News: 5 days agoPollard carried the ball 25 times for 72 yards and caught seven of eight targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 30-10 win over the Jets. He also ran in a two-point conversion.
Spin: While he wasn't able to score a TD, something he did twice in Dallas' opener, it was still another very productive afternoon for the team's No. 1 running back. Pollard's workload, even in another blowout victory, is especially encouraging, but the Cowboys again face the prospect of not needing to keep their foot on the gas pedal in the second half during Week 3's road matchup against the 0-2 Cardinals, which could limit his fantasy ceiling.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Pollard has finally found his way atop the depth chart in Dallas following the offseason release of Ezekiel Elliott. After three seasons as a change-of-pace back, the 2019 fourth-round pick proved too good to keep off the field and was operating in a near-even split with Elliott in 2022. Pollard finished 21st among backs in touches, but was 12th in yardage, sixth in TDs and eighth in fantasy points. Absurdly efficient, Pollard ranks third in rushing EPA per carry, third in yards per carry (5.13) and first in YAC (2.43) since he was drafted. Pollard has shown that he can provide high-end efficiency with added volume and will be working behind a good offensive line in Dallas. He's a top-10 fantasy option.