RB - FA
Former Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has narrowed his free-agent suitors to the Eagles, Jets, and Bengals.
Schefter also notes in his Tweet that Elliott hopes to make his decision by the end of next week. The Cowboys released Elliott after he rushed for a career-low 876 yards in 2022 although he still capitalized near the end zone with 12 touchdowns on the season. Two two-time NFL rushing leader is likely best suited for short-yardage situations moving forward.
Multiple reports say that according to a source close to the situation, the Dallas Cowboys are "set to part ways" with RB Ezekiel Elliott.
The 27-year-old RB has played his entire career in Dallas, leading the NFL in rushing twice. In 2022, Elliott finished with career lows in yards per carry, receptions, and targets, but he also scored 12 touchdowns. The Cowboys need cap space, and Elliott would be a $16.72 million hit for 2023.
Ezekiel Elliott wants to stay with the Cowboys in 2023, and he is willing to accept a pay cut in order to achieve that.
There had been rumors of Dallas potentially releasing Elliott, but it sounds like he may stay with the team if he takes less money. The Cowboys want to re-sign Tony Pollard and they'll probably need Elliott to take a pay cut to be able to pay Pollard. Elliott posted the worst season of his career this year.
Ezekiel Elliott rushed 19 times for 37 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 27-13 win over the Titans.
In a game that seemed like Elliott would be able to feast with Tony Pollard out, he fell flat with his most inefficient performance of the season. He got the bulk of the carries but was out-gained by backup Malik Davis. Despite this, the veteran brought his streak of games with a touchdown to an impressive nine games. It was a disappointing performance in the fantasy championship, but Elliott will look to bounce back as an RB2 option for DFS in Week 18 against the Commanders.
Ezekiel Elliott rushed 16 times for 55 yards and a touchdown while catching one pass for six yards in Saturday's 40-34 win over the Eagles.
Death, taxes and Ezekiel Elliott scoring a touchdown. The veteran has now scored in eight straight games as he continues to lead this Dallas backfield, despite the presence of Tony Pollard. Elliott out-carried Pollard by seven carries and continues to see the bulk of the goal line work, a large reason for his current touchdown-streak. He will look to keep the streak alive in Week 17 against the Titans, where he will be an RB2 for fantasy purposes.