Salary: $7,940,655, 202nd in the NFL
Comparable NBA salary: PJ Tucker’s $7,959,537, 163rd in the NBA
The Dallas Cowboys rely heavily on Elliot, handing the ball off to him 304 times last season – which was more than any other player in the league. He also led the NFL in total rushing yards (1,434) and rushing yards per game (95.6), and neither race was particularly close; the next-highest backs had 1,307 yards and 89.4 yards per game, respectively. The fact that Elliot only played in 15 games last season makes these numbers even more impressive. The 23-year-old is earning his salary and putting a lot of miles on his body, so hopefully he’ll take home more money after reaching certain incentives in his contract. Meanwhile, Tucker a starter and key contributor for the contending Houston Rockets, but he’s a supporting-cast type whereas Elliot is one of the NFL’s most productive skill players. Elliot also earned less than seldom-used players like Cristiano Felicio ($8,470,980) and Jerryd Bayless ($8,575,916).