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Ezekiel Elliott

RB, Dallas Cowboys

Height 6'0" Weight 225
DOB 1995-07-22 Age 26.2
College Ohio State

2021 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 5 (Tier 1)

Position Rankings

Rank Name Bye Age ADP1 PPG2 Comment
Tier 1
3 Alvin Kamara, NO 6 26.1 1.04 25.2
4 Derrick Henry, TEN 13 27.2 1.04 20.9

Mike's Thoughts: Drafted Henry 1.06 (6) in a 1QB 10-team best ball on 7/20.

5 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL 7 26.2 1.05 15.4

Mike's Thoughts: Drafted Elliott 1.06 (6) in a 1QB 12-team PPR on 8/9.

Tier 2
6 Aaron Jones, GB 13 26.8 1.07 18.4
7 Jonathan Taylor, IND 14 22.7 2.02 17.0

Mike's Thoughts: Drafted Taylor 1.08 (8) in RazzBowl on 7/26.

1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2020 season, PPR scoring
Cowboys News · Older Elliott News

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Ezekiel Elliott Looks To Reestablish Himself In Week 3

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will look to reestablish himself as the team's lead back in a Week 3 Monday Night Football matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. Elliott was pedestrian at best in Week 1 and then played much better in Week 2, but shared the load with (and was pretty clearly outplayed by) Tony Pollard. While it's easy to chalk it up to game script and the "hot hand" theory, Pollard did look better than Elliott at several points in the game, and if the Cowboys continue to use both running backs similarly, it will be as much good news for Pollard as it will be bad news for Elliott. "Zeke" was drafted early in most fantasy drafts and expected to be the every-down back for a strong offense. He should still put up strong enough numbers, but may need to be looked at more as an RB2 with RB1 upside instead of a locked-in every-week RB1.

    Sep 22 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Takes A Back Seat In Week 2

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott played decently in Week 2, but he took a back seat to a more explosive and impressive back in Tony Pollard. Zeke still led the team in touches, running the ball 16 times for 71 yards and a score while adding two catches on his two targets for 26 yards through the air. The Chargers defense was giving the Cowboys nothing through the air, so they focused their offense on the ground game and featured both Elliott and Pollard, with Pollard picking up 43 more yards despite two fewer touches. Elliott was still the starter and should see the most usage moving forward, but while it was a good sign for the Cowboys to see Pollard shine, it was certainly not great news for fantasy managers relying on Elliott as a starter. It will be interesting to see the game plan in Week 3 when the Cowboys take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football.

    Sep 19 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Expected To See 20-Plus Touches In Week 2

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had just 11 carries in the season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1, but he's expected to get back to more of a normal workload in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers. Twenty touches is the hope for Elliott in this one, which will make fantasy managers much happier. Dallas faced a ferocious defensive front last week and were forced to the air most of the time in the second half, which kind of took Elliott out of the game plan. It was a tough opening week for those that have him rostered, but it's still early and fantasy managers shouldn't panic just yet. Elliott is a must-start and is on the board as a low-end RB1 this weekend.

    Sep 19 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Looks To Get Going In Week 2

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will look to get things going in a Week 2 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers defense was excellent in Week 1 while Elliott wasn't all that impressive against Tampa Bay. Still, Elliott figures to do better than his 11 carry, 33-yard opening night performance. Quarterback Dak Prescott was forced to throw the ball 58 times in Week 1. The Cowboys figure to at least try to have a more balanced game plan this time around, so Elliott should see more chances. He's a low-end RB1 this week, with upside.

    Sep 15 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • La'el Collins Suspended For Five Games

    Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle La'el Collins has been suspended five games without pay for violating the league's policy and program on substances of abuse, according to a source. While quarterback Dak Prescott had to scramble plenty of times against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong defensive line on Thursday night, the Cowboys offensive line did a pretty good job of protecting their quarterback in the season opener. However, Collins' suspension will be a notable loss for the remaining five games for Dallas. Fantasy managers are still starting Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott on a weekly basis, but this will be a slight downgrade for them. Ty Nsekhe or Terence Steele could start at right tackle until Collins' suspension is up.

    Sep 10 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Dak Prescott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Gets Off To A Slow Start In Week 1

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott got off to a slow start in a Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs. Facing a tough run defense (second best against opposing running backs last season), Elliott ran the ball 11 times, gaining just 33 scoreless yards. He also made two catches on two targets, picking up six more yards. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott attempted 58 passes in this game, a number he probably won't reach every week. The running game should end up being a bigger part of the game plan going forward, but this wasn't a great start to the season for a guy who is looking for a bounce back season.

    Sep 10 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Still A Strong Option Despite A Tough Week 1 Opponent

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has a difficult matchup to open up the season, but should still be a solid fantasy option for Week 1 lineups. "Zeke" and the Cowboys face off against the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Bucs, who had the second best defense against opposing running backs last season. Many fantasy managers were down on Elliott this season after his performance last year, but he was a top-tier fantasy option for as long as Dak Prescott was under center. With Prescott back and expected to play without limitations already in Week 1, Elliott's ceiling and floor are both much higher not only for this Thursday night contest, but for the whole season. He checks in somewhere in the overall RB10-12 range for this week, but he's as safe a bet for RB1 weeks as anyone else.

    Sep 7 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Cowboys Restructure Ezekiel Elliott's Contract

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had his contract restructured to create cap space ahead of the 2021 season. $8.6 million of his $9.6 million base salary was converted into a signing bonus, meaning that $6.88 million of cap space will be cleared for the upcoming season. The 26-year-old is coming off a 2020 season where he finished with a career-low 979 rushing yards, much of which had to do with injuries to the offensive line and the absence of quarterback Dak Prescott. Going into 2021, Elliott remains a solid RB1 option as he will once again be a focal point of the offense. In what should be a high-powered offense, there should be no shortage of scoring opportunities for Elliott, meaning he should be in for some positive touchdown regression. He should be drafted in the middle of the first round in fantasy drafts.

    Aug 27 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Cowboys Rework Ezekiel Elliott's Deal

    Aug 27 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Touted For Offseason Commitment

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is looking to reclaim his role as one of the league's elite options out of the backfield. With Dak Prescott (shoulder) dealing with health issues, which could ultimately limit his statistical output to some degree, the coaching staff may be forced to rely a bit more on Elliott throughout the 2021-22 campaign. The former Ohio State Buckeye committed to his conditioning this offseason and arrived at training camp in fantastic shape, even more so than in previous years. Nonetheless, the 26-year-old still has work to do to instill confidence in the fantasy community, even though he remains a top-10 option in nearly every format imaginable.

    Aug 24 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott's Workload To Be Managed?

    Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott could see a slight drop in touches this season compared to years past. Head coach Mike McCarthy spoke to reporters on Friday about Elliott's workload, saying "We've got some younger guys who can play and produce, so it's not necessary for Zeke to run the ball 25-30 times a game. When you get to December, January football, you want him to be in top form." Elliott's fantasy upside could be slightly capped if he's not touching the ball 25-30 times a game, but he still projects for a heavy workload and should see around 20 touches per game. Elliott's status as a first-round RB1 is still intact, but his ceiling could be lower than anticipated.

    Jul 30 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Zeke on upcoming season: 'I got a lot to prove'

    Jul 22 · ESPN Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Looks Quicker

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott looks "way quicker, way more elusive, more fluent," according to personal trainer and running backs coach Josh Hicks. Elliott's improvements were also noticeable during organized team activities and minicamp. "Zeke looks great," quarterback Dak Prescott said. "He's in the best shape of his life." Elliott, the rushing champ in 2016 and 2018, had career-lows in rushing yards (979), yards per carry (4.0), rushing touchdowns (six) and rushes of 20-plus yards (three) last year. Elliott's disappointing year coincided with Prescott's season-ending ankle injury and a beat up offensive line. With both Prescott and the offensive line back healthy, Elliott should eat again and be an excellent RB1 value near the end of the first round.

    Jul 2 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Running Back

    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    2016 DAL 15 295.4 713 (71.2%) 322 1631 5.07 15 40 32 363 11.3 1 1
    2017 DAL 10 177.2 591 (85.5%) 242 983 4.06 7 38 26 249 9.6 2 1
    2018 DAL 15 254.2 890 (89.1%) 304 1435 4.72 6 95 77 567 7.4 3 2
    2019 DAL 16 261.6 942 (83.4%) 301 1357 4.51 12 72 54 419 7.8 2 2
    2020 DAL 15 179.7 787 (72.4%) 244 979 4.01 6 73 52 338 6.5 2 5
    2021 DAL 2 19.6 114 (78.1%) 27 104 3.85 1 4 4 32 8.0 0 0

    2021

    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 TB L 29-31 3.9 70 (83.3%) 11 33 3.00 0 2 2 6 3.0 0 0
    2 LAC W 20-17 15.7 44 (71.0%) 16 71 4.44 1 2 2 26 13.0 0 0

    2020

    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 LAR L 17-20 24.7 63 (87.5%) 22 96 4.36 1 4 3 31 10.3 1 0
    2 ATL W 40-39 18.2 76 (92.7%) 22 89 4.05 1 7 6 33 5.5 0 1
    3 SEA L 31-38 11.8 80 (97.6%) 14 34 2.43 1 12 6 24 4.0 0 0
    4 CLE L 38-49 12.5 63 (76.8%) 12 54 4.50 0 8 8 71 8.9 0 1
    5 NYG W 37-34 22.5 54 (81.8%) 19 91 4.79 2 2 1 14 14.0 0 0
    6 ARI L 10-38 8.0 54 (60.7%) 12 49 4.08 0 11 8 31 3.9 0 2
    7 WAS L 3-25 5.1 37 (66.1%) 12 45 3.75 0 2 1 6 6.0 0 0
    8 PHI L 9-23 7.3 62 (78.5%) 19 63 3.32 0 2 1 10 10.0 0 0
    9 PIT L 19-24 6.9 47 (65.3%) 18 51 2.83 0 3 2 18 9.0 0 0
    11 MIN W 31-28 17.4 46 (69.7%) 21 103 4.90 0 2 2 11 5.5 1 0
    12 WAS L 16-41 3.9 39 (66.1%) 10 32 3.20 0 3 1 7 7.0 0 1
    13 BAL L 17-34 9.5 50 (63.3%) 18 77 4.28 0 6 4 18 4.5 0 0
    14 CIN W 30-7 5.9 32 (62.7%) 12 48 4.00 0 3 2 11 5.5 0 0
    16 PHI W 37-17 13.9 37 (52.9%) 19 105 5.53 0 4 4 34 8.5 0 0
    17 NYG L 19-23 12.1 47 (57.3%) 14 42 3.00 1 4 3 19 6.3 0 0

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

    2019

    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 NYG W 35-17 12.3 37 (54.4%) 13 53 4.08 1 2 1 10 10.0 0 0
    2 WAS W 31-21 18.0 53 (75.7%) 23 111 4.83 1 2 2 9 4.5 0 0
    3 MIA W 31-6 13.9 48 (66.7%) 19 125 6.58 0 3 2 14 7.0 0 0
    4 NO L 10-12 12.5 56 (96.6%) 18 35 1.94 1 7 6 30 5.0 0 1
    5 GB L 24-34 15.1 67 (93.1%) 12 62 5.17 1 4 2 29 14.5 0 0
    6 NYJ L 22-24 21.2 75 (91.5%) 28 105 3.75 1 6 5 47 9.4 0 0
    7 PHI W 37-10 20.7 55 (78.6%) 22 111 5.05 1 7 6 36 6.0 0 0
    9 NYG W 37-18 13.9 57 (80.3%) 23 139 6.04 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
    10 MIN L 24-28 6.3 70 (98.6%) 20 47 2.35 0 3 2 16 8.0 0 0
    11 DET W 35-27 19.3 66 (89.2%) 16 45 2.81 1 3 2 28 14.0 1 1
    12 NE L 9-13 12.6 56 (87.5%) 21 86 4.10 0 4 4 40 10.0 0 0
    13 BUF L 15-26 13.7 69 (88.5%) 12 71 5.92 0 10 7 66 9.4 0 0
    14 CHI L 24-31 21.3 72 (98.6%) 19 81 4.26 2 5 2 12 6.0 0 0
    15 LAR W 44-21 28.0 50 (71.4%) 24 117 4.88 2 4 3 43 14.3 0 0
    16 PHI L 9-17 8.4 60 (96.8%) 13 47 3.62 0 7 7 37 5.3 0 0
    17 WAS W 47-16 24.4 51 (68.0%) 18 122 6.78 1 5 3 2 0.7 1 0

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

    2018

    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 CAR L 8-16 14.6 59 (92.2%) 15 69 4.60 1 4 3 17 5.7 0 0
    2 NYG W 20-13 14.7 50 (94.3%) 17 78 4.59 1 6 5 9 1.8 0 0
    3 SEA L 13-24 13.8 56 (94.9%) 16 127 7.94 0 8 3 11 3.7 0 1
    4 DET W 26-24 30.0 53 (76.8%) 25 152 6.08 0 4 4 88 22.0 1 0
    5 HOU L 16-19 8.4 50 (80.6%) 20 54 2.70 0 7 7 30 4.3 0 0
    6 JAC W 40-7 17.7 63 (86.3%) 24 106 4.42 1 1 1 11 11.0 0 0
    7 WAS L 17-20 4.2 66 (100.0%) 15 33 2.20 0 6 2 9 4.5 0 0
    9 TEN L 14-28 11.2 52 (88.1%) 17 61 3.59 0 5 4 51 12.8 0 0
    10 PHI W 27-20 30.7 61 (88.4%) 19 151 7.95 1 7 6 36 6.0 1 0
    11 ATL W 22-19 26.1 56 (87.5%) 23 122 5.30 1 8 7 79 11.3 0 0
    12 WAS W 31-23 20.3 65 (92.9%) 26 121 4.65 1 6 5 22 4.4 0 0
    13 NO W 13-10 19.6 63 (88.7%) 23 76 3.30 0 6 6 60 10.0 1 0
    14 PHI W 29-23 19.2 86 (86.9%) 28 113 4.04 0 13 12 79 6.6 0 0
    15 IND L 0-23 12.8 61 (88.4%) 18 87 4.83 0 8 7 41 5.9 0 1
    16 TB W 27-20 10.9 49 (94.2%) 18 85 4.72 0 6 5 24 4.8 0 0
    WC SEA W 24-22 22.9 71 (94.7%) 26 137 5.27 1 5 4 32 8.0 0 0
    DP LAR L 22-30 12.6 56 (96.6%) 20 47 2.35 1 5 2 19 9.5 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 4, 6, 15, 1, 23, 16, 1, 1
    Receiving: 38, 7, 16