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Elliott to play Week 7?

Dallas Running Backs

  1. Ezekiel Elliott: He has been granted a temporary restraining order for his six-game suspension; he will now be available for Week 7 and maybe Week 8.
  2. Alfred Morris: The likely No. 2, but lacks receiving skills.
  3. Darren McFadden: A better receiver of a the group.
  4. Rod Smith: The underdog, but very talented.


Ezekiel Elliott granted temporary restraining order and will now play Week 7 and maybe Week 8

Elliott might even play Week 8, as the alleged fill-in judge on this case granted the restraining order, which reportedly gives Zeke and his camp 14 days. Once the regular judge on this case is back from vacation, she will rule again on the matter. What does this mean for the entire season? Nothing. We don’t know anything in terms of Weeks 9-17, but it does sound like Zeke will be eligible for both Weeks 7 and 8, which means if Zeke did start serving his six-game suspension after these two weeks, he would miss Weeks 9-14 and be back for Week 15. I know most of you want me to predict some things here, but the truth is no one has answers regarding a suspension for Weeks 9-14… If I own Zeke, I shop him after this news, as he now has more value today than he did yesterday. I do not sell low, but I entertain offers that make sense. Example: I trade away Ezekiel Elliott for Mike Thomas and Adrian Peterson. Something like that makes a lot of sense for a team that might need to trade into a safer set of players in order to win in 2017.

The Conclusion

If you own Ezekiel Elliott, do NOT sell-low. There is no puprose in it. Grab Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden if you can; do this instead of selling low, and keep in mind that fantasy owners that own both back-ups might be considering dropping both players this week after this news. Why? It’s tough holding players on your roster that won’t likely play for two full weeks. It creates frustration, so if you own Zeke and do not have the back-ups, make “buy-low” offers for Morris and McFadden (after tonight’s news is now floating around).

If you do not own Zeke, I say stay away unless you can get him from a panicking owner, one that is ready to send Zeke as this good news floods in… It won’t be very likely that you can pull off a buy-low deal with most current Zeke owners, but it’s worth a try, as some owners will look to wash their hands of this up and down drama… if you can trade away a Carlos Hyde or something like that in order to get your hands on this frustrating situation, well, it wouldn’t be too frustrating if you bought in on the cheap. If you have crazy loads of depth, make a move and send a grip of bench players packing for this high-upside mess of a situation. That’s the only way I buy-into this drama, though.

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Elliott suspended; grab Morris

Grab Off Waivers ASAP

  1. Alfred Morris | RB DAL
  2. Darren McFadden | RB DAL


Note: Both should be owned, but Morris seems to be the top option, and he has shown some explosion at times this year. Rod Smith should also be looked at, he has some good talent, but is behind both runners currently.

Ezekiel Elliott to miss Weeks 7-12; Grab Alfred Morris!

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.

The solution?

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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Week 5 Waiver Wire Adds

Ok, below are the Week 5 Waiver Wire Adds.

Week 5 Waiver Wire Adds

    Better Not Be Available!

  1. Alvin Kamara (RB/NO) – This kid is for real. He has elite PPR upside and easily has RB2-type rushing stat ability. If NO gives him the ball more between the tackles, he could easily crank out 100 total yards on the regular, and he looks like he could score on near every touch, so he has 8-10TD upside if used in a starter-like role. He is on the Bold Predictions, created before the season, and he should already be owned, as he has been on our top add list every single week.
  2. Doug Martin (RB/TB) – He is back this week from suspension, just make sure he isn’t sitting on waivers, he has high-end RB2 appeal just as soon as he gets back in the swing of things.
  3. Likely Available

  4. Aaron Jones (RB/GB) – He is in line to start Week 5, so he is a must-grab. He had 49 rushing yards on 13 carries in Week 4, and he had a TD. This kid has some skill, so the situation and skill meet. Grab him and let’s hope he gets a full chance to take this job full-time.
  5. Alex Collins (RB/BAL) – The guy fumbled last week, and has a history of it, but he also has back-to-back 82-yard outings on just 9 carries in each game… that’s 9.1 yards per carry in two weeks with 82 yards per game on those two games. Impressive. But, can he hold onto the ball? Grab him in hopes he gets starter carries moving forward.
  6. Thomas Rawls/Eddie Lacy/J.D. McKissic (RB/SEA) – It looks like the Seahawks lose their promising young runner Chris Carson (leg), who was carted off the field in Week 4. That leaves Lacy, Rawls (healthy scratch last week) and J.D. McKissic, who rushed four times for 38 yards and a touchdown against the Colts. It’s tough to say who benefits here from the Carson injury… you have to think Lacy out of the gate, but Rawls and McKissic could get a shot. It’s a messy situation, but in deep leagues, potential starting runners need to be grabbed. We should know more on this depth chart order as the week unfolds, but it sounds like Rawls is the best bet to have the most overall value, but anything can happen here, even CJ Prosise could be the top option in time.
  7. Wayne Gallman (RB/NYG) – After gaining 42 yards on 11 carries, it looks like the Giants will give Gallman a chance to start in Week 5, or at least give him a bulk of the carries. That’s the word on news wires, anyway, but anything can happen. Orleans Darkwa could return, but Gallman still might get his shot and should be owned.
  8. Will Fuller (WR/HOU) – This guy is good when he is healthy. He has WR3 value, at least, when on the field.
  9. Andre Ellington (RB/AZ) – He had only 18 rushing yards in Week 4, but he did have 9 receptions for 86 yards. He is a must own in PPR and is a decent flex play for as long as he stays healthy.
  10. Elijah McGuire (RB/NYJ) – After rushing for 93 yards and a TD on 10 carries, the rookie needs to be grabbed in deeper redraft leagues. I have written on him a bit in the past from a dynasty perspective, but if you haven’t already grabbed him, grab him. Note, Bilal Powell also erupted in Week 4, so he will take the lead dog role for now in NY, but McGuire is strong and will be used often if Powell falters or gets hurt.
  11. Latavius Murray (RB/MIN) – With Dalvin Cook out for the year with a torn ACL, Murray has some solid appeal. Although, the team may still give carries to Jerick McKinnon, though, so both should be added, but Murray has more talent, so we hope that shines through.

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