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Steve Grogan
FFL: The Offseason | NFL: Championship

RB DAL

College: Ohio State | 2 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 228 lbs
Birth Date: 7/22/1995
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2017 Bye Week: 6

Owned: 96.8%
Started: 49.6%
Total Pts: 174
Avg Pts: 10.88
Rank: 9 RB

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Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 114Ezekiel Elliott 140 rush and rec yds (14 pts)
Week 22Ezekiel Elliott 22 rush and rec yds (2 pts)
Week 315Ezekiel Elliott 94 rush and rec yds (9 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 8 yd rushing TD
Week 425Ezekiel Elliott 139 rush and rec yds (13 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 1 yd rushing TD
Ezekiel Elliott 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 10 yd TD pass from Dak Prescott
Week 513Ezekiel Elliott 132 rush and rec yds (13 pts)
Week 6
Week 739Ezekiel Elliott 219 rush and rec yds (21 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 2 rushing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 1 yd rushing TD
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 25 yd rushing TD
Ezekiel Elliott 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 72 yd TD pass from Dak Prescott
Week 826Ezekiel Elliott 154 rush and rec yds (15 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 2 rushing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 13 yd rushing TD
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 1 yd rushing TD
Ezekiel Elliott 1 fumble lost (-1 pts)
Week 915Ezekiel Elliott 93 rush and rec yds (9 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 2 yd rushing TD
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Playoff Week 1
Playoff Week 211Ezekiel Elliott 118 rush and rec yds (11 pts)
Playoff Week 314Ezekiel Elliott 141 rush and rec yds (14 pts)
Player Notes
Dec 31 6:20pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 27 times for 103 yards in Week 17. Elliott spent most of the season either fighting or serving his six-game suspension, so it's hard to make much of his sophomore season. Still, when on the field he was a lot less dynamic than he looked as a rookie. Regardless, he's the centerpiece of the Cowboys offense and has no one behind him threatening his carries. He'll remain one of the first running backs off the board in 2018 fantasy drafts.

Dec 31 4:30pm ET

Cowboys' RB Ezekiel Elliott ran for 103 yards on 27 carries but no touchdowns in Sunday's win in Philadelphia.

Dec 31 4:03pm ET

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott went 17-for-30 for 179 yards and one touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17. RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 103 yards on 27 carries and caught three passes for 38 yards. WR Dez Bryant caught three passes for 24 yards during the game, while TE Jason Witten caught two passes for 17 yards.

Dec 28 12:30am ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott may or may not be a strong play for Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Elliott is only 120 yards away from a 1,000-yard rushing season despite his six-game suspension, so the team may give him every opportunity to reach the milestone. At the same time, Elliott returned from his six-week absence to set a career high in snaps played with 66 in Week 16. There's a chance the Cowboys let him rest, but it's also possible they give him the chance to reach 1,000 yards on the ground. He's a high-upside play but could also be a bust.

Dec 26 12:20am ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Rod Smith worked behind Ezekiel Elliott in Week 16, carrying the ball two times for 10 yards and catching the ball three times for 23 yards. With Elliott back from his suspension, Alfred Morris took a seat and did not see a single snap on the field. Smith still mixed in for a change of pace now and then, but nowhere near enough to be considered a realistic fantasy option for Week 17. This is Ezekiel Elliott's backfield as long as he's in uniform.

Dec 25 3:10pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott got off to a hot start in the first half of the game against Seattle. However, the passing game struggled as the game went on and he would end with only 97 yards rushing on 24 carries after a disappointing second half. It was his first game back from a six-game suspension but he did add four catches for 21 yards to shore up his PPR scoring. Ezekiel Elliott will enter 2018 as one of the top running back unless there is a major and shocking change in the offseason.

Dec 25 7:13am ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott had 118 combined rushing and receiving yards in a Week 16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Elliott tallied 97 yards on the ground and 21 through the air. It was his return from a six-game suspension.

Dec 24 11:20am ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will see "a lot of carries" in his Week 16 return, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Elliott is in "better shape" than he was before his suspension. Dallas has no plans to manage his workload despite missing the last six weeks. Elliott has the potential to be the top RB in Week 16.

Dec 23 12:13am ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is expected to receive 'significant touches' against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 16, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Thursday, Dec. 21, and owner Jerry Jones said he feels Elliott could handle 20 to 25 carries.

Dec 21 2:50pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott "looks good" according to head coach Jason Garrett. Elliott had his first practice since serving a six-game suspension on Wednesday. Garrett said he "stepped right in there and did what we asked him to do." After reportedly returning in great shape, Elliott should be ready for close to his normal workload against the Seahawks.

Dec 21 12:03am ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was back at practice Wednesday, Dec. 20, his first time being on the practice field since Nov. 3. The plan is for him to 'take his normal turns in practice during the week and take over the Cowboys running game' in their game Sunday, Dec. 24, versus the Seattle Seahawks.

Dec 20 3:00pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, returning from his six-game suspension, looks "ready to get the ball 80 times" according to his teammate DeMarcus Lawrence. Wide receiver Dez Bryant said, "He looks skinny. He do look slimmer. It makes his head look even more bigger. He looks damn good, and I know he'll be ready to play." Elliott is primed for a top-five performance this week, as he will take on a Seahawks defense that has allowed tons of yards to opposing backfields over the past two games. Elliott is a top-tier RB1 play for the fantasy championship game.

Dec 20 2:20pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (suspension) will return to the starting lineup for Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks. Elliott comes back to top-flight RB1 status, as he isn't returning from an injury and should have quite the chip on his shoulder. The Seahawks defense has allowed 225 and 176 yards from scrimmage to the past two backfields they have faced. Elliott is a top-five option for the fantasy championship.

Dec 18 1:50pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has completed his six-game suspension and will return to practice this week. Elliott will be back on the field for Week 16. He'll immediately be a starting option in all fantasy formats, rendering Alfred Morris and Rod Smith irrelevant. Morris did an admirable job in Elliott's place, but Morris is no Ezekiel Elliott. His return will be a boost to the entire Cowboys offense.

Nov 15 5:13pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has withdrawn his appeal for his six-game suspension, according to a source. Elliott will serve the suspension and return to the Cowboys against the Seattle Seahawks Dec. 24.

Nov 15 5:00pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has officially withdrawn his appeal and will serve his full six-game suspension. That means there will be no more temporary stays or restraining orders: the drama is over. Elliott and the NFL had a "will he or won't he?" saga going for the majority of this season, but it seems Elliott has caved and accepted that he had no further recourse. He'll serve his six games, and in the meantime Alfred Morris and Rod Smith will work in the Dallas backfield. "Zeke" will play his next game in Week 16 against the Seahawks.

Nov 12 10:03am ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has reportedly left the country in order to refocus and train in an undisclosed location. He will miss the next four games and could wind up serving all six games of his suspension before returning to action Dec. 24, although he has an expedited appeal in the Second Circuit court scheduled for Dec. 1.

Nov 9 10:13pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Rod Smith is expected to receive touches while RB Ezekiel Elliott is suspended, and running backs coach Gary Brown believes Smith can be an every-down back in the NFL.

Nov 9 5:43pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has an expedited appeal scheduled Friday, December 1 in the Second Circuit court.

Nov 9 5:20pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's expedited appeal hearing in the Second Circuit Court has been set for Dec. 1. That date means there is a chance Elliott's suspension could be delayed or cancelled before he has served the full six weeks. Still, it would be a fast process for the entire thing to be completed before the six weeks of the suspension are up. Elliott looks like he's lost this one, at least for now, and he'll be sitting out Week 10.

Player Transactions
  • 18-Dec-2017: DAL - Suspension Lifted
  • 09-Nov-2017: DAL - Suspended - 6 games (NFL Personal Conduct Policy)
  • 01-Nov-2017: DAL - Suspended - 6 games (NFL Personal Conduct Policy)
  • 13-Oct-2017: DAL - Suspended - 6 games (NFL Personal Conduct Policy)
  • 11-Aug-2017: DAL - Suspended - 6 games (NFL Personal Conduct Policy)
  • 18-May-2016: DAL - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
NFL Week
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2017 Season17424298375262692381
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Week 2@DEN29800414050
Week 3@ARI15228010314040
Week 4LAR25218510454150
Week 5GNB132911600116020
Week 6bye
Week 7@SFO392614720172130
Week 8@WAS26331502014021
Week 9KAN1527931000000
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Week 11PHI0000000000
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Week 13WAS0000000000
Week 14@NYG0000000000
Week 15@OAK0000000000
Week 16SEA11249700421070
Week 17@PHI142710300338050