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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot (rest) will not play against the Giants in Week 17. This shouldn't be a huge surprise as the Cowboys will be the fourth seed in the NFC regardless whether they win today or not as a result of them winning the East Division. Darius Jackson and Rod Smith are expected to split snaps versus the Giants. Smith is the better streaming and DFS option as he is more experienced of the two and a proven pass-catcher out of the backfield.
2 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Totals 109 Yards on Sunday
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott totaled 109 yards from scrimmage in a Week 15 win. He ran the ball 18 times for 85 yards and caught five passes for 24 more yards. "Zeke" didn't score in this one after the entire Cowboys offense was shut out last week. They haven't looked great the past few weeks, but they were able to pull off a victory in this one. Elliott likely won't play next week, as the Cowboys have already clinched the NFC East.
2 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Makes the Only Noise for the Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was the only watchable player on the Cowboys offense in Week 15. His team was held scoreless, but Elliott ran the ball 18 times for 87 yards and caught seven passes for 41 more yards. The Cowboys only got near the end zone once and Elliott was stuffed on a short run. They were completely held in check by the Colts defense. Elliott and the Cowboys are almost guaranteed to have better outings next week against Tampa Bay.
2 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Will Practice Thursday
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (shoulder) was just receiving a rest day on Wednesday and will return to practice on Thursday. Zeke has been crushing it on the ground lately and is a top-three fantasy running back in Week 15 on the road against the Colts. He's a must-start.
2 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Sits Out Wednesday
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday. The Cowboys are likely just resting Elliott with the regular season winding down. He has rushed for over 100 yards in four of the last five games and has nine total touchdowns on the season. Elliott will be a top-three fantasy running back for Week 15 in a good matchup with the Colts.
2 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott a Prime Option for Week 15
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is an excellent starting option in any Week 15 lineup. Elliott was solid enough when he was just running the ball, but since the Week 8 bye, he has made the second most catches among running backs. He's also led the league in yards from scrimmage since then. Truly a dynamic every-down back, "Zeke" is one of the top-three options for an important fantasy weekend.
2 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Gets 40 Touches in Week 14
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 28 times for 114 yards, adding 12 catches for 79 more yards. Zeke didn't score a touchdown in this one, but he did more than enough to make his fantasy owners happy. His involvement in the passing game lately has pushed him solidly into top-three status.
3 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Should Put Up Strong Numbers in Week 14
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott should be able to run all over the Eagles defense in Week 14 and is one of the top running back plays for the first week of the fantasy playoffs. Elliott has averaged almost 156 yards per game over his past five outings, and he's caught 28 passes after catching just 25 in the first seven games of the season. In fact, Elliott has six games this season in which he's caught five or more passes. Before this season, that had only happened once in his career. If there was ever any complaint about Elliott in fantasy, it was his lack of involvement in the passing game. Now that he's running pass routes, he's squarely in the discussion as a top-three fantasy back each and every week.
3 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Gets 29 Touches on Thursday Night
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was the focal point of the Dallas offense once again on Thursday, running the ball 23 times for 76 yards and making six catches for 60 yards and a touchdown. Elliott couldn't get too much going on the ground against the strong run defense of the Saints, but the Cowboys kept giving him the ball anyway. He's the most heavily used running back in the game right now, and that makes him a top-five fantasy option every week no matter the matchup.
3 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott a Strong Play on Thursday Night
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is as solid a fantasy starter as always for Thursday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints. He's averaging almost 27 touches per game for just over 160 yards over the past four games. He's also started catching the ball more, seeing 26 targets and catching 22 of them in the same four games. He's the definition of a bell cow running back, and an expected tough matchup against the Saints doesn't change that. "Zeke" is an RB1 every time he takes the field.
3 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Dealing With Hip Soreness
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (hip), who didn't practice on Sunday, is dealing with some hip soreness after the Thanksgiving win over the Redskins last Thursday, according to head coach Jason Garrett. However, Elliott is expected to practice on Monday after carrying the ball 68 times with 18 receptions in a 12-day stretch. Elliott should be fine to play this Thursday against the Saints and will remain an elite RB1 for fantasy owners. Wide receiver Tavon Austin (groin), tight end Geoff Swaim (wrist) and linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) continued to sit out of practice on Monday and don't seem close to returning.
3 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Feasts on Thanksgiving
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott feasted against Washington on Thanksgiving, putting up 121 rushing yards and a touchdown on 26 runs. He also caught five of his six targets, gaining 22 yards in the passing game. It was a strong performance from "Zeke" who has now scored four touchdown and gained 643 yards in the last four games. He's a strong matchup-proof RB1 every week.
3 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott a Strong Thanksgiving Option for Week 12
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is a good option for a Thanksgiving contest against Washington. He was held to just 33 rushing yards, his season low, the last time these two teams met. The Washington run defense is quite different now though, as they have allowed over 100 yards from scrimmage to opposing running backs for three straight games. Elliott himself has been turning it on lately as well, putting up 112, 187, and 201 yards in his last three games. He's an easy RB1 for this divisional matchup.
3 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Looks Set for a Huge Game in Week 11
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott seems set for a huge performance on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Elliott ran all over the Eagles league-best run defense in Week 10, going for 187 total yards. He gets one of the league's worst defenses this week and should absolutely feast. The Falcons have faced nine backfields this season and have allowed 20 or more fantasy points to eight of them. They cough up an average of just over 156 yards from scrimmage to opposing running backs. "Zeke" is an easy RB1 play with overall RB1 upside this week.
3 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Runs All Over the Eagles in Week 10
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had an excellent game on Sunday night, running the ball 19 times for 151 yards and a touchdown. He added six catches for 36 yards and another touchdown. As it has been a lot this season, it was the "Zeke" show on Sunday Night Football, as the rest of the Cowboys offense didn't need to do much as Elliott moved the ball with ease. He's had some down games this season, but Elliott is clearly still an every week RB1.
4 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Could Disappoint in Week 10
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott could be a disappointing fantasy choice in Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles. While Elliott is still a usage monster, averaging 20.3 touches per game on the road, the Eagles defense has allowed the lowest total yards to opposing backfields on the season. They only cough up an average of 50.6 yards per game to opposing running backs. On the season, Elliott has been the RB15, RB20, RB19, and RB37 on the road. By no means bad enough results to send him to the bench, but something to keep in mind as expectations should be tempered. "Zeke" is more of a high-end RB2 this week as opposed to his usual RB1 status.
4 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Totals 112 Yards on Monday Night
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 17 times on Monday, gaining 61 yards. He also caught four passes for 51 more yards. As he has been many times this season, Elliott was the main bright spot of the Cowboys offense. He ended up not getting used nearly enough in the second half, as he looked like he was on pace for a much more impressive outing.
4 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Set for a Strong Week 9 Performance
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott looks set up for a strong performance in a Week 9 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. The Titans have yet to face a particularly strong running game, making the fact that they are allowing 93.1 rushing yards per game even more promising for Elliott. "Zeke" has shown that he is indeed human this season however, as four the six sub-80 yard games of his career have come this season. He's still averaging over 22 touches per week, though, and with the Cowboys favored to win at home, Elliott should put up the gaudy numbers his fantasy owners have come to expect.
4 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Disappears Against 'Skins
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott wasn't able to do much in the 20-17 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Zeke was targeted six times by quarterback Dak Prescott but was only able to haul in two receptions for an underwhelming nine yards in addition to 15 rushing attempts for 33 yards. With only two touchdowns under his belt this season, Zeke and the boys will get a week off before meeting with the Titans on Monday Night Football, a team that ranks in the top five in fantasy points allowed to opposing backs.
4 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott is Always a Strong Fantasy Option
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is always a strong fantasy option, and Week 7 is no different. The Cowboys are taking on Washington, and despite ranking seventh in rushing yardage allowed (69.4 yards per game), they haven't taken on a running game close to Elliott's. Elliott has one of the highest floors among running backs due to recording a ridiculous 50.4 percent of offensive touches for the Cowboys. In what should be a close game, Elliott will get plenty of carries. He's an RB1 with top-five upside.
4 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Runs for Over 100 Yards in Week 6
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had a strong outing on Sunday, running the ball 24 times for 106 yards and a touchdown. He added a catch for 11 yards. With the Cowboys nursing a huge lead in the second half, Elliott was able to collect tons of carries. It was a strong performance after a lackluster Week 5 performance. Elliott maintained his NFL lead in rushing yards with 586 through his six games.
4 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Is the Only Cowboy Worth Using in Week 6
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is the only Cowboys offensive player worth using in fantasy leagues in Week 6. Elliott has been held to 90 total yards or less in three of the five games so far this season, but he's still a usage hog, getting an average of 23 touches per week. He is responsible for 52.5 percent of the offensive touches for the Cowboys, easily the highest rate in the league. Just as fantasy players have known for a while now, the Cowboys are starting to notice "Zeke" is the only player worth using in their offense. He's an RB1 despite a game that could get out of hand quickly for Dallas.
5 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Struggles to Get Going in Week 5
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had a hard time finding any room to run in Week 5 against a tough Houston Texans defense. Elliott ended up running the ball 20 times for just 54 yards, adding seven catches for 30 yards. The whole Dallas offense looked rough again in this one, and they brought Elliott down with them this time. He took a helmet to the knee near the end of the game and looked hurt. His health will need to be monitored throughout the week, but if healthy he'll remain the only Cowboys player worth owning in fantasy leagues so far this season.
5 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Should Be a Top Option in Week 5
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott should be among the top running back options again in Week 5 against the Houston Texans. Elliott has the most reliable workload in the NFL, and he finally saw the increased usage in the passing game last week that was promised throughout training camp and the preseason. Elliott is a set-and-forget RB1 every week, and he has a legitimate chance to end up as the week's top option.
5 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Good For Week 5
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (ankle, knee) said "this is the freshest I felt after any Wednesday practice I've had." He has no doubts that he will play in Week 5 against the Texans on Sunday night and said "I'm good." Keep Elliott, the NFL's leading rusher after four weeks, locked in as your RB1 this weekend.
5 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Likely To Be Limited Wednesday
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (ankle, knee) will likely be limited in practice on Wednesday, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Elliott isn't in any real danger of missing Week 5 against the Texans on Sunday night, but his nagging injuries are definitely worth keeping an eye on as Dallas' only real offense so far through four weeks. Elliott leads the NFL in rushing so far and remains an elite RB1 for fantasy owners. Rod Smith would benefit from a lead role if Elliott's injuries worsen and cause him to miss time.
5 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Good To Go For Week 5
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said running back Ezekiel Elliott (ankle, knee) will be good to go in Week 5 against the Texans on Sunday night. Elliott leads the NFL in rushing yards with 426 on 73 carries (5.8 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. He is the Cowboys offense these days, as they just don't have any playmakers in the receiving game. Elliott remains locked in as an elite RB1 for fantasy owners, but his nagging injuries this early in the year are a concern as the team's workhorse offensive player. Rod Smith is Elliott's handcuff should he miss any games.
5 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Dealing With Ankle And Knee Issues
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (ankle, knee) is dealing with an ankle injury and bursitis in his knee, but head coach Jason Garrett said the team is "optimistic he'll practice and play this week." The star running back played 53 of 69 offensive snaps in Week 4 with 25 carries for 152 yards and four catches for 88 yards. He has played in 220 of 247 offensive snaps through four weeks. Elliott remains an elite RB1 for fantasy owners, but this is something worth keeping an eye on. If he ever has to miss a game, Rod Smith would take over as the lead back.
5 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Totals 240 Yards in Week 4
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had an excellent game in Week 4, totaling 240 yards from scrimmage. He ran the ball 25 times for 152 yards and added four catches for 88 yards and a touchdown. Elliott was the leading receiver for the Cowboys despite only making four catches. There were large sections of the game where Elliott seemed to be the only Cowboy on the field. He'll continue to get huge volume every week and will be an RB1 as long as he's on the field.
5 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Doesn't Think He Needs More Touches
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is tied for the NFL lead in rushing with 274 yards, doesn't think the answer to the offense's woes is that he touch the ball more. He's averaging a career-low 16 carries through the first three games. I mean, I would love to see it more, but I just think the nature of the games weve played in these first three games, weve been down, Elliott said. Weve been having to try to come back. Its hard to come back and try to run the ball. When you run out of time in the game you cant just be sitting there trying to pound it." Elliott said the team has to find a way to start faster so that they can lean more on the run throughout the game. The team's passing offense ranks second to last in the league and quarterback Dak Prescott has thrown for fewer than 200 yards in all three games and nine of the last 11 games going back to last year. Dallas' personnel in the passing game is just bad, with Cole Beasley as their leading receiver. In negative game scripts where they fall behind big, it'll be tough for them to run the ball consistently, which could hurt Elliott. However, he continues to be productive despite the overall offensive woes, and he remains a locked-in RB1 for fantasy owners.
5 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Should Be the Cowboys Offense Again in Week 4
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott should play the role of the entire Dallas offense again in Week 4. Elliott has 98.3 percent of the Cowboys backfield touches, easily the highest rate in the NFL. He has been quite effective on the ground and gets a good matchup against a Lions defense that has allowed the most yards per carry to opposing running backs this season. He's been somewhat less dynamite in the passing game, drawing 20.9 percent of quarterback Dak Prescott's targets but gaining just 7.4 percent of the team's passing yards. That makes for the largest gap among running backs, but it's still encouraging to see him draw a solid number of targets. This week and every week, Elliott is a locked-in RB1.
5 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Works as the Cowboys Offense in Week 3
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 16 times for 127 yards, adding three catches for 11 more yards in Week 3. Elliott was targeted eight times in the passing game but only came up with three grabs. Still, his fantasy owners were happy with the 127 yards, especially with how much the Dallas offense struggled in general. Elliott continues to be an RB1, and may be the only Dallas player worth using in fantasy this season.
5 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Should Run the Cowboys Offense in Week 3
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has essentially become the entire offense for the team. Their whole playbook seems to be, "get the ball to Zeke" written in crayon. Quarterback Dak Prescott has eclipsed 212 yards passing in just one of his past 10 games and has thrown more than one touchdown just twice in that span. This season, every single Cowboys wide receiver has combined for 24 catches for 286 yards. This offense runs through Elliott, and that gives him a significantly high floor and ceiling regardless of game script. He's a safe RB1 this and every week and comes in as the overall RB3 in Week 3's rankings.
5 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Operates as the Dallas Offense in Week 2
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was essentially the entire Dallas offense on Sunday night, running the ball 17 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and adding five catches for nine yards. His fourth quarter touchdown made his fantasy night worth it, but his heavy usage was encouraging going forward despite the overall struggles of the Dallas offense. Elliott will be an RB1 all season regardless of matchup, but he may not have the upside of some of the other guys on the RB1 list due to the state of the offense in general.
5 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott the Only Usable Cowboy in Week 2
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is the only Cowboys offensive player who can be trusted in fantasy for Week 2. In what should be a close game against the New York Giants, Elliott should get plenty of chances to run the ball. Despite a mediocre performance in Week 1, "Zeke" led all NFL running backs in snap rate, rarely leaving the field. He'll be a workhorse against a defense that should be much softer than Carolina's was in Week 1. Elliott, as he usually is, is an RB1 for Week 2.
5 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Has a Mediocre Week 1
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had a mediocre first week, running the ball 15 times for 69 yards and a touchdown. He added three catches on four targets for 17 more yards. It was a decent fantasy game for "Zeke" thanks to the touchdown, but the Cowboys offensive line was struggling to hold back the Carolina defense. The entire Dallas offense looked weak in this one, and it could ultimately be a problem for fantasy owners expecting Elliott to be a top-three running back.
6 months ago: Ezekiel Elliott Could Be Used More in the Passing Game
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott expects to be used more in the passing game this season. Almost exclusively used as a runner his first two seasons, Elliott averaged just 2.1 catches per game his first year and 2.6 last year. He's reportedly been asked to add some more complex passing routes to his route tree. With the Cowboys almost completely devoid of talent in the receivers room, Elliott could indeed carve out a role as a pass catcher. He'll be the focal point of the Dallas offense regardless and is absolutely worth taking among the first few picks of any draft.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Finishes a Tumultuous Season With a 100-Yard Effort
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 27 times for 103 yards in Week 17. Elliott spent most of the season either fighting or serving his six-game suspension, so it's hard to make much of his sophomore season. Still, when on the field he was a lot less dynamic than he looked as a rookie. Regardless, he's the centerpiece of the Cowboys offense and has no one behind him threatening his carries. He'll remain one of the first running backs off the board in 2018 fantasy drafts.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott a Risky but High-Upside Play for Week 17
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott may or may not be a strong play for Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Elliott is only 120 yards away from a 1,000-yard rushing season despite his six-game suspension, so the team may give him every opportunity to reach the milestone. At the same time, Elliott returned from his six-week absence to set a career high in snaps played with 66 in Week 16. There's a chance the Cowboys let him rest, but it's also possible they give him the chance to reach 1,000 yards on the ground. He's a high-upside play but could also be a bust.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Makes Return And Goes Over 100 Total Yards In Week 17
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott got off to a hot start in the first half of the game against Seattle. However, the passing game struggled as the game went on and he would end with only 97 yards rushing on 24 carries after a disappointing second half. It was his first game back from a six-game suspension but he did add four catches for 21 yards to shore up his PPR scoring. Ezekiel Elliott will enter 2018 as one of the top running back unless there is a major and shocking change in the offseason.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Will See A Large Workload
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will see "a lot of carries" in his Week 16 return, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Elliott is in "better shape" than he was before his suspension. Dallas has no plans to manage his workload despite missing the last six weeks. Elliott has the potential to be the top RB in Week 16.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Looks Good
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott "looks good," according to head coach Jason Garrett. Elliott had his first practice since serving a six-game suspension on Wednesday. Garrett said he "stepped right in there and did what we asked him to do." After reportedly returning in great shape, Elliott should be ready for close to his normal workload against the Seahawks. He returns to being an immediate high-end RB1 for championship weekend.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Looks "Ready to Get the Ball 80 Times"
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, returning from his six-game suspension, looks "ready to get the ball 80 times," according to his teammate DeMarcus Lawrence. Wide receiver Dez Bryant said, "He looks skinny. He does look slimmer. It makes his head look even more bigger. He looks damn good, and I know he'll be ready to play." Elliott is primed for a top-five performance this week, as he will take on a Seahawks defense that has allowed tons of yards to opposing backfields over the past two games. Elliott is a top-tier RB1 play for your fantasy championship games.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Returns to Top-Flight RB1 Status for Week 16
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (suspension) will return to the starting lineup for Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks. Elliott comes back to top-flight RB1 status, as he isn't returning from an injury and should have quite the chip on his shoulder. The Seahawks defense has allowed 225 and 176 yards from scrimmage to the past two backfields they have faced. Elliott is a top-five option for the fantasy championship.
1 year ago: Dak Prescott Could Rebound With Ezekiel Elliott Back in the Lineup in Week 16
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and his fantasy owners will be happy to see running back Ezekiel Elliott (suspension) back in the starting lineup for Week 16. In four of the six games the Cowboys played without Elliott, Prescott had single-digit passing points in fantasy. With Elliott on the field, Prescott only had single-digit points once in eight games. While it may be too quick to expect Prescott to bounce back immediately with Elliott around, he should improve on his recent struggles while taking on a shell of the former Seahawks defense. He's barely been a QB2 lately though, finishing as the QB17 or lower in five of his past six games. Owners should keep an eye on Tyron Smith's health. If the offensive lineman is out, Prescott should not be started.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Completes His Six-Game Suspension
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has completed his six-game suspension and will return to practice this week. Elliott will be back on the field for Week 16. He'll immediately be a starting option in all fantasy formats, rendering Alfred Morris and Rod Smith irrelevant. Morris did an admirable job in Elliott's place, but Morris is no Ezekiel Elliott. His return will be a boost to the entire Cowboys offense.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Withdraws His Appeal, Will Serve Six-Game Suspension
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has officially withdrawn his appeal and will serve his full six-game suspension. That means there will be no more temporary stays or restraining orders: the drama is over. Elliott and the NFL had a "will he or won't he?" saga going for the majority of this season, but it seems Elliott has caved and accepted that he had no further recourse. He'll serve his six games, and in the meantime Alfred Morris and Rod Smith will work in the Dallas backfield. "Zeke" will play his next game in Week 16 against the Seahawks.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott's Expedited Appeal Hearing Set for Dec. 1
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's expedited appeal hearing in the Second Circuit Court has been set for Dec. 1. That date means there is a chance Elliott's suspension could be delayed or cancelled before he has served the full six weeks. Still, it would be a fast process for the entire thing to be completed before the six weeks of the suspension are up. Elliott looks like he's lost this one, at least for now, and he'll be sitting out Week 10.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Has Suspension Reinstated
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended starting on Sunday.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott's Hearing Over With No Decision Made
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's court hearing was over after just 30 minutes on Thursday. There was no decision made, and reportedly there was no timeline set for a decision to be made either. It means that Elliott will play this Sunday and this whole process could drag into even more weeks, keeping Elliott on the field. It's a good thing for Elliott's owners, and yet another delay for those holding onto Alfred Morris or Darren McFadden.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Poised for a Great Week 10 If He's On the Field
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is one of the top-three options at running back in fantasy this week. Dallas travels to Atlanta to take on the Falcons. Elliott has seven touchdowns in his past six games, and he's averaging just over 138 yards from scrimmage per game. There remains the chance that the court goes through the process faster than expected and decides against Elliott, keeping him suspended and forcing him to miss the game, but that outcome is looking less and less likely as the week goes on. As long as he's allowed to play, Elliott will be a top-tier option at running back.
1 year ago: Several Factors Lead to the Belief That Ezekiel Elliott Will Play Week 10
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is looking likely to play in Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons. Elliott's most recent temporary stay, which was granted last week, does not contain an end date. That means he will remain eligible to play until the Second Circuit Court of Appeals hands down a ruling. The hearing is scheduled to begin on Thursday afternoon, with sources saying it is unlikely they will be ready to rule on the case in time for "Zeke" to miss Sunday's contest. While nothing is anything close to a sure thing in this whole saga, Elliott is looking much more likely than not to be on the field for Week 10.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Runs for 93 Yards and a Score in Week 9
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 27 times for 93 yards and a touchdown on Sunday's win against Kansas City. Elliott scored his ninth touchdown of the season in his eighth game. He did not see any targets in the passing game. Elliott is a no-brainer RB1 every time he is on the field, but Week 10 is looking like another back-and-forth between suspended and not suspended for "Zeke" and the Cowboys. Zeke's Schrodinger's Suspension Saga continues.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Could Still Play Whole Season
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott "could play for several months" if he wins his injunction with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports . Elliott is playing Sunday on a temporary stay of his suspension and there is expected to be a ruling on his injunction this week. This ruling should provide more clarity on his status and it is possible Elliott will finish out the year if he wins his next court battle. Look at the Elliott situation as a week-by-week, "will he/won't he play" circumstance.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Confirmed as Sunday's Starter
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett confirmed that running back Ezekiel Elliott (suspension) will practice on Friday and will be on the field as the starting running back for Sunday's game. The Cowboys spent most of the week thinking their backfield would consist of some mix of Alfred Morris, Darren McFadden, and Rod Smith, but Elliott had another delay granted to his suspension and will be able to play in Week 9. It's an excellent matchup for "Zeke" against a suddenly-struggling Chiefs run defense. He's an RB1, as he is any time he takes the field.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Will Play On Sunday
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will play on Sunday, as the Second Circuit Court has granted a temporary stay of his suspension. He is eligible to play Week 9 against the Chiefs and should be in all starting lineups. Kansas City has the league's 12th-ranked defense against fantasy RB, so this is not an ideal matchup, but Elliott has been on fire and is a top-five RB for this week as well. Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden owners may still want to hold either players, though, as Elliott's status is fluid on a weekly basis it seems.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Looking Unlikely to Play in Week 9
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott seems unlikely to play in Week 9 as it looks like he will finally begin serving his six-game suspension. The NFLPA has filed an emergency injunction in the Second Circuit Court, but they themselves noted that absent relief by Saturday, "Zeke" would not be allowed to play in Week 9. As we have learned from this saga in the past, we never know what will happen next, but Elliott's fantasy owners should prepare to have someone else in their RB1 spot this week and potentially until mid-December.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Will Begin Serving His Suspension
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had his latest appeal quickly denied and will begin serving his six-game suspension immediately. His next game will be on December 17 when the Cowboys take on the Raiders in Oakland. Alfred Morris will be the lead back in Dallas and is a must own in all formats.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Becomes the Cowboys Offense in Week 8
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was essentially the entire Cowboys offense in Week 8, running the ball 33 times for 150 yards and two touchdowns. He added a catch for four yards as well. Elliott was the featured member of the offense in this one, as heavy wind and rain made Dak Prescott basically have to abandon the passing game. Elliott made the most of his chances, setting a career high in carries. His availability for Week 9 is in question, as a court hearing later on Monday will determine if he is granted another temporary injunction.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Primed for Another Huge Game in Week 8
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is primed for another huge performance in Week 8 against Washington. In his last three games, "Zeke" has amassed 219, 132 and 139 total yards. With his next hearing reportedly taking place the day after the game, there's a chance this is his last game before his suspension kicks in (of course, we've already thought that after almost every game this season). Still, it's a solid matchup in a rivalry game, Elliott is almost a sure bet to put up RB1 numbers, and is currently ranked as the number two RB overall for Week 8.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Has Another Huge Game in Week 7
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had a monster game on Sunday, running the ball 26 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns. As if that wasn't enough, he also caught a 72-yard touchdown pass. Elliott was embarrassing 49ers defenders all day long, collecting 219 yards from scrimmage to set a new career high. Elliott will be on the field again in Week 8 against Washington, but his status after that remains up in the air. Fantasy owners can set-and-forget for next week, but should be ready to throw a backup in for Week 9 just in case.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Eligible to Play in Week 8
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be eligible to play in Week 8 against Washington, after Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied the NFL's request to expedite Elliott's hearing. The hearing will be held on Monday, the day after the Dallas-Washington game. Elliott's status beyond Week 8 remains completely up in the air, but at least for another week, fantasy owners will have their RB1 in their starting lineups.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Scheduled for a Hearing on October 30
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is scheduled for a hearing on Oct. 30 in front of a New York judge. Elliott will find out if he will be granted another preliminary injunction. For what it's worth, the NFL reportedly had no interest in discussing a settlement with Elliott's lawyers because the league is confident that Elliott's suspension will be upheld. We will know more in the coming days, as usual, but this never-ending story doesn't seem like it's ready to end any time soon.
1 year ago: NFL Files a Motion to Expedite Ezekiel Elliott's Hearing
Updating a previous report, the NFL has filed a motion to expedite the court hearing on Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's suspension. Reportedly, the NFL wants the hearing to take place next week before the Cowboys take on Washington. Previous reports has said the Elliott's lawyers and the NFL were discussing a settlement, but more recent news shows that the league seems confident that their punishment will stick. Elliott will be on the field for Week 7, but his availability after that hangs in the balance.
1 year ago: NFL Does Not Want to Settle With Ezekiel Elliott
The NFL reportedly has no interest in settling with Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott regarding his pending six-game suspension. Previous reports stated that the two sides had been "talking about" a settlement to finally bring the saga to an end, but more recent reports have shown that the NFL is confident that its punishment will be upheld, and therefore sees no need to settle. Elliott is likely to miss games this year, but it's becoming increasingly more difficult to predict when that will occur.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott and the NFL Discussing a Settlement
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and the NFL are reportedly "discuss[ing] the possibility of a settlement." Elliott was suspended for six games by the NFL for a series of off-field incidents for which he was never legally charged. Elliott and the NFLPA lawyers have been able to file a series of temporary restraining orders and injunctions that have allowed "Zeke" to stay on the field all season so far. A settlement would seem to make sense for both sides, as it would presumably shorten the length of the suspension while simultaneously ending the headache that has been this soap opera. It's far from over though, so stay tuned.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Will Play in Week 7 and Has an Excellent Matchup
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was granted a temporary restraining order that will allow him to play in Week 7. As with every time he is on the field, Elliott is a fantasy RB1 this week, but an even stronger one than usual. He will be taking on the San Francisco 49ers defense, who have allowed seven RB1 and RB2 finishes already this season. In total, they have allowed the third most fantasy points to opposing running backs. This is about as good as matchups get, and "Zeke" will almost certainly roll to a top ten finish, with legitimate top three upside.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Granted Another Temporary Restraining Order
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has officially been granted another temporary restraining order, which will allow him to take the field for practice and for Sunday's game. The NFL thought they had Elliott beginning his suspension this week, but a New York District Court ruled in Elliott's favor. It's another delay of the ultimately inevitable, but it keeps "Zeke" in fantasy lineups for another week.
1 year ago: Ruling Expected by the End of the Day on Ezekiel Elliott
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's legal team and the NFL were informed that there will be a ruling from the New York Southern District Court by the end of the day Tuesday. It falls in line with Elliott's legal team asking for a ruling to be made by 4 p.m. The NFL is trying to have "Zeke" start serving his suspension immediately, while Elliott is trying to use a similar method as before (restraining order and injunction) to stay on the field. Stay tuned for more news soon, everyone loves a good soap opera.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Requests Another Temporary Restraining Order
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and his NFLPA lawyers have filed a motion for another temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court. The purpose is to try to get "Zeke" back on the field as soon as possible. Given the urgency, they have requested for a decision to be made by the court by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday. If granted, Elliott would be allowed to play in Week 7. If it is denied, Elliott would either need to begin serving his six-game suspension, or his lawyers would need to come up with another way to get the suspension delayed once again. Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden need to be owned just in case, but it seems like Elliott might get another extra life here.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension in "In Place"
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's suspension is "in place," according to NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart, who added, "anyone who tells you otherwise is not accurate." Basically, "Zeke" is suspended as of this moment, but he and his lawyers have already requested a full panel rehearing from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and it is expected to be granted. This whole Elliott drama has a ways to go before it is finally over. Elliott is somewhere near 50-50 in regards to playing in Week 7.
1 year ago: NFL Confirms That Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension Begins Now
The NFL has confirmed that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will begin serving his six-game suspension by missing the next six Cowboys games. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said, "Mr. Elliott is now suspended. He will not play over the next six games unless there's some other affirmative judgement." With the Cowboys on a bye week, Week 6 is not a concern for Elliott. It also gives the Cowboys and Elliott's representatives plenty of time to seek another "affirmative judgement." Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris will likely split backfield work if Elliott is out until Week 13, but that's far from a sure thing. This saga is probably nowhere near over.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Could Serve His Suspension After the Bye Week
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott may be forced to begin serving his suspension after the team returns from its bye week. The Fifth Circuit Court vacated Elliott's preliminary injunction, and the Eastern District Court of Texas has to dismiss the case. For now, "Zeke's" six-game suspension is back on, but that is of course pending what Elliott's side will decide to do. Every time this saga seems to be coming to an end, something new comes down to make it interesting again. Elliott's fantasy owners should sit tight, but Alfred Morris' are okay to start getting a little excited.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Ends Up With a Strong Week 5 Thanks to a Big Second Half
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ended up with a strong Week 5 performance thanks to a big second half. "Zeke" finished up with 116 yards on 29 carries and added one catch for 16 yards. At halftime, Elliott had his fantasy owners worried, totaling just 30 yards on 14 rushes. He came alive in the second half though, passing 100 yards on the day as his owners have come to expect. With the Cowboys on bye next week, maybe we will finally learn more about what is going on with Elliott's pending suspension. If he's on the field in Week 7, he'll be a locked-in RB1 again.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Suffered Bruised Ribs Against the Rams
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott showed up on the injury report Wednesday with a rib issue. Today, head coach Jason Garrett revealed that "Zeke" had suffered bruised ribs during the loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He went on to say that he expects his running back to be fine, so the mid-week appearance on the injury report is nothing to worry about. As long as he's on the field (pending his legal issues), Elliott should be an RB1 in Week 5.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Shows Up on the Injury Report
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott showed up on the Cowboys' injury report on Wednesday with a chest injury. He's still practicing in full and it is not a concern for his Week 5 availability against the Green Bay Packers. What is a concern, however, is Elliott's legal standing. While reports are saying we will allegedly know more about Elliott's suspension "soon," there's still no exact timetable. There is a chance his suspension begins with "Zeke" sitting out Week 5, but the closer we get to Sunday, the less likely that seems.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Will Be an RB1 As Long As He's On the Field for Week 5
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is primed for a strong performance in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers. Elliott is one of the top-five ranked fantasy running backs for the week, and has a realistic chance to be the top overall scoring running back if things break his way. He's been an excellent fantasy asset in three of the four games so far this season, and the only thing that might keep him from another RB1 week is his pending suspension. While the latest rumors only say that we will know more about his suspension "soon," there is in fact a chance that Elliott is forced to begin serving his suspension before he takes the field. For now, though, he can be inserted in all fantasy lineups as a set-and-forget RB1.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Scores Two Touchdowns in Week 4
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 21 times in Week 4, gaining 85 yards and scoring a touchdown. He also caught four balls on five targets, gaining 54 yards and scoring another touchdown. The Cowboys offense featured Elliott in the first half, but for some reason they went away from him after halftime. The Packers have struggled against the run game, so Elliott should have a strong Week 5.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Set Up for a Huge Week 4 Performance
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is primed for an excellent performance in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams. Elliott is widely being regarded as one of the top-three fantasy running back options this week. The Rams have allowed 229 and 113 rushing yards over the past two weeks without facing a running game nearly as strong as that of the Cowboys. Elliott is almost a guarantee for 100 yards on the ground and a score, and potentially both. He's locked in as a top-three RB1 this week, even as fantasy owners close their eyes regarding his near future availability.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Runs for 80 Yards and a Touchdown in Week 3
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 22 times for a total of 80 yards and a touchdown in Week 3, helping the Cowboys beat the Arizona Cardinals. He also caught three passes for 14 yards. Elliott had a hard time in the first half, breaking off a 30-yard run but otherwise being held to just one yard on seven other first-half carries. In the second half, however, he was able to take advantage of a tiring Arizona defense, notching an eight yard touchdown run to essentially seal the game. Elliott looked far better in this one than he did against Denver in Week 2, but he still hasn't looked quite like he did his rookie season. A matchup with the Rams is next.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott's Appeal Hearing Scheduled for October 2
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will have the next part of his legal drama take place on October 2, when his case will be heard by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. It means that "Zeke" is sure to play at least in Weeks 3 and 4, but his suspension could begin in Week 5, depending on the court's decision. With Elliott's season-long outlook seemingly varying daily from "sure to play all 16 games" to "could be suspended in two weeks," he's becoming quite a headache to own in fantasy leagues.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott To Have Another Hearing
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will have a hearing on October 2, as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will challenge Elliott's injunction. There is a chance that Elliott could still serve his six-game (or some) suspension this season, pending the results of this hearing. The NFL still has not ruled out that his suspension will begin as early as Monday, when the Cowboys play the Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium, so keep an eye on this story. Elliott has 33 carries for 112 yards this season, adding nine catches for 50 yards as well, and is a top-five running back if he plays in Week 3.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Looking for Redemption in Week 3
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is looking to put his awful Week 2 performance behind him and is a top-five running back option for Week 3. Elliott is coming off his worst game as a pro, but signs point to a strong recovery this Monday night. Facing the Cardinals in Arizona, the Cowboys may struggle to pass the ball, leading them to run the offense through their star running back. "Zeke" will likely get plenty of opportunities to run the ball, and he'll also probably be targeted fairly often in the passing game. With a strong secondary sure to make life difficult for the Dallas wide outs down field, quarterback Dak Prescott may work with short passes, targeting his running back and his tight end. Elliott has some nice upside this week, and he also has a fairly safe floor. He's a must-start this week despite his awful showing last week.
1 year ago: NFL’s Motion to Stay Ezekiel Elliott Injunction Denied
The NFL's motion to stay the Ezekiel Elliott injunction has been denied by United States District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant. It's basically fancy wording to say that the judge denied the NFL's request to get rid of Elliott's injunction. Even more basically (and more relevant to fantasy players) it now seems like almost a certainty that "Zeke" will be available for all 16 Cowboys games this season (barring injury or some other altercation that leads to a separate suspension, of course). Today's news is certainly good news for the Cowboys and for Elliott's fantasy owners.
1 year ago: NFL Files a Motion for an Emergency Stay in the Ezekiel Elliott Case
On Friday, the NFL formally petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit with an emergency stay request in the Ezekiel Elliott case. If it is granted,it would allow the league to enforce its suspension of Elliott, which was set at six games and not changed upon appeal. Just when fantasy owners were starting to feel confident that "Zeke" could be on the field all season, something new pops up. This whole saga is far from over.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott is One of the Top Running Back Options for Week 2
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is ranked as one of the top options at running back in all formats for Week 2. The Cowboys will visit the Broncos in Denver, and despite the great defense there overall, the Broncos can be exploited on the ground. Despite the fact they were able to keep Chargers running back Melvin Gordon mostly in check on Monday, the Broncos run defense has been like a sieve in the recent past. With the Denver secondary likely to shut down the Dallas passing game, the Cowboys offense will run through "Zeke" on Sunday. He's a top-three option and should be started with extreme confidence in all formats this week.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Has a Strong Week 1 Performance
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott showed no rust from barely playing in the preseason by having a strong Week 1 performance against a solid New York Giants defense. "Zeke" ran the ball 24 times for 104 yards and added five catches for 36 yards. Despite the fact that he was unable to score a touchdown, Elliott still ended up putting up numbers that his fantasy owners had to be happy with. Zeke faces the Denver Broncos defense next week, a team that shuts down the passing game but allows the running game to move along smoothly. Elliott should be one of the top-three running back plays for Week 2.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott's Injunction Appealed by the NFL
The NFL filed an appeal of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's injunction. It was more or less expected that the NFL would come back with something rather than just sit on their hands once Elliott had the temporary restraining order filed that allowed him to be on the field in Week 1. Just this weekend, word was "Zeke" would be able to play all season because of the injunction, but if the NFL wins the appeal and has the injunction thrown out, Elliott would be forced to begin serving his suspension immediately. This is beginning to seem like a never-ending story. Elliott's fantasy owners just need to hold tight and hope for the best.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Granted Temporary Restraining Order, Will Continue To Play
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was granted a restraining order on his six-game suspension on Friday. This means that Elliott will not only play on Sunday night against the Giants, but will also be able to play as long as the courts decide on his final punishment. This is obviously massive news, as Elliott was a top-five RB coming into the season, and Darren McFadden owners can drop him. Elliott had 1631 rushing yards for the Cowboys this season and is an elite play weekly, even though the Giants were fourth in rushing yards allowed last season.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott a Decent Play in All Formats Despite a Difficult Matchup This Week
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be on the field for the Week 1 matchup against the New York Giants. "Zeke" is a decent play in all formats this week despite a solid Giants defense that held him to RB24 and RB26 numbers in the two meetings last season. Still, it's Ezekiel Elliott, and he'll likely have several weeks to rest after this game, since it seems like that is when he will serve his suspension. Elliott may not be the matchup winner this week like he can be in other weeks, but he's a good bet to finish higher in the rankings than he did in his previous two games against the Giants. Elliott is an every-week RB1, but he's on the lower end of that list this week.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Has Suspension Upheld, Still To Play In Week 1
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended for six games according to reports. Elliott and his lawyers will fight to get Elliott's suspension to be reduced, but he will play in Week 1. According to NFL rules, the league did not make a quick enough decision on Elliott's suspension and, because of due process, he will be available to play on Sunday night. The Cowboys will open the season at home against New York before going on the road to play the Broncos and Cardinals, returning home to play the Rams and Packers, going on bye, and traveling to San Francisco. Considering that Elliott will play on Sunday night, it can be assumed that he will return in Week 8 when the Cowboys travel to Washington to play the Redskins. If Darren McFadden is available in your league, he is an immediate add and those that own Elliott should consider trading for McFadden as well.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Decision Not Certain to Come on Tuesday
Soon after hearing that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's suspension appeal decision would come by the end of the day, sources are now saying that the decision may in fact not be made on Tuesday. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network is reporting that NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson is aiming for Tuesday, but may need more time because of the "volume of the material." The latest NFL soap opera seems like it has been renewed for another few episodes.
1 year ago: Ruling on Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension Appeal to Come Today
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's suspension appeal will finally be ruled on by the close of business today. According to the NFLPA filing, NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson informed the parties that the ruling would be made before the end of the business day. Henderson reportedly has the power to eliminate Elliott's suspension entirely, although that isn't expected to occur. Meanwhile, Elliott will continue to practice with the Cowboys as if he will be playing on Sunday Night Football against the Giants. The NFL has argued that Elliott does not have the legal standing to challenge his suspension in court. It's a messy situation that, believe it or not, might get even messier before it gets resolved. At least we'll (allegedly) know a but more in a few hours. As usual, stay tuned for more drama.
1 year ago: No Deadline For Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension Decision
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (and football fans around the world) are still waiting to hear NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson's decision regarding Elliott's appeal. Despite there reportedly being pressure for Henderson to hand down a decision by 4:00 Monday, nothing happened and everyone is still waiting. NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports that despite previous beliefs and rumors, whether or not Elliott is on the Cowboys active roster by Tuesday at 4:00 pm has nothing to do with his ability to play this weekend. There is no deadline for the decision from the NFL, so Elliott could very well be suspended five minutes before kickoff. Knowing the NFL, that may not be too far-fetched. Fantasy owners can do nothing but prepare a backup option just in case.
1 year ago: No Decision on Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension Yet
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will not hear any new news regarding the appeal of his suspension today. NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson was reportedly "under pressure" to have a decision by Monday, but apparently the pressure wasn't enough. The Cowboys have announced that Elliott will practice with the team on Tuesday and prepare for Sunday Night Football against the Giants. It's starting to look like there's a legitimate chance Elliott suits up and plays this week.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension Saga Gets Some New Episodes
Dallas Cowboys suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott's suspension saga got a few more interesting details on Thursday. First, NFL lead investigator Kia Roberts recommended "no suspension" for Elliott. Roberts went on to say that she was the only NFL investigator who interviewed Elliott's accuser, but her recommendation was left off of the report filed by the NFL. Later in the evening, news came out that the NFL Player's Association had filed a temporary restraining order in Texas blocking any suspension upheld by the NFL. It is essentially the precursor to a law suit that would immediately block the six-game suspension Elliott has been given in the event that it is upheld on appeal. With there supposedly being "pressure" on arbitrator Harold Henderson to get everything done by Monday, maybe this dramatic arc will come to an end soon. It's probably not that simple though, so stay tuned.
1 year ago: Cowboys Plan on Having Ezekiel Elliott On The Field Unless Decision Is Made Soon
The Dallas Cowboys are operating under the assumption that Ezekiel Elliott will be with the team on the field in Week 1 against the New York Giants unless Harold Henderson makes a ruling by Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. An earlier report said that Henderson was "under pressure" to come up with a decision by Monday. Recent news has said that Elliott's six-game suspension may end up being shortened, but it remains to be seen whether Elliott will still take that decision to court and seek an injunction that will allow him to continue playing. This whole dramatic arc of the NFL season could end on Monday or Tuesday, or it could continue long into the season. Stay tuned.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott's Hearing Should be Done by Monday
The appeals officer in the Ezekiel Elliott suspension hearing, Harold Henderson, is reportedly "under pressure to have a decision by Monday." As the NFL's Ezekiel Elliott saga continues, it's nice to know someone is at least lighting a fire under someone else. Recent rumors have stated that Elliott "has a chance" to see his suspension reduced. Hopefully there will be some actual answers on Monday. For now, it seems somewhere around 50-50 that the Cowboys will have their star running back on the field for Week 1 against the Giants.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension Has a "Real Chance" to Get Reduced
Suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott now has "a real chance" to see his suspension get reduced based on his appeal. This is according to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter. The Elliott Suspension Saga has gone from, "he absolutely will not win his appeal" to now, "a real chance" to get fewer games on it. Elliott reportedly plans to continue this whole drama in court and will seek an injunction that will allow him to continue playing. There is a chance, however, that if his suspension is reduced by enough games, he may just serve those games to open the season so as not to risk missing games later in the year that may be more pivotal in the playoff race. The odds that "Zeke" is on the field in Week 1 seem to be right about 50-50 right now.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott's Appeal Hearing Expected to Last Through Thursday
Suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's suspension appeal hearing is expected to last through Thursday. The hearing began on Tuesday, leading many people to believe a decision would be made that same day. Instead, the process will go on for at least two more days before a decision is made. Elliott is widely expected to lose the appeal, but is then expected to take his case to court. It's almost a sure thing that "Zeke" will miss several games this season, but it's beginning to look like they may not be the first few games of the year.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott's Appeal Hearing Will Head Into a Second Day
The appeal hearing for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will continue for at least another day. Elliott is appealing the NFL's decision to suspend him for the first six games of the 2017 season due to an off-field domestic violence incident. According to Ian Rapoport, there is "no end in sight" to the hearing. The NFL has made a mess of things to the extent that Elliott may very well end up on the field in Week 1.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Has a "Very Good Chance" to Play Week 1
Suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has a "very good chance" to be on the field when the Cowboys open up the regular season in Week 1 against the New York Giants. This is according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, who believes that while Elliott will likely lose today's appeal, he will then take the case to court. "Zeke" will seek an injunction that will allow him to play while everything is resolved in the court system. While fantasy owners and Cowboys fans alike would like to see Elliott in blue and white in Week 1, the risk is that he is eventually forced to miss games later on in the season or even in the playoffs. Today's appeal is just another step in what has become an incredibly drawn out process, typical of Goodell's NFL.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Solid in Saturday's Preseason Contest
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball six times for 18 yards and added two catches for six yards. "Zeke" looked good on the field despite not contributing any huge plays. His suspension appeal is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, but the latest rumors all say not to expect his suspension to be reversed or even shortened. It's looking like Elliott won't be on the field for the first time this season until Week 8.
1 year ago: Ezekiel Elliott Could See a Few Snaps on Saturday
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott may see eight to 12 snaps on Saturday while the Cowboys take on the Oakland Raiders in the regular season dress rehearsal. Elliott was suspended for the first six games of the regular season, putting his return at Week 8 due to an early bye week for Dallas. Elliott appealed the league's decision, however, and with the NFL notorious for dragging its feet when it comes to suspensions, Elliott may very well be on the field for Week 1 against the New York Giants. Elliott's fantasy value is wavering by the day as owners are unsure of his availability throughout the coming season.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott's Appeal Date Expected to be on Aug. 29
ESPN Insider Adam Schefter reports that "per the language in the [Collective Bargaining Agreement]" Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will have his appeal held on August 29. Elliott is appealing a six-game suspension handed down from the NFL based on several off field incidents. As of now, Elliott is suspended for the first six games of the season. With Dallas having an early bye week, Elliott's first game would be in Week 8 if he starts the season serving the suspension. With a lengthy appeal process possible combined with the NFL's usual feet-dragging, this saga is long from over. There's a chance "Zeke" plays every game this season while the appeal drags on and on into the next offseason. It's a tough spot for fantasy owners, but for now the safe bet is to assume Elliott will be out until Week 8.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Officially Appeals His Suspension
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has officially appealed his six-game suspension. According to NFL rules, a hearing must be scheduled within the next 10 days, but according to NFL recent history, this could take a while. There's a chance this drags on long enough to allow Elliott to play in all 16 games this season, but the league may also decide not to sit on its metaphorical hands and actually get this appeal done. Either way, it's impossible to know how this might affect Elliott's value. He's an easy RB1 when he's on the field, but there remains an overwhelming possibility that he misses six games due to the suspension.
2 years ago: NFL Investigation Into Most Recent Ezekiel Elliott Incident Is Closed
The NFL's investigation into yet another off-field incident by Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's has officially been closed. Elliott received a six-game suspension stemming from a domestic violence incident and was informed that any additional violations of the league's personal conduct policy could result in further suspensions or "potential banishment" from the league. Given the ominous wording used by the NFL, it's very important to know that the league has already investigated the incident that occurred in a Dallas-area nightclub where Elliott allegedly punched a DJ and broke his nose. The alleged victim could never be located, and no footage of the incident was ever found. If the victim or recorded evidence were to arise, "Zeke" could find himself in more trouble, for now though, he seems to have escaped with just the six game suspension.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott to Appeal His Suspension
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, suspended for the first six games of the season on Friday, will officially appeal his suspension. Elliott's representatives said on Friday that the running back would be appealing the six game suspension. With how long the NFL took to just hand down the suspension in the first place, there's no telling how long it will take for them to go through the whole appeal process. "Zeke" is eligible to play while appealing the suspension, so he may end up being on the field for Week 1.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Warned About Additional Violations
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, suspended for six games due to several off-field issues, was warned by the NFL that he could face "suspension or potential banishment" if he commits "any additional violations" of NFL policy. They are strong words and should put a knot in the stomach of Elliott's owners in dynasty leagues (as well as Cowboys fans, of course.) Elliott has repeatedly shown a lack of having his head on straight, so it should be seen as a legitimate concern. For now, we can expect to see Elliott making his 2017 debut in Week 8.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Suspended for Six Games
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for six games. The suspension comes from an NFL investigation into several off-field incidents including several instances of domestic violence. Six games has become the NFL's standard for domestic violence issues. The long-winded saga has not come close to an end yet, as "Zeke" has the right to appeal the NFL's decision. He will be eligible to play until his appeal is heard, which the NFL will need to schedule within 10 days. Most likely, Elliott will miss the first six Cowboys games. With a Week 6 bye this season, that puts Week 8 as Elliott's 2017 debut. It's a huge hit for Elliott's value, as he'll miss about half of the fantasy season. Meanwhile, Darren McFadden seems like the biggest beneficiary and needs to be picked up in all formats. Alfred Morris, who looked like a possible cut, should end up making the team and getting some playing time as well.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Could Be Suspended for Six Games
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott may face a six-game suspension stemming from several off-field incidents. While no official word has come down from the league just yet, rumors have been getting more and more specific. Things have gone from the team's owner expecting no suspension at all to some sources reporting "Zeke" could miss more than six games. The official announcement is expected to come soon, with word swirling that it may come as early as today. With an appeal still a possibility, stay tuned, this drama probably won't end soon.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Expected to be Suspended
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is expected to be suspended for several off-field actions. The official announcement may come on Friday, or it may be delayed into next week. However, after weeks of rumors swaying from, "he'll probably be suspended" to "he probably won't miss any time," including a claim by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that he expected Elliott on the field for Week 1, the prevailing sentiment around the league now seems to be that Elliott will indeed need to serve a suspension. The exact length is not yet known, but strong, well-sourced rumors point to the announcement being made within the next few days. Owners of "Zeke" in most formats should look into picking up Darren McFadden as a handcuff.
2 years ago: "Clarity Coming" on Ezekiel Elliott Soon
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport states that "clarity" is coming soon regarding the NFL's impending disciplinary decision regarding Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. A source reports to Rapoprt that the announcement may come as soon as Friday. The NFL and an "independent panel" have been reviewing Elliott's case regarding several off-field incidents. He's expected to be suspended, but the length of his suspension is currently anyone's guess.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Could Be Coming Soon
According to a leaked report, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's discipline decision will come "within the next 48 hours." The leak further states that Zeke's suspension will be similar to Tom Brady's, in the range of four games. There are also allegedly some "eye-opening details" with the leak saying that the woman Elliott was with suffered five acts of domestic violence in a six-day window." Granted, this is only a leak and not an official report, but if it is correct, it will contradict what Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said earlier, when he said he felt confident that his star running back would not miss any games. While the NFL has been dragging its feet on this (to the surprise of absolutely no one), this leak should push the league to announce a decision soon.
2 years ago: Dallas Cowboys "Optimistic" That Ezekiel Elliott Won't Be Suspended
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is optimistic that starting running back Ezekiel Elliott will be in the starting lineup for Week 1 when the Cowboys face the New York Giants. Elliott and the Cowboys are still waiting to hear from the league regarding what discipline, if any, Elliott will face. He is being investigated by the league regarding several off-field incidents. Jones said, "My hope is that Zeke is with us opening night and I don't want to get into anything that might in any way influence negatively that decision from the league office." While nothing is certain yet and it will reportedly still be another week or two until official word comes down, this is the first instance of things "looking up" for Zeke.
2 years ago: Cowboys Want to Get Ezekiel Elliott Involved in Different Ways
The Dallas Cowboys plan to "diversify" the ways in which star running back Ezekiel Elliott is involved in the offense for the 2017 season. Elliott was excellent as a rookie in 2016, but he only caught 32 passes for 363 yards. While those are certainly respectable numbers, they are nowhere near where the team thinks "Zeke" could be this season. Of course, the biggest news on Elliott remains to be released, and it has to do with his pending suspension. The Cowboys can talk him up as much as they want, but Elliott's ADP will be impossible to judge until fantasy players know how long (or if) he'll have to miss due to league discipline.
2 years ago: Another Week Will Pass Before Any News On Ezekiel Elliott's Potential Discipline
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will need to wait at least another week before learning whether or not he will face league discipline stemming from a pair of incidents. While several reports said a decision could be expected either today or at least this week, new reports are stating that the league is still waiting for four "outside advisors" to finish their work. The longer this drags on, the more difficult it will be to project Elliott's season. Hopefully next week finally brings some clarity into the situation.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Met With NFL Officials Regarding Ongoing Investigation
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott met with NFL officials regarding the ongoing NFL investigations into his various off-field altercations. Elliott is being investigated by the NFL for a domestic violence issue as well as an incident at a nightclub where he reportedly broke a man's nose. There's still no known date for when the league will decide on what discipline (if any) will be handed down, but the fact that "Zeke" met with the league is a good step toward finishing this whole thing. With fantasy players already making plans for their 2017 drafts, the decision can't come soon enough.
2 years ago: No Ezekiel Elliott Decision Until Monday At The Earliest
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, there will be no decision on Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's pending suspension decision today nor this weekend. It seems the earliest a decision will come back will be on Monday. Elliott, the Cowboys, and fantasy owners worldwide are waiting to hear what kind of discipline the star running back will face stemming from a domestic violence charge and a nightclub altercation. The waiting game continues.
2 years ago: Decision on Ezekiel Elliott's Discipline Should Come Soon
The NFL's investigation into Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's domestic violence incident should finally come to an end soon. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said "we'll have a decision imminently" regarding the investigation. He clarified that he did not know what the decision would be, just that he expected to learn very soon. With very little clarity about the situation, "Zeke" could be facing a lengthy suspension, no discipline at all, or anything in between. There's nothing to do now but wait and see.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Investigation Suspended
The Dallas Police Department is suspending an investigation into an incident at a bar last weekend that involved Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott "due to the lack of a complaint," Dallas Police spokeswoman Melinda Gutierrez wrote in a statement. Elliott wasn't arrested in the incident and the police didn't name him or any other suspects in the assault. The police could reopen the investigation, and the NFL is still looking into the matter. Last year's leading rusher is still facing the possibility of a suspension to begin the year for a separate assault case from last year, and he's made several other questionable off-field decisions within the last year. That makes his status as a locked-in top-three fantasy selection shaky to say the least.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Appealing a Misdemeanor for Speeding
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has some more legal trouble brewing. This time, it's a misdemeanor for speeding that he's appealing. Elliott was clocked driving 100 mph on a tollway in the Dallas area earlier this year. It seems like a minor issue, but combined with all of the other off-field decisions Elliott has made recently, it certainly raises some concern. On the field, Elliott is a top-three fantasy pick, but if he keeps making decisions that could lead to suspensions (like possibly knocking someone out at a bar or getting caught on video pulling down a woman's top) it won't matter because he won't be on the field. He's still a first round pick, but the continued disappointing news could actually drop him out of the top-five simply due to suspension risk.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Allegedly Involved in a Altercation at a Dallas Bar
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was reportedly witnessed punching a man in a Dallas-area bar on Sunday night. A video shows the victim after the alleged punch, but there seems to be no footage of Elliott himself. A witness did identify Elliott as the attacker, but due to a lack of information, police did not make any arrests. Already possibly looking at a suspension stemming from a domestic violence incident, Elliott cannot afford any more trouble. He's a top-three pick talent in a top-three pick situation, but the fact that he seems on the cusp of missing games due to disciplinary measures should drop him a bit on draft boards.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Facing Suspension?
There is growing sense that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is bracing for a short suspension coming from an alleged domestic violence incident that took place last year, although the investigation remains ongoing. 2016's leading rusher could be facing a one- or two-game ban for the incident, which would make his place as a top-three fantasy pick in serious doubt. There is nothing official on this front yet, so keep a close eye on the developments.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Could Still Be Subject to NFL Discipline
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott may still be subject to NFL discipline based on an ongoing NFL investigation into domestic violence allegations made against him. While Elliott is still worth a first-round pick in fantasy drafts, the possibility of him missing some games to start the season may push him out of the top-five picks. Further news on Elliott will likely come out soon, but players in leagues with early drafts may want to tread carefully.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Back At Practice
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott returned to practice this week at organized team activities after being held out last week after being involved in a minor car accident. Elliott, who will be 22 in his sophomore season, led the NFL in rushing his rookie season with 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns and is poised for a similar season behind Dallas' excellent offensive line. He should once again be an elite RB1 worth taking in the top five picks of the first round.
2 years ago: No Concussion For Ezekiel Elliott
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (neck) isn't suffering from a concussion after being involved in a minor car accident Sunday, according to running backs coach Gary Brown. Head coach Jason Garrett said Elliott will miss a third day of practice Thursday after sitting out to begin the week with soreness and neck stiffness. Elliott is expected to return to practice next week. Fantasy owners have nothing to worry about here. Last year's leading rusher will be fine and should be off the board within the first five picks.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Held Out After Car Accident
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (head) is being held out of practice again Wednesday after he suffered a head injury in a minor car accident Sunday. Elliott's injury isn't believed to be serious, and the Cowboys are likely just being cautious with their star running back. The 21-year-old led the NFL in rushing (1,631 yards) in his rookie season, and the sky is the limit moving forward. He'll easily be a top-five fantasy pick in upcoming drafts.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott's Case Still Under Investigation
The NFL continues to investigate Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, according to a spokesman. Elliott was accused last July of assault by then-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson. No charges were initially filed, so it remains unlikely that Elliott is suspended by the league. After leading the NFL in rushing as a rookie in 2016, the sky remains the limit for Elliott in his sophomore season. He'll go off the board in the first five picks of fantasy drafts this fall.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott To Have Larger Role
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is likely to have a larger role in the offense in his sophomore season after he led the NFL in rushing as a rookie. He also caught 32 passes for 363 yards and a touchdown, but he accumulated 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground. Elliott never had more than four catches in a single game in 2016. The difference in 2017 is that Lance Dunbar, Dallas' third-down back last season, left in free agency, and they haven't replaced his skillset in the backfield. Elliott is a top-five fantasy selection and will be the third running back off the board after Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell and Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Completes a Phenomenal Rookie Season
Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott wrapped up his epic rookie season after Sunday's playoff loss. Zeke ended the season as the RB2 in standard scoring leagues, behind only David Johnson. For the 15 games (Zeke sat out Week 17), Elliott rushed 322 times for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns. He added 32 catches on 40 targets for 363 yards and one more touchdown. He showed great vision, great burst and great speed all season long and gets to continue playing behind the best offensive line in football. Zeke's arrow keeps pointing up.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Has Another Huge Game
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 22 times for 125 yards in Sunday's playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. Despite the Cowboys playing from behind for most of the game, Zeke was still a huge part of the game plan and made the most of his opportunities. The epic rookie season sets Zeke up as a top-three running back choice in all fantasy formats next season.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Is Set Up for a Huge Game
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is set up for a huge game this weekend against the Green Bay Packers. Coming off two weeks of rest (Elliott did not play in Week 17), playing at home and facing an underwhelming defense, Zeke should be the star of the show on Sunday. He's as good a bet as he's ever been for 100-plus yards and a score. Elliott is the top running back option for any DFS leagues this weekend.
2 years ago: Ezekiel Elliott Sits For All of Week 17
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott did not play in the Cowboys Week 17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Zeke was rumored to maybe get a series or two, but he ended up never putting on his helmet, spending most of his time on the sidelines in a hoodie. He'll be ready for the first Cowboys playoff game in two weeks, but the league's rushing leader not even appearing in a game was a great example of why fantasy leagues should never include Week 17 games.