It may come Friday, it could be bumped into next week. Regardless of the timing, the prevailing view in league circles is that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended under the Personal Conduct Policy.
One league source characterized an Elliott suspension as “definite.” The specific duration of the suspension isn’t known, however.
We typically project running backs for 15 games, assuming one missed game due to injury. In the case of Elliott, we're currently projecting him to play 13 games, with the assumption that he'll serve a two game suspension in addition to one potential injury game. He's still worthy of a first round pick, but owners should be sure to draft Darren McFadden as his suspension handcuff.