NEWS: Ezekiel Elliott’ 6-game suspension reinstated; The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated Elliott’s temporary injunction.
TAKE: Ezekiel Elliott will now face his 6-game suspension following today’s news. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated Elliott’s temporary injunction, which was allowing him to play. While Elliott will surely seek out a new injunction, the odds are not good he gets to play any of his next six games. The Cowboys have a bye in Week 6, so the suspension will be for Weeks 7-12, which is a brutal and almost unrecoverable hit for current Zeke fantasy owners.
Grab Alfred Morris right now off waivers, as the numbers show he is available in well over 40% of most leagues right this second.
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Should fantasy football worlds grab Marshawn Lynch right now? In all formats? The quick answer is yes. If you haven’t heard, there have been a ton of rumors swirling around regarding the return of Marshawn Lynch. He is currently retired, and if he returned he would technically be a Seahawk, but the Raiders have been linked to Lynch in recent news and all signs, for now, point to him eventually being a Raider (which would be huge in fantasy).
According to ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia, the Seahawks may be forced to cut Marshawn Lynch if he comes out of retirement. Lynch will be owed $9 million by Seattle, a figure which would take up a big amount of Seattle’s remaining $14.7 million cap space. This would limit them in free agency in the coming weeks.
While anything is possible, and Lynch could come out and shoot all this stuff down, he has been reportedly sporting Raider gear as of late, and many, many reports are suggesting that a return is likely. Grab him in all leagues! Make sure he isn’t sitting on waivers. What will it cost you? Your last bench guy? What could it gain you? An elite RB1, even if low-end, for one more season! Grab him!