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45 Rod Smith RB

Dallas Cowboys

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
8%2%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
16441272.910

Player Updates

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Cowboys' Rod Smith: Inefficient in contract year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith rushed for 127 yards and one touchdown on 44 carries over 16 games in 2018. He also caught nine of 12 targets for 60 yards.

Smith was rarely much of a factor in the offensive gameplan outside of a lone spot start in Week 17 while filling in for a resting Ezekiel Elliott. His longest play went for just 14 yards, and his 2.2 YPC was among the least efficient in the league. It wouldn't be a surprise if the Cowboys move on when Smith becomes an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.

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Cowboys' Rod Smith: Finds end zone in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith carried 12 times for 36 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 36-35 win over the Giants. He also caught two passes for an additional 14 yards.

Smith started in place of the resting Ezekiel Elliott, finishing with double-digit carries for the second time in his NFL career. He averaged just 2.9 yards per carry but was able to salvage his day from a fantasy perspective with a one-yard touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter. With Elliott rested and ready to handle a heavy workload, Smith should play a minimal role during the team's wild card game next weekend.

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Cowboys' Rod Smith: Starting for Elliott
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will start at running back for Ezekiel Elliott (coach's decision) on Sunday at the Giants, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

With Elliott dominating the backfield, per usual, in 2018, Smith has earned the occasional touch en route to 32 rushes for 92 yards and seven catches (on nine targets) for 46 yards. Smith does have one career start under his belt -- Week 11 against the Eagles last season -- but managed just eight carries for 11 yards.

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Cowboys' Rod Smith: In line for increased role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith and Darius Jackson are expected to split reps out of the Dallas backfield Sunday against the Giants with the Cowboys planning to rest Ezekiel Elliott, team sources tell Jane Slater of NFL Network.

Since he's not dealing with an injury, it's unclear if Elliott will be inactive for the contest, but even if he dresses, the star running back would likely only see spot duty or serve as an insurance option behind Smith and Jackson. Locked in as the NFC's No. 4 seed in the playoffs regardless of how Sunday's action plays out, the Cowboys have little to gain by exposing Elliott, so Smith and Jackson should both be in line for their heaviest snap counts to date. Elliott's status as a three-down workhorse has limited Smith to just 39 touches (32 carries, seven receptions) through 15 games, with Smith mustering just 2.9 yards per tote.

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Cowboys' Rod Smith: Loses yards in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith lost seven yards on two carries during Sunday's 27-20 win over Tampa Bay.

Sunday represented the worst in what has been a very mediocre statistical season for Smith, who has reached double-digits in total yardage just five times this season while playing behind star back Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys have nothing to play for Sunday against the Giants -- they'll be the No. 4 seed no matter what -- so it's possible that Smith carries a larger load against the league's No. 14 run defense, giving up 4.4 yards per carry.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/9/18CAR1550
29/16/18NYG0000
39/23/18SEA0000
49/30/18DET62290
510/7/18HOU31050
610/14/18JAC5450
710/21/18WAS0000
911/5/18TEN0000
1011/11/18PHI2860
1111/18/18ATL1000
1211/22/18WAS2780
1311/29/18NO3220
1412/9/18PHI427140
1512/16/18IND314100
1612/23/18TB2-7-10
1712/30/18NYG1235131
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2015Dallas Cowboys10000---0000
2015Seattle Seahawks10252.53001
2016Dallas Cowboys7000---0000
2017Dallas Cowboys151552324.2454115
2018Dallas Cowboys161441272.9141010
TOTAL4921013643.6455126
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2015Dallas Cowboys100166.060001
2015Seattle Seahawks1000---00000
2016Dallas Cowboys70144.040000
2017Dallas Cowboys1511920210.6811119
2018Dallas Cowboys1619606.7140001
TOTAL492302729.18111111
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2015Dallas Cowboys1012626.02600
2015Seattle Seahawks100---000
2016Dallas Cowboys711919.01900
2017Dallas Cowboys1512020.02000
2018Dallas Cowboys1600---000
TOTAL4936521.72600
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2015Dallas Cowboys1000.000000.0000
2015Seattle Seahawks100.000000.0000
2016Dallas Cowboys711.000000.0000
2017Dallas Cowboys1555.000000.0000
2018Dallas Cowboys1698.010000.0000
TOTAL491514.010000.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/235
Birthdate:
1/10/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Fort Wayne, IN, USA
School:
Ohio State
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: