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Fantasy Football Impact: Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Suspended 6 Games by the NFL

The year-plus long NFL investigation into Ezekiel Elliott has finally came to a conclusion. The reining NFL rushing leader will be suspended by the NFL for the first 6 games of the NFL season, which is the baseline for the NFL’s policy on domestic violence.  The suspension comes as a result of Elliott’s ex-girlfriend saying he assaulted her in July of 2016. Here is the NFL’s statement on their decision.

The All-Pro running back has been under the spotlight and in the news since he was drafted by the Cowboys at No. 4 overall in 2016. Not only was he accused of domestic violence, but he was also caught on camera pulling down a woman’s shirt at a public St. Patrick’s Day event. Then just a few weeks ago, he allegedly broke a DJ’s nose at a club in Dallas. Elliott has also been involved in numerous car-related issues, including being stopped for going 100-plus MPH.

Last season as a rookie, Elliott ran through the NFL, leading the league in rushing with 1,631 yards on a beastly 322 carries. He also tacked on 15 touchdowns and 32 receptions.  Elliott finished as the No. 2 fantasy running back in standard leagues and scored double digits in fantasy points in every game he played, including seven with at least 20 points in standard formats. Before the suspension, The Wolf — and the majority of experts — had Zeke ranked as his RB3 and the No. 3 overall player for this season.

The Cowboys open the regular season with games against the Giants, Broncos, Cardinals, Rams, and Packers. Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio said Elliott could fight the suspension in court and still play while the court system considers the challenge.

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