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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 DAL 15 361 322 1631 5.1 15 1 39 32 363 1 1994 16 0 11 10
2017 DAL 10 280 242 983 4.1 7 1 38 26 269 2 1252 9 0 7 5
  Avg 10 263 227 1067 4.7 8 1 36 27 266 1 1333 10 0 7 6

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 DAL 6 147 117 586 5.0 3 1 30 23 166 1 752 4 0 3 4

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 8:45pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 24 times for 106 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 11 yards in a 40-7 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Elliott topped 100 yards rushing for the third time this year, and when you add in his increased role in the passing game, he's easily one of the safest fantasy options at any position.

  • Posted: 10/12/2018 2:14pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Elliott should receive a lot of touches in the running and passing game this week and can be considered a No. 1 fantasy running back despite the tough matchup.

  • Posted: 10/11/2018 3:27pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

    Huddle Up: Elliott should receive his normal workload this week and is a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/10/2018 3:26pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

    Huddle Up: Elliott is coming off a disappointing Week 5 performance but will continue to receive plenty of touches this week. He should continue to be considered a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues.

  • Posted: 10/7/2018 10:28pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 20 times for 54 yards (2.7 YPC) and added seven receptions for 30 yards against the Houston Texans in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: After consecutive games of more than 125 yards rushing, Elliott came crashing down against a tough Texans defense focused on stopping the run. Expect the Jags to do the same next week, putting their corners on an island against Dallas' shaky wideouts and stacking the line. It could be another tough day for Elliott, but the Cowboys can't afford to go elsewhere with the ball, and you can't afford to take him out of your fantasy lineup.

  • Posted: 10/5/2018 1:21pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 5, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Elliott will receive plenty of carries and targets in the offense this week against the Houston Texans and is a must-start option in all leagues.

  • Posted: 10/3/2018 3:38pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Oct. 3.

    Huddle Up: It appears Zeke will be find for the Lonestar State Showdown against the Houston Texans on Sunday Night Football, although double-check Friday when the official injury report designations come down. At this rate he should be removed from the report on Friday and it will be all systems go for fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 10/2/2018 6:42am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (ankle, knee) is expected to play in Week 5, according to owner Jerry Jones.

    Huddle Up: Zeke will have a midrange matchup against the Houston Texans, and he'll be an RB1 in all formats.

  • Posted: 10/1/2018 2:55pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (ankle, knee) is dealing with an ankle injury and knee bursitis, but head coach Jason Garrett is optimistic that he'll be able to practice and play this week.

    Huddle Up: The Cowboys go as Elliott goes, so it's crucial that he plays as much as he can this year. Keep tabs on his practice status throughout the week, but if he's active you're playing him. He's coming off a game in which he totaled 240 yards and scored.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 2:59pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 152 yards on 25 carries against the Detroit Lions in Week 4. He also caught four passes for 88 yards and one touchdown during the game.

    Huddle Up: Elliott is one of the top running backs in the NFL and will continue to receive a massive workload each week. He can be considered a No. 1 fantasy running back against any opponent.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 11:41pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott registered 16 carries for 127 yards (7.9 YPC) in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. Elliott added three catches on eight targets for 11 yards.

    Huddle Up: While Elliott's 127 rushing yards were nice, you'd be hard pressed to say he played a good game. First, he inexplicably stepped out of bounds before catching what would've been an easy touchdown (resulting in a penalty) and later was stripped of the football as Dallas was driving. When Dallas loses they tend to get back to basics, which consists of handing the ball to Elliott. Make sure he's in your starting lineup next week.

  • Posted: 9/17/2018 12:48am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 17 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and added five receptions for nine yards in Week 2 versus the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: Much like last week, Elliott saved his fantasy day with a fourth-quarter score. The Cowboys got up early and were never really seriously threatened by the Giants' anemic offense. Elliott's workload is secure, but his fantasy owners have to be a bit scared about him moving forward if Dallas cannot get teams to respect the passing game. They may not have to worry about that for another week, however, as the Cowboys visit the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 8:21pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 15 times for 69 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 loss against the Carolina Panthers and he added three receptions for 17 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: Elliott started rather slow, but he got it going a little bit in the second half while showing his trademark spoon move and first-down indication. He also accounted for his team's only touchdown in the 16-8 loss. He'll look for improvement in Week 2 against the Giants on Sunday night. Zeke faced the Giants just once in 2017, posting 104 yards on Sept. 10. In his only career game at MetLife Stadium he posted 107 rushing yards against the Giants on Dec. 11, 2016.

  • Posted: 8/26/2018 3:13pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott will not play in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, because the team has several starting offensive linemen sidelined, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: The Cowboys are protecting Prescott and Elliott from any possible injury because of their depleted offensive line. Elliott will be a No. 1 running back in all leagues and probably will be a top-five pick. Prescott could be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

  • Posted: 8/19/2018 6:26pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott doesn't have to play in the preseason, owner Jerry Jones said Saturday, Aug. 18, and Jones said it has yet to be decided if Elliott will play in the third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Huddle Up: Elliott is averaging more than 100 rushing yards per game in his NFL career, and his workhorse role in the Dallas offense makes him one of the safest fantasy options at any position.

  • Posted: 8/13/2018 8:58pm ET

    The Dallas Cowboys want to mix up their usage of RB Ezekiel Elliott in an attempt to spread out defenses. He has been lined up in the slot so he can match up against a linebacker or safety. 'It's going to be big for us in the offense,' offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Monday, Aug. 13.

    Huddle Up: Elliott has averaged 10.9 yards per reception, posting 58 catches through 25 career games. If he sees more targets in the passing game, his fantasy production is obviously going to increase, especially in PPR formats. He has averaged 104.6 rushing yards per game in his two NFL seasons, so as long as that number doesn't take a hit fantasy owners will be extremely pleased.

  • Posted: 8/12/2018 1:31pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott told reporters Sunday, Aug. 12, he expects to play 'a little bit in that third preseason game (Aug. 26, against the Arizona Cardinals), probably play the first series.' Elliott believes the coaching staff will follow a plan similar to the one he followed last preseason.

    Huddle Up: Elliott figures to be a near-lock to finish among the league leaders in carries and offensive touches if he stays healthy, so keeping him fresh in August is the right call. Despite a difficult schedule and no major threat to complement him in the passing game, his offensive line and volume figure to help him remain a top-five fantasy back in 2018.

  • Posted: 8/11/2018 4:40pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (wrist) was seen wearing a brace on his left wrist Saturday, Aug. 11. He did practice, however, as the issue is not serious.

    Huddle Up: There's nothing to be alarmed about here. The Cowboys will need to rely on Elliott frequently in 2018 if their offense is to succeed. If he can stay healthy and keep his off-field life in order then he's a top-five running back candidate.

  • Posted: 8/4/2018 8:34pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is in better shape physically and mentally this year, according to running backs coach Gary Brown. 'We are going to get a good Zeke this year,' Brown said. 'He is on a mission. You can see it already.'

    Huddle Up: Elliott managed more than 1,200 yards from scrimmage and nine scores despite being suspended six games. A full season of a more focused Elliott could result in huge numbers. He is a top-five fantasy player at his position.

  • Posted: 7/6/2018 9:12pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for at least 80 yards in 23 of the 25 games he has played.

    Huddle Up: When spending a top-five pick on a player, consistent production is as important as upside. Elliott's heavy workload as the focal point of the Dallas offense should ensure that he continues to provide both for fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 6/10/2018 1:36pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott should be in line for even more touches - especially in the passing game - following the departures of Jason Witten and Dez Bryant, according to John Machota of The Dallas Morning News.

    Huddle Up: As long as Elliott stays healthy and out of trouble, he was always going to be a good bet to blow right past the 242 carries and 26 receptions he finished with in 2017. With Dallas reinforcing its offensive line in the offseason and losing its top two threats in the passing game, Elliott could push 50 catches in addition to the 300-plus carries he is almost certain to see. Owners should not hesitate taking him with a top-five pick this summer.

  • Posted: 12/25/2017 4:02am 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.

    Huddle Up: Elliott showed everything in a strong first half for his return, but QB Dak Prescott's play was off in this game and it showed. Elliott is still a solid RB1 option moving into the offseason.

  • Posted: 12/22/2017 9:05pm 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.

    Huddle Up: The Cowboys are in a must-win situation as they try to secure a playoff spot, so don't be surprised if Elliott immediately takes on a workhorse role in his return from suspension. Treat him as a RB1 in Week 16.

  • Posted: 12/20/2017 8:54pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Under normal circumstances, Elliott is as reliable as any RB1 in the league, but with how well Alfred Morris and Rod Smith played in his absence, it's reasonable to believe that the former Ohio State product may not see his usual number of touches that owners have grown accustomed to. Then again, the Cowboys are fighting for their playoff lives, which could lead to Elliott getting the rock as much as possible. The latter outcome seems to be the more likely one.

  • Posted: 11/15/2017 2:11pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Elliott didn't have much of a chance of winning his appeal anyway, and the appeal process may have lasted longer than the rest of the regular season anyway. Alfred Morris will see the majority of carries out of the backfield, but Rod Smith is a PPR sleeper after catching four passes last week while splitting time with Morris.

  • Posted: 11/12/2017 6:53am 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.

    Huddle Up: Alfred Morris will be the starter for Dallas in Elliott's absence and should be viewed as an RB2 in most fantasy formats. RBs Darren McFadden and Rod Smith will also see time in the backfield and should possess some value in deeper seasonal leagues.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 2:35pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: It just will not stop with Elliott's suspension process. We do know that he will not be playing for at least the next four games. In that time, Alfred Morris is the most valuable running back in Dallas, but Darren McFadden and Rod Smith could change that before season's end.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 2:09pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 9.

    Huddle Up: Elliott is currently suspended for six games and will miss Week 10 unless things change. Alfred Morris likely will be the starting running back for the Cowboys and should be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option in all league. Rod Smith is also expected to have a role and could be a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 12:38pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's stay on his pending suspension was lifted Thursday, Nov. 6. He will begin serving his six-game suspension this week. Thus, he will not be able to return until Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Elliott is suspended, again. The circus show has ended, hopefully. As has been well documented, Alfred Morris will be given the first opportunity to start, but Darren McFadden and Rod Smith will also be involved. Add any of these three players immediately if available.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 10:56am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's impending suspension would begin immediately if/when a stay on the suspension is lifted, according to NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart. The decision on the timing of the suspension is in the hands of the court.

    Huddle Up: Elliott's season has been a whirlwind, but it could reach its climax and an end tonight or this weekend. Elliott owners should already have Alfred Morris, Darren McFadden and/or Rod Smith primed and ready to go in case Elliott's stay is lifted. Morris is the better option right away, but one of McFadden or Smith could take over if they play well enough.

  • Posted: 11/8/2017 10:21pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will not practice Thursday, Nov. 9, as he'll attend his appeal hearing in New York instead. Barring an immediate ruling he's expected back at practice Friday, Nov. 10.

    Huddle Up: The NFL's preeminent soap opera stretches into its 10th week so who knows what, if anything, will be decided on Thursday. As long as he can play Elliot is a must start in fantasy leagues. If the suspension is reinstated, Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden become priority additions.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 8:31pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott finished with 27 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown in a 28-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Elliott continues to handle a massive workload, and he has topped 25 carries in four straight games, scoring five times in that span. As long as he is allowed to keep playing, he is a must-start RB1.

  • Posted: 11/3/2017 7:09am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott received a stay from the 2nd Circuit of Appeals Friday, Nov. 3, which makes him eligible to play in Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Elliott has amassed nearly 300 rushing yards and five total touchdowns in the last two games, and he's universally regarded as an RB1 in fantasy. The Kansas City Chiefs are a midrange matchup, and they've had some injuries up front. Owners of Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris should relegate them back to the bench.

  • Posted: 10/31/2017 4:02pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was denied a request for an emergency stay filed by the NFL Players Association. Elliott now awaits a decision on an appeal by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Huddle Up: The odds are not in Elliott's favor and it looks like he's officially and finally headed for a six-game suspension. As stated earlier, Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden are top waiver-wire priorities, but Rod Smith should be involved in the Cowboys' backfield too.

  • Posted: 10/31/2017 2:43pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott and the NFL Players Association filed a motion for a temporary injunction of Elliott's suspension pending an appeal in court. If the motion is denied by an appeals court then the NFLPA will go to the Second Circuit court.

    Huddle Up: As Bilbo Baggins would say, the road goes ever on and on. Elliott's off-field situation is akin to that burnt piece of skin at the roof (ceiling?) of your mouth. We just want it to go away. At this point it appears that Elliott is indeed headed for a six-game suspension, so plan accordingly. Those plans should consist of acquiring Darren McFadden and/or Alfred Morris, with Rod Smith posing as a deep sleeper.

  • Posted: 10/30/2017 7:53pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's temporary restraining order was 'dissolved' and motion denied by a judge, putting his six-game suspension back into effect. His side will have 24 hours to file an appeal.

    Huddle Up: At long last, this never-ending saga may finally be reaching its conclusion. Unfortunately, it's with the decision that no owners of Elliott wanted to hear. This will be a hard blow to overcome for fantasy teams, but it was part of the gamble of taking Zeke with a first- or second-round pick. In any event, Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden need to be owned in all formats.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 8:16pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 33 times for 150 yards and two scores and caught one pass for four yards in a 33-19 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Elliott has hit his stride, rushing for at least 80 yards in five straight games and 100-plus in three straight. A potential suspension is looming, but Elliott is a RB1 whenever he takes the field.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 7:15pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 26 times for a season-best 147 yards and two touchdowns in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers and he added a 72-yard touchdown on his only reception. His 10 100-yard games ties former RB Don Perkins for fifth-most in franchise history.

    Huddle Up: If Elliott was bothered any by his off-field legal battle he certainly didn't show it this week. Fantasy owners hope that the six-game suspension that has been hanging over his head goes away until at least next season, as Zeke finally hit his stride in this one. The Cowboys travel to meet the Redskins in Week 8.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @CAR 15 69 1 3 17 0
2 NYG 17 78 1 5 9 0
3 @SEA 16 127 0 3 11 0
4 DET 25 152 0 4 88 1
5 @HOU 20 54 0 7 30 0
6 JAC 24 106 1 1 11 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NYG 24 104 0 5 36 0
2 @DEN 9 8 0 4 14 0
3 @ARI 22 80 1 3 14 0
4 LAR 21 85 1 4 54 1
5 GB 29 116 0 1 16 0
7 @SF 26 147 2 1 72 1
8 @WAS 33 150 2 1 4 0
9 KC 27 93 1 0 0 0
16 SEA 24 97 0 4 21 0
17 @PHI 27 103 0 3 38 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NYG 20 51 1 1 1 0
2 @WAS 21 83 1 2 4 0
3 CHI 30 140 0 2 20 0
4 @SF 23 138 1 1 19 0
5 CIN 15 134 2 3 37 0
6 @GB 28 157 0 2 17 0
8 PHI 22 96 0 4 52 0
9 @CLE 18 92 2 1 5 0
10 @PIT 21 114 2 2 95 1
11 BAL 25 97 0 4 30 0
12 WAS 20 97 2 2 23 0
13 @MIN 20 86 1 4 19 0
14 @NYG 24 107 0 0 0 0
15 TB 23 159 1 3 29 0
16 DET 12 80 2 1 12 0
P2 GB 22 125 0 1 -2 0

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