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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: 27

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 10 157 654 4.2 8 13 11 54 4.9 0 118.8 11.9
2022 (Projected) DAL   229 985 4.3 7   45 292 6.5 2 181.7  

2022 Outlook
Depth Chart
Is this the year when the wheels finally fall all the way off for Ezekiel Elliott? Many fantasy managers seem to think so as the former perennial first-round fantasy pick is now falling to the third and even fourth round in some drafts. It seems as though the late-season dropoff in his statistical output is still fresh in the minds of fantasy gamers, many of whom seem to be expecting that Tony Pollard will take over the backfield this season.

Elliott's statistical descent in 2021 saw him start the season averaging well over 5.0 yards per carry over the first month of the season, only to fall to 3.7 yards per carry over the remainder of the year. Dallas' ever-deteriorating offensive line certainly played a part in that, but we shouldn't expect that to be any better this season. The Cowboys lost both right tackle La'el Collins and left guard Connor Williams this offseason and while they did draft Tyler Smith in the first round of the NFL Draft, there's likely to be some growing pains along this offensive line here in 2022.

If you're looking for some positive outlooks on Elliott, consider that he battled through multiple injuries throughout the 2021 season, including a partially torn PCL early in the year, and was still able to start all 17 games. In fact, other than a suspension which saw him miss six games in his second season, Elliott has never missed more than one game in any season throughout his professional career. Major injuries are mostly unpredictable, but Elliott has shown us that he is more than willing to play through a ton of minor injuries that would knock most players out for multiple weeks. Having that type of reliable workhorse in your fantasy backfield is always nice, even if he's not the same guy who led the league in rushing earlier in his career.

While Pollard is almost certainly going to break into Elliott's workload, Elliott is still listed atop the depth chart and he's still likely to see a 60/40 backfield split at worst in 2022. With the Cowboys still expected to be a pretty good offense, he'd need to be injured or lose his starting role in order to not return value given his offseason ADP.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Ezekiel Elliott
RB2RB2 Tony Pollard
RB3RB3 Malik Davis
RB4RB4 Rico Dowdle
RB5RB5 Qadree Ollison
Cowboys Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Ezekiel Elliott expecting to play in Week 11
Hyperextended knee
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 17, 3:27 pm

Dallas Cowboys
#Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is expecting to return vs #Vikings after missing two games with hyperextended knee. “I’m definitely very optimistic about this week. Barring any setbacks the next couple of days, I’m feeling good…I think I’m in a good spot.” Will wear brace. (Ed Werder on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Elliott was injured in Week 7, missed Week 8, had bye in Week 9 then sat again in Week 10. His return would mean another split backfield for the Cowboys in Week 11 against the Vikings. Tony Pollard has thrived in games without Zeke this year, including handling 25 touches last week against the Packers. The Vikings represent a negative matchup, allowing the 8th fewest fantasy points to the position.


Injury Ezekiel Elliott is a gametime decision
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 12, 8:00 pm

Dallas Cowboys
#Cowboys do not expect to finalize a decision on RB Ezekiel Elliott’s status against the #Packers until evaluating him pregame, per source. Expect a conservative decision. Elliott has knee injury. He has never missed consecutive games but he’s mentioned long-term considerations. (Ed Werder on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like there's a good chance that Zeke sits today which would make Tony Pollard the start at running back. The last time this happened Pollard only played 53% of the snaps but turned in a 14-131-3 line on the ground against the Bears. He'll be a low-end RB1 option against Green Bay if Zeke doesn't play. Qadree Ollison has been called up from the practice squad.


Injury Cowboys optimistic Zeke plays in Week 10
Suffered knee injury in Week 7
By: Doug Orth | Tue Nov 8, 10:05 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Will RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) play this week in Cowboys-Packers? Jerry Jones to @1053thefan: "It's anticipated he'll be ready to go." (Yahoo! Sports - Jori Epstein)

FFToday's Take: Elliott sat out Week 8 due to this knee injury, only to watch Tony Pollard make his case to be the starter with three TD runs on 14 carries in Week 9. Jones threw his support behind Elliott shortly thereafter, noting that he helps soften up the defense for Pollard to create big plays. Elliott is obviously not a lock to play yet, but a full practice at some point this week would likely be enough to trust him as a decent RB2 option against a middling Green Bay run defense.


Injury Knee injury could cause Ezekiel Elliott to miss Week 8
Dallas has a bye in Week 9
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 26, 4:37 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Ezekiel Elliott was not ready to rule himself out of Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, but the Dallas Cowboys running back's availability is in question after he missed Wednesday's practice with a right knee injury. A source told ESPN that Elliott is dealing with a hyperextended right knee that has caused swelling and bruising. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Dallas has a bye in Week 9 which could play a big factor in determining Zeke's availability in Week 8. Other reports suggest Zeke in unlikely to play. It's doubtful he will practice this week and could be labeled a gametime decision. Tony Pollard would have some high-end RB2 appeal with RB1 upside if Zeke sits.



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

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

2020 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at LAR L 17-20 22 96 4.4 1 4 3 31 10.3 1 24.7
2 ATL W 40-39 22 89 4.0 1 7 6 33 5.5 0 18.2
3 at SEA L 31-38 14 34 2.4 1 12 6 24 4.0 0 11.8
4 CLE L 38-49 12 54 4.5 0 8 8 71 8.9 0 12.5
5 NYG W 37-34 19 91 4.8 2 2 1 14 14.0 0 22.5
6 ARI L 10-38 12 49 4.1 0 11 8 31 3.9 0 8.0
7 at WAS L 3-25 12 45 3.8 0 2 1 6 6.0 0 5.1
8 at PHI L 9-23 19 63 3.3 0 2 1 10 10.0 0 7.3
9 PIT L 19-24 18 51 2.8 0 3 2 18 9.0 0 6.9
11 at MIN W 31-28 21 103 4.9 0 2 2 11 5.5 1 17.4
12 WAS L 16-41 10 32 3.2 0 3 1 7 7.0 0 3.9
13 at BAL L 17-34 18 77 4.3 0 6 4 18 4.5 0 9.5
14 at CIN W 30-7 12 48 4.0 0 3 2 11 5.5 0 5.9
16 PHI W 37-17 19 105 5.5 0 4 4 34 8.5 0 13.9
17 at NYG L 19-23 14 42 3.0 1 4 3 19 6.3 0 12.1

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