The Facts: New HC Mike McCarthy doesn't have much of a history of rolling with a lead back from his time in Green Bay, but he's got a heck of a bell cow in Dallas in Elliott. McCarthy discussed the exciting possibilities of running the read-option with Dak Prescott and Elliott -- something we've already seen in Dallas in past seasons -- but the more important part was about McCarthy's past reliance on the quarterback, and while he does believe in the need for multiple backs, that won't affect how he values a talent like Elliott. "As far as your playmakers, you've got five premier positions, obviously running back is one of them," McCarthy said. "You get the ball to your playmakers. Zeke will touch the football plenty in our offense."
Diehards Line: As NFL.com's Michael Fabiano recently noted, Elliott ranked rank second among backs in top-20 fantasy finishes (14) and games with 20-plus fantasy points (7) in 2020. And even given McCarthy's history, there's no reason to believe Zeke's workload will be diminishing noticeably. Don't expect Elliott to slip outside the top five picks come draft day.