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Ezekiel Elliott start or sit: Week 11 fantasy football advice

We break down the fantasy football outlook of Ezekiel Elliott ahead of the Cowboys’ Week 11 matchup against the Vikings.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) on the field before the game against the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium.  Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Game day update: Ezekiel Elliott will play in Week 11, but Tom Pelissero is reporting, “the plan going in is for Tony Pollard to get a little bit more in terms of touches as they ease Zeke back in.” Elliott will wear a brace on his injured knee. It’s not entirely clear how much of a difference there will be in the workload, but this is notable.

The Dallas Cowboys will travel to take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11 of the NFL season. Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is listed as questionable for this game. If Elliott plays, should you start him in fantasy football? We’ll break it down below.

Fantasy Football analysis: Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott

Elliott is officially questionable for Week 11’s tilt at Minnesota. However, there’s some optimism surrounding his status. We’ll wait for the official word before plugging him into fantasy lineups, so make sure you have a backup plan in case Elliott is held out. If he plays, “Zeke” makes for a fine RB2 of FLEX filler while holding legitimate touchdown upside despite sharing the backfield with fellow RB Tony Pollard.

Start or sit in Week 11?

Start. Assuming Elliott plays (double-check the injury report), he’s a fine RB2 who has scored three touchdowns in his last two games. This game is a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, so we may not receive official word on his injury status until after the 1 p.m. ET slate started. There’s optimism he will play, but make sure you have a backup plan in case Elliott is held out.