Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be in the lineup this Sunday after getting another temporary restraining order by a Federal judge.
If you have Ezekiel Elliott in your fantasy team I have some good news for you, the Cowboys running back is back in the lineup this week. On Tuesday, Zeke was granted another legal reprieve to avoid his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.
A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order once again blocking the league's suspension, clearing Elliott to play this Sunday at San Francisco 49ers, who are 0-6 on the season. The judge, Paul Crotty, said he was inclined to defer to judge Failla, the other judge in the case, because she was more familiar with the case.
Crotty granted the request for a temporary restraining order pending a hearing before the presiding judge, Katherine Polk Failla, who is on vacation. He ordered the league to appear before Failla by Oct. 30 to argue why the suspension should not be blocked until courts in New York and Texas can rule on challenges the players' union brought against the suspension.
So all in all, Zeke will be allowed to play for the next two weeks, but after that (or October 30th to be exact) we’ll know then if he’ll have to serve the 6-game suspension this year or next.
This ruling comes just days after a federal appeals court overturned a Texas court's injunction that had kept Elliott on the field. So just when we thought he was going to serve the suspension, the running back gets another push back in court.
The Cowboys running back is coming off one of his better games of the season last week as well. While at home against the Green Bay Packers, the star RB had 116 yards on the ground with 29 carries. Even though the game resulted in a loss, the running back was starting to get back his stride after starting slowly in the 2017 NFL season.
We'll continue to keep you posted with further news on Zeke's suspension as it becomes available. For now though, be sure to put him in your starting line up this week fantasy owners.