Tony Pollard

RB, Dallas Cowboys

Height 6'0" Weight 209
DOB 1997-04-30 Age 25.5
College Memphis

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 83 · RB # 36 (Tier 5)
ADP (12-team PPR): 6.11, 73rd

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 5
34Darrell Henderson, LAR725.310.0513.6
35James Robinson, JAC1124.39.0612.7
36Tony Pollard, DAL925.56.1110.4
37Miles Sanders, PHI725.56.029.8
Tier 6
38Kareem Hunt, CLE927.36.1013.5
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Tony Pollard Unable To Repeat Big Performance On Thanksgiving

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard rushed 18 times for just 60 yards during Thursday's win over the New York Giants. He also added one receiving yard on two receptions. It was a relatively frustrating game for the 25-year-old considering he turned in 60 rushing yards, 109 receiving yards, and two touchdowns just four days earlier. With that said, Dallas has done a good job balancing the usage of both Ezekiel Elliott and Pollard; the two backs should be viewed as RB2 options in Week 13 versus Indianapolis.

    Nov 24 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Has A Dream Matchup On Thanksgiving

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard has an excellent matchup on Thanksgiving against the New York Giants. Pollard has been a top seven fantasy back for three straight games and is coming off an overall RB1 performance in Week 11. He's an easy RB1 option this week even with Ezekiel Elliott sure to get his share of the backfield's touches.

    Nov 23 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Has An Enormous Game In Week 11

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard was outstanding in a Week 11 blowout win over the Minnesota Vikings. Pollard ran the ball 15 times for 80 yards and caught all six of his targets for 109 yards and two touchdowns. He had a 30 yard and a 68 yard touchdown catch in the game. Even with Ezekiel Elliott getting 16 touches of his own, Pollard was still able to put up excellent numbers. He'll be a high-end RB2 with easy RB1 upside on Thanksgiving against the Giants.

    Nov 20 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard To Stay Involved In Week 11

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard is expected is expected to continue getting touches despite Ezekiel Elliott (knee) likely returning on Sunday. Elliott has been sidelined the last two weeks, but it appears the plan is for Elliott to return against the Minnesota Vikings this week. Despite that, Elliott will be wearing a brace and eased back into action. Pollard should continue getting carries and will likely out-touch Elliott during Sunday's game. Fantasy managers should be able to trust Pollard as a low-end RB2, while Elliott might fall into the RB3 range for this game.

    Nov 20 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Worth Starting In Week 11

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard is worth starting in fantasy lineups in Week 11 regardless of whether or not Ezekiel Elliott (knee) is able to return to the lineup. While Pollard's ceiling and floor will obviously both be much higher without Elliott, Pollard has shown more than enough to prove he is deserving of a starting lineup spot in most fantasy formats even if he's sharing the backfield. He's a surefire RB1 if Elliott sits, and a high-floor RB2 if Elliott plays.

    Nov 17 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Runs For 115 Yards In Week 10

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard took over the backfield again in Week 10, running the ball 22 times for 115 yards and a touchdown. He added three catches on six targets for an additional 13 yards. With Ezekiel Elliott (knee) inactive once again, Pollard received 22 of the 27 handoffs, with Malik Davis handling the other five. Pollard has always had clear RB1 upside, but has been sharing the backfield with Elliott for the most part. Any time he plays on his own, Pollard is an easy fantasy RB1 option, and has standalone RB2 value even when the whole Dallas backfield is healthy.

    Nov 13 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Could Be In For Another Huge Game In Week 10

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard could be in for another huge game in Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers. With Ezekiel Elliott (knee) still recovering from the injury that made him miss Week 8, Pollard should once again lead the Dallas backfield. While Elliott is expected to be able to play, he may be limited and even a healthy Elliott was yielding touches to a much more explosive Pollard. Pollard put up 33 fantasy points and finished as the overall RB4 in Week 8. While we can't quite expect that sort of production this time around, Pollard is a strong RB2 with easy RB1 upside.

    Nov 10 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Restricted To 30 Plays?

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard is believed to be maxed out at 30 plays, according to the team's running back coach Skip Peete. Last week, Pollard played a total of 30 plays in the absence of Ezekiel Elliott (knee) during their Week 8 contest. It's worth noting that Pollard has never reached 20 touches in a game. The expectation is that he'll fall back to his normal role with Elliott back now. Fantasy managers will still be able to get value out of Pollard. However, his value is going to be somewhat limited, assuming the team continues to max him out at 30 plays. It's unlikely the Cowboys would need Pollard to play over 30 snaps while Elliott is healthy.

    Nov 3 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Thrives As Lead Back In Week 8

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard excelled as the lead back in a Week 8 win over the Chicago Bears. Pollard got most of the backfield touches with Ezekiel Elliott (knee) out for the game. Pollard ended up with 14 carries for 131 yards and three touchdowns. He added a catch for 16 yards on his only passing game target. It was a better game than Elliott has had in years, but once "Zeke" is healthy, he and Pollard will certainly be back to splitting backfield duties.

    Oct 31 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Could Be The Lead Back In Week 8

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard could be the Cowboys lead back in Week 8 and would immediately be a top-10 option. With Ezekiel Elliott (knee) missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday due to a knee injury and a deep thigh bruise, it's hard to imagine him being able to start on Sunday. That would leave Pollard with a near every-down role. Even while playing clearly behind Elliott, Pollard has been able to put up RB2 finishes in all but two weeks of the season so far. If Elliott is out or severely limited, Pollard is a must-start RB1 in all formats.

    Oct 27 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Does Well On 14 Touches In Week 7

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard played well in a Week 7 win over the Detroit Lions. Pollard ran the ball 12 times, gaining 83 yards. He also caught two passes, gaining an additional 26 yards through the air. Pollard was out-touched 15-14 by Ezekiel Elliott, but Pollard gained 109 total yards while Elliott only gained 57. "Zeke" did score two touchdowns though, while Pollard did not find the end zone. Once again though, Pollard was the more explosive back for the Cowboys, but their commitment to splitting backfield touches will limit the upsides of both. Pollard should be on the RB2/3 radar going forward with Dak Prescott back under center.

    Oct 23 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Could Bounce Back Nicely In Week 7

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard could have a nice bounce back game in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions. Pollard wasn't bad in Week 6, but game script limited him to just 44 yards on the ground. In Week 7, he'll face a Lions defense that is 31st against running backs and should see his team get a lead and turn to the run game. Anything can happen in the NFL, but Week 7 could feature a game where both Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott put up legitimate fantasy performances. They're both on the RB2 list for this week.

    Oct 20 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Gets 13 Touches In Week 6

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard had a pedestrian day in a Week 6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Pollard ran the ball 11 times, gaining 44 yards. He also caught two passes on three targets, gaining an additional eight yards through the air. Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott almost split touches evenly in this one, but for the first time in a while, Pollard was outplayed by his backfield mate. Pollard and Elliott will continue to limit one another's upside and will both remain somewhere on the RB3 radar.

    Oct 17 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Looks For More Explosive Plays In Week 6

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard will look to make more explosive plays in a Week 6 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. Pollard was out-touched 22-8 in Week 5 but out-gained Ezekiel Elliott 86-78 and scored a touchdown. Pollard has clearly been the better running back on the Cowboys roster since last season, but Elliott remains the starter and the high-volume back. Still, Pollard has been able to put up strong RB2/3 numbers despite not even always seeing double figures in touches. He's an RB3 option with big upside in Week 6.

    Oct 12 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Does A Lot With Eight Touches In Week 5

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard only got eight touches in a Week 5 win over the Los Angeles Rams, but he did about as much as he could with them. Pollard's eight carries gained 86 yards and included a long touchdown run. Meanwhile, Ezekiel Elliott gained eight fewer yards than Pollard despite 14 more touches. Pollard has suddenly stopped being involved in the passing game, but if he can keep pulling off chunk gains and long touchdowns, he'll remain in the FLEX conversation regardless.

    Oct 10 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • CeeDee Lamb, Tony Pollard Officially Active Sunday

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (groin) and running back Tony Pollard (illness) are both active for Week 5 against the Los Angeles Rams. Despite being listed as questionable, Lamb's activation for Sunday's game was widely expected. He has totaled 21 catches, 259 yards, and two touchdowns over his last three games, showing a very strong connection with Cooper Rush. Meanwhile, Pollard, who was also listed as questionable, has amassed 162 rushing yards, 71 receiving yards, and one touchdown through four games this season. He should be viewed as a mid-to-low RB3 in fantasy football on Sunday.

    Oct 9 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard CeeDee Lamb
  • Tony Pollard Expected To Play In Week 5

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (illness) is expected to be active for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams. Despite being listed as questionable, Pollard traveled with the team to the West Coast and the Cowboys opted not to promote a running back from the practice squad. As a result, he will play in Week 5, barring a pregame setback. The 25-year-old has amassed 162 rushing yards, 71 receiving yards, and one touchdown through four games this season. He should be viewed as a mid-to-low RB3 in fantasy football on Sunday.

    Oct 9 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Travels With Team To Los Angeles

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (illness) traveled with the team to Los Angeles on Saturday. He is listed as questionable ahead of Week 5 against the Rams, but the fact that he joined the team on their trip to the West Coast is a good sign. Additionally, the Cowboys opted not to promote a running back from the practice squad, another suggestion that Pollard figures into the Cowboys' plans on Sunday. If active, he should be viewed as an RB3 in fantasy football.

    Oct 8 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Questionable With Illness

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (illness) missed practice on Friday and is now listed as questionable to play against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 5. It's bad news for anyone that was considering starting Pollard this Sunday against LA. He'll become a much riskier flex play with the Cowboys game not starting until later on Sunday afternoon. If the 25-year-old isn't able to gain clearance this weekend, Ezekiel Elliott should be more of a bell-cow back for Dallas, with Rico Dowdle serving in a chance-of-pace role. Pollard went over 100 yards rushing in Week 3, but he came back down to Earth in last week's win over the Washington Commanders with eight carries for just six yards while catching one of three targets for two yards.

    Oct 7 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Looks To Bounce Back In Week 5

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard will look to bounce back in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Rams. Pollard had a rough time in Week 4, running the ball eight times but gaining a total of six yards. This was after an impressive 105 yard performance in Week 3. Week 5 sees Pollard take on the Rams defense, which is the best defense against opposing running backs so far this season. It won't be an easy matchup, making Pollard's floor a bit low this week, but he's still an RB3/FLEX option in PPR formats.

    Oct 5 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard A Solid Option In Week 4 PPR Lineups

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard makes for a solid option in Week 4 fantasy lineups, especially in PPR formats. Pollard and the Cowboys will take on the Washington Commanders, who currently rank 17th against opposing running backs. While Pollard's upside is capped by the presence of Ezekiel Elliott in the same backfield, Pollard has consistently proven to be the better back, both on the field and on fantasy rosters. He figures to command more and more touches, but even on just 13 carries in Week 3, he gained 105 yards. He's a strong FLEX option and could flirt with RB2 numbers if he finds the end zone.

    Sep 28 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Runs All Over The Giants In Week 3

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard had an excellent game in a Week 3 win over the New York Giants. He ran the ball 13 times, gaining 105 yards including a long run of 46 yards. Strangely, he only saw one target in the passing game, and was unable to make the catch. Pollard's 13 carries were behind Ezekiel Elliott's 15, but Elliott only gained 73 yards. He did score the only rushing touchdown in the game for the Cowboys though. Pollard has once again shown to be the better, more explosive Cowboys running back, but he figures to continue splitting backfield time with Elliott, severely limiting the upside of both. Pollard could be a league winner if Elliott gets hurt, though.

    Sep 27 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Looks To Continue Ascending In Week 3

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard will look to continue his ascension into fantasy starter relevance in a Week 3 matchup against the New York Jets. Pollard put up 18 fantasy points in Week 2, while his backfield mate Ezekiel Elliott has put up 10 on the season. Pollard is the clear choice on passing downs, and he's starting to see more and more work on early downs as well. He may have a slightly lower floor than Elliott, but his ceiling is exponentially higher. Pollard is on the RB2/3 border, with a boost in PPR formats.

    Sep 21 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Could Be The Better Dallas RB In Week 2

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard could put up a better performance than his backfield mate Ezekiel Elliott in a Week 2 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. With Cooper Rush getting the start under center, it's not a stretch to assume the Cowboys offense won't be able to get too much done in the passing game. Pollard could serve as a safety valve for Rush and there are several scenarios where he ends up as the most targeted Cowboy in Week 2. There's a lot of variation in his potential performance, making him no more than an RB3, but with definitely high-end RB2 upside.

    Sep 15 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Doesn't Do Much In Week 2

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard, much like the rest of the Cowboys offense, didn't do too much in a Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs. Pollard ran the ball six times for just eight total yards and caught two passes for 14 yards. There were several occasions when Ezekiel Elliott and Pollard were in the backfield together, and there should theoretically be better days ahead for both backs, but with Dak Prescott (hand) now expected to miss up to two months, it could be rough times for the Cowboys offense for a while. Pollard won't be much more than a deeper FLEX option until he can prove otherwise.

    Sep 12 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Set For A Bigger Role In Week 1

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard is a solid option in Week 1 lineups against the Tampa Bay Bucs. Pollard has outright league-winning upside if Ezekiel Elliott misses time, but Pollard is supposed to be in much more of a 1A/1B situation with Elliott this season as opposed to his previous backup/pass catching role. Pollard was excellent when given the ball last season, finishing fourth in the NFL in yards per attempt after contact and first in yards per route run among all running backs. While he may have a lower floor than some other running backs because of the timeshare with Elliott, Pollard also has an extremely high ceiling that could be on display in Week 1.

    Sep 7 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2019DAL1581.75.420419.310.07.1864555.29220151077.111
    2020DAL16106.76.736331.712.38.81014354.31440281926.910
    2021DAL15137.19.137434.716.311.71307195.53246393378.600
    2022DAL11160.014.539153.723.215.41367615.606332324410.620

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1TBL 3-193.23855.111.68681.33022147.000
    2CINW 20-1717.82439.326.2169434.781745513.800
    3@NYGW 23-1610.52843.821.914131058.080100-00
    4WASW 25-101.32439.318.011860.7503122.000
    5@LARW 22-1014.62341.814.5888610.751000-00
    6@PHIL 17-266.22740.320.91411444.0003284.000
    7DETW 24-611.94165.122.21412836.920222613.000
    8CHIW 49-2933.23153.425.915141319.363111616.000
    10@GBL 28-3120.37286.733.728221155.23163134.300
    11@MINW 40-333.93954.229.22115805.3306610918.220
    12NYGW 28-207.14458.726.72018603.3302210.500

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@TBL 29-316.32024.18.473144.67044297.300
    2@LACW 20-1721.52133.925.816131098.381333110.300
    3PHIW 41-217.02938.215.81211605.4501155.000
    4CARW 36-286.71830.016.71010676.700000-00
    5NYGW 44-2012.33139.723.11814755.36044287.000
    6@NEW 35-297.82628.914.41310414.10033227.300
    8@MINW 20-163.21926.011.087263.7101111.000
    9DENL 16-304.82438.79.764112.750213232.000
    10ATLW 43-312.83242.123.71811423.82076569.300
    11@KCL 9-198.02232.813.497507.140222010.000
    12LVL 33-368.83141.918.91410363.60044328.000
    13@NOW 27-1714.42840.015.71177110.1414231.500
    15@NYGW 21-610.22940.821.11512746.17033134.300
    16WASW 56-146.02533.814.9118344.25032168.000
    17ARIL 22-257.31930.212.78393.000534916.300
    WCSFL 17-233.62535.28.564143.50022126.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 4, 58
    Kickoff Return: 100

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@LARL 17-204.21013.96.952105.000322211.000
    2ATLW 40-391.489.83.73263.0001133.000
    3@SEAL 31-380.067.31.2100-011-5-5.000
    4CLEL 38-499.72226.86.153165.331211616.000
    5NYGW 37-344.21522.713.696305.0003221.000
    6ARIL 10-385.03236.015.71410313.1004294.500
    7@WASL 3-252.71933.916.198162.0001166.000
    8@PHIL 9-237.41721.511.497405.710222412.000
    9PITL 19-246.32331.915.3119576.3302111.000
    11@MINW 31-2812.02131.87.6556012.001000-00
    12WASL 16-413.22135.610.264123.00022105.000
    13@BALL 17-343.33139.211.498222.7501166.000
    14@CINW 30-711.81937.325.51311393.5502294.510
    15SFW 41-3328.25289.736.22112695.752966310.500
    16PHIW 37-172.53347.115.7119121.3302188.000
    17@NYGL 19-234.83441.512.2105153.00053186.000

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

    2019

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1NYGW 35-172.42232.419.11313241.850000-00
    2@WASW 31-213.01724.37.154225.5001133.000
    3MIAW 31-620.32331.922.216131037.92133258.300
    4@NOL 10-120.023.40.0000-0000-00
    5GBL 24-341.956.95.644194.750000-00
    6@NYJL 22-241.378.53.733134.330000-00
    7PHIW 37-102.82028.611.488283.500000-00
    9@NYGW 37-183.51521.18.563217.0003199.000
    10MINL 24-28-0.434.21.411-4-4.000000-00
    11@DETW 35-2713.61317.68.162126.000444411.010
    12@NEL 9-134.31218.812.584194.7504393.000
    13BUFL 15-260.71114.15.14372.330100-00
    15LARW 44-2121.32332.920.0141213110.92122126.000
    16@PHIL 9-170.046.53.22200.000000-01
    17WASW 47-167.02736.021.31614604.2902155.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 16, 44
    Receiving: 21

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