Faith Rewarded for Ezekiel Elliott owners
For those who stuck to their guns and drafted Dallas Cowboys star running back, Ezekiel Elliott, Friday’s news was the equivalent of hitting the fantasy lottery for those who drafted Zeke late and a sigh of relief for others who selected him with a top-3 pick.
Much like the Tom Brady suspension last year, the Elliott suspension is looking more and more similar. It seems every fantasy football draft in recent years, a player or two dealing with possible suspension or coming back from injury falls in the draft only to reward owners with fantasy success (Le’Veon Bell, Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson, etc.).
The common saying in fantasy football, “You don’t win fantasy championships in the first two rounds, but you can lose it.” If you drafted Ezekiel Elliott towards the end of the first round/early second round, you’re already ahead of your competition. In one of my leagues (12-team league), I was lucky enough to land the first-overall pick. Of course, I selected my number one player in fantasy for 2017, David Johnson. On the way back, I selected Elliott, followed by Rob Gronkowski. That’s a pretty formidable threesome to begin your team. For many, a similar scenario has played out like mine. As long as you drafted wisely in the middle rounds, you can expect great success in 2017.
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