Bottom Line: Finally, the Cowboys tapped into Ezekiel Elliott’s elite receiving abilities, and the results were even more glorious than expected: his 77 catches (5th in league), 567 yards, and 3 TDs were all career highs. When combined with his in addition to 304 carries, Zeke's 381 touches led the NFL and created pure, utter workhorse gold. The usage is tough to top.
Expect more of the same in 2019, as both HC Jason Garrett and OC Scott Linehan return after the ‘Boys late season surge. The line remained beastly, and Zeke was especially helped in the Surrounding Talent department with Amari Cooper’s arrival -- in the 7 games without Amari, Zeke had just 1/7 games above 20 FPs. Post-trade, Zeke topped this in 5 of 8 games. Zeke is as sturdy as they come, with 0 missed games dating back to college despite consistently huge workloads, and his weekly ceiling is of course limitless. Draft in your Top-Three with confidence.
Ceiling Projection: 390 touches (75 rec.), 2,100 Tot. Yds, 18 TDs
Floor Projection*: 350 touches (50 rec.), 1800 Tot. Yds, 9 TDs
Actual Projection: 370 touches (65 rec), 1950 Tot. Yds, 15 TDs
*Note - Floors are done without injuries in mind. Of course the lowest floor is torn ACL first play of scrimmage. This assumes 16 games