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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.

Week 6 Radio Show

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Take a listen to Smitty’s Week 6 Fantasy Football Advice on “The Red Zone” Fantasy Football Radio Show, which is arguably the world’s longest-running fantasy football radio show. This week, Smitty and Russ Bliss (host) discuss these Week 6 topics:

  • Alfred Morris, Ezekiel Elliott
  • Waiver Wire Adds
  • Breakouts, Sleepers, Busts and more

Listen Now To Week 6 Show (10/11/17 WED Show)

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 Radio Show

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  • Buy-Low: Mike Thomas, Brandin Cooks, Melvin Gordon
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Listen Now To Week 5 Show (10/4/17 WED Show)

Week 4 Radio Show

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Take a listen to Smitty’s Week 4 Fantasy Football Advice on “The Red Zone” Fantasy Football Radio Show, which is arguably the world’s longest-running fantasy football radio show. This week, Smitty and Russ discuss these Week 4 topics:

  • What to do with DeMarco Murray, Derrick Henry entering Week 4
  • Buy-Low: Mike Thomas, Marshawn Lynch
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Week 3 Radio Show: Smitty and Russ talk Murray/Henry/Trades

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  • What to do with DeMarco Murray, Derrick Henry?
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Ezekiel Elliott now likely to play a full season; restraining order granted!


Breaking News: Ezekiel Elliott likely to play full season; temporary restraining order granted. This is huge. Ezekiel Elliott was granted his temporary restraining order by the court today, which means he can play past Week 1. The court ruled that Elliott did not receive a “fundamentally fair hearing” from the NFL. He could still be denied in November, according to a few sources reporting on this right now, but the runner is expected to be available for the rest of the year. I wish we knew for certain nothing could change in November, but for now, things look like he will be available all year long. Talk about this on our forums now.