Ezekiel Elliott
RB NE (11)
Sat 3/30/24 5:39 PM1 Comment

Elliott and the Cowboys have mutual interest in possibly reuniting, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott, who currently remains a free agent and turns 29 in July, played out the 2023 season with the Patriots and suited up for all 17 regular-season games. He rushed 184 times for 642 yards and three touchdowns, with a substantially higher workload during the final five games while Rhamondre Stevenson missed time with an ankle injury. He spent the first seven years with the Cowboys, who currently have only Rico Dowdle, Deuce Vaughn (ankle) and Malik Davis atop the depth chart, so a reunion could make real sense if Zeke is open to a relatively team-friendly deal.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB NE (11)
Sun 1/7/24 7:32 PM

Elliott rushed 13 times for 54 yards and caught five of seven targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Jets.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott accounted for most of New England's rushing production and almost half of Bailey Zappe's 12 completions, as the low-octane Patriots offense was stifled by the stout Jets defense in snowy conditions. The 28-year-old running back showed he still has some tread left on his tires with 372 scrimmage yards and three touchdowns over the final five weeks after Rhamondre Stevenson's season-ending ankle injury. Elliott will be an unrestricted free agent after rushing for 642 yards and three touchdowns on 184 carries and catching 51 of 65 targets for 313 yards and two touchdowns this season with the Patriots.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB NE (11)
Sun 12/31/23 4:52 PM

Elliott carried the ball 14 times for 39 yards and a touchdown and caught one of two targets for six yards in Sunday's 27-21 loss to the Bills.
EDGE Analysis
For the third straight game, the veteran running back was held below 40 rushing yards and 3.0 yards per carry while starting in place of Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle), but Elliott did score his first rushing TD since Week 7, which also came against Buffalo. The trade-off was a lack of production through the air. Elliott had posted a 21-126-2 line on 25 targets as a receiver in those three games, but Sunday it was second-year back Kevin Harris who made a bigger impact as a pass-catcher. Stevenson won't return this season, so Elliott should again get solid touch volume in Week 18 against the Jets, a team he posted a season-high 80 rushing yards against in their first meeting back in September.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB NE (11)
Fri 12/29/23 3:56 PM

Elliott (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bills.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott didn't practice Thursday due to an illness but was removed from the injury report after returning to practice Friday. The veteran running back is set to lead New England's backfield for a fourth consecutive game Sunday in the absence of Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle), with Kevin Harris and JaMycal Hasty comprising the running back depth behind Elliott.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB NE (11)
Fri 12/29/23 12:27 PM

Elliott (illness) returned to practice Friday. Doug Kyed of the Boston Herald reports.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott missed practice Thursday due to an illness, but his return to the field a day later puts him in line to be available to lead the Patriots' backfield Sunday against the Bills. The team's upcoming injury report will clarify whether Elliott carries a designation into the weekend or is fully cleared for Week 17 action.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB NE (11)
Thu 12/28/23 4:26 PM

Elliott didn't practice Thursday due to an illness.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott practiced fully Wednesday, but his absence from Thursday's session makes his status worth tracking as Sunday's game against the Bills approaches. If Elliott is able to suit up this weekend, he'll continue to lead the New England backfield after the Patriots placed Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle) on injured reserve Wednesday.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB NE (11)
Wed 12/27/23 5:36 PM

Elliott's teammate Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott is coming off three straight games playing at least 83 percent of New England's snaps on offense, with averages of 15.0 carries for 40.0 yards and 7.0 catches for 42.0 yards in those contests. It hasn't been pretty in real life (2.7 YPC) but he's provided a huge boost for fantasy managers behind an onslaught of targets, including his first two receiving TDs of the year. Elliott figures to stay busy Week 17 at Buffalo and Week 18 against the Jets, though there's always some chance the Patriots give a younger guy like Kevin Harris or JaMycal Hasty more playing time at some point.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB NE (11)
Sun 12/24/23 11:53 PM

Elliott rushed the ball 12 times for 27 yards in Sunday's 26-23 win over the Broncos. He added nine receptions on 11 targets for 33 yards and a touchdown.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott led the team with 12 rushing attempts with Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle) still sidelined, though he surprisingly ceded seven carries to Kevin Harris. Despite his ineffectiveness on the ground, Elliott was a frequent dump-off option for Bailey Zappe and came through with a 15-yard touchdown catch early in the third quarter. Though he's failed to reach 30 rushing yards in his last two games while working extremely inefficiently on the ground, Elliott has at least five receptions in his last three contests with two touchdowns in that span.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB NE (11)
Fri 12/22/23 5:19 PM

Elliott is expected to remain the Patriots' lead back for Sunday's game in Denver with Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle) ruled out for a third consecutive contest.
EDGE Analysis
In his previous two turns as New England's starting running back in a Week 14 win over Pittsburgh and a Week 15 loss to Kansas City, Elliott carried 33 times for 93 yards (2.8 average) and hauled in 12 of 14 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown. The game script will likely dictate the extent of Elliott's role on the ground, but his standing as the team's top passing-down back while Stevenson is out of the lineup should give Elliott a decent floor if the Patriots fall behind early in the game and are forced to abandon the run. Considering Stevenson didn't practice in any fashion this week, he could face an uphill battle to make it back for New England's Week 17 matchup with Buffalo.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB NE (11)
Sun 12/17/23 8:50 PM

Elliott carried the ball 11 times for 25 yards and caught five of six targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 27-17 loss to Kansas City.
EDGE Analysis
With Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle) sidelined for a second straight game, Elliott got another start but fell well short of last week's 140 scrimmage yards, and he watched Kevin Harris score his first TD of the season in the fourth quarter as the Patriots tried to mount a late comeback. Stevenson's return timeline remains unclear, but if he remains out in Week 16, Elliott should be much more productive against a Broncos defense that just got torn up for 185 rushing yards and a TD by the Lions' duo of Jahmyr Gibbs and David Montgomery.