RB Tyler Clutts - Dallas Cowboys
|6-2, 260||Born: 11-9-1984||College: Fresno State||Drafted: ---|
Week 19: vs Green Bay Packers
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Some side notes on the youthful Cowboys' offense - Dallas is the only team in NFL history to have a rookie pass for 20 touchdowns (quarterback Dak Prescott, 311/459 for 3,667 yards passing, 23 TDs and only four interceptoins thrown, with 57/282/6 rushing - sixth-best fantasy quarterback in the land last season) and a rookie rush for 15 touchdowns (running back Ezekiel Elliott, 322/1,631/15 rushing with 32/363/1 receiving - second-best fantasy running back) in the same season. Elliott led the NFL with 1,631 rushing yards, the third-most by a rookie in league history. Dallas knocked off Green Bay 30-16 at Lambeau Field in Week Six (October 16, 2016), during the Packers' five-losses-in-six-games-skid at mid-season - Elliott threw down for 28/157/0 rushing and four targets for 2/17/0 receiving during the victory. Over the final four weeks of 2017 (including a part-time game at Philadelphia in the season finale), Elliott had 59/346/3 rushing with four targets for 4/41/0 receiving - he's rested and ready to rock in this game after a first round bye. The Packers' rush defense wound up regular season ranked eighth in the NFL averaging 94.7 yards allowed per game, with 11 rushing scores handed out over 16 games. Detroit managed 21/76/1 vs. Green Bay in the season finale; the Packers gave up 20/93/0 to the Vikings' backs three games ago. From Week 15-17 of regular season (the last three weeks, with no teams on bye), Green Bay averaged 17.2 fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs per game (13th-least in the NFL). In the Wild Card round of the playoffs, the Packers gave up just 17/70/0 rushing to the Giants as they chased a 14-3 halftime lead at Lambeau Field and eventually lost 38-13. He's a star and one of the best players in the league, but this is a tough matchup for the rookie sensation Elliott.