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RB DAL

College: Ohio State | 3 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 228 lbs
Birth Date: 7/22/1995
2019 Bye Week: 8

Total Pts: 170
Avg Pts: 10.63
Rank: 6 RB

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

Elliott was fifth overall in fantasy running back scoring last season. He topped 2,000 total yards for the first time in his career, finishing with 2,001 total yards. Elliott saw a big spike in production in the passion game, catching 77 passes for 567 yards. He had just 58 receptions his first two seasons in the NFL. Elliott had seven 100-yard rushing games. He was the centerpiece of the offense and produced big in that role. Elliott has 1,000-yard rushing seasons two of three and at least 1,000 total yards all three seasons. Elliott will continue to carry the load at running back for the Cowboys. Elliott is a three-down back that excels running behind the Cowboys top offensive line. Elliott has very good vision and breakaway speed. Elliott can do the job inside or outside when running the ball. He also is a plus pass catcher and a willing blocker.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Elliott can make a run at top fantasy back in the game. The only thing holding him back last year was a lack of scores, failing to hit double-digit touchdown. Expect those touchdown numbers to improve. Elliott can get around 2,100 total yards, 14 scores and 70 receptions.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

While it is unwise to project Ezekiel Elliott to match his 95 targets and 77 receptions from 2018, there is no question that Zeke is a legitimate three down back that will catch passes. On the ground, Zeke has led the NFL in rushing yards per game every year of his career. I am not concerned in the slightest about his 381 touches last season and the fact that he's touched the ball 1,003 times in three years, which includes a season where he played just 10 games. Despite his 381 touches, Elliott scored just nine touchdowns last season. Even if the Cowboys spell Zeke a little more and his touch count drops by 20-30, positive touchdown regression is all but guaranteed. It would not be surprising at all if Zeke pushed for 20 touchdowns. Given his guaranteed volume, three down skill set, involvement in the passing game, and the Cowboys' elite offensive line set to see the return of Travis Frederick, Ezekiel Elliott is my choice for first overall pick in fantasy leagues. Under no circumstances should he fall out of the top four. Elliott is as safe as they come. Wherever you end up drafting him, do so with confidence.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 111Ezekiel Elliott 17 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 4 yd rushing TD
Ezekiel Elliott 69 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 69 rushing yds (3 pts)
Week 211Ezekiel Elliott 9 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 6 yd rushing TD
Ezekiel Elliott 78 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 78 rushing yds (3 pts)
Week 38Ezekiel Elliott 11 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 127 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 127 rushing yds (6 pts)
Week 419Ezekiel Elliott 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 38 yd TD pass from Dak Prescott
Ezekiel Elliott 88 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 88 receiving yds (4 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 152 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 152 rushing yds (7 pts)
Week 55Ezekiel Elliott 30 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 30 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 54 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 54 rushing yds (2 pts)
Week 613Ezekiel Elliott 11 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 15 yd rushing TD
Ezekiel Elliott 106 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 106 rushing yds (5 pts)
Week 73Ezekiel Elliott 9 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 33 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 33 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 8
Week 97Ezekiel Elliott 51 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 51 receiving yds (2 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 61 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 61 rushing yds (3 pts)
Week 1022Ezekiel Elliott 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 7 yd TD pass from Dak Prescott
Ezekiel Elliott 36 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 36 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 1 yd rushing TD
Ezekiel Elliott 151 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 151 rushing yds (7 pts)
Week 1117Ezekiel Elliott 79 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 79 receiving yds (3 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 23 yd rushing TD
Ezekiel Elliott 122 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 122 rushing yds (6 pts)
Week 1215Ezekiel Elliott 22 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 22 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 16 yd rushing TD
Ezekiel Elliott 121 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 121 rushing yds (6 pts)
Week 1314Ezekiel Elliott 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 16 yd TD pass from Dak Prescott
Ezekiel Elliott 60 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 60 receiving yds (3 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 75 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 75 rushing yds (3 pts)
Playoff Week 110Ezekiel Elliott 79 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 79 receiving yds (3 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 113 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 113 rushing yds (5 pts)
Playoff Week 28Ezekiel Elliott 41 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 41 receiving yds (2 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 87 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 87 rushing yds (4 pts)
Playoff Week 37Ezekiel Elliott 24 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 24 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 85 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 85 rushing yds (4 pts)
Playoff Week 4
Playoff Week 515Ezekiel Elliott 32 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 32 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 1 yd rushing TD
Ezekiel Elliott 137 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 137 rushing yds (6 pts)
Playoff Week 610Ezekiel Elliott 19 receiving yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ezekiel Elliott 1 yd rushing TD
Ezekiel Elliott 47 rushing yds (1 pts)
Ezekiel Elliott 47 rushing yds (2 pts)
Player Notes
Jun 25 9:23am ET

No deal soon for Ezekiel Elliott Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is unlikely to get an extension in 2019 or next offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Dan Graziano. Elliott's option for 2020 is worth $9.099 million, and the team feels good about franchise tag numbers on him in 2021.

Fantasy Spin: Elliott remains one of the best options at the position in the first round of drafts.

May 29 1:00pm ET

The NFL is likely to review an incident in which Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had a run-in with a concert security guard in Las Vegas to determine if he violated the terms of his previous suspension, according to two league sources. Elliott was briefly handcuffed earlier this month after bumping a security guard, but he wasn't arrested or charged. Sources close to Elliott said they don't think the language in Elliott's previous suspension supports discipline in light of the video footage. Elliott was previously suspended six games in 2017 for acts of physical abuse against an ex-girlfriend. When it comes down to it, it'll likely be up to commissioner Roger Goodell as to whether the NFL decides to discipline Elliott over this incident. Stay tuned for more details, but the top-three fantasy pick could be facing more discipline.

From RotoBaller

May 24 1:43pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is unlikely to face any league discipline over his involvement in a May 19 incident at a Las Vegas music festival, in the opinion of team owner Jerry Jones.

Fantasy Spin: Of course, Jones was certain Elliott wouldn't be suspended for domestic-violence allegations in 2016, but he wound up serving a six-game ban late in 2017 after a circus-like litany of appeals and court rulings. This latest incident, though -- involving a shoving match with a event security officer -- isn't nearly as troubling and until further notice, Elliott should be one of the top handful of RBs off the board at the top of fantasy drafts.

May 23 1:40am ET

The Dallas Cowboys and running back Ezekiel Elliott seem to be on the same page as far as discussions on a long-term contract extension go. However, the Cowboys have made it clear that quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper are at the front of the line for extensions this offseason. Elliott is one of the true workhorse backs in the NFL and at 23 years old will get a handsome raise whenever he gets an extension. He barely missed 1,000 yards in 2017 when he was suspended and has gone well over 1,000 yards rushing in his other two seasons. Elliott has 4,048 yards rushing (4.7 average) with 28 rushing touchdowns in his three NFL seasons. He had a career-high 77 receptions for 567 yards and three more touchdowns in 2018 and is a surefire top-three fantasy selection in 2019 drafts.

From RotoBaller

May 22 5:23pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has not received a contract extension offer at this point, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: Elliott is under contract for two more seasons, so the Cowboys likely will try to sign Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper before they sign Elliott. He will continue to be a big piece of their offense and should be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.

May 20 2:20pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed at a concert on Saturday after he had a minor altercation with a security guard. Video obtained by TMZ shows Elliott bodying the security guard backward into a metal fence. He was later released without being charged and went to his youth football camp in Las Vegas, according to his attorney. While Elliott was not formally charged with a crime, under the personal conduct policy, the NFL can punish a player even if he wasn't charged by the police. This isn't Elliott's first incident as the NFL suspended him for six games in 2017 for an incident involving his ex-girlfriend. This doesn't appear to be a major issue for Elliott but whenever his name pops up, it is a concern.

From RotoBaller

May 4 5:23pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is a candidate for a contract extension, but executive vice president Stephen Jones said there is no timetable for an agreement.

Fantasy Spin: Elliott is under contract for two more seasons, so the Cowboys have other players they would like to sign before Elliott. He will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Cowboys and probably will be a first-round pick in all fantasy leagues.

Apr 24 8:13am ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's fifth-year option was exercised Wednesday, April 24.

Fantasy Spin: Elliott is one of, if not the, best option at the position in fantasy.

Apr 18 12:30pm ET

The Dallas Cowboys are open to finding a backup behind running back Ezekiel Elliott with Rod Smith still on the free-agent market. Elliott has won the rushing title in two of his first three seasons and hasn't missed a game due to injury, but the Cowboys need better insurance behind him. Dallas wants to find a quality backup, but they aren't sure if that'll come in free agency or through the draft. As of right now, Darius Jackson and Jordan Chunn are the backups listed on the team's depth chart behind Elliott.

From RotoBaller

Apr 18 1:00am ET

Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said that the team will pick up running back Ezekiel Elliott's fifth-year option. The 23-year-old has two 1,000-yard seasons in his three years in the NFL and ran 304 times for 1,434 yards and six touchdowns in his 15 games last year. He also caught a career-high 77 passes for an additional 567 yards and three scores. Elliott is one of the premier running backs in the NFL and should continue to be a high first-round pick in fantasy drafts this fall.

From RotoBaller

Apr 17 5:03pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's fifth-year option will be exercised this offseason, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.

Fantasy Spin: Elliott could receive a long-term deal at some point this offseason but will be under contract for at least two more seasons. He is one of the best running backs in NFL and will be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.

Apr 15 10:53am ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will report for offseason conditioning Monday, April 12, despite his desire for a contract extension.

Fantasy Spin: His contract status has no bearing on his status as an elite RB1 in fantasy.

Jan 28 8:53pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott may consider skipping offseason workouts if he does not receive a contract extension this offseason, according to sources.

Fantasy Spin: Elliott has led the NFL in rushing in two of the last three seasons and has received 1,003 touches since 2016. He likely will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Cowboys in 2019 and should be a first-round pick in all fantasy leagues.

Jan 19 11:43pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's 77 catches in 2018 ranked 22nd in the NFL and were the fifth most among running backs.

Fantasy Spin: In addition to winning his second rushing title in three years, Elliott shattered his previous high in receptions by 45 catches. Even in PPR formats, he needs to be a top-five pick in 2019.

Jan 12 11:33pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 20 times for 47 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 19 yards in a 30-22 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round Saturday, Jan. 12.

Fantasy Spin: The matchup looked great on paper, but the Rams made sure not to let Elliott beat them. Although his season ends on a sour note, Elliott will remain the focal point of the Dallas offense heading into 2019, and he should be a top-five pick in all fantasy formats.

Jan 7 8:15pm ET

Cowboys' RB Ezekiel Elliott scored 26.90 fantasy points in Saturday's playoff win against the Seahawks. Elliott ran for 137 yards and caught four passes for 32 yards with one touchdown. Elliott scored at least 25 fantasy points six times during the regular season.

Jan 6 11:23pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will face the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional Round, and the Rams have allowed a league-high 5.07 yards per rush this season.

Fantasy Spin: When the Cowboys are able to feed Elliott early and often, they have been tough to beat this season. Expect them to try to give him all the touches he can handle to try to control the tempo against the high-scoring Rams.

Jan 6 1:20am ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 26 times for 137 yards and a touchdown, adding four catches for 32 more yards. Elliott easily found room to run against the Seattle defense, and will certainly need to star in next week's game against either the Rams or the Saints if the Cowboys hope to continue in the playoffs. Elliott will be one of the best DFS choices at running back next week.

From RotoBaller

Jan 5 11:43pm ET

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 26 times for 137 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 32 yards in a 24-22 win over the Seattle Seahawks in the wild-card round Saturday, Jan. 5.

Fantasy Spin: After resting in Week 17, Elliott was in workhorse mode against Seattle. As long as the Cowboys can stay alive in the playoffs, Elliott figures to be one of the safest options in fantasy contests.

Jan 5 11:30pm ET

Dallas' RB Ezekiel Elliott ran for 137 yards on 26 carries with one touchdown in Saturday's win against the Seahawks.

Player Transactions
  • 24-Apr-2019: DAL - Exercised Option - Fifth-year option on rookie contract
  • 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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Yds
Rush
TDs
100
Yds
RecRec
Yds
Rec
TDs
Rec
Tgt
Fum
Lost
2018 Season170304143467775673951
Week 1@CAR11156910317040
Week 2NYG1117781059060
Week 3@SEA81612700311081
Week 4DET192515200488140
Week 5@HOU5205400730070
Week 6JAC132410610111010
Week 7@WAS315330029060
Week 8bye
Week 9TEN7176100451050
Week 10@PHI221915110636170
Week 11@ATL172312210779080
Week 12WAS152612110522060
Week 13NOR14237500660160
Week 14PHI10281130012790130
Week 15@IND8188700741080
Week 16TAM7188500524060
Week 17@NYG0000000000
WildcardSEA152613710432050
Divisional@LAR10204710219050