Tony Pollard

RB · Tennessee Titans

Height 6'0" Weight 209
DOB 1997-04-30 Age 26.9
College Memphis

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 6 (Tier 2) · ADP (12-team PPR): 2.04, 16th

Fantasy Advice

Pollard was tough to rank weekly last season due to his relatively low touches for a top RB. He played only 49% of snaps on the season, but 5.2 a carry plus 12 TD pushed him to RB9 in PPG. Zeke was RB23 PPG by the way, and is not in the building as of writing this. Can Pollard handle a bigger workload? It looks like he is going to have to given the Cowboys depth chart. Have some faith in Pollard to live up to these expectations, but don't reach for him.

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 1
4Saquon Barkley, NYG1327.22.0115.8
Tier 2
5Nick Chubb, CLE528.32.0215.6
6Tony Pollard, DAL726.92.0414.3
7Derrick Henry, TEN730.32.0917.9
8Najee Harris, PIT626.13.0911.9
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Titans Calling Tyjae Spears, Tony Pollard 1A And 1B

    Headshot for Tony Pollard

    Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Nick Holz sees running backs Tyjae Spears and Tony Pollard as 1A and 1B in some combination at the RB position for the team heading into the 2024 season. Holz said both backs will get a lot of touches. It's clearly bad news for Pollard's fantasy value after he served as the lead back for the Dallas Cowboys in 2023, recording his second straight 1,000-yard rushing season with six touchdowns but a career-low 4.0 yards per carry in 17 regular-season starts. Expecting a third straight 1,000-yard season in his first year in Tennessee would be unwise. If both Spears -- who had 453 rushing yards and 385 receiving yards with three total TDs as a rookies last year, -- and Pollard split the backfield work evenly, they'd both be more of RB3/flex plays in fantasy on a weekly basis in an offense that could be transitioning to more of a balanced attack rather than run-heavy.

    Apr 10 · Source via Tennessee Titans Tony Pollard Tyjae Spears
  • Titans Giving Tony Pollard A Three-Year Deal

    Headshot for Tony Pollard

    Updating a previous report, the Tennessee Titans are set to give free-agent running back Tony Pollard a three-year deal worth $24 million, according to a source. The deal won't become official until Wednesday, but this officially signals that the Titans are moving on from Derrick Henry, which was expected all along. Pollard brings a completely different dynamic than King Henry in the backfield. While Pollard should be expected to see most of the backfield touches in Tennessee, second-year back Tyjae Spears should also be heavily involved, which will hurt Pollard's overall fantasy ceiling. The 26-year-old has gone over 1,000 yards rushing in each of the last two seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, but he averaged a career-low 4.0 yards per carry in 2023 and is moving to a much less explosive offense in Tennessee with an unproven second-year QB in Will Levis.

    Mar 11 · Source via Tennessee Titans Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Titans Expected To Sign Tony Pollard

    Headshot for Tony Pollard

    The Tennessee Titans are expected to sign free-agent running back Tony Pollard, according to a league source. Nothing is official and teams cannot announce free-agent signings until Wednesday, but it looks like Pollard is going to leave the Dallas Cowboys for the Titans to replace Derrick Henry in Tennessee. The 26-year-old should be in line for lead-back duties in Tennessee, although second-year back Tyjae Spears earned more playing time after an impressive rookie campaign in 2023. Even though Pollard eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing for the second straight season in 2024 with Dallas, he averaged a career-low 4.0 yards per carry and didn't look the same after suffering a serious leg injury the previous postseason. He could be more efficient another year removed from the injury, but the move to the Titans is a big offensive downgrade behind an offensive line with plenty of question marks.

    Mar 11 · Source via Tennessee Titans Tony Pollard
  • Texans Likely To Pursue Tony Pollard, D'Andre Swift; Team Looking To Retain Sheldon Rankins, Steven Nelson

    Headshot for Steven Nelson

    Nick Caserio has bargain-shopped at running back since taking over. Veterans Phillip Lindsay, Mark Ingram, Rex Burkhead and Devin Singletary have been among the low-cost options to stop through Houston during the GM’s three-year tenure. The team looks to be aiming a bit higher this year, though it is unclear how much higher. Saquon Barkley-Texans […]

    Mar 11 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Steven Nelson D'Andre Swift Tony Pollard Sheldon Rankins
  • Tony Pollard May Take Less To Stay In Dallas

    Headshot for Tony Pollard

    The free agent market for running back this offseason is sure to be active with such names as Derrick Henry, Josh Jacobs, Saquon Barkley, D’Andre Swift, and Austin Ekeler all seeking new contracts. Among those names is Cowboys running back Tony Pollard, who is seeking his second multi-year contract after playing under the franchise tag […]

    Mar 7 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard, Gerald Everett could make sense in Kellen Moore's Philly offense

    Headshot for Gerald Everett

    Kellen Moore and Nick Sirianni have a deep roster of playmakers returning, but they could shore up their tight end and running back rooms.

    Feb 28 · ESPN Philadelphia Eagles Los Angeles Chargers Dallas Cowboys Gerald Everett Tony Pollard
  • Cowboys RBs Tony Pollard, Rico Dowdle Will Reach Free Agency

    Headshot for Rico Dowdle

    The Cowboys made a notable but expected move last offseason by cutting Ezekiel Elliott. The move brought an end to the former rushing champion’s time in Dallas, and it allowed a new group of backs to operate in his place. The position was led in 2023 by Tony Pollard, who flashed potential as a lead back during […]

    Feb 27 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Rico Dowdle Tony Pollard
  • Cowboys Not Expected To Use Franchise Tag On Tony Pollard

    Headshot for Tony Pollard

    The Dallas Cowboys are not expected to use the franchise tag on impending free-agent running back Tony Pollard this year at a cost of $12.109 million, according to sources. The Cowboys gave Pollard lead-back duties in 2023, and he responded with 1,005 rushing yards on 252 attempts (career-low 4.0 yards per carry) with six touchdowns while adding a career-high 55 receptions for 311 yards and no TDs through the air in 17 regular-season contests. Pollard looked better late in the season and wasn't really himself for most of the year after recovering from a significant leg injury in 2022. The 26-year-old's fantasy value for the 2024 season will depend on where he's playing, but Pollard didn't do much to show other clubs that he can be trusted as a workhorse back.

    Feb 26 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard, Tyron Smith among Cowboys' top free agents on offense

    Headshot for Tony Pollard

    Here's a look at Dallas' six free agents on the offensive side of the ball and how the Cowboys may handle them.

    Feb 21 · ESPN Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard Tyron Smith
  • Cowboys Could Consider Re-Signing Tony Pollard

    Headshot for Tony Pollard

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard's production plummeted as the team's lead back in 2023, but The Athletic's Saad Yousuf thinks the Cowboys don't need to rule out the possibility of bringing Pollard back in 2024 in free agency. Despite his disappointing season as a whole, Pollard was also coming back from a serious leg injury last year. However, he may have proved that he can't be relied on to be a workhorse. If a bidding war breaks out for the 26-year-old, though, the Cowboys won't be expected to consider bringing him back. After earning a Pro Bowl nod in 2022, Pollard averaged a career-low 4.0 yards per carry on a career-high 252 rushing attempts for 1,005 yards and six touchdowns in 2023, adding a career-high 55 catches for 311 yards through the air. Pollard may not have been back to full health until December. Where he ends up in 2024 will ultimately determine his fantasy value.

    Feb 14 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Runs In A Touchdown On Wild-Card Weekend

    Headshot for Tony Pollard

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard scored a rushing touchdown in the first week of the playoffs against the Green Bay Packers. Pollard ran the ball 15 times, picking up 56 yards and scoring a touchdown on a one-yard run in the third quarter. He also saw nine targets in the passing game, gaining 29 yards on seven catches. It was a very up-and-down season for Pollard in his first season as the Cowboys lead back, where he was widely drafted as a surefire RB1 but ended up disappearing often even in good matchups. The Dallas backfield will be interesting to follow throughout the offseason.

    Jan 14 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2019DAL79.75.31520419.310.07.1864555.29220151077.111
    2020DAL106.76.71636331.712.38.81014354.31440281926.910
    2021DAL137.19.11537430.514.311.71307195.53246393378.600
    2022DAL229.314.31656949.021.315.519310075.22955393719.530
    2023DAL193.111.41783670.626.918.825210053.99667553115.701

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@NYGW 40-021.253763.829.31714705.00232126.000
    2NYJW 30-1014.4165664.437.93325722.88087375.300
    3@ARIL 16-2813.6147086.432.126231225.30033-1-0.300
    4NEW 38-37.5263752.920.01411474.27033134.300
    5@SFL 10-426.4313469.426.5138293.63054358.801
    6@LACW 20-1714.0115179.734.42215302.000768013.300
    8LARW 43-206.0374264.620.01312534.4201122.000
    9@PHIL 23-287.8285877.322.71712514.25053124.000
    10NYGW 49-175.5385469.219.21515553.670000-00
    11@CARW 33-1016.0124562.523.61712615.08154194.800
    12WASW 45-1019.394175.935.21913796.08166244.000
    13SEAW 41-3515.8136977.527.02420683.40143155.000
    14PHIW 33-1313.1175972.029.32416593.69087375.300
    15@BUFL 10-316.7344171.924.61411524.7303252.500
    16@MIAL 20-224.8454669.719.71312383.1701155.000
    17DETW 20-195.4435584.629.21916493.0603100.000
    18@WASW 38-1015.6124156.926.41917704.12122168.000
    WCGBL 32-4818.0-6770.525.32415563.73197294.100

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 2, 1, 21, 7, 6, 1, 1

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1TBL 3-193.2593855.111.68681.33022147.000
    2CINW 20-1717.832439.326.2169434.781745513.800
    3@NYGW 23-1610.5242843.821.914131058.080100-00
    4WASW 25-101.3682439.318.011860.7503122.000
    5@LARW 22-1014.6202341.814.5888610.751000-00
    6@PHIL 17-266.2282740.320.91411444.0003284.000
    7DETW 24-611.9244165.122.21412836.920222613.000
    8CHIW 49-2933.243153.425.915141319.363111616.000
    10@GBL 28-3120.377286.733.728221155.23163134.300
    11@MINW 40-333.913954.229.22115805.3306610918.220
    12NYGW 28-207.1384458.726.72018603.3302210.500
    13INDW 54-1923.622841.222.11512917.58232157.500
    14HOUW 27-2320.264157.721.11510424.20154205.010
    15@JACL 34-4012.6194154.732.02419753.95054317.800
    16PHIW 40-3411.0223953.423.3179192.110866110.200
    17@TENW 27-130.0---------------
    18@WASL 6-261.9672943.311.987192.710100-00
    WC@TBW 31-1410.4-4058.026.11815775.13033124.000
    DP@SFL 12-194.3-1931.114.896223.67032115.500

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 57, 18, 7, 54, 13, 2, 30, 11
    Receiving: 30, 68, 10

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@TBL 29-316.3402024.18.473144.67044297.300
    2@LACW 20-1721.542133.925.816131098.381333110.300
    3PHIW 41-217.0372937.715.61211605.4501155.000
    4CARW 36-286.7421829.516.41010676.700000-00
    5NYGW 44-2012.3253139.723.11814755.36044287.000
    6@NEW 35-297.8302629.214.61310414.10033227.300
    8@MINW 20-163.2561926.011.087263.7101111.000
    9DENL 16-304.8442438.79.764112.750213232.000
    10ATLW 43-312.8193241.623.41811423.82076569.300
    11@KCL 9-198.0232232.813.497507.140222010.000
    12LVL 33-368.8283141.918.91410363.60044328.000
    13@NOW 27-1714.4182840.015.71177110.1414231.500
    14@WASW 27-200.0---------------
    15@NYGW 21-610.2192940.821.11512746.17033134.300
    16WASW 56-146.0412534.215.1118344.25032168.000
    17ARIL 22-257.3331929.712.58393.000534916.300
    18@PHIW 51-260.0---------------
    WCSFL 17-233.6-2534.78.364143.50022126.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 4, 58
    Kickoff Return: 100

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@LARL 17-204.2551013.96.952105.000322211.000
    2ATLW 40-391.47889.83.73263.0001133.000
    3@SEAL 31-380.0-67.31.2100-011-5-5.000
    4CLEL 38-499.7252226.86.153165.331211616.000
    5NYGW 37-344.2431522.713.696305.0003221.000
    6ARIL 10-385.0343236.015.71410313.1004294.500
    7@WASL 3-252.7491933.916.198162.0001166.000
    8@PHIL 9-237.4341721.511.497405.710222412.000
    9PITL 19-246.3382331.915.3119576.3302111.000
    11@MINW 31-2812.0162131.87.6556012.001000-00
    12WASL 16-413.2522135.610.264123.00022105.000
    13@BALL 17-343.3493139.211.498222.7501166.000
    14@CINW 30-711.8171937.325.51311393.5502294.510
    15SFW 41-3328.225289.736.22112695.752966310.500
    16PHIW 37-172.5603347.115.7119121.3302188.000
    17@NYGL 19-234.8483441.512.2105153.00053186.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 3, 42, 1, 40
    Receiving: 7

    To top