Eagles vs. Cowboys: Fantasy start, sit options for Week 9 of the NFL season

As Philly aims to build on its division lead, here's who to start and sit in Fantasy football for the Week 9 Eagles vs. Cowboys clash.
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Sit: Tony Pollard, RB (Dallas Cowboys)

Those rostering running back Tony Pollard likely cannot afford to bench him, yet he is a name to avoid from a DFS perspective. The Dallas spark plug draws a horrendous matchup as the Eagles lead the NFL in opponent rushing yards per game (65.5) and opponent rushing first down percentage (19.6%).

That makes it easy to understand how Philly has allowed the fewest Fantasy points to the running back position. A defensive line that includes a mix of elite veterans and newcomers has stopped ball-carriers dead in their tracks. Pollard's recent rough stretch does nothing to improve his upside, either.

The fifth-year pro is averaging a dismal 39.8 yards and 3.5 yards per rush attempt over Dallas' last four games. To add insult to injury, he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 1. Fantasy managers have a right to be disappointed as they wonder if Pollard can turn things around moving forward.

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