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It was no secret that the Dallas Cowboys needed to give running back Ezekiel Elliott more touches. But when you see that he has posted at least 130 total yards and a touchdown in each of the last four games, it's easy to see why the Cowboys are unbeaten over that stretch.


With the Cowboys now knocking on the door of the playoffs, you can expect him to be fed more than ever, much to the approval of Zeke's fantasy owners. 

Earlier in the year, owners of the former Ohio State standout felt like they had been short-changed by Jason Garrett's play-calling. Zeke only maxed out at 22 touches over the team's first three games, but the cries were heard as he saw at least 25 of them in the team's next three games. After two games of production that fell well below expectations, it now appears like there's no other choice but to keep feeding their running back. 


In the last four games, Zeke has touched the ball 25, 30, 31, and 29 times -- all Cowboys' wins. But the reason for the massive boost is his work in the passing game. Zeke has caught 24 balls on 27 targets for 197 yards and two touchdowns combined over that span. 

Comically, Zeke and quarterback Dak Prescott will point to their new superstition as the catalyst for the Cowboys' four-game winning streak. The two have worn long sleeves in each of these last four games, and it's something they don't plan on breaking. 

The Cowboys' remaining schedule during the fantasy playoffs consists of games against the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- all winnable matchups. 

First up this Sunday is the Eagles, whose defense has taken a step back after their dominant start due to injuries and other bad breaks. Zeke's 151 rushing yards against them in Week 10 were the most they've allowed all season. 


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