College: Ohio State | 5 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 228 lbs
Birth Date: 7/22/1995
2020 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 313.7
Avg Pts: 19.61
Rank: 3 RB
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Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott recorded 39 carries in which he ran at least five yards before getting contacted in 2019 - the most by any running back and second in the league overall - according to Pro Football Focus.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was recently ranked as the 11th best at his position by an anonymous NFL offensive coach. The coach would go on to state that the 24-year-old "doesn't look as strong anymore. Feels like he's about 60 to 70 percent of what he was." Elliott was quick to dismiss these comments, but some fantasy managers may pay attention to these remarks, especially if they are drafting after the selections of Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley. The fifth-year back did have one of the most productive years as a professional in 2019, finishing with 1,357 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns off of 301 attempts. He also added 54 catches for 420 yards and two additional scores. While those numbers don't indicate a downward trend, the former Buckeye will be without the guidance of former head coach Jason Garrett in 2020, who is now the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants.
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is being sued by a pool cleaner that claims Elliott's dogs attacked her in March. In the court documents, the woman claims the Rottweiler bit her arm and dragged her ... before the two bulldogs began attacking her legs. Elliott adamantly denied wrongdoing through his lawyer, according to TMZ.
New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins is concerned about the risks to players that will inevitably come with the NFL's return to play during the coronavirus pandemic. "I think until we get to the point where we have protocols in place, and until we get to a place as a country where we feel safe doing it, we have to understand that football is a nonessential business," Jenkins said. The veteran safety certainly isn't the only one worrying about the risks involved with a return to play, as Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott also voiced his apprehensions about the NFL's season. As the most contact-heavy sport, the NFL will have to be vigilant on handling any positive tests if they want to have a full season. The league is slated to meet with teams on Thursday to discuss reopening facilities.
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (illness) said he is feeling better but is not able to work out at this point. Elliott said he dealt with coughing and shortness of breath for a day or two because of COVID-19.
Fantasy Spin: Elliott should be ready to go for the start of training camp and will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Cowboys. He should be one of the first players selected in fantasy drafts and will be a No. 1 running back each week.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is reportedly "feeling fine" after he was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. With Elliott being young and in peak physical condition, the 24-year-old shouldn't suffer from any long term adverse effects of the virus. The former Buckeye could be in store for his most prominent campaign to date in 2020, under new head coach Mike McCarthy and with the team's plethora of quality of receivers, which could ultimately open up the run game even more throughout the season.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is reportedly "feeling fine" after he was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. With Elliott being young and in peak physical condition, the 24-year-old shouldn't suffer from any long term adverse effects of the virus. The former Sooner could be in store for his most prominent campaign to date in 2020 under new head coach Mike McCarthy and with the team's plethora of quality of receivers, which could ultimately open up the run game even more throughout the season.
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his agent, Rocky Arceneaux. Elliott is 'feeling good,' per his representation.
Fantasy Spin: While it's hard to say what this really means for a world-class athlete at a position in which attrition is an enemy, Zeke should remain a highly drafted RB1. The long-term effects of coronavirus on the respiratory system is still being learned, and it should give gamers some level of concern. Monitor news reports on his situation.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is one of the players from the Cowboys who has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to his agent, Rocky Arceneaux. However, Arceneaux said that Elliott is feeling good. Sources said that several Cowboys and Texans players have tested positive for COVID-19 recently, but none of the players are believed to have been in their team facilities. It's another reminder that the virus is still out there and why the NFL isn't allowing team minicamps this month. Virtual offseason programs will continue for most teams until later this month. The NFL is hoping that they can begin training camp on schedule in late July.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was ranked ahead of Saquon Barkley, Miles Sanders, and Adrian Peterson in a recent Sports Illustrated poll, a list compiled with the assistance of NFL scouts, ranking the best backs in the NFC East. The former Buckeye had one of his best seasons to date in 2019 by finishing with 1,357 yards and 12 touchdowns off of 301 touches. He also added 54 catches and two additional scores while also ranking sixth in YAC. With the 24-year-old also rumored to be more involved in the team's passing attack under new head coach Mike McCarthy, his stock appears higher than ever. While he is slotted behind Barkley in most fantasy rankings, a case can be easily made for Elliott to get picked up as the No. 2 overall draft choice behind Christian McCaffrey in fantasy drafts heading into the 2020 campaign.
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott had 355 touches in 2019, making him the first running back since Ladainian Tomlinson in 2006 and 2007 to have back-to-back seasons with at least 350 touches.
Fantasy Spin: Even with the Cowboys finishing with the second-most passing yards in the league, Elliott still handled a huge workload. The volume alone should keep him firmly in the RB1 mix in 2020.
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for at least 10 yards on 38 carries during the 2019 regular season, which ranked fourth in the NFL.
Fantasy Spin: Elliott posted the third 1,000-yard season of his career in 2019 and also finished with 12 touchdowns. He has been one of the top running backs in the NFL since being drafted and likely will be selected in the first round of all fantasy leagues.
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook finished in a tie for first with Ezekiel Elliott for the most rushing touchdowns scored inside the 5 in 2019 with nine.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott may flourish from the addition of CeeDee Lamb along with the duo of Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup all surrounding him this upcoming season. With a plethora of options on the offensive end for the Cowboys in 2020, Elliot could benefit the most when opposing defenses are spread thin in anticipation of deep passes from quarterback Dak Prescott. The 24-year-old signed a new deal with the organization before the start of the 2019 campaign and finished with 1,357 yards and 12 touchdowns off of 201 attempts. He also added 54 catches for 420 yards and two touchdowns. He is expected to produce a similar output, so look for him to be selected in the first round of fantasy drafts, likely being picked only behind Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, and Michael Thomasin most formats.
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will be one of the biggest beneficiaries with the Cowboys drafting WR CeeDee Lamb in the first round, according to a team beat reporter. Per Pro Football Focus, Elliott averaged 5.1 yards per carry when rushing in 11 personnel, fifth-highest among the 23 NFL players with at least 80 eligible carries in 2019. Additionally, Elliott led the NFL in rushing yards from 11 personnel with 823 yards on 161 attempts. With WRs Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Lamb, defenses must respect the Cowboys' ability to pass and generally will be forced to replace at least one linebacker with a defensive back, switching to a nickel or dime sub-package.
Fantasy Spin: The Cowboys' passing-game additions are clearly opening things up for Zeke, who has finished as a top-five fantasy running back in three of his four pro seasons. Lamb's arrival only helps cement Elliott's place among the elite fantasy options. 's
With the final pick in the fourth round at No. 146 overall, the Dallas Cowboys took Wisconsin center Tyler Biadasz. The Cowboys have adequate replacements for 2020 to help replace retired center Travis Frederick, but this pick likely had something to do with losing Frederick this year. It's a great value pick for Dallas at this stage of the draft. Biadasz has rare movement skills for his position and should work well in the running game in front of Ezekiel Elliott. He can be inconsistent in pass-protection, though, so that's something he'll need to be coached up on in the NFL. There's clear starter ability here in a year or two.
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has led the NFL in rushing first downs in each of the previous two seasons, picking up 84 in 2018 before adding 78 more in 2019.