SEPT. 6 UPDATE: Zack Martin will be out for Week 1. This isn't a huge blow for Elliott's entire season, but it just makes the difficult Week 1 matchup even tougher.
SEPT. 4 UPDATE: Pro Bowl right tackle La'el Collins could miss the season opener because he's still recovering from hip surgery. Uh oh, here we go again! Dallas' offensive line was ravaged by injury last year, and Ezekiel Elliott will certainly miss Collins if he's out for a while.
AUG. 21 UPDATE: Adam Schefter said that Dak Prescott isn't "fully back," and he believes he may not be 100 percent "all season long." Prescott is coming off an ankle injury, and he's had issues with his shoulder as well. He's being overdrafted, and if Schefter is correct, his play-makers are as well.
Multiple people in the Cowboys' organization have praised Ezekiel Elliott this offseason. Dak Prescott said that Elliott is in the "best shape of his life," while running backs coach Josh Hicks noted that Elliott is "way quicker and elusive" than he was in 2020. Elliott was out of shape last year and struggled as a result, but it sounds like he's poised to rebound in 2021.
Projected 2021 Fantasy Stats: 1,380 rushing yards. 58 catches. 460 receiving yards. 12 total TDs.
Projected 2021 Fantasy Points: 256.
Projected 2021 PPR Fantasy Points: 314.