5 fantasy football flops and who can be trusted moving forward

Even if the Cowboys haven't lost faith in Pollard, you probably should.
Even if the Cowboys haven't lost faith in Pollard, you probably should. / Thearon W. Henderson/GettyImages
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Trevor Lawrence

The Jaguars were awful on Sunday. They didn't score a touchdown and their quarterback threw a couple of picks in San Francisco territory. Trevor Lawrence is not going to win you a Fantasy Championship this year (though Travis Etienne, who could easily been in this article, might), but he is fair solid lock to throw over 200 yards and at least 1 touchdown.

He is also a lock for 20 yards rushing (high of 59) and is probably due for a rushing touchdown. He has a fairly good schedule for the next few weeks (Carolina, Cincinnati, and Houston), then some tough matchups against Cleveland and Baltimore. This week was a Blip, but his QB ranking of 18 shows the middling performance you can expect.

Tony Pollard

How painful is it when your fantasy player's team puts up 49 points and yet he doesn't see the end zone once? Pollard started out the year looking like the running back the Cowboys wanted to replace Ezekiel Elliot (3 games in a row over 15 points). Since then, in the last six games, he has eclipsed 10 points only once.

Pollard needs to be involved in the receiving game in order to score points. This week, Pollard had 15 rushes for a dismal 55 yards and no receptions or targets when Prescott through for over 400 yards on 35 attempts. Rico Dowdle had almost as many rushing attempts as Pollard, which could be garbage time or a sign of where the Cowboys are headed. Bench Pollard.

Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill is technically the TE9 but we all know he just needs to be categorized as something. Hill started the year with tough sledding, not breaking 10 points until week 6. Since then, he has hit double digits four games in a row (two games over 20) until his clunker this week at 4.3 points. You could read into it that New Orleans figured out how to leverage Hill in conjunction with Derek Carr.

But with Carr out, Jameis Winston was slinging. It all just matters how many touchdowns Hill throws or runs or catches in a given game. Carr is supposed to back this week, but Taysom Hill is Untrustworthy.