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What to do with Ezekiel Elliott in Week 14 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Ezekiel Elliott ahead of the Cowboys Week 14 matchup against the Bengals.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs the ball against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium.  Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Ezekiel Elliot has been disappointing fantasy owners as his season went down hill along with the rest of the Cowboys offense since Dak Prescott’s season ending injury in Week 5. From that game on, Elliot has averaged only 10.2 points per game, which is a very poor return on his first round value. Can Elliot turn things around and return to his early season form against the Bengals in Week 14? We break down the fantasy analysis below.

Fantasy Football analysis: Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott

The Bengals are middle of the pack in defending the running back position, having allowed the 16th most fantasy points to opposing backfields to far this season. Ezekiel Elliot appears to be dealing with a calf injury which could give fantasy owners cause for concern, but Elliot is one of the tougher players in the league and has played through injuries in the past. If healthy, Elliot remains the owner of the Cowboys backfield, and you’re not sitting him on the bench in any league. He isn’t his usual top 5 set-it and forget it self this week, but he remains a low end RB1 and should be inserted in all standard league lineups.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Ezekiel Elliot as an RB1