Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard will look for a big-time performance when he hits the field for a Monday night matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card round. If you are considering Pollard in your DFS lineup, here’s an overview of what to think about before making a decision.
Fantasy Football analysis: Cowboys RB Tony Pollard (Captain: $12,000) (Flex: $8,000)
Pollard outplayed fellow Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, finishing with more rushing yards on fewer carries. Pollard averaged 5.2 yards per carry and finished with 1,007 rushing yards on 193 attempts to go along with nine touchdowns. He also caught 39 passes for 371 yards with three TDs and will face a Buccaneers defense that ranks 15th in rushing yards allowed per game (120.7).
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Pollard’s touches will continue to be limited due to Elliott’s involvement, so there is a clear ceiling to his production against the Buccaneers. He is the most expensive running back option on Monday night, but he is clearly the back you want in the Cowboys backfield.