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

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 15.0 290.0 * * 72.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 305.0 * * 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 | Ezekiel Elliott planning trip? (Sun Jul 21, 01:06 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is believed to be making plans for an out-of-country trip to begin a holdout as his teammates report to training camp in the coming week, a source said Saturday, July 20.

Our View: Elliott still has to report by early August to get his accrued year and become a free agent next year, so we expect this to be a non-story in a few weeks.
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Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott planning to hold out? (Mon Jul 15, 02:08 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has privately said he intends to hold out of training camp unless he gets a new contract, according to Pro football Talk's Mike Florio via a league source.

Our View: The Cowboys are set to report in just a little under two weeks from Monday. Elliott may not hold out if he feels the Cowboys are making an honest effort to get something done with him in the near future. The team still needs to figure out big-money contracts for Elliott, QB Dak Prescott and WR Amari Cooper.
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Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott in rare company (Wed Jul 10, 09:26 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's 5,247 yards from scrimmage are the fourth most by a player before their 24th birthday in NFL history.

Our View: Elliott is one of the best backs in the game, and he certainly could be on a Hall of Fame track -- even after just three seasons as a pro. If he stays healthy and stays out of trouble, Elliott will continue to produce at a high level. We'll see if the Cowboys work out a long-term contract with Elliott that makes him one of the highest paid running backs in the league. He's under contract through 2020 and could be a candidate for a franchise tag in 2021 if no deal is done.
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Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott difficult to bring down (Mon Jul 8, 04:43 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has amassed a league-high 2,567 yards after contact since 2016, according to Pro Football Focus.

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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