Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

RB - DAL
Height: 6' Weight: 228 lbsAge: 23College: Ohio StateDrafted: #4 (1st Rd. by Dallas)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
27th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #3
Best / Worst #1 / #8
ADP #3

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Despite missing six games last year, Zeke managed to still be a top 10 running back. Believe it or not, he scored more standard league points per game than even Le'Veon Bell. So long as he is able to stay healthy, we are looking at one of the top five assets in fantasy football once again.

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Ezekiel Elliott to see more time split out wide

Dallas Morning News staff writer David Moore wrote that the Cowboys are expected to increase running back Ezekiel Elliott's role in the passing game this season and that will include more opportunities for Elliott to split out wide and create space. "Indications are that [lack of targets] will change. He feels comfortable when the Cowboys split him out wide, as they have done at times in this camp, and believes being in space will give him the opportunity to make more explosive plays," wrote Moore.

Fantasy Impact

Elliott has been studying film of Marshall Faulk to prepare for an increased role in the passing game. The article points out that Elliott has played extensively on third downs in his first two seasons but is such an asset in pass protection that he hasn't had the opportunity to showcase his strong pass-catching ability. Elliott is a quality receiver and it only makes sense that Dallas will give him more targets as the Cowboys lost Dez Bryant and Jason Witten this offseason. An increase in receptions will only solidify Elliott's status as a top-3 selection in every format.

ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #3RB #1RB #596
Dynasty RB #2RB #1RB #537
ConsensusFFCCBSFantraxNFL
Overall#3#3#3#2-
Running Backs#3#3#3#2#3
ECR vs ADP
Projections
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
310.81387.110.741.3364.31.91.6247.4
History
Statistics
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week1030314.1
Last 3 Weeks97.70.32.313.7
Season to Date98.30.72.617.7
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 17@ PHI1030314.1
Week 16vs. SEA970411.8
Week 9vs. KC931015.3
Week 8@ WAS1502125.4
Strength of Schedule
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OppSummary
Next Game@ CAR3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesNYG, SEA, DET15th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)PHI, IND, TB1st easiest opponents
Rest of Season--11th easiest remaining opponents