RB Ezekiel Elliott - Dallas Cowboys

6-0, 225Born: 7-22-1995College: Ohio StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 4 (2016)

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Summary

Ezekiel Elliott is unquestionably one of the best running backs in the league. Any questions about Elliott's value after a sophomore season that included a six-game suspension were put to bed in 2018, when Elliott dominated again, in spite of an injury-riddled offensive line and questionable passing play for the first half of the season. Elliott led the league with 304 carries and 1,434 rushing yards. It's the second time in three years Elliott was the NFL's leading rusher, and he likely would have led the league in 2017 were it not for the suspension - he averaged a league-best 98.3 yards rushing in 10 games. While Elliott's touchdown totals (9 in both 2017 and 2018) have normalized after 16 scores as a rookie, the talented tailback more than offset his scoring regression with newfound domination in the passing game. After catching a respectable 58 balls in his first two seasons, Elliott caught 77 passes for 567 yards and three scores last year. His receiving breakthrough arguably makes Elliott the hardest skill player to defense in the league. As long as he keeps his off-the-field antics in check, there's no reason Elliott can't vie for top fantasy honors. (May 2)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4
Overall Redraft - 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4
RB Redraft PPR - 4, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 6
Overall Redraft PPR - 4, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 7
RB Dynasty - 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4
Overall Dynasty - 4, 2, 4, 5, 8

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 DAL 15 322 1631 15 40 32 363 1 1
2017 DAL 10 242 983 7 38 26 269 2 1
2018 DAL 15 304 1435 6 95 77 567 3 2
2019 PROJ-Dodds 14.5 280.0 * * 70.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 310.0 * * 80.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 330.0 * * 67.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 313.0 * * 77.9 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Ezekiel Elliott's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 2
RB: 2
Overall-PPR: 2
RB-PPR: 2

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Latest News

Cowboys | Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott penalty unlikely (Fri May 24, 01:28 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is unlikely to face any league discipline over his involvement in a May 19 incident at a Las Vegas music festival, in the opinion of team owner Jerry Jones.

Our View: Elliott has what was described as a minor altercation with a security guard at a music festival. We think nothing comes of this latest incident with Elliott and don't think it will negatively impact his ongoing contract negotiations with the Cowboys. Elliott is set to get a contract that makes him the highest paid running back in NFL history.
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Cowboys | No offer for Ezekiel Elliott yet (Wed May 22, 05:14 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has not received a contract extension offer at this point, according to a source.

Our View: The Cowboys have some money to shell out in the near future. Elliott, QB Dak Prescott and WR Amari Cooper are all in line for new deals. There are others but those are the 'big 3' that need to be kept...for a good price. According to OverTheCap.com, the Cowboys currently have around $19 million in effective cap space.
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2019 Schedule

1vs New York Giants
2@ Washington Redskins
3vs Miami Dolphins
4@ New Orleans Saints
5vs Green Bay Packers
6@ New York Jets
7vs Philadelphia Eagles
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9@ New York Giants
10vs Minnesota Vikings
11@ Detroit Lions
12@ New England Patriots
13vs Buffalo Bills
14@ Chicago Bears
15vs Los Angeles Rams
16@ Philadelphia Eagles
17vs Washington Redskins