Week 13 is the last chance for fantasy owners to make the playoffs, and a first-round pick like Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will certainly have a major impact in these matchups.
Zeke, the NFL's leading rusher with 1,074 yards, will face his toughest test of the season as the New Orleans Saints, who own the NFL's No. 1 rushing defense,
Ezekiel Elliott has 394 rushing yds in Dallas 3-game win streak. Saints are No. 1 in rush D.— Kate Hairopoulos (@khairopoulos) November 28, 2018
"The great players, they're volume players," RBs coach Gary Brown said. "The more volume they get, the better they become. ...With his style, he seems to get better and better and better" https://t.co/3IPshL4QQg
Luckily, the Cowboys have been creative in finding ways to get him the ball over the last three games, posting 18 catches on 21 targets for 137 receiving yards and a touchdown. That in addition to the 394 rushing yards and three touchdowns Zeke has accumulated on the ground.
Look familiar #OhioState fans. Ezekiel Elliott rushed 19 times for 151 yds and one TD, averaging an impressive 7.9 yds per carry and caught 6 passes for 36 yds and another score in the Cowboys 27-20 win over the Eagles on SNF. #Buckeyes #nflready #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/usvasTAZQP— Buckeye Fans Only (@buckeyefansonly) November 12, 2018
Back in Week 10 versus the Philadelphia Eagles, Zeke had his second-best rushing performance (151 yards) of the season against a team that had allowed only one running back to go over 50 yards before that game.
It's no surprise the Cowboys are 3-0 since they've started feeding their workhorse running back. Look for that trend to continue tonight, even against a team that hasn't allowed a running back to have more than 70 rushing yards this season.
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