• Tony Pollard

  • RB
  • , Dallas Cowboys
  • 23
  • 210 lbs
  • 6' 0"
PtsRuYdsRuTDRecRecYds
74455215107
Full Season Projection
  • Full Season Projection
  • Dfs Projection
  • $
  • -
  • -
  • $
  • -
  • -
  • $
  • -
  • -
  • $
  • -
  • -
  • Left-scroll
  • middle-scroll
  • Right-scroll
Draft note
by John Paulsen
Pollard gained 455 rushing yards on 86 carries (5.3 YPC) and added 15 catches for 107 yards. With 6.7 touches per game, he doesn’t have much weekly value, but he has top 10 upside if anything were to happen to Ezekiel Elliott.

Latest news

Scouting report

by Spencer Babbitt

DAL RB Tony Pollard - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Tony Pollard’s role as backup to workhorse Ezekiel Elliott means he carries little standalone fantasy value, but he has upside based on his track record of efficiency and the role he would assume if Elliott ever went down with an injury. Until we have reason to think otherwise, it appears likely that Pollard will assume a similar role to last season where he handled a couple of touches every week. Pollard handled a meager 86 carries and 15 receptions last season but turned those limited touches into 5.6 yards per touch, good for eighth among running backs. Pollard’s ability to make the most of his touches suggests he would be a valuable asset in the event that Elliott missed time. Pollard has significant upside as a late-round stash, particularly for those Elliott owners who like to handcuff.

Fantasy Downside
Pollard’s downside stems from the fact that his value is totally reliant on Elliott’s health. If Elliott stays healthy all season, it is exceedingly difficult to see Pollard being a fantasy starter at any point during the year. There is always a possibility that Pollard can carve out a standalone role in the offense, but the Cowboys have an abundance of talent ahead of him at the skill positions and they appear firmly committed to making Elliott earn the massive extension he received last offseason.
2020 Bottom Line
Pollard carries more upside than most backup running backs in the league. He showed he has the skills to make the most of any touches he receives and would instantly become a RB1 if Zeke were to go down injured. Pollard is a high-upside pick in the late rounds but counting on him as a flex play is a risky proposition.

2020 Strength of Schedule - DAL

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
13
@LAR
9
ATL
16
@SEA
29
CLE
22
NYG
18
ARI
30
@WAS
6
@PHI
5
PIT
BYE12
@MIN
30
WAS
10
@BAL
27
@CIN
2
SF
6
PHI
22
@NYG

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2019 Game Stats

WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1NYG1324001.8500000.002.42.422/6832.4%
2@WAS422005.5013013.002.53.517/7024.3%
3MIA13103107.92325038.3318.821.823/7231.9%
4@NO00000.0000000.000.00.02/583.4%
5GB419004.7500000.001.91.95/726.9%
6@NYJ313004.3300000.001.31.37/828.5%
7PHI828003.5000000.002.82.820/7028.6%
8BYE--------------
9@NYG321007.0019039.003.04.015/7121.1%
10MIN1-400-4.0000000.00-0.4-0.43/714.2%
11@DET212006.004441411.0013.617.613/7417.6%
12@NE419004.7539043.002.85.812/6418.8%
13BUF37002.3300010.000.70.711/7814.1%
14@CHI--------------
15LAR121311010.92212026.0020.322.323/7032.9%
16@PHI20010.0000000.00-2.0-2.04/626.5%
17WAS1460004.2915025.006.57.527/7536.0%
Per game5.7330.330.130.075.291.007.130.071.337.134.955.9513.60/70.4719.14%
Totals86455215.29151071207.1374.289.2204/105719.14%
'