Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

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

Week 7 Outlook

Sun 4:05pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) RB #8
Projection 12.7 pts


Ezekiel Elliott granted temporary restraining order

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been granted a temporary restraining order from the Southern District Court of New York.

Fantasy Impact

As a result of the favorable ruling, Elliott will be eligible to play in Sunday's encounter against the 49ers. However, because Elliott's suspension is "stayed for 14 days or until further proceedings," per Rapoport, the troubled rusher's playing status beyond Week 7 remains in uncertain. Facing a weak 49ers defense, Elliott is a top-five fantasy RB for his upcoming matchup.

Ezekiel Elliott, NFLPA files temporary restraining order

The NFL Players Association has filed a request for a temporary restraining order that again would put the six-game suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on hold, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson. The request will be argued Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, according to the source.

Fantasy Impact

The drama continues. If the temporary restraining order is granted, Elliott will be eligible to play in Week 7 when they take on the San Francisco 49ers. This is separate to the full panel en-banc hearing Elliott's legal team is seeking. The 2-3 Cowboys are fighting for Elliott, and will exhaust all options before they accept any suspension. Elliott owners would still be wise to have a Plan B going into Week 7.

Marco Ignacio1 day ago
Ezekiel Elliott eligible to play for time being

Ezekiel Elliott remains eligible to play for the time being, according to Pro Football Talk. The U.S. District Court will prevent the NFL from suspending Elliott until the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rules on Elliott’s petition for rehearing.

Fantasy Impact

Until a petition for rehearing is filed and resolved, Elliott will remain eligible to play. With the team on bye, this doesn't change anything immediately, but it seems like a suspension could be further delayed by continued appeal. Elliott and the Cowboys take on the 49ers Week 7.

Blaine Blontz4 days ago
Ezekiel Elliott, NFLPA to request 'en banc' hearing

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the NFLPA will request an "en banc" hearing on behalf of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Fantasy Impact

Per Schefter, an en banc hearing is "a hearing of the full panel of judges with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans." Although unlikely at this point, the before mentioned hearing will likely give Elliott the greatest chance of remaining on the field. The NFLPA will request that Elliott's six-game suspension, which is presently reinstated, remain at a stay while his application for the en banc is under review. The NFLPA has 14 days to file.

Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension is reinstated

Ezekiel Elliott's suspension has been reinstated after the 5th court of appeals ruled against the running back today, according to the Associated Press on Twitter. The Dallas Cowboys are currently on their bye week, and the team and Elliott will both likely evaluate their legal options in the coming days.

Fantasy Impact

The bye week gives the Cowboys, Elliott, and fantasy owners some time to figure things out. According to Adam Schefter on Twitter, Elliott's lawyers still can refile in Dallas or fight it in New York, so this battle is not over yet. If Elliott does miss some time starting in Week 7 due to this suspension, now is a good time to see if Alfred Morris is owned in fantasy leagues.

Mike Maher6 days ago