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Running Back, Dallas Cowboys

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Draft: 2019 Round 4 (26)
College: Memphis
DOB: 1996-00-00 Age: 26

Season Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2019 DAL 15 86 455 5.3 2 20 15 107 7.1 1 74.2 4.9
2020 DAL 16 101 435 4.3 4 40 28 192 6.9 1 92.7 5.8
2021 DAL 15 130 719 5.5 2 46 39 337 8.6 0 117.6 7.8
2022 DAL 11 136 761 5.6 6 33 23 244 10.6 2 148.5 13.5
2022 (Projected) DAL   135 689 5.1 3   49 381 7.8 3 143.0  

2022 Outlook
Depth Chart
One of the most explosive playmakers at the running back position, fantasy owners have been begging for Pollard to take over as the starter in Dallas for multiple seasons. Despite carrying the ball over 100 fewer times than him, Pollard finished less than 300 yards behind Elliott on the ground while also out-producing him by 50 yards on eight fewer receptions in the passing game.

All of these numbers would seem to indicate that the Cowboys would be wise to get Pollard more involved in the offense and begin to phase Elliott out, but word out of Cowboys camp continues to be that the team is fully in on Elliott. While they're excited about what Pollard can bring to the table, and perhaps he'll end up being the lead back in the future, it's going to be tough to imagine that Dallas opts to hand the keys to the backfield over to Pollard here in 2021.

With that in mind, the ever-converging ADPs of Elliott and Pollard doesn't seem to make a ton of sense. Sure, we may want Pollard to take over the backfield, but unless the team is in agreement, the best-case scenario looks to be more like what we saw from the Broncos in 2021 when Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams were touching the ball almost equally each week. Both of those backs were productive and viable starters, but neither was a big difference maker primarily due to the other player.

Of course, if Elliott does go down with an injury, it's definitely Tony Pollard's time to shine. There's some value in that lottery ticket, but paying a sixth-round pick for a guy who's yet to even be hinted at as being the starter by his own coaching staff seems like it could end up being a decision that fantasy managers end up regretting.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Ezekiel Elliott
RB2RB2 Tony Pollard
RB3RB3 Malik Davis
RB4RB4 Rico Dowdle
RB5RB5 Qadree Ollison
Cowboys Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Ezekiel Elliott expecting to play in Week 11
Hyperextended knee
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 17, 3:27 pm

Dallas Cowboys
#Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is expecting to return vs #Vikings after missing two games with hyperextended knee. “I’m definitely very optimistic about this week. Barring any setbacks the next couple of days, I’m feeling good…I think I’m in a good spot.” Will wear brace. (Ed Werder on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Elliott was injured in Week 7, missed Week 8, had bye in Week 9 then sat again in Week 10. His return would mean another split backfield for the Cowboys in Week 11 against the Vikings. Tony Pollard has thrived in games without Zeke this year, including handling 25 touches last week against the Packers. The Vikings represent a negative matchup, allowing the 8th fewest fantasy points to the position.


Injury Ezekiel Elliott is a gametime decision
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 12, 8:00 pm

Dallas Cowboys
#Cowboys do not expect to finalize a decision on RB Ezekiel Elliott’s status against the #Packers until evaluating him pregame, per source. Expect a conservative decision. Elliott has knee injury. He has never missed consecutive games but he’s mentioned long-term considerations. (Ed Werder on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like there's a good chance that Zeke sits today which would make Tony Pollard the start at running back. The last time this happened Pollard only played 53% of the snaps but turned in a 14-131-3 line on the ground against the Bears. He'll be a low-end RB1 option against Green Bay if Zeke doesn't play. Qadree Ollison has been called up from the practice squad.


Injury Cowboys optimistic Zeke plays in Week 10
Suffered knee injury in Week 7
By: Doug Orth | Tue Nov 8, 10:05 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Will RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) play this week in Cowboys-Packers? Jerry Jones to @1053thefan: "It's anticipated he'll be ready to go." (Yahoo! Sports - Jori Epstein)

FFToday's Take: Elliott sat out Week 8 due to this knee injury, only to watch Tony Pollard make his case to be the starter with three TD runs on 14 carries in Week 9. Jones threw his support behind Elliott shortly thereafter, noting that he helps soften up the defense for Pollard to create big plays. Elliott is obviously not a lock to play yet, but a full practice at some point this week would likely be enough to trust him as a decent RB2 option against a middling Green Bay run defense.


Injury Knee injury could cause Ezekiel Elliott to miss Week 8
Dallas has a bye in Week 9
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 26, 4:37 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Ezekiel Elliott was not ready to rule himself out of Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, but the Dallas Cowboys running back's availability is in question after he missed Wednesday's practice with a right knee injury. A source told ESPN that Elliott is dealing with a hyperextended right knee that has caused swelling and bruising. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Dallas has a bye in Week 9 which could play a big factor in determining Zeke's availability in Week 8. Other reports suggest Zeke in unlikely to play. It's doubtful he will practice this week and could be labeled a gametime decision. Tony Pollard would have some high-end RB2 appeal with RB1 upside if Zeke sits.



2022 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 TB L 3-19 6 8 1.3 0 2 2 14 7.0 0 2.2
2 CIN W 20-17 9 43 4.8 1 7 4 55 13.8 0 15.8
3 at NYG W 23-16 13 105 8.1 0 1 0 0 - 0 10.5
4 WAS W 25-10 8 6 0.8 0 3 1 2 2.0 0 0.8
5 at LAR W 22-10 8 86 10.8 1 0 0 0 - 0 14.6
6 at PHI L 17-26 11 44 4.0 0 3 2 8 4.0 0 5.2
7 DET W 24-6 12 83 6.9 0 2 2 26 13.0 0 10.9
8 CHI W 49-29 14 131 9.4 3 1 1 16 16.0 0 32.7
10 at GB L 28-31 22 115 5.2 1 6 3 13 4.3 0 18.8
11 at MIN W 40-3 15 80 5.3 0 6 6 109 18.2 2 30.9
12 NYG W 28-20 18 60 3.3 0 2 2 1 0.5 0 6.1

2021 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at TB L 29-31 3 14 4.7 0 4 4 29 7.3 0 4.3
2 at LAC W 20-17 13 109 8.4 1 3 3 31 10.3 0 20.0
3 PHI W 41-21 11 60 5.5 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 6.5
4 CAR W 36-28 10 67 6.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 6.7
5 NYG W 44-20 14 75 5.4 0 4 4 28 7.0 0 10.3
6 at NE W 35-29 10 41 4.1 0 3 3 22 7.3 0 6.3
8 at MIN W 20-16 7 26 3.7 0 1 1 1 1.0 0 2.7
9 DEN L 16-30 4 11 2.8 0 2 1 32 32.0 0 4.3
10 ATL W 43-3 11 42 3.8 0 7 6 56 9.3 0 9.8
11 at KC L 9-19 7 50 7.1 0 2 2 20 10.0 0 7.0
12 LV L 33-36 10 36 3.6 0 4 4 32 8.0 0 6.8
13 at NO W 27-17 7 71 10.1 1 4 2 3 1.5 0 13.4
15 at NYG W 21-6 12 74 6.2 0 3 3 13 4.3 0 8.7
16 WAS W 56-14 8 34 4.3 0 3 2 16 8.0 0 5.0
17 ARI L 22-25 3 9 3.0 0 5 3 49 16.3 0 5.8
WC SF L 17-23 4 14 3.5 0 2 2 12 6.0 0 2.6
WC = Wild-Card

2020 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at LAR L 17-20 2 10 5.0 0 3 2 22 11.0 0 3.2
2 ATL W 40-39 2 6 3.0 0 1 1 3 3.0 0 0.9
3 at SEA L 31-38 0 0 - 0 1 1 -5 -5.0 0 -0.5
4 CLE L 38-49 3 16 5.3 1 2 1 16 16.0 0 9.2
5 NYG W 37-34 6 30 5.0 0 3 2 2 1.0 0 3.2
6 ARI L 10-38 10 31 3.1 0 4 2 9 4.5 0 4.0
7 at WAS L 3-25 8 16 2.0 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 2.2
8 at PHI L 9-23 7 40 5.7 0 2 2 24 12.0 0 6.4
9 PIT L 19-24 9 57 6.3 0 2 1 1 1.0 0 5.8
11 at MIN W 31-28 5 60 12.0 1 0 0 0 - 0 12.0
12 WAS L 16-41 4 12 3.0 0 2 2 10 5.0 0 2.2
13 at BAL L 17-34 8 22 2.8 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 2.8
14 at CIN W 30-7 11 39 3.5 0 2 2 9 4.5 1 10.8
15 SF W 41-33 12 69 5.8 2 9 6 63 10.5 0 25.2
16 PHI W 37-17 9 12 1.3 0 2 1 8 8.0 0 2.0
17 at NYG L 19-23 5 15 3.0 0 5 3 18 6.0 0 3.3

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