Who Should I Draft?

Thomas Rawls or Ezekiel Elliott

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Thomas Rawls
RB - SEA
Thomas Rawls
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
116 of 116 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 116 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 43
Best Rank# 3# 21
Worst Rank# 24# 78
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total293.462.5
Avg Game19.66.9
Avg Projection167.187.1
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank96
   
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  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Thomas Rawls
RB - SEA
Thomas Rawls
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYG at GB
Week 2 at DEN vs. SF
Week 3 at ARI at TEN
Week 4 vs. LAR vs. IND
Week 5 vs. GB at LAR
Week 6BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 7 at SF at NYG
Week 8 at WAS vs. HOU
Week 9 vs. KC vs. WAS
Week 10 at ATL at ARI
Week 11 vs. PHI vs. ATL
Week 12 vs. LAC at SF
Week 13 vs. WAS vs. PHI
Week 14 at NYG at JAC
Week 15 at OAK vs. LAR
Week 16 vs. SEA at DAL
Week 17 at PHI vs. ARI
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Thomas Rawls
RB - SEA
Thomas Rawls
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts199.7121.5
Rush Yards961.2509.8
Rush TDs7.14.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions25.713.9
Rec Yards243.4106.4
Rec TDs1.00.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points167.187.1
   
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Thomas Rawls
RB - SEA
Thomas Rawls
2016 Points 
Week 111.25.8
Week 212.70.8
Week 316.0
Week 421.7
Week 529.1
Week 617.4
Week 7
Week 814.8
Week 921.7
Week 1038.9
Week 1112.78.8
Week 1224.03.8
Week 1316.523.8
Week 1410.77.4
Week 1524.83.9
Week 1621.20.8
Week 177.4
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Thomas Rawls
RB - SEA
Thomas Rawls
2016 Targets 
Week 123
Week 223
Week 32
Week 41
Week 54
Week 64
Week 7
Week 84
Week 91
Week 102
Week 1154
Week 1221
Week 1351
Week 1422
Week 1532
Week 1611
Week 170
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Thomas Rawls
RB - SEA
Thomas Rawls
Expert 
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
The O-line is a little shuffled, the defense appears as though it will be weaker, and Elliot is appealing a six game suspension now. He's dropped a round in my rankings until we get the results of the appeal and court battle that could follow. My biggest fear with drafting him is that this gets expedited in the fall and he misses weeks 11-16. Without an O-line Rawls is a bust candidate and now they have Lacy signed so neither of them should have much value.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Elliott still is one of the best fantasy backs in the league, so don't take him off your board despite the suspension. But be sure to have a good plan before committing to him.With Eddie Lacy in the fold, Rawls' value takes a big hit. I like Lacy more than Rawls and will draft accordingly.
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
Facing six game suspension; should be more involved in passing game; Dallas O-line lost two starters but still formidable.Was running with the ones over Lacy during the preseason opener.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Being suspended six games is a huge deal, especially when you consider the fact that the Cowboys have their bye in Week 7. This means you'll be without a top pick for seven weeks of the fantasy, which is over half the regular season. It's a risky proposition even taking him here, but we know that he has game winning upside when he takes the field. After averaging 5.6 yards per carry in his rookie season, Rawls just didn't look the same returning from his ankle surgery, averaging just 3.2 yards per carry. He's someone who continually works his way up my draft board, as he is reportedly looking more and more like his 2015-self. If that's the case, he could be one of the steals at the end of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Zeke is suspended for six games, which may drop to 3 or 4 after appeal. Even if he misses the full time, he could still finish as a top 10 fantasy player. If you prorate his VBD to just 10 games last season, he still would have finished #7 overall and ahead of Devonta Freeman.The Seahawks added Lacy and they do have Prosise sniffing around for touches too, but the Seahawks appear committed to still get the ball in Rawls' hands too. With that being said, his ceiling is limited and he shouldn't be start-worthy many weeks because of the abysmal Seahawks' offensive line.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Elliot had 1,631 yards rushing and 15 rushing touchdowns to go with 363 yards receiving and one receiving touchdown. He faces a six-game suspension this year, which will knock him down to RB2 value. 
Corey Parson
RotoExperts
Elliott takes a 10 spot dip due to his domestic violence suspension. I would consider him on draft day on the 2,3 tur. Elliott will appeal. Rawls was a disappointment last season due to injuries and poor play. The addition of Lacy in Seattle makes it difficult for Rawls to have any real Fantasy value. Auction Value $4
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
There is a chance that his 6 game suspension will be reduced after his appeal. After cutting his projections by nearly 40%, he still ends up inside the top 20.  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
At this point I'll assume that the suspension comes down on appeal from the mandated six games. If it holds, the rank drops, though not that far. This is still a player you'll want in your lineup in December. 
Staff Rankings
QB List
Elliott has had a busy off season. He was pulled over for speeding (100 mph!) early in the year, then he was filmed pulling down a young woman's shirt, and in July he was in a fight at a club, where he may or may not have broken a DJ's nose. Now, he's been suspended for six games. What a freaking mess. So where do you take him? If you're pick 1.1 or 1.2, consider taking Zeke as your second round pick and pray that you can win half of your first games.Rawls burst onto the scene in a big way at the end of 2015. However, like Icarus, he flew too close to the sun and plummeted to earth. Rawls' late 2015 injury affected him throughout 2016, and now here we are, ranking him at nimber 58 out of 60. There is real upside here, but it would have to come in the form of straight up outplaying Eddie Lacy, an Eddie Lacy Injury, or barring either of those, Eddie Lacy getting indigestion or an asthma attack or something..
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Many will keep him high or way lower, but I still would love to own Zeke for 10 games - esp the fantasy playoffs. 
Brandon Funston
Fantasy Analyst
A nearly perfect RB screwing up a nearly perfect set-up in DAL w/ off-the-field BS. We wait for a rumored suspension to be handed down - in the event there isn't one, ratchet up this super soph back into the top 3 
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
I don't think Elliott will get the receptions he needs to pass Bell or Johnson, but his touchdown total has tremendous upside and could push him ahead of those two, especially in Non-PPR.With Eddie Lacy in the fold, Rawls' value takes a big hit. I like Lacy more than Rawls and will draft accordingly.
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
Zeke lead the NFL in carries (322) in 2016. With Lance Dunbar now a member of the Rams, Zeke should catch more passes in 2017. The Dallas offensive line did lose Doug Free (retirement) and Ronald Leary (Denver) but it still has three All-Pros and will remain one of the top units in the NFL. R-E-L-A-X.