Posted: 6/16/2022 6:23 pm GMT
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has had a "tremendous offseason" and is in "top shape," according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
"I think the biggest thing with Zeke is he's completely healthy now and he's had a tremendous offseason. The weight that he has been pushing in the weight room, just the numbers that he's been cranking out have been very, very impressive. I can't tell you it's been the best of his career, but he's in top shape. At the end of the day, he's an extremely instinctive, tough, smart football player, great teammate. So, I think he's definitely set himself up for that," McCarthy said.
Huddle Up: For a running back who has never finished lower than 12th at his position in traditional PPR scoring, Elliott receives a lot of grief in the fantasy community. It goes without saying he is closer to the end of his fantasy RB1 than the beginning and Tony Pollard continues to loom as a threat to his overall workload, but Zeke is still a solid bet for 16 to 18 touches each week and the goal-line hammer in one of the better offenses in the league.
Posted: 6/04/2022 2:50 pm GMT
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott said he has something to prove after he was hampered by injuries last season.
Huddle Up: Zeke seemingly won teammates over last year as he played through a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament. He was still productive, rushing for 1,002 yards and 10 touchdowns, but is he still an elite RB1 in fantasy? That's debatable, but a 47-287-2 line through the air helped him attain RB7 in PPR leagues overall. He'll be a midrange RB1 that could provide a bit more.
Posted: 3/01/2022 9:44 pm GMT
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is 'going to be here (in Dallas in 2022),' according to executive vice president, CEO and director of player personnel Stephen Jones.
'I want Zeke on my team. You talk about playing through some injuries, I mean, he is a competitor. I think he's a damn good running back and I think he's going to help us win. Obviously, his contract, his money is guaranteed. He's going to be here,' Jones said Monday, Feb. 28.
Huddle Up: Elliott would leave the Cowboys with a dead cap hit of more than $30 million if he was cut at some point this year, so that is one reason why he won't be going anywhere. Elliott looked like a shell of himself after suffering a midseason knee injury, although Dallas could have done him a favor by letting him heal and let Tony Pollard take on a bigger role. Prior to the injury, Elliott looked very good. Jones' comments also suggest the front office isn't keen on the idea of Pollard being a full-time starter. Either way, expect Zeke to see enough volume to be a solid RB1 again in 2022.
Posted: 1/19/2022 8:54 pm GMT
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) is not expected to undergo surgery on his knee this offseason, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Huddle Up: Elliott barely surpassed the 1,000-yard mark this season but was able to finish with 10 touchdowns. He should receive a majority of the work at running back next season but may lose some touches to Tony Pollard. Elliott can still be at least a No. 2 fantasy back next season.
Posted: 1/17/2022 5:54 am GMT
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) revealed to reporters Sunday, Jan. 16, that he played through a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee from Week 4 through the remainder of the season. Elliott also shared that he will not need to undergo surgery in the offseason.
Huddle Up: Elliott's effectiveness didn't fall off dramatically until after the Week 7 bye and picked back up a bit once he found a knee brace that gave him some stability in the knee. What makes less sense is why Dallas continued to give him 15 or more touches consistently after the injury, including 19 in a meaningless season finale blowout win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The 26-year-old was looking spry before the injury, so it would not be surprising if he enjoyed a bounce-back campaign in 2022 after averaging a career-low 58.9 rushing yards this season.
Posted: 1/13/2022 1:05 am GMT
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) said his knee is feeling good but will continue to wear the brace on the knee.
Huddle Up: Elliott is coming off one of his better games of the season and will continue to receive most of the work at running back. He can be a starting option in all fantasy playoff leagues next season.
Posted: 1/06/2022 9:32 pm GMT
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 6, and is not on the injury report for Week 18.
Huddle Up: Elliott likely will be active for the team, but his workload is uncertain since the team has clinched a spot in the playoffs. He can be a No. 2 running back in leagues if he receives his regular touches during the game.
Posted: 1/05/2022 11:04 pm GMT
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys plan to play their starters, so it seems like Elliott will receive plenty of carries during the game. Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if anything changes, but Elliott can be at least a No. 2 running back if sees his normal workload.
Posted: 1/05/2022 1:21 am GMT
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Jan. 4.
Huddle Up: Elliott has been able to play through his knee injury, but it may be a factor in his mediocre production. He has rushed for 52 yards or less in 10 straight games, and he has just eight total catches over his last five contests. At this point, Elliott is a touchdown-dependent RB2.
Posted: 1/05/2022 12:21 am GMT
Dallas Cowboys S Jayron Kearse (hamstring and RB Tony Pollard (foot) were limited Tuesday, Jan. 4, and RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) was a full participant. The practice report is an estimation.