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Tony Pollard injury: What status means for Week 17 fantasy football

Tony Pollard is dealing with a thigh injury ahead of Week 16. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

Tony Pollard #20 of the Dallas Cowboys returns a kick against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Game status update: Pollard is officially INACTIVE for Thursday’s game.


Game-day update: Pollard will be inactive tonight, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Ezekiel Elliott should get the start and Malik Davis should be his backup and have some DFS appeal.


The Dallas Cowboys will face the Tennessee Titans in Week 17 of the NFL season. The Cowboys are 11-4 and currently hold the No. 5 seed in the NFL playoffs. Their offense has been clicking as of late, but they could be taking a step back this week. Running back Tony Pollard is questionable to play on Thursday night. He is dealing with a thigh injury and didn’t practice this week. Pollard is going to test the injury pregame to see if he can play.

Fantasy football implications

Pollard has played in all 15 games to this point in the season. He leads Dallas with 988 rushing yards on 186 attempts with nine touchdowns. Pollard sees a decent target share with 39 receptions on 54 targets for 371 yards and three touchdowns. If he is active, you will likely play him based on his usual workload. If Pollard sits, Ezekiel Elliott will have even more upside than we typically see from him and should be started.