6. Zeke Elliott and Tony Pollard, RB, Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
If you’ve been watching the Cowboys, you know what your eyes are telling you. Tony Pollard just makes plays. In Week 2 against the Bengals, whenever he touched the ball, Pollard looked like the feature back. He had 13 touches for 98 total yards, including one of the Cowboys early touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Elliott has 105 yards on 25 carries. These were both bad matchups and he should not have been near a starting lineup. Yet both backs will be worth the start in Week 3.
Right now Elliott is a volume based flex. He continues to be the back paraded as the starter. As long as he gets the touches, he will get the yards. Just not in such as large chunks as Pollard. Knowing Kellen Moore, he’ll get both of these backs as many touches as he can and try to keep Cooper Rush’s drop backs to a minimum.