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Ezekiel Elliot Loses Latest Court Battle With NFL… So, Now What

By Travis Pulver - 7 years ago in NFL News, NFL Season Long Fantasy Draft Kit & Advice

Ezekiel Elliot Loses Latest Court Battle With NFL… So, Now What?

When the Dallas Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliot last year, the news was music to the ears of Dallas fans and daily fantasy players alike. With the talent he showed at Ohio State, there was no doubt that he could work wonders behind the Dallas offensive line.

As a rookie, he did just that with almost 2000 all-purpose yards and 16 total touchdowns. He was off to a good start in 2017 with 900 all-purpose yards in the first seven games.

But it now appears that he will be taking a break for the next six weeks. Late Monday night, the judge presiding over his legal battle with the NFL handed down her decision.

And it wasn’t what he wanted to hear.

His request for an injunction was denied which means he will have to start serving his six-game suspension. That means he will miss this week’s game against the Chiefs, and will not be able to return until Week 15 when the Cowboys play the Raiders.

Is that it? Is the whole sordid affair finally done?

Probably, but it might not be. An appeal could still be filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, according to NFL Network legal analyst Gabe Feldman (NFL). If that is going to happen, we’ll hear about it sooner rather than later.

So—what does this mean for daily fantasy players?

It means you just lost one of the best daily fantasy running backs in the game. It means the Cowboys could still have a decent option in Alfred Morris or Darren McFadden if they choose to feature one of them over the other.

With the running game in question going forward, it could mean great things for Dak Prescott, Jason Witten, Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams, and Dez Bryant. Chances are, the running game will not be as effective which means the Cowboys will have to put the ball in Prescott’s hands.

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They’ll need him to win games. If he is going to do that, his receivers are going to have to step up their games. It wouldn’t be shocking to see them go downfield to Bryant and Williams more to get defenses to back off the line of scrimmage.

For now, find options outside of the Cowboys until we can see how they produce without Elliot in the lineup. Check out the Lineup Builder to see if the Pros recommend any Dallas RBs.

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