Ezekiel Elliott Doesn't Seem Worried About Potential Reduced Workload for 2019 NFL Season

David Hayes
Divisional Round - Dallas Cowboys v Los Angeles Rams
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An NFL running back's workload practically dictates his potential value in the world of fantasy football. And Dallas Cowboys' star running back Ezekiel Elliott certainly doesn't seem concerned about his.

The heavy workload Zeke has used to help win countless fantasy matchups over the past three seasons seems to be in line with the one he's expecting to see in the upcoming 2019 NFL season, one where many consider him to be the potential No. 1 pick.

In fact, Zeke chose only five words to put those concerns to rest when referring to the upcoming season: "I haven’t worn down yet," Elliott said.

The Cowboys' workhorse has averaged more than 20 rushing attempts per game in each of his three seasons in the league. Elliott also finished the 2018 NFL season as the fifth-highest scoring RB in PPR leagues.

The Cowboys used one of their 2019 seventh-round draft picks on another former Ohio State star RB in Mike Weber, which has raised a few eyebrows in regards to how this could potentially cut into Elliott's production and/or workload this coming season.

However, a talent like Zeke, combined with a positive mentality about his production this upcoming season, could prove a much stronger force than the potential of a seventh-round, backup running back. If Elliott isn't worried about his 2019 workload, then neither should you.

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