Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

RB - DAL - Suspended
Height: 6' Weight: 225 lbsAge: 22College: Ohio StateDrafted: #4 (1st Rd. by Dallas)

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Ezekiel Elliott withdraws appeal; will serve full six-game suspension

Ezekiel Elliott has withdrawn his appeal of the district court's ruling that put his suspension into effect. He will serve the full six games and return against Seattle on December 24th.

Fantasy Impact

Elliott's appeal seemed like a long shot at this point anyway, but anyone holding out hope that he would return before Week 16 can let that go. Alfred Morris and Rod Smith should continue to have some fantasy relevance until then. If you own Elliott and are likely to make the playoffs, he's obviously a potential difference-maker in Week 16, and you should hold him on your bench until then.

Dan Harris4 weeks ago
Ezekiel Elliott's injunction denied

Dallas Cowboys beat reporter K.D. Drummond is reporting the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Ezekiel Elliott's injunction on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

With Elliott's injunction denied, his suspension will begin immediately. As a result, he will miss the next six games of the 2017 season. Once again, it's time to add Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris from waivers if they happen to be lingering on the market. They are both upside Flex options for Sunday's Week 10 matchup against Atlanta.

Ezekiel Elliott finds end zone in third straight Cowboys victory

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries in Sunday's Week 9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact

Elliott dint go-off, but he nearly eclipsed the century mark in rushing for the fourth straight game, missing that feat by seven yards. And while he was not targeted in the matchup, he did score a TD for the third consecutive game, totaling five in that time span and seven in his last six. However, once again, we are on Ezekiel Elliott suspension watch. He will once again face suspension on Monday in his latest legal matter.

Ezekiel Elliott granted administrative stay; will play this Sunday

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has granted Ezekiel Elliott's motion for a brief administrative stay during the pendency of his appeal from the district court's denial of his motion for a preliminary injunction. He will play this weekend against Kansas City.

Fantasy Impact

This is just another twist in the most unpredictable legal saga of the year. It's unclear whether Elliott will play beyond this week, as the Second Circuit will rule on his motion on an expedited basis, after which fantasy owners should have some final resolution for this season. For now, Elliott owners can rejoice, and plug him into their lineups this weekend. Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden owners need to look for other options.

Dan Harris6 weeks ago
Ezekiel Elliott denied injunction

According to CBS Sports legal correspondent Amy Dash, Southern District Judge Katherine Failla has denied Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's preliminary injunction on Monday.

Fantasy Impact

Shocker. Elliott's suspension is back in effect. However, his next step will likely be yet another appeal with the 2nd Circuit within the next 24 hours with the hopes of being granted an en banc hearing. From a fantasy perspective, it finally looks like he is in danger of missing game-action in his upcoming matchup against Kansas City. In that scenario, expect Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris to handle the Cowboys' RB duties while this process plays out.