Elliott (knee/ankle) is active for Tuesday's game against the Cowboys. The 23-year-old was questionable with the knee and ankle issues, but the injuries won't prevent him from suiting up Tuesday. Elliott should take up his usual starting post at free safety for the Ravens.
Elliott registered seven tackles (five solo) during Wednesday's 19-14 loss to the Steelers. The 23-year-old safety has started all 11 games for the Ravens this season after going without a single start over six 2019 appearances. He's been a well-rounded contributor in his second active pro season out of Texas, providing value in multiples areas. Elliott has recorded 55 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and three pass deflections on the season heading into a Week 13 matchup against the Andy Dalton-led Cowboys.
The Ravens have activated Elliott (illness) from their reserve/COVID-19 list. Elliott had close contact with teammate Marlon Humphrey, who has tested positive. However, Elliott has since been cleared and will be available for Sunday's contest against the Colts.
Elliott had a team-high seven tackles (four solo) and half a sack in Sunday's 28-24 loss to Pittsburgh. Elliott split a sack with Chris Board and provided sure tackling out of Baltimore's secondary. The Ravens' offense did a good job of controlling time of possession, but Baltimore ultimately came up short on the scoreboard, falling two games out of the AFC North lead.
Following the release of safety Earl Thomas on Sunday, Elliott is expected to step in as the team's starting free safety for 2020, Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun reports. Coach John Harbaugh all but cemented Elliott's status Monday, stating that "[Elliott's] worked hard all through the offseason, and it's his time." Elliott suffered a knee injury Week 6 of last year that forced him to spend the remainder of the season on injured reserve. In the six games before he got hurt, the 23-year-old only supplied six tackles, primarily in a special-teams role. Even though Elliott lacks experience, the fact that he's been thrust into a starting role elevates his IDP value tremendously.