Ezekiel Elliott, RB Dallas Cowboys

General Info

  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 225 lbs
  • DOB: 07-22-1995
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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott asked to run more complex pass routes

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 6:11pm

Dallas News - [Full Article]

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott continues to get plenty of work in practice, including as a pass-catcher. He's lined up in various spots, including split out wide. He's being asked to run more complex routes, he said.

"I think it's just opportunities to elevate my game, opportunities to show that I can do more," Elliott said. "I'm excited. I'm just here to do what the coaches ask me. Whatever they put on my plate, I'll do the best I can do go out there and execute."

Fantasy Impact:

The story was mostly about how you shouldn't expect to see much of Elliott in the preseason. He's only carried a total of 13 times in preseason games over his first two years and didn't play this past Thursday. Of course, it's interesting to read how Elliott looks like he could be used more in the passing game, which makes sense considering the loss of Dez Bryant and Jason Witten.

Scouting Report

Week 2 vs. New York Giants

It was a very average performance for Ezekiel Elliott in Week 1 against Carolina. He did have 18 touches for 86 yards and the only Cowboys touchdown. But that is below what is expected of him.

The Cowboys face rival Giants this week, a team not great against the run. Elliott actually has his worse numbers against division opponents.

We would like to see Elliot get more touches and for the Cowboys offense to be more explosive. Elliott is still rated high for Week 2. Start him in all leagues and formats as a top-five fantasy running back.

2018 Strength of Schedule - DAL
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
2
@CAR
23
NYG
12
@SEA
29
DET
11
@HOU
19
JAX
28
@WAS
BYE13
TEN
3
@PHI
5
@ATL
28
WAS
10
NO
3
PHI
31
@IND
18
TB
23
@NYG

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1@CAR1569104.60317045.6714.617.659/6492.2%
2NYG1778104.5959061.8014.719.750/5394.3%
Per game16.0073.501.0004.594.0013.0005.003.2514.6518.6554.50/58.5093.27%
Totals32147204.598260103.2529.337.3109/11793.27%
Previous Games vs. SEA
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
201716SEA2497004.04421075.2511.815.868/7689.47%
Average24.0097.000.000.004.044.0021.000.007.005.2511.8015.8068.00/76.0089.47%