Ezekiel Elliott

RB · Free Agent

Height 6'0" Weight 228
DOB 1995-07-22 Age 27.7
College Ohio State
2023 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 25 · RB # 15 (Tier 3) · ADP (12-team PPR): 3.03, 28th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 3
13Aaron Jones, GB1428.32.0315.4
14Leonard Fournette, TB1128.22.1018.3
15Ezekiel Elliott, DAL927.73.0314.5
16Breece Hall, NYJ1021.84.08
17Travis Etienne, JAC1124.23.10
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Cowboys Didn't Offer Pay Cut To Ezekiel Elliott; Team Still Open To New Deal

    The Cowboys have made a number of high-profile additions so far in free agency, but the 2023 offseason has also included the team’s release of Ezekiel Elliott. The former rushing champion was long expected to be a cap casualty, but the chances of a re-worked contract keeping him in Dallas have fluctuated recently. Elliott admitted […]

    Mar 31 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Tony Pollard
  • Cowboys Open To Re-Signing Ezekiel Elliott

    The Dallas Cowboys are open to re-signing running back Ezekiel Elliott after cutting the former No. 4 overall pick earlier this month after seven years with the team. The Cowboys saved over $10 million on the 2023 salary cap with the move, but head coach Mike McCarthy said the team might be willing to work something out to bring him back at a lower cost. Elliott scored 12 touchdowns in 2022, but he also had a career-low 876 rushing yards and was far less explosive than backfield mate Tony Pollard. The 27-year-old Elliott averaged 3.8 yards per attempt last year and is now more of a short-yardage/goal-line back in the NFL. Elliott has narrowed down his list of teams to the Eagles, Jets and Bengals, but it remains to be seen if that trio of teams wants to take on the aging back.

    Mar 27 · Source via Ezekiel Elliott
  • Bengals "Looming Large" In Move For Ezekiel Elliott

    According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Bengals "are looming large" regarding a potential deal with free-agent running back Ezekiel Elliott. Cincinnati is looking to bolster its backfield, so adding the former Buckeye could be on the radar. However, it's still unknown if the Bengals plan on retaining Joe Mixon, although the team could save roughly $8 million against the cap by cutting ties with him. It's no secret the franchise wants to keep Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase, and Tee Higgins moving forward. As a result, adding Elliott may be a logical approach, especially if things align from a fiscal sense. But it could also signal the end of Mixon's career in Cincinnati.

    Mar 24 · Source via Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Eyeing Eagles, Bengals, Jets

    Although the Cowboys moved on from his lucrative contract last week, Ezekiel Elliott looks to have generated some interest elsewhere. He may have a new team before the end of the month. Elliott wants to have a destination in place by the end of next week, and Adam Schefter of ESPN.com notes the two-time rushing […]

    Mar 23 · Pro Football Rumors Jets Bengals Eagles Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Narrows His List Down To Three Teams

    Former Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has narrowed down his options to the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals, and he would like to make his decision on where to play next by the end of next week, according to sources. The Cowboys cut Elliott after seven seasons with the team. Although Zeke did have four 1,000-yard rushing campaigns in his time in Dallas, he had become much less explosive the last two years while losing valuable touches to Tony Pollard. The 27-year-old had a career-low 876 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on 231 carries last year, but he'll likely be more of a short-yardage, goal-line back wherever he lands next. Based purely on the teams' depth charts, the Bengals look to be the best fit for Elliott on paper.

    Mar 23 · Source via Eagles Jets Bengals Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Unlikely To Return To Cowboys?

    For the first time in his career, Ezekiel Elliott is a free agent. His release from the Cowboys has left open the possibility of a new deal allowing him to stay in Dallas, but such a development does not appear likely at this point. The chances of Elliott playing for the Cowboys again are “slim,” reports […]

    Mar 18 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Cowboys Officially Release Ezekiel Elliott

    The Dallas Cowboys and running back Ezekiel Elliott officially parted ways on Wednesday and he will now be a free agent, according to a source. It was reported on Wednesday morning that the move was expected, and now it's official after the two sides couldn't come to an agreement on a contract restructure. It's not exactly a surprise after the 27-year-old looked far less explosive the last two years while being outshined by backfield mate Tony Pollard. In his seven years with Dallas, Elliott led the league in rushing twice (2016 and 2018) and had four 1,000-yard rushing seasons. He should attract interest on the open market as a short-yardage/goal-line back but will be extremely touchdown-dependent wherever he lands in fantasy.

    Mar 15 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Cowboys Expected To Release Ezekiel Elliott

    The Dallas Cowboys are set to part ways with running back Ezekiel Elliott and are expected to release him. Elliott is expected to be designated as a post-June 1 cut. The 27-year-old two-time NFL leading rusher has run out of gas the last two years in Dallas and will look to latch on with another team as a short-yardage/goal-line option out of the backfield. It's the end of an era for Dallas, and Zeke will finish his tenure for the Cowboys with 8,262 rushing yards and 68 touchdowns in seven seasons, including four 1,000-yard campaigns. Tony Pollard, who the team used the franchise tag on, will take over as the team's primary RB and will have high-end RB1 upside in 2023 for fantasy managers.

    Mar 15 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Cowboys Could Cut Ezekiel Elliott

    The Dallas Cowboys would save $4.8 million on the 2023 salary cap by releasing running back Ezekiel Elliott this offseason. They'd save $10.9 million if they designate him as a post-June 1 cut. Elliott doesn't have anymore guaranteed money left on his deal, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the Cowboys move on, especially with Tony Pollard secured on the franchise tag this year. Dallas is looking to add more explosive playmakers, and Elliott hasn't shown much explosiveness in the last couple of seasons. If the 27-year-old stays with the team, he'll likely be taking a pay cut in 2023. Pollard will take over as the team's primary running back this year, so Elliott will be more of a short-yardage/goal-line player if he stays with the Cowboys for another season.

    Mar 8 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Cowboys Not Opposed To Taking RB In First Round

    Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said that he's not opposed to taking a running back in the first round of the NFL draft. "If you're taking a player in the top half, you're hoping you've got a player who is going to be here for 10 years," Jones said. The only realistic scenario for the Cowboys to take a running back in the first round of this year's draft is if they don't re-sign impending free-agent running back Tony Pollard before the end of April. Ezekiel Elliott has looked washed up the last two years, so Dallas certainly doesn't want to continue on with him as their primary backfield option. If the Cowboys bring Pollard back, it would be a huge surprise if they still went with an RB in the first round this year.

    Feb 28 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Tony Pollard nfl draft
  • Ezekiel Elliott Likely To Remain In Dallas?

    The Athletic's Bob Sturm thinks Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's one option for employment above the NFL minimum in 2023 is with the Cowboys. "I think the answer is that given the number of analysts and scouts I have talked to about Elliott this year and the consensus opinion is in stone. He has very little left in his legs and the word is out," Sturm wrote. Elliott saw more decline in 2022 as the team's second-best back behind Tony Pollard. The 27-year-old finished with 876 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on 231 carries for a career-low 3.8 yards per carry in 15 games. He also had 17 catches for a career-low 92 yards in the passing attack. If he sticks in Dallas, he'll be the short-yardage/goal-line back behind Pollard, making him pretty unreliable in fantasy as a touchdown-dependent weapon.

    Feb 21 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Cowboys Likely To Use Franchise Tag On Tony Pollard

    The Cowboys have entered a few offseasons in recent years with moving parts. This year, Dallas’ running back position may be at the forefront there. Tony Pollard is on track for free agency, and Ezekiel Elliott‘s cap number appears untenable. Pollard rocketed into the upper echelon of a crowded free agent running back class this […]

    Feb 14 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Tony Pollard
  • Latest On Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott, Tyron Smith

    The Cowboys have plenty of pieces already in place which helped take the team to the divisional round of the playoffs this season, but key decisions lay ahead with several high-profile players. A number of Dallas’ longest-tenured offensive contributors face uncertain futures in 2023. One of those is running back Ezekiel Elliott. The 27-year-old has long […]

    Feb 5 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Tony Pollard
  • Cowboys Want Ezekiel Elliott Back In 2023

    Both Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones were adamant that they want running back Ezekiel Elliott back in 2023, but Stephen Jones reiterated it "has to work financially" for both sides. Elliott said recently that he'd be willing to take a pay cut to stay in Dallas. He has a dead salary cap hit of $12 million, so there's a chance the Cowboys cut him this offseason if they can't work something out. Tony Pollard, who has been much more explosive than Elliott the last two years, is a free agent, but the Cowboys want to re-sign him. The 27-year-old Elliott had a career-low 3.8 yard-per-carry average in 2022, gaining 876 yards and 12 touchdowns on 231 carries. If he stays in Dallas and Pollard returns, he'll continue to see his role decrease as more of a short-yardage, goal-line back.

    Feb 2 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Willing To Take Pay Cut To Stay With Cowboys

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott wrapped up his 2022 season with a playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night. Elliott is now scheduled to make $10.9 million in the 2023 season. He averaged a career-low 3.8 yards per carry and finished with just 876 rushing yards despite appearing in 15 games in 2022. Elliott could be a cut candidate in the offseason, although he mentioned on Monday that he loves playing for Dallas and would be willing to take a pay cut to stay in town moving forward. The Cowboys could be open to discussing a restructured contract considering that Tony Pollard is an unrestricted free-agent who they would like to bring back. Even if Elliott stays with the Cowboys on a reworked deal, expect the team to either bring back Pollard or bring in another back to split carries.

    Jan 23 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Can't Find Much Space In A Divisional Round Loss

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had an expanded role in a Divisional Round loss to the San Francisco 49ers due to an injury to Tony Pollard (ankle). With Pollard carted off the field, Elliott took over the backfield for most plays, but wasn't able to do much. He ran the ball 10 times for 26 yards and added two catches for seven more yards. His longest play was just a five yard gain. Elliott showed almost no explosiveness this season and was soundly outplayed almost every game by Pollard. Elliott will likely be back on the Cowboys next season, but won't be much of a fantasy asset.

    Jan 22 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Tony Pollard Could Be Issued Franchise Tag

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard could receive the franchise tag this offseason, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The team wants to keep the 25-year-old on its roster and sees the franchise tag as "an option" if the two sides don't agree to an extension. Pollard looked great while complementing Ezekiel Elliott this season as he totaled 1,007 rushing yards, 371 receiving yards, and 12 touchdowns. For fantasy purposes, Pollard finished as the overall RB8. Keeping Pollard could force the Cowboys to make a big decision on Ezekiel Elliott, who has a cap number of $16.72 million in 2023. Notably, cutting Elliott after June 1st would create $10.9 million in cap space while incurring just $5.82 million in dead money. Pollard heads into 2023 fantasy drafts as a mid-range RB2, and he would jump to the RB1 tier if he has the backfield all to himself.

    Jan 22 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Tony Pollard
  • Ezekiel Elliott Doesn't Have Much Upside In The Divisional Round

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott doesn't have much upside in a Divisional Round matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Elliott had a run of nine straight games with a touchdown near the end of the season despite never particularly running well. That ended in Week 18, and he's combined for a total of five fantasy points since then. With the 49ers boasting a defense that was best in the league against running backs, Elliott is a difficult running back to trust as a starter in any format.

    Jan 19 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Struggles To Find Any Space On Monday

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott struggled to do much despite plenty of chances in a Wild Card Round win over the Tampa Bay Bucs. Elliott ran the ball 13 times, gaining just 27 yards and added one catch for nine yards on two targets. Elliott saw just two fewer carries than Tony Pollard but gained 50 fewer yards. Pollard repeatedly proved to be the better runner and receiver this season, and it was never more clear than in this game.

    Jan 17 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Looks For A Rebound On Wild-Card Weekend

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will look to rebound from an awful end to the regular season in the first week of the playoffs when the Cowboys take on the Tampa Bay Bucs. "Zeke" had a run of nine straight games with a touchdown snapped in Week 18, when he only rushed for 10 yards and put up one fantasy point. Wild Card Weekend should be better, although he'll have to fight against a Bucs defense that was sixth in the league against opposing running backs this season.

    Jan 12 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Looks To Finish The Season With Another TD

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will look to end his regular season with another touchdown in a Week 18 game against the Washington Commanders. Elliott, despite ceding lead back duties to Tony Pollard this season, has scored at least one touchdown in every game he's played since Week 6. He's been solidly in the RB2 ranks most weeks and should be right there again for Week 18, where the Cowboys may rely on the running game over the passing game.

    Jan 5 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2016DAL15311.420.871371.236.124.132216315.0715403236311.311
    2017DAL10190.219.059185.540.528.02429834.06738262499.621
    2018DAL15292.719.589089.139.926.630414354.72695775677.432
    2019DAL16288.618.094283.433.023.330113574.511272544197.822
    2020DAL15205.713.778772.429.221.12449794.01673523386.525
    2021DAL17223.013.181066.024.717.823710024.231065472735.821
    2022DAL15177.311.855854.825.016.92318763.79122317925.400

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1TBL 3-195.44058.017.41210525.20021-3-3.000
    2CINW 20-175.44167.227.91715533.53021-4-4.000
    3@NYGW 23-1614.04164.125.01615734.8711122.000
    4WASW 25-109.13963.934.42119492.580223216.000
    5@LARW 22-107.83665.540.02222783.550000-00
    6@PHIL 17-2615.14161.220.91413816.2311155.000
    7DETW 24-617.73149.223.81515573.802000-00
    11@MINW 40-317.22129.222.21615422.8021155.000
    12NYGW 28-2016.03850.722.71716925.7511133.000
    13INDW 54-1916.63858.530.82017774.53133144.700
    14HOUW 27-2315.63549.328.22015624.13153196.300
    15@JACL 34-4014.13850.724.01816583.63122136.500
    16PHIW 40-3412.63446.623.31716553.4411166.000
    17@TENW 27-139.75366.323.81919371.951000-00
    18@WASL 6-261.03247.814.9108101.250200-00
    WC@TBW 31-144.13347.821.71513272.0802199.000
    DP@SFL 12-194.34370.523.01410262.6004273.500

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@TBL 29-314.97083.315.51311333.0002263.000
    2@LACW 20-1715.34471.029.01816714.44122126.000
    3PHIW 41-2125.15470.126.02017955.59233217.000
    4CARW 36-2820.34675.434.421201437.151100-00
    5NYGW 44-2024.24760.330.824211105.2413221.010
    6@NEW 35-2915.46370.829.22617694.06097507.100
    8@MINW 20-169.35575.330.12216503.13064235.800
    9DENL 16-309.13353.221.01310515.10033258.300
    10ATLW 43-319.13848.723.11814412.93233155.001
    11@KCL 9-199.84668.722.4159323.56066366.000
    12LVL 33-3613.94764.423.3179252.78186244.000
    13@NOW 27-175.74564.322.91613453.4603221.000
    14@WASW 27-206.55464.321.41812453.750611515.000
    15@NYGW 21-614.74462.028.22016523.25143206.700
    16WASW 56-1416.74258.313.9109374.1111155.010
    17ARIL 22-253.54570.317.2119161.780211414.000
    18@PHIW 51-269.53759.733.92118874.8303133.000
    WCSFL 17-233.64561.621.91612312.5804100.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 5, 1, 3, 1, 13, 1, 2, 1, 13, 11
    Receiving: 4, 5

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@LARL 17-2026.26387.536.12622964.361433110.310
    2ATLW 40-3921.27692.735.42922894.05176335.501
    3@SEAL 31-3814.88097.631.72614342.431126244.000
    4CLEL 38-4916.56376.824.42012544.50088718.901
    5NYGW 37-3423.05481.831.82119914.792211414.000
    6ARIL 10-3812.05460.725.82312494.080118313.902
    7@WASL 3-255.63766.125.01412453.7502166.000
    8@PHIL 9-237.86278.526.62119633.320211010.000
    9PITL 19-247.94765.329.22118512.83032189.000
    11@MINW 31-2818.44669.734.823211034.90022115.510
    12WASL 16-414.43966.122.01310323.2003177.001
    13@BALL 17-3411.55063.330.42418774.28064184.500
    14@CINW 30-76.93262.729.41512484.00032115.500
    16PHIW 37-1715.93752.932.923191055.53044348.500
    17@NYGL 19-2313.64757.322.01814423.00143196.300

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 1, 1, 1, 12, 1
    Receiving: 19, 6

    2019

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1NYGW 35-1712.83754.422.11513534.081211010.000
    2@WASW 31-2119.05375.735.725231114.8312294.500
    3MIAW 31-614.94866.730.622191256.58032147.000
    4@NOL 10-1215.55696.643.12518351.94176305.001
    5GBL 24-3416.16793.122.21612625.171422914.500
    6@NYJL 22-2423.77591.541.534281053.75165479.400
    7PHIW 37-1023.75578.641.429221115.05176366.000
    9@NYGW 37-1813.95780.332.423231396.040000-00
    10MINL 24-287.37098.632.42320472.35032168.000
    11@DETW 35-2720.36689.225.71916452.811322814.011
    12@NEL 9-1314.65687.539.12521864.100444010.000
    13BUFL 15-2617.26988.528.22212715.920107669.400
    14@CHIL 24-3122.37298.632.92419814.26252126.000
    15LARW 44-2129.55071.440.028241174.882434314.300
    16@PHIL 9-1711.96096.832.32013473.62077375.300
    17WASW 47-1625.95168.030.723181226.7815320.710

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 10, 2, 1, 2, 5, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 3, 33
    Receiving: 17, 13

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