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Ezekiel Elliott or James Conner

Who Should I Start? - Week 15

 
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  Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
vs. LAR, Sun 4pm EST
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. BUF, Sun 8pm EST
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 6# 31-
Best Rank# 2# 9-
Worst Rank# 10# 60-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LAR vs. BUF-
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Stats Allowed   
Rush Att22.419.5
Rush Yds84.885.6
Rush TD0.60.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total196.997.2-
Avg Game15.112.2-
Avg Projection15.111.0-
Week 1421.3-
    
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Injury AlertShoulder-
WeatherIndoor30 F, Overcast-
    
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  Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYG
13 rush, 53 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
at NE
10 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 44 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at WAS
23 rush, 111 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
11 rush, 33 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. MIA
19 rush, 125 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
at SF
13 rush, 43 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at NO
18 rush, 35 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
vs. CIN
10 rush, 42 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 8 rec, 83 yds, 1 td
Week 5 vs. GB
12 rush, 62 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
vs. BAL
14 rush, 55 yds, 1 td
Week 6 at NYJ
28 rush, 105 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 48 yds, 0 td
at LAC
16 rush, 41 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 7 rec, 78 yds, 1 td
Week 7 vs. PHI
22 rush, 111 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 36 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. MIA
23 rush, 145 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at NYG
23 rush, 139 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
Week 10 vs. MIN
20 rush, 47 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. LAR
Week 11 at DET
16 rush, 45 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 28 yds, 1 td
at CLE
5 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at NE
21 rush, 86 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
at CIN
Week 13 vs. BUF
12 rush, 71 yds, 0 td
10 tar, 7 rec, 66 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
Week 14 at CHI
19 rush, 81 yds, 2 td
5 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
at ARI
Week 15 vs. LAR vs. BUF
Week 16 at PHI at NYJ
Week 17 vs. WAS at BAL
  Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
vs. LAR, Sun 4pm EST
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. BUF, Sun 8pm EST
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Rushing
   
Rush Attempts20.113.2
Rush Yards86.354.9
Rush TDs0.60.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.33.0
Rec Yards27.621.7
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points15.111.0
   
  Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2019 Points 
Week 112.36.5
Week 218.010.5
Week 313.93.7
Week 410.518.5
Week 515.111.5
Week 621.323.9
Week 720.7
Week 821.0
Week 913.9
Week 106.3
Week 1117.31.6
Week 1212.6
Week 1313.7
Week 1421.3
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2019 Targets 
Week 124
Week 224
Week 335
Week 478
Week 540
Week 667
Week 77
Week 84
Week 90
Week 103
Week 1132
Week 124
Week 1310
Week 145
Week 154
Week 16
Week 17
  Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
vs. LAR, Sun 4pm EST
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. BUF, Sun 8pm EST
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Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Rams are 11th against fantasy running backs, but Elliott should still be a solid RB1 at home in a crucial game for the Cowboys.The Bills are 13th against fantasy running backs, Conner has flex value on an offense that does not pass the ball very much in his first game back from injury. He also is likely to be on a snap count, which puts him in the low-upside flex area.
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
While the Cowboys have been bad recently, the running game has actually been strong. The issue is that they completely get away from the running game after the first series. So, it's clear we cannot trust this coaching staff (duh). However, Dallas' backs are up against the wall, and typically in situations like these, teams dig down and get back to what they are at their absolute core, which is a run-first team. I expect them to feed Zeke in this must-win game, making him a RB1 this week. 
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
 It looks like James Conner should finally be making his return in Week 15. He's a fairly risky play, as the Steelers offense has pretty much struggled all season, and they have a tough matchup against the Bills. Consider him a risk-reward RB2.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He notched his first multi-rushing-touchdown game in 2019 last week, something nobody would've thought to be the case had they known the Cowboys are a top-10 scoring offense in the league and Elliott has been healthy. The reality is that the Cowboys are no longer a run-first offense and have averaged just 19.3 running back carries over the last four weeks. Elliott does have 18-plus touches in eight straight games, so that's not something to worry about, especially considering Tony Pollard was inactive last week with an ankle injury. The Rams look good on paper, allowing the 11th-fewest fantasy points per game to running backs, but it's even worse than that, as they've allowed the fifth-fewest points per opportunity, behind only the Patriots, 49ers, Bucs, and Steelers. Ever since allowing Christian McCaffrey the RB1 performance in Week 1 with 209 total yards and two touchdowns, the Rams have allowed just eight top-24 performances to running backs over the next 12 games. The matchup does align to Elliott's strengths more than it does his weaknesses, though. He's recorded more than two receptions just five times this year, so he hasn't relied much on that for his production. Since Week 1, the Rams haven't allowed a running back more than 35 receiving yards, though there have been five running backs who've totaled 70 or more rushing yards. Elliott is going to be in lineups as an RB1 but he's not an auto-play in DFS or anything. 
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