Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott suspended for six games

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Cowboys' RB Ezekiel Elliott is being suspended 6 games, per source.

Related players: Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris

Fantasy Impact: 

This is apparently the standard for domestic violence suspensions even though it sounded in recent days like the punishment would be shorter than this. Within three days, Elliott can appeal the suspension and then the league would need to hold a hearing within 10 days after that. It's possible that the suspension could be reduced or that Elliott would be allowed to play while the process plays out, but for now we're going to assume that he misses the first six games of the season, which would put him back in Week 8 since the Cowboys have a Week 6 bye. Darren McFadden served as the primary backup late last year and seems to be the biggest beneficiary from this news. He's likely to be the feature back behind a great offensive line for the first six games of the season. Assuming Elliott plays nine fantasy-relevant games, his projections put him into the 3rd or 4th round. McFadden now looks worthy of a pick in the middle rounds, but his value has an expiration date. It shouldn't be too difficult to draft both Elliott and McFadden, but Elliott owners will need to be on their toes in those middle rounds.

Filed Under: 2017, Preseason

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