The Cowboys selected rookie running back Tony Pollard in the fourth round of the NFL Draft from Memphis, and he's expected to compete with Darius Jackson and fellow rookie Mike Weber for the backup running back job in Dallas behind Ezekiel Elliott. Most likely, Jackson will be in that spot, but Pollard could carve out touches in a hybrid role as a running back and receiver. That said, it isn't likely to be many touches, but keep an eye on his role in training camp. He could be worth a late-round flier in seasonal leagues if he's No. 2 on the depth chart behind Elliott.
The Cowboys selected Pollard in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 128th overall. While a disappointing 4.52 40 time initially dinged Pollard's draft stock, the Memphis product followed it up with a 4.3 40 at his pro day and now appears to be headed to a Cowboys team that was known to be in the market for a young backup to Ezekiel Elliott. With Rod Smith gone and practically only Darius Jackson and Jordan Chunn to compete with, Pollard seems to have decent odds of opening the season as one of the more valuable handcuff running backs in fantasy. After averaging a school record 40 yards per kick return, Pollard would also have boosted value in leagues that count all-purpose yards.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||New York Giants||23||19.88|
|4||09/30||@New Orleans Saints||3||12.44|
|5||10/06||Green Bay Packers||19||18.13|
|6||10/13||@New York Jets||18||17.75|
|9||11/05||@New York Giants||23||19.88|
|12||11/24||@New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|15||12/15||Los Angeles Rams||14||17.26|