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 Stats > Ezekiel Elliott  
 
Running Back, Dallas Cowboys

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Draft: 2016 Round 1 (4)
College: Ohio State
DOB: 1995-07-22 Age: 21
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#5 2 1.06

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
2016 (Projected) DAL   260 1,145 4.4 9   37 271 7.3 1 201.6  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Cowboys used a high draft pick on a running back despite having holes all over the defense, which likely means they plan to use Ezekiel Elliott heavily this season. Elliot finished his career at OSU with 3,961 yards and 43 touchdowns also catching 58 balls and leading the Buckeyes to a national championship. At 225 pounds he possesses 4.47 speed with elite strength and balance. He’ll be running behind one of the best run blocking lines in the game, making him a viable early round pick despite being an “unknown”. The Cowboys have been a machine moving the ball on the ground, ranking 12th and 3rd in run/pass ratio the last two seasons and even excelled with Darren McFadden last year without the support of a legitimate passing game. Elliott is a complete back and arguably the best blocking and receiving back on the team so he should be used as a true workhorse. Fantasy owners are excited by his prospects and rightfully so as their hasn’t been a rookie runner that’s combined the levels of talent, situation and opportunity in quite a while, and it’s not unfathomable to see him leading the league in rushing and scoring double digit touchdowns. There will be many fantasy leagues where the rookie is selected in Round 1.

I would be remiss not to mention the recent police report filed against Elliot by his girlfriend alleging domestic abuse. While there is reportedly some evidence that will show the allegations are manufactured, at the present time we simply do not know the true story. Keep an eye out for the latest news on that subject and adjust accordingly.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Ezekiel Elliott
RB2RB2 Darren McFadden
RB3RB3 Lance Dunbar
RB4RB4 Alfred Morris
RB5RB5 Rod Smith
Cowboys Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Ezekiel Elliott uninjured in minor car crash
Two-car accident in Fresno, TX
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Jan 11, 10:46 am

Dallas Cowboys
Ezekiel Elliott had an eventful Wednesday morning on his way to work. The Dallas Cowboys rookie running back was involved in a minor, two-car crash at 7:05 a.m. CST in Frisco, Texas, Frisco Police Dept. spokesman Benito Valdez confirmed to NFL.com. No injuries were reported and both parties involved in the crash went on their way a short time later, Valdez said. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: It looks like Ezekiel Elliot avoided injury and any infractions with the law. Fantasy owners should consider this a non-issue with the Cowboys gearing up to host the Packers on Sunday afternoon.


Dak, Zeke likely to play limited snaps in Week 17
Sanchez, McFadden seeing bulk of reps in practice
By: Doug Orth | Thu Dec 29, 6:35 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Along with Cowboys QB Mark Sanchez receiving most of the reps, expect same with RB Darren McFadden. An inexperienced LT adds to resting starters. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Cowboys have nothing to play for in Week 17, so exposing Dak Prescott or Ezekiel Elliott and probably even Dez Bryant to injury doesn't make a ton of sense. The absence of LT Tyron Smith may also be contributing to their thinking as well. The only minor surprise here may be that Dallas isn't thinking about giving Tony Romo some reps, although it is understandable the team wants him healthy if it plans on trading him this offseason.


Cowboys to play starters as normal
"We like the rhythm of our offense and how Dak is playing"
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Dec 26, 11:30 am

Dallas Cowboys
Cowboys Jason Garrett tells us he plans to play Dak, Zeke, starters as normal. "We like the rhythm of our offense and how Dak is playing." (Ed Wereder on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Head coach Jason Garrett is indicating the he has no plans to rest his starters in tonight's game against the Lions. The Cowboys have wrapped up the No.1 seed in the NFC but it appears the head coach doesn't want rust to creep into the game of his rookies. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott should be ready to roll in the final game of Week 16.


No plans to reduce Ezekiel Elliott's workload
Cowboys owner will continue to feed rookie RB
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Nov 29, 10:27 am

Dallas Cowboys
Drew Davison (@drewdavison) on Twitter: "On @1053thefan, Jerry Jones says there's no concern about Ezekiel Elliott's workload and no plans to reduce it going forward." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: There might be a change in atitude once the Cowboys clinch their various playoff milestones (spot, division, bye, home field) but for now, Elliott is producing and Alfred Morris is handling every third series or so. Make sure you have Morris if you're an Elliott owner.



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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