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Daily Fantasy Stock Report: Ezekiel Elliott will remain the workhorse in Dallas

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Will those fumbles affect Ezekiel Elliott’s workload or playing time going forward?

“No. They will not, at all,” [Jerry] Jones responded. “He’s a big man and he carries it properly. He does a good job of finishing, which means he’s trying to give the tacklers more than he’s getting in terms of how you absorb hits. All of that makes him a sound ball carrier fumbling wise.”

Jerry Jones via dallasnews.com

Before his two fumbles in his second career NFL game, Ezekiel Elliott had never fumbled twice in a game. He was ultimately benched after the second fumble midway through the fourth quarter for Alfred Morris, and never saw the field again. As someone who watched 99% of his 592 carries in college, Elliott does not have a fumbling problem. He’s not gotten off to a quick start through two games, but he plays best when he faces adversity and he will only get better as the season progresses. It might be smart to stash Morris if Elliott breaks down — considering how well Morris has looked — but the owner clearly has confidence in his rookie running back and he will continue to get an abundance of touches. As the great philosopher of our generation, Aaron Rodgers once said, “relax.”

Jay Cutler sucked last night (surprise) and he sprained his thumb in the process. Brian Hoyer looked pretty good when he came in and I would assume that he will be starting on Sunday against Dallas. The gameplan might favor Jeremy Langford and the running game, but I wouldn’t worry about a drop in production from an aerial standpoint with Hoyer in there. Proceed without caution if you own Alshon Jeffery.

“Really well. He [Christine Michael] hit it really well,” [Pete] Carroll said. “He looks like he shot out of a cannon. He’s really quick. He’s just getting going. I think he’s really going to get better and more efficient. He had the unfortunate turnover, but other than that he really hit it really well. He must be averaging 5 yards a carry or something. First two games, that’s pretty good.”

Pete Carroll via ESPN.comPete Carroll via ESPN.com

The friggen Seattle Seahawks running back roller coaster continues. Christine Michael started Week 1, Thomas Rawls started Week 2 and it looks like Michael will start Week 3. The offense as a whole has sucked and it has really burned fantasy owners and themselves on the scoreboard. If you can, stay away from these two while they work things out. Eventually, someone will have to take the reigns. Life post-Beastmode just ain’t easy.

Quick Hits:

  • Arian Foster is dealing with a strained groin and could be out 1-2 weeks
  • In an effort to replace Danny Woodhead, the Chargers are expected to sign Dexter McCluster. Good fit.
  • Eric “Big D” Decker (shoulder) said he’ll be fine. He’s a rock solid WR2.
  • There’s been much speculation regarding Jimmy Garoppolo. Reports are saying he’ll be active on Thursday night, but he did not practice today. We’ll see.
  • CJ Spiller visited the Packers on Tuesday. Intriguing, maybe.

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