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Posted: 8/13/2018 8:58pm ET
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Posted: 10/19/2017 11:08am ET
Huddle Up: Elliott has received a temporary restraining order and will play in the next two games but he could serve the suspension later in the season. He should be a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues as long as he is allowed to play.
Posted: 10/17/2017 4:51pm ET
Huddle Up: Elliott is safe for now, again, but this whole situation has been a wobbly teeter totter. Elliott may eventually be suspended in 2017, but it looks like he'll be able to play at least the next two weeks, so make sure he's back in those starting lineups. The Darren McFadden and/or Alfred Morris hype trains are on stand by for a while.
Posted: 10/17/2017 12:17pm ET
Huddle Up: One would imagine all parties involved will at least be relieved when the situation comes to a close, either way. If Elliott is indeed suspended then Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris are immediate high-end waiver wire pickups with McFadden possessing more upside in PPR formats.
Posted: 10/16/2017 6:01pm ET
Huddle Up: Elliott is currently suspended but would be able to play in Week 7 if he receives the restraining order. Owners should continue to monitor the situation and will need other options available in case Elliot is not allowed to play.
Posted: 10/13/2017 4:18pm ET
Huddle Up: Elliott's status for Week 7 is still uncertain because of the court case, so owners should follow the situation over the next week. He is a must-start option if he plays, but Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden will be valuable fantasy options if Elliott has to serve his suspension.
Posted: 10/12/2017 2:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris will likely split touches out of the Cowboys' backfield for the next six weeks. McFadden has more fantasy upside, especially when considering PPR scoring. Morris is more suited for short-yardage and goal-line situations, but McFadden is the priority waiver-wire pickup if available.
Posted: 10/9/2017 4:32am ET
Huddle Up: This may be the last you see of Elliott for a while, pending a ruling on his six-game suspension. If this is it, Elliott went out with a strong performance. Be prepared to shelve him anyway for the coming week as it is a bye. Elliott remains a strong RB1 candidate as long as he is on the field.
Posted: 10/6/2017 2:24pm ET
Huddle Up: Elliott is a safe play for Sunday's game against the Pack. Enjoy him, as next week there is a bye and then fantasy owners will have to play the waiting game with his playing status to be determined by a three-judge panel, perhaps during the bye week.
Posted: 10/5/2017 3:53pm ET
Huddle Up: Elliott should receive his normal workload against the Green Bay Packers and will be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/4/2017 4:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Elliott should be ready to play as long as his suspension is not reinstated before the game. He has rushed for at least 80 yards and one touchdown in each of the last two games and should be a No. 1 running back against the Green Bay Packers.
Posted: 10/3/2017 11:36am ET
Huddle Up: Elliott's status for Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers is not in question, but his status for Week 7 and beyond remains rather murky. He is coming off his biggest fantasy outing of the season against the Rams and will look to continue against the Pack, a team allowing 111.0 yards per game on the ground.
Posted: 10/1/2017 5:21pm ET
Huddle Up: This is the Zeke fantasy owners have been waiting for, as it was truly his first big game of the season after a couple of duds. He'll look to keep it going in the right direction in Week 5 when the Packers pay a visit.
Posted: 9/25/2017 10:34pm ET
Huddle Up: It was the first rushing touchdown of the campaign for the former Ohio State Buckeye. Elliott's numbers through the first three games leave a little bit to be desired, but this was a nice bounce-back effort following last week's disastrous showing in Denver. He'll continue to be a strong RB1 option no matter what defense he's opposing.
Posted: 9/22/2017 5:09pm ET
Huddle Up: Elliott was limited to eight yards against the Denver Broncos last week and will be facing an Arizona Cardinals rush defense that ranks in the top-10 in the NFL. Elliott should have more success in Week 3 and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy running back for owners this week.
Posted: 9/18/2017 10:26am ET
Huddle Up: Elliott is expected to play against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3, and he's coming off a rough game. It's a tough matchup, but he remains a high-end RB1 option.
Posted: 9/17/2017 8:45pm ET
Huddle Up: Elliott was bottled up by the sturdy Denver defense, with his longest run going for just five yards. He'll try to get on track in Week 3 in Arizona under the lights on Monday night.
Posted: 9/16/2017 7:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Elliott has as much upside as any back in the league, but fantasy owners can certainly appreciate the consistency, as well. Pencil him in for another week of RB1 production against the Broncos.
Posted: 9/13/2017 8:43am ET
Huddle Up: Zeke will face the Denver Broncos in Week 2, and they were a midrange defense against the position in Week 1. He remains an elite option at the position regardless of scoring system.
Posted: 9/11/2017 6:52am ET
Huddle Up: The Cowboys will face the Denver Broncos in Week 2, and Zeke is expected to be on the field. Elliott had 24 carries for 104 yards and five catches for 36 yards in Week 1 and is an RB1 option in Week 2.
Posted: 9/10/2017 10:03pm ET
Huddle Up: Elliott's outlook brightened late last week when a judge granted a temporary restraining order to keep allowing him to play with a six-game suspension from the NFL looming. The fight is expected to continue, but for now it appears he'll continue to play and be an obvious must-start fantasy option.
Posted: 9/8/2017 3:27pm ET
Huddle Up: Elliott is now eligible to continue playing, and it's possible that he might be able to play for the remainder of the season before a lengthy court battle ensues in the offseason, or even into 2018. It's a situation similar to that of Tom Brady and 'Deflategate', so do not expect this to be the last you hear of it. This is outstanding news for fantasy owners who rolled the dice on Elliott.
Posted: 9/5/2017 5:41pm ET
Huddle Up: Before Elliott's owners go into a panic and Darren McFadden's owners jump for joy, we must first find out whether the courts will accept the temporary restraining order motion from Elliott's legal team to delay the suspension. Henderson's finding pretty much means Elliott will now likely serve either zero (if the courts intervene) or six (if they don't) games and removes the possibility of him getting away with a two- or three-game absence. At least for now, owners probably need to view him as a mid-third round pick at best.
Posted: 9/5/2017 10:30am ET
Huddle Up: It is really anyone's guess at this point how this thing will turn out. A reduction of the suspension seems the most likely outcome, but both sides also seem more than willing to take this to court if they don't get the decision they want. Stay tuned.
Posted: 8/31/2017 11:32pm ET
Huddle Up: Oh boy. It's officially go time. The NFLPA and Elliott launched a preemptive strike against the NFL's arbitration ruling, and it's starting to look like we could have a rehash of the Tom Brady case -- as a refresher, Brady was originally suspended the first four games of the 2015 season before a judge vacated the punishment and Brady played the entire season and eventually served the suspension in 2016. No doubt the NFL will react swiftly, but it's anyone's guess how long the process will drag out and what it'll mean short and long term for Elliott's status. With the waters muddier than ever, Elliott is an early-round lottery ticket that carries high risk and high rewards.
Posted: 8/31/2017 10:50am ET
Huddle Up: There have been recent swirlings that Elliott's suspension could be reduced. If it is reduced, even by a game, Elliott can be ticked up on draft boards. As it stands, he's a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2, although you may need to reach in order to secure his services.
Posted: 8/31/2017 6:54am ET
Huddle Up: Elliott's draft stock plummeted upon the announcement, but the suspension could be delayed and/or reduced. If you're drafting in the top few picks of your draft, he may be an option when your turn comes back around in the second round.
Posted: 8/29/2017 8:01pm ET
Huddle Up: And with that, thousands of current and future fantasy owners of Elliott - not to mention the Cowboys - are left hanging in the wind for at least another 24 hours. Considering both sides appear ready to dig their heels in, owners need to be prepared for the possibility that Elliott may need serve a suspension sometime after the first six weeks of the season or perhaps not at all.
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