Guest of the League
Steve Grogan
FFL: Week 3 | NFL: Week 3


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: 99.8%
Started: 99.2%
Total Pts: 16
Avg Pts: 8.00
Rank: 23 RB

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Week 114Ezekiel Elliott 140 rush and rec yds (14 pts)
Week 22Ezekiel Elliott 22 rush and rec yds (2 pts)
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Player Notes
Sep 20 1:40pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is looking to put his awful Week 2 performance behind him and is a top-five running back option for Week 3. Elliott is coming off his worst game as a pro, but signs point to a strong recovery this Monday night. Facing the Cardinals in Arizona, the Cowboys may struggle to pass the ball, leading them to run the offense through their star running back. "Zeke" will likely get plenty of opportunities to run the ball, and he'll also probably be targeted fairly often in the passing game. With a strong secondary sure to make life difficult for the Dallas wide outs down field, quarterback Dak Prescott may work with short passes, targeting his running back and his tight end. Elliott has some nice upside this week, and he also has a fairly safe floor. He's a must-start this week despite his awful showing last week.

Sep 18 1:50pm ET

The NFL's motion to stay the Ezekiel Elliott injunction has been denied by United States District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant. It's basically fancy wording to say that the judge denied the NFL's request to get rid of Elliott's injunction. Even more basically (and more relevant to fantasy players) it now seems like almost a certainty that "Zeke" will be available for all 16 Cowboys games this season (barring injury or some other altercation that leads to a separate suspension, of course). Today's news is certainly good news for the Cowboys and for Elliott's fantasy owners.

Sep 18 1:33pm ET

Updating an ongoing story, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's suspension remains on hold after the NFL's request for a stay in the case was denied Monday, Sept. 18.

Sep 18 12:00am ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had easily one of his worst games as an NFL player on Sunday, rushing nine times and gaining just eight yards. Strangely, the Cowboys went with a pass-heavy offense against the Broncos defense, and it resulted not only in few chances for "Zeke", but also in bad quality chances when he had them. He'll bounce back next week against the Cardinals and remains an every-week RB1. Week 2 is almost certain to be his worst fantasy week of the season.

Sep 17 11:53pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott ran nine times for just eight yards in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos and he added four receptions for 14 yards on five targets.

Sep 16 10:03pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott can set an NFL record against the Denver Broncos in Week 2 by rushing for at least 80 yards in his 16th straight game.

Sep 15 1:50pm ET

On Friday, the NFL formally petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit with an emergency stay request in the Ezekiel Elliott case. If it is granted,it would allow the league to enforce its suspension of Elliott, which was set at six games and not changed upon appeal. Just when fantasy owners were starting to feel confident that "Zeke" could be on the field all season, something new pops up. This whole saga is far from over.

Sep 13 11:53am ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is likely to play in Week 2, according to NFL executive vice president of communications Joe Lockhart.

Sep 13 11:50am ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is ranked as one of the top options at running back in all formats for Week 2. The Cowboys will visit the Broncos in Denver, and despite the great defense there overall, the Broncos can be exploited on the ground. Despite the fact they were able to keep Chargers running back Melvin Gordon mostly in check on Monday, the Broncos run defense has been like a sieve in the recent past. With the Denver secondary likely to shut down the Dallas passing game, the Cowboys offense will run through "Zeke" on Sunday. He's a top-three option and should be started with extreme confidence in all formats this week.

Sep 11 11:40am ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott showed no rust from barely playing in the preseason by having a strong Week 1 performance against a solid New York Giants defense. "Zeke" ran the ball 24 times for 104 yards and added five catches for 36 yards. Despite the fact that he was unable to score a touchdown, Elliott still ended up putting up numbers that his fantasy owners had to be happy with. Zeke faces the Denver Broncos defense next week, a team that shuts down the passing game but allows the running game to move along smoothly. Elliott should be one of the top-three running back plays for Week 2.

Sep 11 11:20am ET

The NFL filed an appeal of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's injunction. It was more or less expected that the NFL would come back with something rather than just sit on their hands once Elliott had the temporary restraining order filed that allowed him to be on the field in Week 1. Just this weekend, word was "Zeke" would be able to play all season because of the injunction, but if the NFL wins the appeal and has the injunction thrown out, Elliott would be forced to begin serving his suspension immediately. This is beginning to seem like a never-ending story. Elliott's fantasy owners just need to hold tight and hope for the best.

Sep 11 10:03am ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's injunction ruling was appealed by the NFL Monday, Sept. 11, to the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Sep 11 1:13am ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 24 times for 104 yards in Week 1 against the Giants and he added five receptions for 36 yards.

Sep 10 11:30pm ET

Cowboys' RB Ezekiel Elliott ran for 104 yards on 24 carries but no touchdowns in Sunday's win against the Giants.

Sep 8 6:40pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was granted a restraining order on his six-game suspension on Friday. This means that Elliott will not only play on Sunday night against the Giants, but will also be able to play as long as the courts decide on his final punishment. This is obviously massive news, as Elliott was a top-five RB coming into the season, and Darren McFadden owners can drop him. Elliott had 1631 rushing yards for the Cowboys this season and is an elite play weekly, even though the Giants were fourth in rushing yards allowed last season.

Sep 8 6:33pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was granted a temporary restraining order by a Texas judge on Friday, Sept. 8.

Sep 6 6:20pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be on the field for the Week 1 matchup against the New York Giants. "Zeke" is a decent play in all formats this week despite a solid Giants defense that held him to RB24 and RB26 numbers in the two meetings last season. Still, it's Ezekiel Elliott, and he'll likely have several weeks to rest after this game, since it seems like that is when he will serve his suspension. Elliott may not be the matchup winner this week like he can be in other weeks, but he's a good bet to finish higher in the rankings than he did in his previous two games against the Giants. Elliott is an every-week RB1, but he's on the lower end of that list this week.

Sep 5 10:40pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended for six games according to reports. Elliott and his lawyers will fight to get Elliott's suspension to be reduced, but he will play in Week 1. According to NFL rules, the league did not make a quick enough decision on Elliott's suspension and, because of due process, he will be available to play on Sunday night. The Cowboys will open the season at home against New York before going on the road to play the Broncos and Cardinals, returning home to play the Rams and Packers, going on bye, and traveling to San Francisco. Considering that Elliott will play on Sunday night, it can be assumed that he will return in Week 8 when the Cowboys travel to Washington to play the Redskins. If Darren McFadden is available in your league, he is an immediate add and those that own Elliott should consider trading for McFadden as well.

Sep 5 10:13pm ET

Ezekiel Elliott had his appeal for a six-game suspension denied by arbitrator Harold Henderson, upholding the league's original ruling. Elliott will be allowed to play Week 1 against the New York Giants despite Henderson's decision to uphold Elliott's six-game suspension. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the judge who will rule on the temporary restraining order will do so on Friday, Sept. 8.

Sep 5 9:23pm ET

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will be allowed to play Week 1 against the New York Giants despite arbitrator Harold Henderson's decision to uphold Elliott's six-game suspension Tuesday, Sept. 5. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the judge who will rule on the temporary restraining order will do so on Friday, Sept. 8.

Player Transactions
  • 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 WeekOppPtsRush
Week 1NYG142410400536050
Week 2@DEN29800414050
Week 3@ARI
Week 4LAR
Week 5GNB
Week 6bye
Week 7@SFO
Week 8@WAS
Week 9KAN
Week 10@ATL
Week 11PHI
Week 12LAC
Week 13WAS
Week 14@NYG
Week 15@OAK
Week 16SEA
Week 17@PHI
2017 Season1633112019500100