Now stop me if you've heard this one before: Ezekiel Elliot has been suspended.
No, for real this time.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the running back's injunction, which means he'll start serving his six-game suspension immediately. He'll be eligible to return to the field on December 24 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Now that the Elliott soap opera appears to be over, whom will the Cowboys lean on for a ground game that's currently #2 in the NFL behind Jacksonville at 148-yard- per game?
Somebody has to pick up the slack, and that somebody could be a running back you'll want on your fantasy football squad.
Here's your options.
Morris came out of nowhere from Florida Atlantic to rush for over 1,000 yards in three of his four seasons with the Washington Redskins. Although he only has 14 carries for 116 yards in 2017, he's averaging a massive 8.3-yards-per carry when he spells Elliott.
Morris is a natural to take over the starting role so hopefully you have him stashed on your bench or can grab him off the waiver wire if he's still available.
Have you ever started a fullback as your fantasy football running back? That scenario could play out if the Cowboys get desperate enough.
The third-year fullback out of Ohio State has 69 yards on 10 carries this season, but expect that workload to increase slightly. Your best fantasy bet is that Smith can log you some scores deep in the red zone when Morris is unable to punch it in.
Although he hasn't had a carry yet this year, McFadden led the Cowboys with 1,089 yards rushing in 2015. Injury-prone for most of his career, this could be McFadden's chance to relive his glory days.
Unless the injury bug hits Morris, Smith, or McFadden, Williams probably isn't worth stashing on you fantasy squad.