Ty Montgomery

Ty Montgomery

RB - GB
Height: 6' Weight: 216 lbsAge: 24College: StanfordDrafted: #94 (3rd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
27th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #54
Best / Worst #33 / #95
ADP #53

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Ty Montgomery bulks up

Ty Montgomery has now bulked up to 220 pounds. Looking to continue building on his transition to running back, Montgomery is adding size to his frame to handle the load while maintaining athleticism.

Fantasy Impact

With the additional weight and a very productive 5.9 yards per carry last season, Montgomery will be looking to top the 77 carries he received in 2016. Currently weighing in as the heaviest running back on the Packers roster, his stock is trending up with tons of upside carrying the ball for one of the leagues best offenses. Look for Montgomery to receive more volume and goal line touches for the Packers in 2017.

Jordan Phillips3 weeks ago
Ty Montgomery embracing full time switch to RB

For Ty Montgomery, embracing a full-time switch to running back wasn't about carving out a longer career -- just a more productive one.

Fantasy Impact

"I was running a lot on instincts. I knew where I was supposed to be going, but it was instinct," Montgomery told the team's official website. "Now, I know techniques. I know rotations and linebacker positions, and fronts and understanding gap rules and what the defense is supposed to be doing. Now when I get out there, I know my reads and my aiming points and I can just add that to my instincts. I'm excited to do that."

Jeff Latka - FantasySports1013 weeks ago
Ty Montgomery ready to take the next step

Ty Montgomery has returned to OTAs four pounds heavier (listed as 220 pounds).

Fantasy Impact

Ty Montgomery looks jacked up, and ready to take the mantle as the lead back in Green Bay. Ty was already a thick, muscular player but now gaining the extra muscle mass could help in making him more of a three-down back in Green Bay. Combining with a proper offseason training with the running backs, rather than the wide receivers, expect Ty to take a big step this year in the Packers backfield.

Richard King4 weeks ago
Ty Montgomery deemed Packers' top running back

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told the media Ty Montgomery is the team's starting running back for 2017.

Fantasy Impact

Despite selecting Jamaal Williams on day three of the NFL Draft Saturday, McCarthy reiterated that Montgomery will remain the Packers' starting running back for 2017. However, Williams' presence is a lot more threatening to Montgomery's workload than Christine Michael or Don Jackson is. Green Bay's fourth-round pick led BYU in rushing since his freshman campaign, and if he remains healthy, he could challenge Montgomery for early-down touches. Still, view Montgomery as an RB2 entering fantasy draft season, but keep a close eye on Williams' progression as Week 1 approaches.

Ty Montgomery envisioned as a No. 1 back in Green Bay

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told the media converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery "has the ability" to emerge as the team's No. 1 running back in 2017. “Obviously it’s a very heavy lifting position, so availability will be Ty’s No. 1 statistic,” McCarthy said via ESPN. “He’s a very talented young man, very bright, obviously understands the whole perimeter part of the offense now, so his utilization and the variation that he gives us as far as alignments and assignments and the different things that he can do will definitely benefit us as far as our offensive scheme. He just needs to have a great offseason ... but this is a big opportunity for him."

Fantasy Impact

Montgomery, who permanently converted to running back this offseason, has a chance to emerge as Green Bay's top rusher in 2017. Following the first waves of free agency, the Packers have yet to add a running back, leaving Montgomery as the current favorite to open the upcoming season as the starter. However, with players that include Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and LeGarrette Blount still floating around on the open market, plus, the NFL Draft approaching in late-April, Green Bay is expected to add to their running back personnel. Still, expect Montgomery to garner a featured role in Green Bay's rushing attack for the 2017 season.