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Running Back, Dallas Cowboys

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Draft: 2016 Round 1 (4)
College: Ohio State
DOB: 1995-07-22 Age: 28

Season Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2016 DAL 15 322 1,631 5.1 15 40 32 363 11.3 1 295.4 19.7
2017 DAL 10 242 983 4.1 7 38 26 269 10.3 2 179.2 17.9
2018 DAL 15 304 1,434 4.7 6 95 77 567 7.4 3 254.1 16.9
2019 DAL 16 301 1,357 4.5 12 71 54 420 7.8 2 261.7 16.4
2020 DAL 15 244 979 4.0 6 71 52 338 6.5 2 179.7 12.0
2021 DAL 17 237 1,002 4.2 10 65 47 287 6.1 2 200.9 11.8
2022 DAL 15 231 876 3.8 12 23 17 92 5.4 0 168.8 11.3
2023 NE 17 184 642 3.5 3 65 51 313 6.1 2 125.5 7.4
2024 (Projected) DAL   186 727 3.9 6   35 221 6.3 1 136.8  

2024 Outlook
Depth Chart
Ezekiel Elliott returns to the Dallas Cowboys after a one-season stint with the New England Patriots. Many expect him to immediately reclaim the lead-back role in what continues to be a high-powered Cowboys offense. In 2023, Elliott defied expectations by out-producing teammate Rhamondre Stevenson, who many predicted would have a breakout season due to the lack of depth behind him. Elliott's edge over Stevenson was primarily due to his ability to stay healthy while Stevenson missed several games. Notably, the backfield split between Elliott and Stevenson was much more balanced than anticipated, and Elliott caught 51 passes -- a significant improvement from the 17 receptions he managed in Dallas in 2022.

Now back with the Cowboys, Elliott is part of a substantially better offense, which should enhance his fantasy value even though he may no longer be the dynamic player he once was. Elliott's situation in Dallas offers serious touchdown potential. Last season, Tony Pollard was among the league leaders in red zone touches but was surprisingly unproductive with his opportunities. Pollard even had nine carries within close range of the end zone, an area where Elliott has thrived throughout his eight-year NFL career.

The reality of the Cowboys' backfield situation is that it lacks depth and talent. While Elliott is not at his peak, he is primarily competing with the unproven Rico Dowdle. This context makes Elliott an intriguing late-round pick who could serve as a valuable complement for those drafting rookie running backs who may not have high touch shares early in the season. Elliott's touches might reduce as the season progresses, which could be an ideal time to pivot to a young rookie running back on another team, such as Trey Benson or Jonathon Brooks, who might be hitting their stride at that time.

While Ezekiel Elliott may appear to be a shell of his former self, his role in a high-powered Cowboys offense and his proven red zone efficiency make him a viable late-round option in fantasy football drafts. His potential for early-season production and touchdown opportunities could provide a solid return on investment, especially for those looking to complement their roster with a veteran presence while waiting for younger backs to develop.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Ezekiel Elliott
RB2RB2 Rico Dowdle
RB3RB3 Malik Davis
RB4RB4 Deuce Vaughn
RB5RB5 Royce Freeman
RB6FB1 Hunter Luepke
Cowboys Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Ezekiel Elliott back with the Cowboys
There's volume to be had in the Dallas backfield
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Apr 29, 6:30 am

Dallas Cowboys
Reunion: Three-time Pro Bowl RB Ezekiel Elliott agreed to terms with the #Cowboys pending physical, sources tell me and @RapSheet. With Tony Pollard gone and Elliott coming off a strong finish to his lone season in New England, it’s time to Feed Zeke again in Dallas. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: Elliott spent 2023 with the New England Patriots where he finished with a 184-642-3, 51-313-2 line and ranked 36th among RBs in PPR leagues; by far the lowest output of his career. The Cowboys only have Rico Dowdle, Deuce Vaughn and Royce Freeman as competition, meaning Zeke could earn meaningful volume in 2024.



2023 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 PHI L 20-25 7 29 4.1 0 7 5 14 2.8 0 4.3
2 MIA L 17-24 5 13 2.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.3
3 at NYJ W 15-10 16 80 5.0 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 8.7
4 at DAL L 3-38 6 16 2.7 0 3 2 6 3.0 0 2.2
5 NO L 0-34 8 21 2.6 0 4 4 17 4.3 0 3.8
6 at LV L 17-21 7 34 4.9 1 1 1 15 15.0 0 10.9
7 BUF W 29-25 11 31 2.8 1 1 0 0 - 0 9.1
8 at MIA L 17-31 7 36 5.1 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.6
9 WAS L 17-20 6 17 2.8 0 5 3 15 5.0 0 3.2
10 IND L 6-10 13 54 4.2 0 2 2 34 17.0 0 8.8
12 at NYG L 7-10 9 46 5.1 0 2 2 6 3.0 0 5.2
13 LAC L 0-6 17 52 3.1 0 5 4 40 10.0 0 9.2
14 at PIT W 21-18 22 68 3.1 0 8 7 72 10.3 1 20.0
15 KC L 17-27 11 25 2.3 0 6 5 21 4.2 0 4.6
16 at DEN W 26-23 12 27 2.3 0 11 9 33 3.7 1 12.0
17 at BUF L 21-27 14 39 2.8 1 2 1 6 6.0 0 10.5
18 NYJ L 3-17 13 54 4.2 0 7 5 27 5.4 0 8.1

2022 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 TB L 3-19 10 52 5.2 0 2 1 -3 -3.0 0 4.9
2 CIN W 20-17 15 53 3.5 0 2 1 -4 -4.0 0 4.9
3 at NYG W 23-16 15 73 4.9 1 1 1 2 2.0 0 13.5
4 WAS W 25-10 19 49 2.6 0 2 2 32 16.0 0 8.1
5 at LAR W 22-10 22 78 3.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 7.8
6 at PHI L 17-26 13 81 6.2 1 1 1 5 5.0 0 14.6
7 DET W 24-6 15 57 3.8 2 0 0 0 - 0 17.7
11 at MIN W 40-3 15 42 2.8 2 1 1 5 5.0 0 16.7
12 NYG W 28-20 16 92 5.8 1 1 1 3 3.0 0 15.5
13 IND W 54-19 17 77 4.5 1 3 3 14 4.7 0 15.1
14 HOU W 27-23 15 62 4.1 1 5 3 19 6.3 0 14.1
15 at JAC L 34-40 16 58 3.6 1 2 2 13 6.5 0 13.1
16 PHI W 40-34 16 55 3.4 1 1 1 6 6.0 0 12.1
17 at TEN W 27-13 19 37 1.9 1 0 0 0 - 0 9.7
18 at WAS L 6-26 8 10 1.3 0 2 0 0 - 0 1.0
WC at TB W 31-14 13 27 2.1 0 2 1 9 9.0 0 3.6
DP at SF L 12-19 10 26 2.6 0 4 2 7 3.5 0 3.3
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

2021 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at TB L 29-31 11 33 3.0 0 2 2 6 3.0 0 3.9
2 at LAC W 20-17 16 71 4.4 1 2 2 26 13.0 0 15.7
3 PHI W 41-21 17 95 5.6 2 3 3 21 7.0 0 23.6
4 CAR W 36-28 20 143 7.2 1 1 0 0 - 0 20.3
5 NYG W 44-20 21 110 5.2 1 3 2 2 1.0 1 23.2
6 at NE W 35-29 17 69 4.1 0 9 7 50 7.1 0 11.9
8 at MIN W 20-16 16 50 3.1 0 6 4 23 5.8 0 7.3
9 DEN L 16-30 10 51 5.1 0 3 3 25 8.3 0 7.6
10 ATL W 43-3 14 41 2.9 2 3 3 15 5.0 0 17.6
11 at KC L 9-19 9 32 3.6 0 6 6 36 6.0 0 6.8
12 LV L 33-36 9 25 2.8 1 8 6 24 4.0 0 10.9
13 at NO W 27-17 13 45 3.5 0 3 2 2 1.0 0 4.7
14 at WAS W 27-20 12 45 3.8 0 6 1 15 15.0 0 6.0
15 at NYG W 21-6 16 52 3.3 1 4 3 20 6.7 0 13.2
16 WAS W 56-14 9 37 4.1 1 1 1 5 5.0 1 16.2
17 ARI L 22-25 9 16 1.8 0 2 1 14 14.0 0 3.0
18 at PHI W 51-26 18 87 4.8 0 3 1 3 3.0 0 9.0
WC SF L 17-23 12 31 2.6 0 4 1 0 0.0 0 3.1
WC = Wild-Card

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