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Sony Michel or David Montgomery

 
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  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
David Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
 
 
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Avg Projection169.0158.5-
    
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  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
David Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. PIT vs. GB
Week 2 at MIA at DEN
Week 3 vs. NYJ at WAS
Week 4 at BUF vs. MIN
Week 5 at WAS at OAK
Week 6 vs. NYGBYE WEEK
Week 7 at NYJ vs. NO
Week 8 vs. CLE vs. LAC
Week 9 at BAL at PHI
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. DET
Week 11 at PHI at LAR
Week 12 vs. DAL vs. NYG
Week 13 at HOU at DET
Week 14 vs. KC vs. DAL
Week 15 at CIN at GB
Week 16 vs. BUF vs. KC
Week 17 vs. MIA at MIN
  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
David Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts237.6199.0
Rush Yards1,079.2870.2
Rush TDs9.26.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions9.634.3
Rec Yards74.7282.7
Rec TDs0.31.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points169.0158.5
   
  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
David Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
2018 Points 
Week 1
Week 24.1
Week 34.9
Week 417.2
Week 517.0
Week 622.6
Week 71.5
Week 8
Week 9
Week 103.1
Week 11
Week 1220.5
Week 137.0
Week 145.7
Week 155.9
Week 1617.6
Week 175.0
  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
David Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
2018 Targets 
Week 1
Week 22
Week 33
Week 40
Week 51
Week 61
Week 71
Week 8
Week 9
Week 100
Week 11
Week 122
Week 131
Week 140
Week 150
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Week 170
  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
David Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
Expert 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
 Draws K. Hunt comparisons because of his vision, versatility, break-tackle running style, and former KC OC M. Nagy drafting Montgomery leads to thoughts that he's looking for his next Hunt in CHI
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Check out my article on BRotofantasy.com regarding Michel's inflated ADP. He was very much a game script RB with no passing game involvement last season and there is nothing that says that will not remain the same this season. He also has degenerative knee issues and has never played even half the offensive snaps in a game.Since PFF started tracking college football, no running back has forced more than 100 missed tackles in a season. Except David Montgomery, who has done it twice. Montgomery was an absolute workhorse for Iowa State over the course of his collegiate career, he racked up 1200 yards last season with the most missed tackles overall and the most missed tackles per attempt which is even more impressive.He's elusive, he's a good pass blocker, he wasn't super involved in the passing game and wasn't a very good route runner when given the opportunity, but showed some solid hands. Had 71 total receptions in his career without a single drop, so wouldn't be super surprised to see him get a little more work pass catching in the NFL but might need some time to develop if he wants to be a true three down back.
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
 https://youtu.be/PSAsjB0EVvM
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Michel had a breakout postseason and that could carry over to a strong 2019 season. He does have some knee issues, but he should still be a solid RB3 with RB2 upside in 2019.Montgomery should lead the Bears in carries this year, but Cohen is going to have too big of a role in the offense for Montgomery to have more than a RB3 value most weeks.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 Jordan Howard had 1,080 total yards and 9 TDs despite seemingly disappearing from the offense at times last season. If that is the baseline for Montgomery, he'll likely match or exceed the value at his ADP. The issue? Mike Davis may be a thorn in his side after signing in the offseason, starting the first preseason game, and being backed by Nagy throughout the offseason.
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
 Up a handful of spots after that preseason debut. The hype train is a comin!
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It was a solid rookie year for Michel, who finished as the RB28 despite missing three full games. The issue with expecting a massive jump in production is his lack of usage in the passing game (just 7 receptions in 13 games), and the third-round draft pick of Damien Harris, as he's a threat to steal some early-down work. Still, Michel should provide RB2 value as long as he's healthyIt's clear the Bears didn't think Jordan Howard fit into their offensive scheme after sending him away for a sixth-round pick, right? So, what does that say about Montgomery, who they traded up into the third-round to get? Howard finished as the RB20 in his first season under Matt Nagy. Montgomery was likely the best pure runner in the draft who's already shown the ability to handle a workhorse role, and offers more in the passing-game than Howard did, though most of that work will go to Tarik Cohen. Montgomery was drafted on a team that's built to win right now, which means he'll have big value immediately
Sean Koerner
The Action Network
chronic knee issues mean he could miss games. Damien Harris puts pressure on him. not ideal in any sort of PPR. he's more valuable in Best Ball as he will consolidate his value into several games he goes off 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Sony has plummeted down draft boards with the drafting of Damien Harris and multiple reports about concerns revolving Michel's knee. These are both scary for fantasy owners, but the price has now dropped low enough that you can afford to take a risk on someone with legitimate top 10 running back upside in this great Patriots' offense.Jordan Howard is now gone after producing for fantasy owners despite lackluster efficiency. Many will take this to mean that the much more talented Montgomery will become a stud from day one, but Mike Davis is in town now too and Tarik Cohen isn't going anywhere so it might not happen quite so quickly.
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
Honestly, I can't justify drafting Sony this season. Not only did the Patriots draft another RB early this season, but his knee is a concern. He's suffered a torn ACL, a fractured shoulder blade, multiple ankle sprains, a fractured forearm and three separate knee strains. Sony, unsurprisingly, has the second highest chance of injury this season according to sports injury predictor. You can also add volume reduction to his risk. We know that White is going to get most of the passing down work, and that Harris is going to take some of the early down work away from him. This backfield is very similar to that of Washington. Assuming everyone stays healthy, Sony isn't going to pay off his ADP. He would need a Damien Harris injury to be anything more than a TD upside FLEX play. Yet he's being drafted as a mid range RB 2. Save yourself the headache and just stay away from Sony this season.David Montgomery is a very interesting pick in the middle rounds of drafts this season. He's a better RB than Jordan Howard, and he's a much better weapon in the passing game. So, it seems like a no brainer that you should be targeting him at his 4th round ADP. They spent an early third round pick on him, their defense is still going to be elite, and their offense is on track to finish in the top 10. All of this sets Montgomery up for an amazing rookie season. There are some risks though. The Bears have said that they want to cycle in Mike Davis on early downs, and that Cohen will still be used as a pass catcher. So, this has the potential to be a committee. At the end of the day, we're going to see how they plan on running this offense during the preseason, so I'll be able to adjust my rankings accordingly. Right now, my take is that Davis is a very small threat, and that Montgomery is more likely than not to pay off his ADP. If they gave Howard 250+ carries in each of his three seasons, than Montgomery should approach that at the very least, with an expanded passing game role as well.
Kyle Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
 Montgomery steps into a dynamic offense and immediately becomes the starting running back for the Chicago Bears. Montgomery displayed exceptional elusiveness, vision and receiving ability in college and this sets him up extremely well to have a solid rookie campaign. Even with all the weapons there in Chicago, Montgomery is going to receive a ton of volume week in and week out. He's a solid RB2 for your fantasy team that you can get right now in the mid to late rounds.