• Tony Pollard: 15 carries, 80 yards, 6 receptions, 109 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns
• Ezekiel Elliott: 15 carries, 42 yards, 2 touchdowns; 1 reception, 5 receiving yards
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Ezekiel Elliott‘s return: Elliott returned to the Cowboys after missing the last three weeks with a knee injury.
- There were reports before the game that Elliott would still be limited.
- Tony Pollard was the lead back on early downs, but the backfield was split in more specialized situations.
- Pollard could be considered a sell-high candidate, as Elliott will likely take a higher percentage of the team’s carries going forward once he’s closer to 100%.
- The Cowboys face the Titans during fantasy championships. Tennessee has allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to running backs this season.
- The week before that they face the Eagles, who have been average against the run but just added two former All-Pro defensive tackles.
Ignore the Vikings' snap counts: The Vikings rested their starters in the fourth quarter as they were down by over 30 points.
- Justin Jefferson had played all 45 snaps over the first three quarters, while T.J. Hockenson and Adam Thielen had played all but one snap.
- Dalvin Cook played 34-of-45 snaps in the first three quarters, which was on par for him.
- The Vikings players are buy-low candidates in general after this poor performance.
• Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.
• Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.
• Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.