• Ezekiel Elliott (RB) #21

    Ezekiel Elliott
    ADP:Round: 1, Pick: 3
    Ht / Wt:6'0" / 225 lb.
    College:Ohio State
    Born:July 22, 1995
    Drafted:2016 / Rd. 1 (4)
    Draft Team:DAL

    Injury Status - Week 17

    Not on injury report



    Ezekiel Elliott Finishes a Tumultuous Season With a 100-Yard Effort

    Sunday, December 31, 6:13 PM

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 27 times for 103 yards in Week 17. Elliott spent most of the season either fighting or serving his six-game suspension, so it's hard to make much of his sophomore season. Still, when on the field he was a lot less dynamic than he looked as a rookie. Regardless, he's the centerpiece of the Cowboys offense and has no one behind him threatening his carries. He'll remain one of the first running backs off the board in 2018 fantasy drafts.


    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    April 22, 2018

    Ezekiel Elliott's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football drafts. In recent drafts, Elliott's current ADP is 1.03, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 3rd pick of the 1st round, and 2nd selection overall.

    Data from fantasy football 12-team standard scoring average draft position data, based off of the latest fantasy football mock drafts.


    2016 Season Stats

    Ru Att Ru Yds Ru TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD
    322 1,631 15 32 363 1

    Recent drafts with Ezekiel Elliott:

    Draft #DateFormatElliott's Draft Pick
    4772315 4/22/2018 Standard 5th
    4772302 4/22/2018 Standard 4th
    4772270 4/22/2018 Standard 4th
    4772267 4/22/2018 Standard 3rd
    4772262 4/22/2018 Standard 5th
    4772230 4/22/2018 Standard 4th
    4772223 4/22/2018 Standard 4th
    4772221 4/22/2018 Standard 4th
    4772190 4/22/2018 Standard 5th
    4772186 4/22/2018 Standard 4th

    Players drafted after Ezekiel Elliott:

    LeVeon Bell RB PIT 1.03
    Antonio Brown WR PIT 1.05
    David Johnson RB ARI 1.06
    Alvin Kamara RB NO 1.06
    DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU 1.07
    Kareem Hunt RB KC 1.07
    Leonard Fournette RB JAX 1.09
    Odell Beckham Jr WR NYG 1.10
    Melvin Gordon RB LAC 1.10
    Dalvin Cook RB MIN 1.12
    Michael Thomas WR NO 2.03
    Julio Jones WR ATL 2.03
    Devonta Freeman RB ATL 2.04
    LeSean McCoy RB BUF 2.04
    Jordan Howard RB CHI 2.04

    Ezekiel Elliott Biography

    Ezekiel Elliott is number 21 and a running back for the Dallas Cowboys. Drafted by the Cowboys fourth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, he started as running back in his rookie season. He signed a four-year, $24,956,341 contract, including a $16,350,066 signing bonus, with $24,506,340 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,239,085. He's run a 4.45-second 40-yard dash, and he has a 32 1/2 inch vertical jump - a nearly record breaking 40 time.

    2016 with the Dallas Cowboys

    Elliot started strong in his first game of 2016, against the New York Giants. He had 20 rushing attempts for 51 rushing yards. He also scored his first career touchdown. Elliot continued his strong start against the Washington Redskins with 21 carries for 83 yards. The next week against the Chicago Bears, Elliot had 30 rushing attempts for 140 rushing yards - this was his first game with over 100 yards. Elliot then went on to have a four-game streak of games with more than 100 rushing yards.

    By the ninth game of the season, Elliot rushed more than 1,000 yards combine - only the second Cowboys rookie ever to achieve this. Tony Dorsett achieved this first in 1977. He also set a record to become the third running back to rush 1,000 yards after only nine games. The only other running backs to achieve this were Adrian Peterson and Eric Dickerson.

    In game 10, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Elliott recorded 199 total yards and three touchdowns, including his first career receiving touchdown. Dak Prescott, a fellow rookie, threw an 85-yard pass - Elliot made a 32-yard run to score the game-winning touchdown with 33 only seconds remaining. Here are highlights of his record-breaking first ten games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-kLtOFTnR8

    In Week 15, after scoring against Tampa Bay, Elliott beat another record. He ran 159 yards in the game. This beat out Tony Dorsett and Herschel Walker Cowboys rookie records.

    Elliot was chosen as a First-team All-Pro, and he also earned his first Pro Bowl. He and fellow rookie quarterback Dak Prescott became the first rookie duo selected in NFL history.

    The Cowboys played the Packers in divisional playoffs, and Elliot made 22 runs for 125 yards. He and Duane Thomas were the only Cowboy rookies to rush over 100 yards in a playoff game.


    Elliott attended Ohio State University and started as second string as a freshman. He moved to the starting position in his second year and began setting new records. During the 2014 Big Ten Championship game, he ran for 220 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns. In the 2015 season, Elliott rushed over 100 yards for ten straight games. He also announced that he would be entering the 2016 draft. By the time he left OSU, he had tied several OSU favorites like Eddie George and Archie Griffin for records, and he had also set several of his own. 

    Here are highlights of his college career: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PLI_Ic9lFE


    Elliott attended John Burroughs School in Ladue, Missouri. He was a four-sport athlete - he played football, basketball, ran track, and he also played baseball. He played running back for his football team and led his team to three straight title games. As a high school junior, he was named the St. Louis Post-Dispatch offensive player of the yearr.  In one season, he rushed 1,802 yards, and he had 34 touchdowns. He received 23 passes for 401 yards and six scores. In his senior year, he had 3,061 all-purpose yards and 50 total touchdowns, including 2,155 rushing yards and 40 rushing touchdowns. 

    Personal life

    Elliot is currently under investigation by the NFL for domestic violence. The investigation has been ongoing for months, and the NFL has not set a date for it to conclude. 

    Elliots dog Ace has his own Instagram account @theaceelliott.

    Elliots Twitter is: @EzekielElliott.

    And his Instagram is: @EzekielElliott.

    For jerseys, memorabilia and autographs, see here.


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