Another week, another mega-chalk running back. With Ezekiel Elliott out, Tony Pollard is obviously an incredible value on DraftKings and especially FanDuel for Week 8 in DFS.


I wish I could start this article saying how the chalk running backs have been good so far (especially last week), so now is the great setup to fade the chalk and go contrarian at running back. I would do that if Pollard was priced $1k higher or more, but he's priced like a mid-tier back in a timeshare. 

Simply put, Pollard's floor is too high to justify any sort of massive fade in my opinion. While I won't have him in all of my lineups, he will be in most of them. His roster percentage may be so high (as in 80% or more in high-stakes GPPs) that I may very well...

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