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Running Back, Dallas Cowboys

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Draft: 2016 Round 1 (4)
College: Ohio State
DOB: 1995-07-22 Age: 22
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#13 4 1.12

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2016 DAL 15 322 1,631 5.1 15 40 32 363 11.3 1 295.4 19.7
2017 DAL 8 191 783 4.1 7 26 19 210 11.1 2 153.3 19.2
2017 (Projected) DAL   194 932 4.8 7   24 224 9.3 1 163.6  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
Elliott certainly lived up to the hype and early draft position with 1,631 rushing yards and 16 total touchdowns to go along with 363 receiving yards last season. The former Ohio State Buckeye star will once again be the focal point of the Cowboys offense, with well over 300-touches likely again in 2017.

The question is will changes to his offensive line limit his effectiveness on the ground and will a tough opening schedule, with road games against Denver and Arizona, and a difficult home game against the Rams, marginalize his fantasy production to start the year?

One area in which Elliott may improve is in the passing game, as the Cowboys did not fully utilize his skills in that arena in 2016. Elliott displayed an excellent ability to pass protect and catch out of the backfield in college and during his first season in the NFL and the Cowboys coaching staff is on record stating that they would like to get Elliott more involved in his sophomore season.

Although there are questions surrounding changes to the offensive line, and a downgrade to the Dallas defense that could lead to less favorable game scripts, Elliott is a consensus top-3 pick in standard leagues and should deliver top-10 fantasy production in 2017.

UPDATE 7/22/17: Elliott's off-field issues are becoming increasingly worrisome for fantasy owners. The Cowboys running back may already be facing a short suspension for a domestic issue last summer and could face a longer suspension if he's found to be at fault in a recent nightclub skirmish.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Alfred Morris
RB2RB3 Rod Smith
RB3RB1 Ezekiel Elliott
Cowboys Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Cowboys expected to waive Darren McFadden
RB has been inactive most weeks during Elliott's suspension
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 26, 9:00 am

Dallas Cowboys
Sources: Based on mutual discussions, the #Cowboys are going to waive veteran RB Darren McFadden. A possible addition for a playoff team (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Alfred Morris and Rod Smith have been running the ball in absence of Ezekiel Elliott leaving McFadden inactive most weeks. Fantasy owners still holding McFadden can continue holding him in case he lands in a better situation.


Ezekiel Elliott suspension back on
2nd Circuit has denied Elliott's latest request
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 9, 3:37 pm

Dallas Cowboys
That was fast: 2nd Circuit has denied Ezekiel Elliott's request to have suspension continue to be lifted. Suspension is back on. As predicted, once case got to appellate court, NFL in good shape with precedent. (Andrew Brandt on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The saga continues. With this ruling today it appears the NFL's 6-game suspension is back on. If Alfred Morris, Darren McFadden or Rod Smith are available in your league, they are all viable options on the waiver wire. All were expected to see action last week with Morris expected to get the start.


Elliott's next day in court coming Thursday
Emergency injunction motion at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 6, 6:00 pm

BREAKING: Second Circuit schedules oral argument on Ezekiel Elliott emergency injunction motion for Thursday at 2 pm. (Daniel Wallach on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We know roughly as much about Zeke's playing status now as we did back in August. Elliott's most recent stay was not given an end date, so he will be allowed to play until the three-man Second Circuit panel makes their decision, which could take days or weeks. It's unclear if the NFL or Elliott has more legal moves left, but owners should still err on the side of caution and expect the second-year back to serve his suspension until he is cleared for good.


Game on for Zeke, eligible to play Week 9
Judge grants stay
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 3, 10:02 am

Dallas Cowboys
Ezekiel Elliott is back for this week. 2nd Cir just granted request for administrative stay. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The absurdness of this process and it's existence can't be understated. However, for Week 9 fantasy owners can now deploy Zeke in their lineup. He's quickly vaults into the top running back play on the board against a Chiefs defense that struggles to stop the run. Backups Alfred Morris, Rod Smith and Darren McFadden can be sent back to your bench.


Alfred Morris to be No. 1 RB in Dallas
Jerry Jones confirms Morris in wake of Ezekiel Elliott suspension
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 31, 10:15 am

Dallas Cowboys
Jon Machota (@jonmachota) on Twitter: "Jerry Jones on @1053thefan said Alfred Morris will get more carries but Darren McFadden and Rod Smith will get more work too" (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Morris looks like the best bet for consistent carries as a fantasy RB2 in the Dallas backfield now that Ezekiel Elliott's suspension has been upheld by the courts. Elliott won;t return to action until December 17.


Ezekiel Elliott allowed to play Week 7
Judge grants temporary restraining order
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Oct 17, 8:00 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Ezekiel Elliott has again been granted a temporarily restraining order against the NFL's decision to suspended him for six games, allowing the Dallas Cowboys running back to continue to play. TRO granted, good for 14 days, at which point Judge will rule on whether or not to grant Preliminary Injunction and keep Zeke eligible. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Well into the circus phase of this ordeal, it appears Ezekiel Elliott will be eligible to play in Week 7. Beyond that, nobody knows. Owners of Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris should sit tight for now.


Ezekiel Elliott suspension reinstated
RB expected to appeal latest decision in this legal saga
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 12, 6:10 pm

Dallas Cowboys
5th Circuit Court of Appeals rules to vacate Ezekiel Elliott's preliminary injunction and Eastern District Of Texas has to dismiss case. (Dallas Morning News)

FFToday's Take: In other words, Elliott's six-game suspension has been reinstated, at least until his legal team files a new injunction from the Southern District of New York. It now looks as though Zeke owners will have to move forward without him from Weeks 7-12. Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden need to be scooped up immediately off waivers if available, with Morris probably being the slightly better fantasy option.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NYG W 19-3 24 104 4.3 0 5 5 36 7.2 0 14.0
2 at DEN L 17-42 9 8 0.9 0 5 4 14 3.5 0 2.2
3 at ARI W 28-17 22 80 3.6 1 4 3 14 4.7 0 15.4
4 LAR L 30-35 21 85 4.0 1 5 4 54 13.5 1 25.9
5 GB L 31-35 29 116 4.0 0 2 1 16 16.0 0 13.2
7 at SF W 40-10 26 147 5.7 2 3 1 72 72.0 1 39.9
8 at WAS W 33-19 33 150 4.5 2 2 1 4 4.0 0 27.4
9 KC W 28-17 27 93 3.4 1 0 0 0 - 0 15.3

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NYG L 19-20 20 51 2.6 1 2 1 1 1.0 0 11.2
2 at WAS W 27-23 21 83 4.0 1 2 2 4 2.0 0 14.7
3 CHI W 31-17 30 140 4.7 0 2 2 20 10.0 0 16.0
4 at SF W 24-17 23 138 6.0 1 1 1 19 19.0 0 21.7
5 CIN W 28-14 15 134 8.9 2 4 3 37 12.3 0 29.1
6 at GB W 30-16 28 157 5.6 0 4 2 17 8.5 0 17.4
8 PHI W 29-23 22 96 4.4 0 4 4 52 13.0 0 14.8
9 at CLE W 35-10 18 92 5.1 2 1 1 5 5.0 0 21.7
10 at PIT W 35-30 21 114 5.4 2 2 2 95 47.5 1 38.9
11 BAL W 27-17 25 97 3.9 0 5 4 30 7.5 0 12.7
12 WAS W 31-26 20 97 4.9 2 2 2 23 11.5 0 24.0
13 at MIN W 17-15 20 86 4.3 1 5 4 19 4.8 0 16.5
14 at NYG L 7-10 24 107 4.5 0 2 0 0 - 0 10.7
15 TB W 26-20 23 159 6.9 1 3 3 29 9.7 0 24.8
16 DET W 42-21 12 80 6.7 2 1 1 12 12.0 0 21.2
DP GB L 31-34 22 125 5.7 0 1 1 -2 -2.0 0 12.3
DP = Divisional Playoff

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