Ty Montgomery

Ty Montgomery

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

Week 17 Outlook

GB @ DET
Sun 8:30pm ET
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Rank (ECR) N/A
Projection 10.7 pts

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90%
 
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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.

Ty Montgomery part of backfield plans for Packers in 2017

Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery is expected to maintain a role in the backfield for the 2017 season.

Fantasy Impact

Montgomery says he plans to spend the offseason bulking up his lower body, but ultimately it would be surprising if he was ever made a featured back. More likely, he will be the lightning to some other running back's thunder - whether that be Eddie Lacy or someone else. Montgomery projects as a RB3 in PPR redraft leagues for next year.

Alexander Onushco11 weeks ago
Ty Montgomery permanently converts to running back

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told the media Ty Montgomery will permanently convert to running back. "He's a running back. He wants to change his number," McCarthy said.

Fantasy Impact

Montgomery converted to running back early in the 2016 season after the Packers lost Eddie Lacy and James Starks to injury. The former wideout impressed so much that he will remain a running back moving forward. Montgomery received 77 carries for 457 yards rushing and three touchdowns this year, adding 44 receptions for 348 yards as a receiver. With Montgomery permanently transitioning, James Starks, Eddie Lacy and Christine Michael's future in Green Bay is in doubt. Michael and Lacy are impending free agents and could be let go, while Starks is entering his walk year in 2017. With a deep running back draft ahead, look for the Packers to address the position there and bring back one of their veterans to compliment Montgomery.

Ty Montgomery limited to three carries, suffers rib injury

Ty Montgomery rushed three times for 17 yards and caught 1-of-3 passes for two yards in the Packers 44-21 loss in the NFC Championship game to the Falcons. Montgomery left the game in the third quarter with a rib injury.

Fantasy Impact

Montgomery had an interesting season for the Packers, starting the year as a wide receiver and ending it as their primary running back. He had some bright spots as a running back including a 162-yard rushing performance against the Bears in Week 15 but only reached double-digit carries three times and lacked consistency running the ball. While he will likely not be the primary running back for the Packers next season, look for them to continue to use him in a dual RB/WR role. It will be interesting to see what position fantasy sites will have him available for next season. If he has dual position eligibility he could make for a nice bench option to cover bye weeks.

Brad Richter13 weeks ago
Ty Montgomery scores two touchdowns in Packers' playoff win

Ty Montgomery rushed for 47 yards on 11 carries including two short touchdown runs in the first half of the Packers 34-31 victory over the Cowboys. Montgomery also caught six passes for 34 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Montogomery scored on two goal line carries from three yards and one yard out respectively. He ran well with a long run of 15 yards. Montgomery will continue to be the lead rusher for the Packers getting between 10-15 touches next week in the NFC Championship game at Atlanta.

Brad Richter15 weeks ago