Fantasy Football: Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott gets stay, can play Sunday

By Alex Butler  |  Nov. 3, 2017 at 11:20 AM
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Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Ezekiel Elliott was granted a stay of his suspension and can play on Sunday for the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys' star running back is now eligible to play in the 4:25 p.m. matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs at AT&T Stadium.

Elliott's six-game suspension went back into effect on Oct. 30 after United States District Judge Katherine Failla ended his temporary restraining order. A judge denied Elliott's appeal for an emergency injunction earlier this week.

On Friday a federal appeals court granted the NFL Players Association an administrative stay in the case, according to NFL Network. The stay only remains in place through Sunday. His suspension is still set for six games following Sunday's contest.

The decision was not based on the merits of the court case.

After Friday's news, the timeframe for Elliott's six-game ban now goes through Week 15. Elliott was not allowed to practice on Wednesday or Thursday but can participate in the Cowboys' Friday session.

For fantasy football purposes, this is a win for Elliott owners and another hit to the relevance of Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden. But there is a dark cloud moving above Elliott's fantasy football playoff stock as the suspension timeframe shifts later in the season.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell initially suspended the running back in August following a lengthy investigation into multiple domestic violence allegations made against Elliott. He was given the ban for a violation of the league's personal conduct policy. He has never been charged with a crime related to the allegations.

Elliott, 22, has 690 yards and a league-best six touchdowns on 164 carries this season for the Cowboys.

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