|Ezekiel Elliott suspension back on|
2nd Circuit has denied Elliott's latest request
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 9, 3:37 pm
|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.
|Game on for Zeke, eligible to play Week 9|
Judge grants stay
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 3, 10:02 am
|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 expected to start|
Rod Smith No.2, Darren McFadden No.3
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 2, 2:00 pm
|A source informed of the decision tells me Alfred Morris will start Sunday for the Cowboys at running back. #2 Rod Smith #3 Darren McFadden on depth chart. All will get touches though. (Jane Slater on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We've assumed Morris would get the start. The real news here is that Rod Smith will be the next man up with McFadden third in line for carries. All are expected to see action. Morris gets the benefit of making the first good impression giving him a slight lead in fantasy value.
|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
|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
|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
|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.
|Darren McFadden inactive Sunday night|
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 10, 6:00 pm
|Cowboys: RB Darren McFadden, QB Cooper Rush, WR Noah Brown, OG Jonathan Cooper.CB Bene Benwikere, LB Anthony Hitchens, CB Jourdan Lewis (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: This comes as a bit of a surprise as McFadden was clearly the No.2 running back in rotation during preseason workouts. Alfred Morris and Rod Smith will handle backup duties behind Ezekiel Elliott against the Giants.