Ezekiel Elliott

RB · New England Patriots

Height 6'0" Weight 228
DOB 1995-07-22 Age 28.2
College Ohio State

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 48 (Tier 7) · ADP (12-team PPR): 12.12, 144th

Position Rankings

Tier 7
46Damien Harris, BUF1326.612.046.3
47Tyjae Spears, TEN722.312.07
48Ezekiel Elliott, NE1128.212.1211.8
49Devin Singletary, HOU726.013.1110.3
50Kendre Miller, NO1121.314.03
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Ezekiel Elliott Tough To Trust In Revenge Game

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    New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott is not a reliable fantasy option ahead of his revenge game against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4. The veteran's usage has been inconsistent this season; he had just 13 yards in Week 2 but averaged 5.0 YPC on 16 rushes last Sunday. It also goes without saying that the Patriots have a tough matchup and Elliott will continue to operate as the No. 2 option behind Rhamondre Stevenson. In his return to Dallas, the 28-year-old should be viewed as a high-end fantasy RB4.

    Sep 29 · Source via Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott-Cowboys Reunion Did Not Gain Extensive Traction

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    For months, rumors persisted about a potential Cowboys-Ezekiel Elliott reunion. The team did not make a significant addition behind Tony Pollard, with the Ronald Jones move preceding a PED suspension and an eventual release. But Elliott did not appear close to coming back to Dallas. Ahead of the Patriots’ Week 4 Cowboys matchup, the two-time […]

    Sep 29 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Rushes For 80 Yards In Week 3

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    New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed 16 times for 80 yards against the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon. He also delivered a seven-yard reception. When all was said and done, Elliott had three fewer carries than Rhamondre Stevenson but led the team in rushing yards. It's still hard to trust the veteran as a steady fantasy option going forward, but he could have occasional RB3/FLEX appeal based on matchup. The Patriots face a stout Cowboys defense in Week 4.

    Sep 24 · Source via Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Remains Off Fantasy Radar For Week 3

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    New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott can be left on your bench or waivers in most fantasy leagues this week. As the Patriots gear up for a clash with the New York Jets, Rhamondre Stevenson continues to have a firm hold on the No. 1 running back role. Elliott, on the other hand, has been uninspiring when given the ball, logging 3.5 YPC, zero touchdowns, and one lost fumble. His only shot at fantasy relevance is an injury to Stevenson.

    Sep 22 · Source via Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • NFL Accuses NFLPA Of Encouraging RBs To Fake Injuries

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    Nick Chubb being carted to the locker room against the Steelers on Monday night highlights the importance of running backs securing guaranteed money, but this offseason brought an effective crash of the position’s market, leaving it in an unstable place. The fallout from the franchise tag deadline led to running backs meeting about the state […]

    Sep 19 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Browns Jets Chargers Patriots Raiders Packers Bengals Cowboys Colts Saquon Barkley Nick Chubb Dalvin Cook Austin Ekeler Ezekiel Elliott Josh Jacobs Aaron Jones Joe Mixon Tony Pollard Jonathan Taylor
  • Ezekiel Elliott An Afterthought Sunday

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    New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed just five times for 13 yards against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2. Elliott garnered a whopping seven targets last week but earned no receiving opportunities on Sunday. The veteran did have a costly fumble in Week 1 which could have put him in Bill Belichick's doghouse for the Miami game. Regardless, he should be left on the bench in most fantasy leagues.

    Sep 18 · Source via Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

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    New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott will continue to operate behind Rhamondre Stevenson on Sunday night versus Miami. With a fairly restricted workload, his fantasy production will likely depend on finding the end zone. While signed to take New England's short-yardage carries, Elliott did lose a fumble last week, which could put him in Bill Belichick's doghouse. On a positive note, he got involved in the passing game, catching five of seven targets against the Eagles. He'll need a touchdown or a large receiving role to have any fantasy relevance this week. You'd be wise to look elsewhere for a running back to insert into your lineups.

    Sep 15 · Source via Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Leads Team In Rushing, Fumbles in New England Debut

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    New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott carried the rock seven times for 29 yards in his debut in Foxboro. He also added five catches for 14 yards on seven targets but lost a fumble after his reception in the first quarter. The Patriots ended up losing the game 25-20 to Philadelphia. Elliott's 12 total touches still trailed Rhamondre Stevenson's 18 out of the New England backfield but the latter only mustered 25 rushing yards. The ex-Cowboy will continue to be one of the more high-profile backups in fantasy football moving forward.

    Sep 11 · Source via Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott A Touchdown Dependent Flex In Week 1

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    New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott will make regular season debut with his new team in Week 1 against the Eagles. The former Dallas Cowboy signed a one-year deal with the Patriots this offseason. Zeke is expected to be New England's goal-line back and serve a complementary role behind Rhamondre Stevenson. The 28-year-old rushed for 876 yards and 12 touchdowns over 15 games for the Cowboys in 2022. Elliott has a solid matchup against an Eagles rush defense that was in the middle of the pack in 2022. Philadelphia ranked 21st in rush DVOA last season. Zeke should see a handful of touches but is mainly a touchdown-dependent flex in Week 1.

    Sep 10 · Source via Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • Rhamondre Stevenson Could Lose Goal-Line Work To Ezekiel Elliott

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    The New England Patriots have made it clear that running back Rhamondre Stevenson is their No. 1 back this year. But it's always been difficult to fully trust Patriots RBs in fantasy, and The Athletic's Chad Graff thinks Stevenson could face similar problems. The Patriots signed Ezekiel Elliott for his ability in short-yardage situations, and Graff writes that there's a very real chance he becomes the team's goal-line back, vulturing touchdowns from Stevenson. Fantasy managers that took Stevenson in their drafts will want to pay close attention to how the carries shake out in New England. Elliott could become a thorn in Stevenson's side as far as goal-line work goes, and it could push the 25-year-old more into RB2 territory.

    Sep 5 · Source via Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • Rhamondre Stevenson excited about teaming with Ezekiel Elliott in Patriots' backfield

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    "I was hoping to play with [Elliott]," Stevenson said, "but we never thought it would actually happen."

    Sep 3 · ESPN Patriots Ezekiel Elliott Rhamondre Stevenson
  • Offseason In Review: New England Patriots

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    The 2022 season saw the Patriots fail to make the playoffs for the second time in the post-Tom Brady era. While the players deserve their fair share of blame for the team’s lack of success, New England’s struggles could mostly be attributed to the sideline. With Josh McDaniels having left for Las Vegas, Bill Belichick […]

    Sep 2 · Pro Football Rumors Offseason Patriots Jake Andrews Bryce Baringer Isaiah Bolden Kendrick Bourne Kayshon Boutte Tom Brady Matt Corral Malik Cunningham Demario Douglas Ezekiel Elliott Mike Gesicki Davon Godchaux Christian Gonzalez Stephen Gostkowski Rob Gronkowski Lawrence Guy Hunter Henry Jack Jones Jonathan Jones Mac Jones Marcus Jones Matt Judon Atonio Mafi Marte Mapu Raekwon McMillan Jalen Mills DeVante Parker Jabrill Peppers Chad Ryland Matthew Slater JuJu Smith-Schuster Ameer Speed Rhamondre Stevenson Keion White Mack Wilson Deatrich Wise Bailey Zappe
  • Ezekiel Elliott Getting Reps In Pats' Passing Game

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    New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott is seeing work in the team's passing attack behind Rhamondre Stevenson, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. Reiss reported that Elliott has seen a "notable uptick" in pass-catching work out of the backfield of late. Stevenson caught 69 passes for the Pats in 2022, leading to a good deal of his overall fantasy production. If Elliott were to cut into Stevenson's workload as a pass catcher, it would be an issue for the third-year back. Elliott himself could carve out a fantasy-relevant role as a flex option in PPR leagues if he can earn regular work in the passing attack in the upcoming season.

    Aug 22 · Source via Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott brings a 'little bit of juice' to Patriots backfield

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    Teammates and coaches are excited about what Elliott has shown already since signing with the Patriots on Monday.

    Aug 20 · ESPN Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Getting Touches In Team Drills

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    New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott's second practice with his new team came on Thursday, and he's already getting touches in teams drills during joint practices with the Green Bay Packers. He took hand-offs and ran routes in 11-on-11 work -- even scoring a rushing touchdown. The 28-year-old is a seasoned veteran and will likely get up to speed quickly, which clearly helps his 2023 fantasy football outlook. An RB1 or high-end RB2 season is likely not in his range of outcomes, but he could develop into a fringe flex play if he takes over the short-yardage role in what should be an ascending offense.

    Aug 17 · Source via Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Expected To Practice Against Packers

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    New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott is expected to take part in joint practices with the Green Bay Packers this week. Elliott signed a one-year deal worth up to $6 million with incentives on Monday and will quickly begin working with the team. The 28-year-old posted career lows in attempts, rushing yards, and yards per carry last season, but he was effective at the goal line -- scoring 12 times. It remains to be seen how much of a role he'll have alongside third-year running back Rhamondre Stevenson, but he shouldn't be a threat to handle a significant number of third-down snaps.

    Aug 15 · Source via Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • Patriots Expected To Sign Ezekiel Elliott

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    The New England Patriots are expected to sign former Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott to a one-year deal worth up to $6 million after his successful free-agent visit earlier during training camp. Elliott will give the Patriots more backfield help with the 2023 regular season quickly approaching. The 28-year-old looked washed up with Dallas in 2022, posting a career-low 876 rushing yards on 231 carries (career-low 3.8 yards per carry), but he did find the end zone 12 times in 15 regular season games (14 starts). In New England, he's likely to be mostly a short-yardage/goal-line back, which could negatively impact Rhamondre Stevenson's overall fantasy ceiling. It's also bad news for Pierre Strong Jr., Kevin Harris and Ty Montgomery, who are competing for complementary roles behind Stevenson.

    Aug 14 · Source via Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • Latest On Ezekiel Elliott's Market

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    The Ezekiel Elliott market appeared to be heating up earlier this month, but the veteran running back remains unsigned. While there haven’t been any reports regarding Elliott’s asking price, his continued free agent status could be tied to underwhelming offers. [RELATED: Latest On Patriots' Interest In RBs Ezekiel Elliott] According to Mike Giardi of Boston […]

    Aug 11 · Pro Football Rumors Ezekiel Elliott
  • Latest On Patriots' Interest In RBs Ezekiel Elliott, Leonard Fournette

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    Much of the attention on the free agent market is aimed at Dalvin Cook, but a number of other veteran running backs remain unsigned. Ezekiel Elliott and Leonard Fournette are among them, despite the fact they each visited the Patriots last month. Elliott has received little interest since his Cowboys release, and a return to Dallas (while still possible) continues […]

    Aug 10 · Pro Football Rumors Patriots Ezekiel Elliott Leonard Fournette
  • Latest On RBs Ezekiel Elliott, Dalvin Cook

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    A number of notable names remain on the open market into August, especially at the running back position. The futures of both Ezekiel Elliott and Dalvin Cook remain uncertain, despite the overlapping interest shown in them in some cases. Elliott has been available since his expected Cowboys release, but he has not seen much of a […]

    Aug 6 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Jets Dalvin Cook Ezekiel Elliott
  • Mike McCarthy Confident In RBs At Goal Line

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    Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said he has confidence in the team's running backs at the goal line. Dallas moved on from longtime starter Ezekiel Elliott this offseason, so there is a void in the short-yardage back role. Despite Elliott's regression as a runner, he still posted 12 rushing scores in the red zone in 2022. The team's official website lists Tony Pollard at 209 pounds, Malik Davis at 202 pounds, Rico Dowdle at 215 pounds, and Deuce Vaughn at 176 pounds. Needless to say, it's not a big stable of running backs, but McCarthy doesn't seem concerned. "You have phone booth runs, and I like Tony (Pollard) in a phone booth. He's a crease runner." Find the crease and accelerate," McCarthy said. "Tony has that run instinct. I think Malik (Davis) and Rico (Dowdle) do, too" It will be interesting to see how much of the short-yardage work Pollard will handle compared to his counterparts.

    Aug 3 · Source via Cowboys Malik Davis Rico Dowdle Ezekiel Elliott Tony Pollard Deuce Vaughn
  • Cowboys Unlikely To Re-Sign Ezekiel Elliott?

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    As most teams’ training camps head into their second week, Ezekiel Elliott remains unsigned. The two-time rushing champion has been connected to a few teams, but his main connection is not generating momentum. The Cowboys saw offseason pickup Ronald Jones incur a two-game suspension Monday, and they are otherwise thin on experience behind Tony Pollard. […]

    Aug 2 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Cowboys Not Ruling Out Reunion With Ezekiel Elliott

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    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn't ruling out the team re-signing running back Ezekiel Elliott after Ronald Jones received a two-game suspension to start the 2023 season due to performance-enhancing drugs. When asked about the possibility of a reunion with Elliott, Jones said "we're reading the tea leaves." Dallas has been saying all along that they'd consider bringing Zeke back, but nothing has happened yet, and Elliott has also visited with the New England Patriots. Tony Pollard is the clear lead back in Big D now, but Elliott could return to fill a short-yardage and goal-line role once again, at least early in the season. With Jones suspended, Malik Davis, Rico Dowdle and Deuce Vaughn will compete for backup duties behind Pollard.

    Aug 1 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Latest On Cowboys G Zack Martin's Holdout

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    Year in, year out Cowboys guard Zack Martin is a top-ten offensive guard in the league. According to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), up until last year, Martin was a perennial top-five guard in the NFL, more often than not ending up in the top two. Years ago, when he signed an extension with the […]

    Jul 29 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Micah Parsons
  • Ezekiel Elliott Visiting The Patriots

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    Two-time All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott is visiting with the New England Patriots on Saturday. This could impact the running back-needy AFC East, as well as the Dalvin Cook sweepstakes, since he and Elliott are considered the top backs available on the free-agent market. Elliott looked great in the videos he has posted recently of his workouts. The Patriots are also interested in Cook to provide depth behind Rhamondre Stevenson, especially after veteran Ty Montgomery suffered an undisclosed injury in training camp this week. The Patriots also have Pierre Strong Jr., Kevin Harris and J.J. Taylor in their backfield. If New England signs Elliott, he'd likely compete with Stevenson on early downs and short-yardage and goal-line situations.

    Jul 29 · Source via Patriots Ezekiel Elliott
  • Running Back Stats



    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1PHIL 20-256.8412835.017.5147294.14075142.801
    2MIAL 17-241.3632229.76.855132.600000-00
    3@NYJW 15-109.2222737.523.61716805.0001177.000


    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1TBL 3-195.4474058.017.41210525.20021-3-3.000
    2CINW 20-175.4444167.227.91715533.53021-4-4.000
    3@NYGW 23-1614.0124164.125.01615734.8711122.000
    4WASW 25-109.1303963.934.42119492.580223216.000
    5@LARW 22-107.8353665.540.02222783.550000-00
    6@PHIL 17-2615.1114161.220.91413816.2311155.000
    7DETW 24-617.793149.223.81515573.802000-00
    8CHIW 49-290.0---------------
    10@GBL 28-310.0---------------
    11@MINW 40-317.282129.222.21615422.8021155.000
    12NYGW 28-2016.0133850.722.71716925.7511133.000
    13INDW 54-1916.683855.929.42017774.53133144.700
    14HOUW 27-2315.6123549.328.22015624.13153196.300
    15@JACL 34-4014.1163850.724.01816583.63122136.500
    16PHIW 40-3412.6163446.623.31716553.4411166.000
    17@TENW 27-139.7225366.323.81919371.951000-00
    18@WASL 6-261.0773247.814.9108101.250200-00
    WC@TBW 31-144.1-3347.821.71513272.0802199.000
    DP@SFL 12-194.3-4370.523.01410262.6004273.500

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 14, 1, 1, 1, 1, 6, 4, 2, 10, 1, 1


    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@TBL 29-314.9457084.315.71311333.0002263.000
    2@LACW 20-1716.774471.029.01816714.441222613.000
    3PHIW 41-2125.115470.126.02017955.59233217.000
    4CARW 36-2820.364675.434.421201437.151100-00
    5NYGW 44-2024.264760.330.824211105.2413221.010
    6@NEW 35-2915.4156370.829.22617694.06097507.100
    8@MINW 20-169.3285575.330.12216503.13064235.800
    9DENL 16-309.1313353.221.01310515.10033258.300
    10ATLW 43-319.1103849.423.41814412.93233155.001
    11@KCL 9-199.8184668.722.4159323.56066366.000
    12LVL 33-3613.9154763.523.0179252.78186244.000
    13@NOW 27-175.7364564.322.91613453.4603221.000
    14@WASW 27-206.5345463.521.21812453.750611515.000
    15@NYGW 21-614.7104462.028.22016523.25143206.700
    16WASW 56-1416.7104257.513.7109374.1111155.010
    17ARIL 22-253.5494570.317.2119161.780211414.000
    18@PHIW 51-269.5253759.733.92118874.8303133.000
    WCSFL 17-233.6-4562.522.21612312.5804100.000

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


    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@LARL 17-2026.236387.536.12622964.361433110.310
    2ATLW 40-3921.297692.735.42922894.05176335.501
    3@SEAL 31-3814.8168097.631.72614342.431126244.000
    4CLEL 38-4916.5156376.824.42012544.50088718.901
    5NYGW 37-3423.025481.831.82119914.792211414.000
    6ARIL 10-3812.0285460.725.82312494.080118313.902
    7@WASL 3-255.6403766.125.01412453.7502166.000
    8@PHIL 9-237.8316278.526.62119633.320211010.000
    9PITL 19-247.9294765.329.22118512.83032189.000
    11@MINW 31-2818.444669.734.823211034.90022115.510
    12WASL 16-414.4583966.122.01310323.2003177.001
    13@BALL 17-3411.5215063.330.42418774.28064184.500
    14@CINW 30-76.9323262.729.41512484.00032115.500
    16PHIW 37-1715.9123752.932.923191055.53044348.500
    17@NYGL 19-2313.6204757.322.01814423.00143196.300

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

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