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Fantasy Football: Fallout From Ezekiel Elliott Suspension

Should you draft him? Depends on how much risk you can accept

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As New York Giants fans, the Dallas Cowboys best player getting a six-game suspension is a good thing. It’s even better considering we play Dallas Week 1. There’s plenty of reason to think an appeal will lessen the six games, or delay the suspension into the season, however we must proceed in fantasy as if Ezekiel Elliott is out for the full six game slate.

A no-brainer top five fantasy pick before the suspension, now he presents quite the conundrum on draft day. How do you value the 62 percent of Zeke you’re getting? In situations like these, it’s all about your risk appetite. Everything moving forward is based on speculation, and Zeke’s currently going in round three of drafts, and I think that speculation is wrong.

Elliott has officially appealed, which theoretically could allow him to play until his appeal is finalized. That does leave the door open for an early season explosion, but I still see more risk than reward at this point. Zeke can’t seem to stay out of trouble, and six weeks sounds like a long time to watch from the sidelines. No thank you at his current ADP.