The Facts: Elliott ranked 54th in the NFL Network’s list of top-100 players. No one had to tell him. The Cowboys running back already knew. “It is what it is. I missed six games,” Elliott said Wednesday. Elliott, though, concedes that his ranking “should be” higher a year from now. He ranked seventh a year ago after he led the league in rushing with 1,631 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. “I know the player I am,” Elliott said. “You guys know the player I am. Everyone in the league knows the player I am. So I don’t really need verification from a top-100 list.”
Diehards Line: It's a fair take. Elliott served a six-game suspension last season after a lengthy court battle with the NFL, which ruled he violated the league’s personal conduct policy. Owner Jerry Jones said earlier this month he expects a more “focused” Elliott this season with nothing weighing on Elliott off the field. Not surprisingly, the Cowboys have high expectations for Elliott, too, having revamped their offensive line and made the running back the unquestioned centerpiece of their offense. Fantasy owners should share in those expectations.