted no less than Friday's five receptions and 66 yards in any game this season. He's arguably quarterback Trevor Harris' top target at the moment, and given the Redblacks' prolific air attack, that renders Ellingson a highly viable DFS option week-to-week. He'll look to bounce back and help Ottawa secure its first victory against the Als in Week 5.

July 8, 2017

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Ellingson managed 170 yards and a touchdown on 10 receptions in Saturday's 26-25 loss to the Argonauts.

Ellingson seems to have seized the playmaker role that both Chris Williams and Ernest Jackson so aptly filled for Ottawa last season, with Saturday's game marking his second straight 100-yard effort. The FIU product has already amassed 25 receptions and 369 yards over the first three weeks of the campaign, and his 29-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, his first of the season, would have led to a tie had there not been a bobbled extra-point snap. The 28-year-old looks like one of the top fantasy assets at the receiver position and could be in for another robust stat line when the Redblacks tangle with the Eskimos in Week 4.

June 29, 2017

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Ellingson totaled 133 yards on seven receptions in Thursday's 43-39 loss to the Stampeders.

As impressive as the FIU product's final line was, his night would have been considerably more spectacular had a first-quarter 80-yard touchdown not been erased by penalty. Ellingson still managed to lead all receivers in yardage on the night while tying teammate Brad Sinopoli for most receptions. The 28-year-old was expected to be one of the primary beneficiaries of the departures of Chris Williams and Ernest Jackson this past offseason, and the first two weeks of the season have validated that assumption; factoring in Thursday's production, Ellingson has already racked up 15 receptions for 199 yards in his first two contests. He'll look to put together a similarly productive day when Ottawa takes on Toronto in Week 3.

June 19, 2017

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Ellingson lined up as a starting slotback in Monday's practice, Tim Baines of Postmedia reports.

Ellingson's standing on the depth chart is hardly a surprise given that he led the Redblacks in receiving yardage a year ago, but this report confirms he is healthy and ready to go for the Redblacks' season opener Friday against the Stampeders.

February 10, 2017

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Ellingson signed a two-year deal with the Redblacks on Friday, Gary Lawless of TSN Radio 1290 reports.

In 2016, Ellingson caught 76 passes for 1260 yards and four touchdowns, with an average of 16.6 yards per catch. While he's overshadowed by Ernest Jackson and Chris Williams, Ellingson will be an important piece of the Redblacks' offense in 2017.

November 28, 2016

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Ellingson totaled 85 yards on seven catches in Sunday's 39-33 overtime Grey Cup victory over the Stamps.

Ellingson was one of several pass catchers to benefit from Henry Burris' jaw-dropping 461 yard-performance, posting the most receptions on the Redblacks. Although not as spectacular as fellow wideouts Ernest Jackson and Chris Williams, Ellingson will enter 2017 as an important part of the Redblacks' title defense.

November 20, 2016

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Ellingson posted a 26-yard touchdown on his only reception in Sunday's 35-23 Eastern Finals victory over the Eskimos.

The FIU product made his only catch count, hauling in the 26-yard scoring dart from Henry Burris in the first quarter to give the Redblacks an early 9-0 lead. Despite a light stat line Sunday, Ellingson figures to have a solid role in next week's Grey Cup showdown with the Stamps, given the 76-catch, 1,260-yard season he put together in 2016.

November 20, 2016

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Ellingson will start at slotback in Sunday's Eastern Final matchup with the Eskimos.

Ellingson was held out of the Redblacks' regular season finale in order to rest, but he will return to action Sunday as Ottawa looks to earn a spot in next week's Grey Cup.

November 4, 2016

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Ellingson is not on the depth chart for Friday's game against the Blue Bombers.

Ellingson and several fellow starting Redblacks will be held out Friday with the team looking to give some players some rest in advance of the postseason. All three of the Redblacks' top slotbacks will sit out Friday, and the trio of Khalil Paden, Jake Harty, and John Harris will start in their place.

October 30, 2016

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Ellingson caught five passes for 85 yards in Saturday's win over the Blue Bombers.

He's now topped 50 receiving yards in an impressive seven straight games as Ellingson continues to set new career highs in catches and yards. He'll get one more chance to pad those totals Friday at home in a rematch against Winnipeg.

October 22, 2016

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Ellingson managed 75 yards on five receptions in Friday's 39-36 overtime loss to the Ti-Cats.

The 27-year-old had a solid outing while serving as the Redblacks' second-leading receiver in receptions and yardage on the night. Ellingson has been of the steadiest receivers in the CFL this season and has at least four catches and 56 yards in six straight games. He's also set career bests in receptions (70) and yardage (1178) in 2016.

October 8, 2016

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Ellingson caught six passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's overtime loss to the Roughriders.

He only has four TDs on the season, but three of them have come in the last four games. Otherwise, Ellingson is more than matching last season's breakout performance, hauling in 61 catches for 1045 yards with four games to go on the schedule.

September 24, 2016

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Ellingson caught six passes for 60 yards in Friday's win over the Argos.

He took a back seat to Brad Sinopoli in this one, but Ellingson's 892 receiving yards on the season already has him well on pace to top the career-high 1061 yards he hauled in last year.

September 18, 2016

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Ellingson notched 82 yards and a touchdown on four receptions in Saturday's 48-23 loss to the Stamps.

The FIU product scored his first touchdown since Week 2 versus the Als, one of the few bright spots in a lopsided loss. Ellingson has 15 receptions for 345 yards and Saturday's score in the last three games he's been active for. The 27-year-old is on pace to exceed the career-high 1,061 yards receiving he totaled last season, despite having missed two games so far in 2016.

August 26, 2016

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Ellingson caught five passes for 142 yards in Thursday's loss to the Lions.

It was his fourth game this season with 100 or more receiving yards, and Ellingson now sits fourth in the CFL with 750 yards behind teammate Chris Williams and the Edmonton duo of Adarius Bowman and Derel Walker. Remarkably, Ellingson has only one TD on the year as Williams has dominated the end zone looks with eight scores, but those totals should begin to balance themselves out in the season's second half.

August 7, 2016

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Ellingson totaled 121 yards on six receptions in Saturday's 23-20 victory over the Eskimos.

The 27-year-old receiver turned in a stellar performance, particularly shining in a second-quarter drive where he hauled in passes of 41 and 22 yards. Ellingson has impressively put together three games with at least 100 yards receiving to date in 2016, and 96 yards in another. While he only has one touchdown on the season, he's on pace for his best yardage season by far with a total of 608 over the first seven games, as he continues to benefit from the defensive attention on teammate Chris Williams.

July 14, 2016

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Ellingson caught nine passes for 218 yards in Wednesday's win over the Argos.

Toronto's secondary sold out their coverage to try and contain Chris Williams, but as a result it was Ellingson who torched them instead. The fourth-year CFL player now has 439 receiving yards through four games and seems ready to blow past last season's career high of 1061.

July 9, 2016

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Ellingson caught nine passes for 101 yards in Friday;s 26-26 tie with the Stampeders.

That's now back-to-back good games for Ellingson, as opposition secondaries have their hands full trying (and failing) to contain Chris Williams. As long as Williams remains on his record-setting pace, Ellingson should continue to get plenty of open looks for Ottawa.

June 26, 2016

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Ellingson amassed 96 yards on five receptions in Saturday's 45-37 overtime victory over the Eskimos. He also hauled in a two-point conversion in the extra period.

The 27-year-old was one of several wideouts to enjoy productive days on an afternoon in which the Redblacks amassed a combined 543 yards through the air. Ellingson put together his first 1,000 yard-campaign in 2015, and his effort Saturday was certainly a nice foundation for an encore of that performance. The FIU product should see a nice chunk of targets in what figures to be a diverse and wide-open Ottawa passing attack.