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This Week Outlook
Patriots RB Ty Montgomery will miss the rest of season after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Montgomery's potential return could have impacted Rhamondre Stevenson's role in the passing game, but that is no longer a concern. It'll continue to be Stevenson and Damien Harris when he is healthy leading the Patriots backfield.
Ty Montgomery was placed on IR Tuesday with a knee injury.
Montgomery was questionable heading into Week 1 with a knee injury, but was active and scored the team’s lone touchdown. It is possible that Montgomery came back too early and he will now have to miss the next four games. Wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey has been promoted to replace Montgomery on the active roster.
Ty Montgomery rushed two times for negative two yards against the Dolphins on Sunday. Most of his work came in the passing game as he hauled in three of four targets for 15 yards and one touchdown. New England ultimately fell to Miami by a score of 20-7.
Montgomery's value is almost entirely dependent on his usage in the passing game. He salvaged his performance in Week 1 by finding the end zone, but he isn't worth starting in fantasy leagues going forward.
Ty Montgomery is active for the Patriots’ Week 1 game against Miami.
Montgomery has been dealing with an ankle injury that he suffered in Week 3 of the preseason. He is currently the third running back on the depth chart but should factor in on passing downs. Fantasy managers should still expect Montgomery to split passing down work with Rhamondre Stevenson.
Patriots RB Ty Montgomery is listed as questionable on the team's Friday injury report, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Montgomery was injured in Week 3 of the preseason and only returned to practice this week. He is listed as the third running back on the Patriots depth chart behind Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson. If active, Montgomery would see some receiving work but remain a desperation play. If he can't go, Stevenson would dominate receiving work for the Patriots backfield. Harris caught just 15 passes last season and Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick openly praised Stevenson's pass game skills during camp this summer.