FantasySP / NFL / Ezekiel Elliott FantasySP / NFL / Ezekiel Elliott Copyright 2019 5415148 <![CDATA[Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott a more complete back]]> Ezekiel Elliott's 77 catches in 2018 ranked 22nd in the NFL and were the fifth most among running backs.]]> 5415148 Sun, 20 Jan 2019 0:03:01 EDT footballguys <![CDATA[After shutting down Zeke, Rams face different challenge in Saints RBs]]> Ezekiel Elliott. They held the Cowboys running back to just 47 yards on 20 carries, the third-lowest output in his career.

It’s a huge reason the Rams were able to win that game 30-22, shocking everyone after allowing the most yards per carry of any team during the regular season. The Cowboys continued to run the ball right into the teeth of the defense repeatedly despite having very little success, playing perfectly into the Rams’ hands]]> 5414684 Sat, 19 Jan 2019 11:39:01 EDT Rams Wire
<![CDATA[Cowboys' Tyron Smith, Zack Martin opt out of Pro Bowl]]> Ezekiel Elliott plans to run wild in Orlando during the 2019 Pro Bowl, he’ll have to do so behind an NFC offensive line that includes none of his Dallas teammates.

Tackle Tyron Smith and guard Zack Martin will not play in the all-star celebration on January 27, according to Todd Archer of ESPN, citing multiple sources.

Martin had already suggested that he would not suit up for his fifth Pro Bowl due to a sprained knee. Smith, named to his 6th Pro Bowl, also battled injuries this season, missing three games and playing for a portion of the year with a repurposed knee brace protecting a bad elbow]]> 5414113 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:27:01 EDT Cowboys Wire
<![CDATA[Troy Aikman on Cowboys' offense: 'Let's get a little creative']]>
Three-time Super Bowl champion, Hall of Famer, and current FOX analyst Troy Aikman spoke this week to KTCK 96.7 FM/1310 AM The Ticket, and unsurprisingly, the conversation turned to the Dallas air attack.

“When teams are able to slow down Ezekiel Elliott, [the Cowboys] just haven’t really had an answer in being able to beat people throwing the football,” Aikman said. “If you say, ‘What does it look like in the big picture?’ then, yeah, you can say, ‘Run Dak [Prescott] a little bit more, let’s get a little creative with some of the jet sweeps and some of the window dressing that we see from the Rams, Saints, and Chiefs.’ But at the end of the day, you have to be able to beat people throwing the football if that’s what’s required. And the Cowboys simply have not been able to do that consistently.]]> 5414059 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:21:01 EDT Cowboys Wire
<![CDATA[Sean McVay: Ndamukong Suh had 'his best game of the year' vs. Dallas]]> Ezekiel Elliott to just 47 yards on 20 carries, shutting down the league’s leading rusher.

At the center of it all was Ndamukong Suh, who had four tackles, two quarterback hits and one tackle for loss. His penetration on Elliott’s failed fourth-down attempt swung momentum and helped lift the Rams to victory]]> 5413611 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:33:02 EDT Rams Wire
<![CDATA[Giants' Saquon Barkley named to ESPN's All-Rookie Team]]> Saquon Barkley exceeded his extremely high expectations throughout his rookie campaign. He took the league by storm and many believe he is already the best running back in the league.

On Monday, ESPN released their picks for various rookie honors. Naturally, Barkley made the All-Rookie Team, leading the way at running back, but fell short when it came to the pick for Rookie of the Year.

RB: Saquon Barkley, New York Giants

The Giants’ offense had more than its share of struggles this season, but Barkley wasn’t one of them. He finished second in the league in rushing, reached the threshold of 5.0 yards per carry and was one of 13 NFL players with at least 91 receptions this season. He also was one of just two players — Ezekiel Elliott was the other — with at least 2,000 yards from scrimmage, as Barkley led the league (2,028)]]> 5412747 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 9:24:01 EDT Giants Wire
<![CDATA[Mark Barron says stopping Cowboys' running game 'was really simple']]>
Surely, the league’s leading rusher was poised to put up huge numbers against arguably the NFL’s worst run defense, right? Wrong. The Rams shut down Ezekiel Elliott with seemingly the greatest of ease, limiting him to 47 yards on 20 carries.

According to Mark Barron, it really was as easy as it looked]]> 5412242 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:33:01 EDT Rams Wire
<![CDATA[Ndamukong Suh finally makes his presence felt with the Rams]]> Ndamukong Suh led a Rams defense that limited Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys to just 50 rushing yards.]]> 5412023 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 8:36:01 EDT espnnflblog <![CDATA[Stats shed light on Todd Gurley's health, how Rams stopped Ezekiel Elliott]]> Ezekiel Elliott and the running game. It didn’t take long for them to answer that question, limiting Elliott to just 47 yards on 20 carries.

The defense that allowed the most yards per carry in the NFL this season shut down the league’s leading rusher for 60 minutes and it was the difference in the game. But how exactly did they do it? It’s more complex than just one statistic, but this number sheds a huge beam of light on how it happened]]> 5411377 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 9:51:01 EDT Rams Wire
<![CDATA[Rams' run defense proved everybody wrong by shutting down Ezekiel Elliott]]> Ezekiel Elliott. Many people in the media pointed out the Rams’ poor numbers against the run as evidence that Dallas’ ground-and-pound attack would run all over them. But when it came time to actually play the game, the defensive front proved everybody wrong.

The run defense was the best it has been all year, limiting Elliott to just 47 yards on 20 carries in the Rams’ 30-22 win, and the entire team to just 50 rushing yards – Dallas’ fewest in any game this season. Ndamukong Suh had what might’ve been his best game as a Ram, routinely showing up in the backfield, and plenty of other guys who have mostly been quiet this season made big plays]]> 5410618 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 1:39:01 EDT Rams Wire
<![CDATA[Grounded: Cowboys' running game, defense struggles vs. Rams]]> Ezekiel Elliott was held ...]]> 5410593 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 1:03:01 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[Bottled up in loss]]> Elliott rushed 20 times for 47 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 30-22 loss to the Rams. He added two catches (five targets) for 19 yards.

Elliott couldn't get anything going against the Rams' stout front, as he was routinely being met with first contact behind the line of scrimmage. The star back was able to salvage his fantasy day with a touchdown from in close, but DFS owners were certainly hoping for a bigger output considering Elliott's price tag. Despite the poor finish, the 23-year-old proved yet again that he is one of the premier running backs in the game with 1,434 rushing yards and six touchdowns to go along with 77 receptions, 567 receiving yards and three more scores through the air during the regular season.

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<![CDATA[Ezekiel Elliott rushed 20 times for 47 yards and a touchdown]]> Ezekiel Elliott rushed 20 times for 47 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Divisional Round loss to the Rams, adding two receptions for 19 additional yards. [...]]]> 5410533 Sat, 12 Jan 2019 23:48:15 EDT <![CDATA[Final score prediction for Cowboys vs. Rams in divisional round]]>
The Rams are favored by seven points over Dallas, but in the playoffs, the spread isn’t always the best predictor of who will win. After all, there were three upsets in this year’s wild-card round alone.

So how exactly will Saturday’s game go? Much of that depends on two things: The Rams’ run defense and Jared Goff. If both of those areas fail, Los Angeles is probably going to come up short again, just as it did last year. If the Rams can shut down Ezekiel Elliott and Goff takes care of the football, this should be a victory for L.A]]> 5410018 Sat, 12 Jan 2019 10:15:02 EDT Rams Wire
<![CDATA[Cowboys' jumbo set may finally have found perfect defense to exploit]]> Ezekiel Elliott every other first-down play. This vanilla offensive scheme has left fans wanting to try a new flavor of offense every once in awhile.

Hilariously though, that vanilla plan may find itself a home in the most important game to date of Dallas’ 2018 season. Criticism aside, the Cowboys would be wise to attack the Los Angeles defense using extra blockers on Saturday night. Graham Barfield of  expanded upon this thought. The Rams play a very diverse scheme, led by former Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips. While diverse, the Cowboys can use their personnel formations to simplify how the Rams defense will line up]]> 5409194 Fri, 11 Jan 2019 8:15:01 EDT Cowboys Wire