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  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
 
 
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Avg Projection245.5254.4-
    
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  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYG vs. LAR
Week 2 at WAS vs. TB
Week 3 vs. MIA at ARI
Week 4 at NO at HOU
Week 5 vs. GB vs. JAC
Week 6 at NYJ at TB
Week 7 vs. PHIBYE WEEK
Week 8BYE WEEK at SF
Week 9 at NYG vs. TEN
Week 10 vs. MIN at GB
Week 11 at DET vs. ATL
Week 12 at NE at NO
Week 13 vs. BUF vs. WAS
Week 14 at CHI at ATL
Week 15 vs. LAR vs. SEA
Week 16 at PHI at IND
Week 17 vs. WAS vs. NO
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts294.3215.8
Rush Yards1,295.21,044.8
Rush TDs8.96.7
   
Receiving
   
Receptions67.097.2
Rec Yards515.7824.3
Rec TDs2.65.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points245.5254.4
   
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
2018 Points 
Week 114.67.5
Week 214.713.9
Week 311.819.4
Week 430.0
Week 58.415.3
Week 617.76.6
Week 74.28.0
Week 817.6
Week 911.227.7
Week 1030.731.8
Week 1126.111.0
Week 1220.335.7
Week 1319.622.1
Week 1419.222.1
Week 1512.818.0
Week 1610.917.8
Week 174.0
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
2018 Targets 
Week 149
Week 2615
Week 382
Week 44
Week 576
Week 618
Week 766
Week 86
Week 956
Week 1075
Week 1188
Week 12611
Week 13610
Week 14137
Week 15811
Week 16613
Week 171
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Elliott led the NFL in rushing yards last year and he should be an elite fantasy running back again in 2019.McCaffrey was the 3rd ranked running back in fantasy football last year and he is one of the best duel-threat running backs in the NFL.
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
The Cowboys caved and signed him before Week 1. Zeke is now my #2 overall player. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If you wanted to select Elliott at No. 1 overall, you shouldn't feel guilty or bad about it. In fact, he should probably be the favorite to finish as the top running back considering the lack of competence in the Giants offense. Elliott has played 40 regular season games in his career and delivered RB2 or better numbers in 92.5 percent of those games, which is actually better than Le'Veon Bell's 91.9 percent. Elliott is as safe as they come.McCaffrey blew up in 2018 and it's got everyone reaching for him as a top-three selection in 2019. It's fair and you shouldn't shy away from the three-down back, but you should know that the Panthers have openly talked about scaling back his workload. He's still likely to finish as a top-five option at the position even if he loses 4-to-6 touches per game, as he's gamescript-proof and it's not as if Cam Newton is rushing for as many touchdowns as he used to.
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
The latest report is that the Cowboys have offered Zeke a deal to become the second highest paid RB...right above Bell and below Gurley. However, Zeke wants to be the highest paid. He has absolutely no leverage, as the Cowboys could keep him under contract for the next two seasons, then even franchise him for a third. If he actually needs to be the highest paid, then there's a very real chance this lasts well into the season.CMC is going to be a stud yet again this season. The former 4th overall pick now has 187 receptions over his first two seasons, including 107 last season. He also showed that he can produce in the TD department with 13 total TD's. There are two main knocks I have with him. One is the rushing yardage. He's a great RB, but he doesn't have the same sort of rushing yard upside as some of the other RB's do. The second is the TD's. The 13 TD's were great, but 12 of them occurred in weeks 7-13. That means that he had just one total TD in weeks 1/2/3/4/5/6/14/15/16. I'm not saying that he can't post more consistent numbers, but I trust the TD production of Kamara and Barkley just a little bit more. With all this being said, the dude is going to have 80+ receptions, and he's going to be involved every aspect of the offense. He needs to be taken in the top 5 of drafts.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Zeke would be my #2 and an understandable #1 if he wasn't holding out all summer. At this point, you have to pick up Tony Pollard as an elite handcuff no matter what happens.I'm not hearing the chatter that CMAC could lose red-zone looks. As long as you get PPR love in your league, this dude has to be a top-5 lock.
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
All about if he returns in time for the regular season. 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 In 2018, Christian McCaffrey scored: -More rushing fantasy points than Melvin Gordon, Nick Chubb, or Marlon Mack; - More receiving fantasy points than Odell Beckham Jr., Amari Cooper, or Tyler Lockett; - More passing fantasy points than Nathan Peterman, DeShone Kizer, or Mark Sanchez. (Those three combined for 158 total pass attempts.) @ScottBarrettDFB
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
If/when he ends holdout, he's the safest justifiable top choice on the board - 12+ PPR FAN PTS in 37 of 40 career games - no non-QB in past 20 years has more in 1st 40 games of a careerTalk that CAR might try to scale back workload after CMC's 326 touches in '18 (finishing RB3 in half PPR scoring), but the team certainly hasn't backed up its RB in a manner that indicates that is truly the plan
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Elliott is obviously one of the most dynamic running backs in the league, and he took it to another level last year when he got much more involved in the passing game. Without any issues hanging over his head, he's certainly in the discussion for the top selection in any fantasy draft. But, as always, there are issues with Elliott, this time a contract dispute which has prevented him from attending camp. Despite some cap issues, this situation seems likely to be resolved, as Jerry Jones knows all too well from his days with Emmitt Smith the pain of an elite running back holding out. Until we get closer to the start of the season and there are real rumblings of a holdout, continue to keep Elliott near the top of your draft board. He'll likely come in with a new contract and another top-notch season.McCaffrey's usage last year was almost comical - he was on the field for 91% of the snaps and got nearly 100% of the running back touches for the Panthers. If you've seen pictures of him this offseason, you know he has bulked up, which is necessary if he's going to continue at anything close to the rate the Panthers utilized him last year. There's still no one of consequence behind him and so he should again see a massive workload. So long as he can again stay healthy, it's hard to envision him finishing outside the top four running backs even in standard formats.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Zeke is the biggest risk in the top four but if he plays, he is the best bet to finish #1. He is a durable workhorse behind one of the best offensive lines in football, plus we can expect mostly positive game scripts. Over his career, Zeke averages 2099 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns per 16 games.McCaffrey was exceptional last year with 1,965 yards from scrimmage. It certainly helped that he saw 107 receptions, likely because Cam Newton was playing with an injured shoulder, but let's not forget that he was only given 219 carries which could certainly increase if his passing workload decreases. McCaffrey is as safe of a week to week and season-long play as you'll find.
Kyle Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
The Cowboys are making strides to make their offense more dynamic in 2019 by promoting Kellen Moore to OC. Zeke's the centerpiece of this Cowboys offense and he's always going to be in contention to push the 300 carry mark each season, but will the Cowboys' efforts mean even more scoring opportunities for Zeke in 2019? There's a world where we could look back at the end of the season and be talking about Elliot as the RB1 over Barkley.CMC proved last year that he can be a workhorse back at the NFL level and I expect nothing less from him this season. If Newton's shoulder is completely healed, this Panthers offense has the potential to be dynamic and CMC will be at the center of it. Expect huge reception numbers yet again from McCaffrey!