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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 4 Rankings

Ezekiel Elliott Note
Ezekiel Elliott photo 24. Ezekiel Elliott (vs . WAS)
Before shutting down Miles Sanders last week on the ground, the Commanders were also having issues defending the run. They still grade out as a plus matchup for this rushing attack. The Commanders are 24th and 29th in second-level and open field yards. They have the 14th-highest explosive run rate and rank 11th in rushing yards allowed per game (third-highest yards per carry). After RB49 and RB43 finishes to open the season, he was the RB16 last week in another good matchup after he got into the endzone. He is clearly on the back nine of his career. Out of 59 running backs with at least ten carries, he's 33rd in yards after contact per attempt and 42nd in PFF's elusive rating. Elliott has disintegrated into less explosive Damien Harris. Elliott is a touchdown-dependent RB3.
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Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 33. Tony Pollard (vs . WAS)
Pollard is the RB26 in fantasy points per game and an upside RB3 this week. Excluding a disappointing Week 1, Pollard is ninth in yards after contact per attempt, 14th in breakaway rate, and 17th in PFF's elusive rating (minimum ten carries). Over the last two games, he has averaged 13 touches and 101.5 total yards. In those last two contests, he's out-touched Elliott inside the 20 while seeing a 13.3% target share. If Pollard doesn't get it done on the ground this week, he can through the air. Washington is 18th in DVOA against pass-catching backs with the most receiving touchdowns.
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Rico Dowdle Note
Rico Dowdle photo 99. Rico Dowdle (vs . WAS)