Elliott ran the ball 19 times for 151 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Eagles. He added 36 yards and another score on six receptions. Elliott tied his season high of 7.9 yards per carry, which is even more impressive considering he was bottled up for just four yards on his first three carries Sunday. The star back had been slumping to the tune of 94 total rushing yards over his last two games, so his fantasy owners certainly welcomed this offensive explosion. This was also the first multi-touchdown performance of the year for Elliott, a feat he accomplished three times by this point in 2017. While his production is down compared to previous dominant years, the 23-year-old remains a fantasy RB1 heading into Week 11's matchup with the Falcons.
Elliot rushed 17 times for 61 yards and caught four of five targets for 51 yards in Monday night's 28-14 defeat to the Titans. Elliot once again couldn't get much going on the ground behind an offensive line that also allowed its quarterback to be sacked five times. In fact, Elliot has now averaged under 4.0 yards per carry in three of the Cowboys' last four games. Fortunately, he was able to post his second-best receiving mark of the season, thanks in part to a 37-yard gain in the first quarter. While his 112 total yards still made it a decent showing by his standards, Elliott's lack of blocking has been concerning of late, especially as a matchup against Philadelphia's second-ranked rush defense awaits Week 10.
Elliott rushed 15 times for 33 yards and added nine yards on two receptions in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Redskins. Except for the catch total, all of those numbers represent season lows for the stud running back. The Redskins clearly made it part of their game plan to contain Elliott, and they were successful. Nevertheless, the Ohio State product remains one of the game's elite backs. He'll have a bye week to rest up before attempting to rebound at home against Tennessee in Week 9.
Elliott carried 20 times for 54 yards during Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss to the Texans. He also secured all seven of his targets for 30 yards. The key to shutting down the Cowboys offense is to prevent Elliott from running wild, and that's exactly what the Texans did Sunday. Entering the game giving up 3.5 yards per rushing attempt -- the fourth-lowest mark in the league -- Houston was a tough matchup for Elliott from the start, and there was only so much the talented tailback could do when his offensive line struggles to open up many holes. If there's a bright side to the game, Elliott escaped without an injury, which is significant since he limped off the field and missed a couple of plays at one point in the fourth quarter. Next up is a Week 6 matchup with a Jaguars defense that is much stronger against the pass than the run, though Jacksonville has allowed just 4.0 yards per carry on the year.
Elliott (knee/ankle) said he was a full participant at Wednesday's practice and feels as good as he has all season, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports. "Honestly, this is the best Wednesday practice I've had," Elliott said. "It's the freshest I've felt any Wednesday. I did a good job coming in and making sure I got my treatment so I was ready to go. I'm good." Elliott came out of Sunday's 26-24 win over the Lions with a couple minor injuries after piling up 240 scrimmage yards and reaching the end zone once across 29 touches. He apparently responded well to treatment the past couple days, leading to an unexpected full practice to kick off the week. Elliott should stay busy Week 5 in Houston, where he'll face a Texans defense that is allowing just 3.5 yards per carry and 94.3 rushing yards per game.
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