Posted: 8/15/2019 11:08 am UTC
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's weight is in the low 220s, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Thursday, Aug. 15. It's Elliott's lowest weight since his rookie year, a source adds. Elliott remains away from the team during a contract holdout but will be ready to play as soon as he signs.
Huddle Up: This obviously changes nothing about the immense risk in drafting Elliott before he returns to the team. If he reports, he's an elite talent capable of being fantasy's RB1, but the risk is not having him for a large part of the season. It is good to know he'll be able to step right into game action without missing any additional time.
Posted: 8/13/2019 6:08 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's return in time for the season opener against the New York Giants may have no better than a 50-50 proposition, according to comments made by CBS Sports color analyst Tony Romo.
Huddle Up: Romo's opinion is notable here because he should know a little bit about the inner workings of team owner Jerry Jones and the way the team goes about its business given his ties to the franchise. Owners can probably hold out hope a little bit longer, but if Zeke hasn't returned by the end of next week, he will almost certainly not be as ready physically as he needs to be for the opener. He's shaping up to be the biggest risk-reward pick in the first round of fantasy drafts.
Posted: 8/06/2019 4:08 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's agents have told the team he will not play in 2019 without a new contract, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Huddle Up: Elliott should still be valued as an upper-echelon RB1 with the Cowboys' preseason yet to even begin, but as the 2018's Le'Veon Bell situation taught us, a season-long holdout can't be totally discounted. The longer this impasse lasts, the farther Elliott needs to fall in your RB rankings.
Posted: 7/28/2019 5:07 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott hasn't yet made a counter offer to the team as of Sunday, July 28, as he continues his holdout from training camp.
Huddle Up: It's still July with plenty of time to get things resolved, and that's why Elliott remains a near-consensus top-four fantasy back.
Posted: 7/27/2019 11:07 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has received a contract extension offer from the Cowboys, but the team has not received a counteroffer from Elliott's representatives at this point, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Elliott is skipping the start of training camp because of his contract situation, but it appears both sides are talking about an extension. Elliott will be one of the top running backs in fantasy leagues this season as long as he does not have a lengthy holdout.
Posted: 7/26/2019 9:07 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's agent talked with the Cowboys Thursday, July 25, about his contract situation, according to a source. Elliott did not report for the start of training camp Friday, July 26.
Huddle Up: Elliott is looking for a contract extension and is willing to hold out at this point. Fantasy players should monitor the situation to see when Elliott will report to camp. He is one of the best fantasy running backs in the NFL and will be a top-five pick in all leagues.
Posted: 7/24/2019 11:07 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is expected to report to training camp on time, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: Elliott is looking for a long-term extension, but he may decide against a hold out this season. Elliott will receive a lot of touches in 2019 and should be one of the first running backs selected in fantasy drafts.
Posted: 7/21/2019 5:07 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is believed to be making plans for an out-of-country trip to begin a holdout as his teammates report to training camp in the coming week, a source said Saturday, July 20.
Huddle Up: A situation to closely monitor as Elliott is a near-consensus top-five overall fantasy pick. Currently listed behind him on the depth chart are second-year back Darius Jackson and rookies Tony Pollard and Mike Weber -- names that will become much more familiar should Elliott's holdout linger into mid-August.
Posted: 7/15/2019 6:07 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has privately said he intends to hold out of training camp unless he gets a new contract, according to Pro football Talk's Mike Florio via a league source.
Huddle Up: Elliott still has two years left on his rookie contract, so this is a bit different than Melvin Gordon's situation. Unlike most of the running backs in the NFL in today's game, the two-time Pro Bowler has slightly more leverage here due to the lack of depth Dallas has at the position and how important he is to the Cowboys' offense. It's unlikely he'll hold out into the regular season though. However, if he does, rookies Mike Weber and Tony Pollard would likely split touches.
Posted: 7/11/2019 1:07 am UTC
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's 5,247 yards from scrimmage are the fourth most by a player before their 24th birthday in NFL history.
Huddle Up: That stat is even more impressive when you consider that Elliott missed six games due to a suspension. With two rushing titles in three seasons and coming off a career-high 77 receptions in 2018, he's in the mix to be the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts.