EZEKIEL ELLIOTT

7/20/21, 3:29 AM

Updated:

INJURY RISK

2021:

Long-Term:

2/5

2/5

Bottom Line:
Expect Elliott to be bouncing back from a subpar 2020 by his standards. He carries no major injury concerns, and (aside from a suspension) has never missed more than 1 game in a year. Keep plenty of depth at this injury-prone position, but Zeke is low risk compared to his peers.

Major Injuries:
2020 - calf strain (missed 1 game)
2016 - Hamstring strain (missed pre-season games only)
2015 - hand fracture (likely scaphoid bone), treated with surgery (Feb)

Games Played:
2020 - 15/16
2019 - 16/16
2018 - 15/16
2017 - 10/16 (suspension)
2016 - 15/16

Performance:
Elliott averaged 85+ rushing yards per game every season prior to 2020, when he averaged 65. Hard to imagine that he doesn’t experience a regression back up towards his prior levels. His 2020 calf strain should be fully healed, so expect him to hit the ground running.

Durability:
Elliott did have hand surgery in 2015, but data reassures us that this shouldn’t impact his longevity. His calf strain from last year should be entirely resolved, with no added risk for 2021. High volume RBs average ~2 missed games/year, so plan for depth even if you snag a reliable option like Zeke.

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