Updated Tony Pollard Fantasy Football Ranking: Start Cowboys Running Back in Week 8?
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- Tony Pollard will start at running back for the Dallas Cowboys in Sunday's Week 8 matchup against the Chicago Bears.
- Pollard is explosive as a ball carrier and receiver, giving him plenty of fantasy football value in Week 8.
- Using the Action Network's updated fantasy football rankings for Week 8, we examine where Pollard ranks ahead of Sunday's games.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is doubtful to play in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears due to a knee injury, paving the way for Tony Pollard to get a full workload on Sunday afternoon.
Pollard, who many believe is more talented than Elliott at this point in their careers, could be in line for a huge fantasy football day as well.
In a vacuum, Pollard is a no-brainer fantasy football start in Week 8, especially against the Bears, who rank 24th in the league in Football Outsiders rushing defense DVOA metric.
However, because Pollard was more of a mid-round fantasy football draft pick this year, there are scenarios where managers have to decide between the Cowboys running back and other top-ranked ball-carriers for Week 8.
So if you’re waffling on whether to start or sit Pollard on Sunday, let’s take a look at the Action Network’s updated fantasy football rankings for Week 8 to help you decide.
Tony Pollard Fantasy Football Start or Sit
According to our fantasy football rankings, Pollard is among the best running back starts of Week 8.
The Dallas running back checks in as our RB6 in standard scoring leagues, making him essentially an auto-start unless you’re sitting on the most loaded running back stable in fantasy football history.
Pollard is our RB6 in PPR formats as well, so no matter how you slice it, it’s very likely that he’ll be in your lineup on Sunday afternoon.
In case you’re curious, Derrick Henry, Josh Jacobs, Saquon Barkley, Kenneth Walker III and Christian McCaffrey make up the Action Network’s top-five fantasy football running backs in standard leagues this week.
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