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David Montgomery

David Montgomery

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 222 lbsAge: 23College: Iowa State

Week 12 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #18
Projection 12 pts


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He should be back in the lineup after now having two full weeks off with his concussion. It hasn't been a season fantasy managers will remember, but since Tarik Cohen went down with his season-ending injury, Montgomery's fantasy finishes have been 15, 14, 24, 21, and 49 (concussion). He's yet to eclipse 89 yards rushing or 45 yards receiving, and his team is almost never in scoring position, but he's getting 17-plus touches every single week, which has value as an RB2. When playing the Packers, running backs outscore quarterbacks by 14.72 fantasy points, which is the second-largest gap in the league. Running backs are averaging a robust 31.3 PPR points against the Packers, which is the second-highest number in the league. On average, wide receivers outscore running backs by 12-14 PPR points per game, but not against the Packers, as that gap is a league-low 2.59 PPR points. Here's the best way to lay it out: The Packers allow 74.3 PPR points per game to skill-position players, and a league-leading 42.1 percent of that goes to running backs. The Packers opponents have targeted their running backs on 23.1 percent of pass attempts, which ranks as the second-highest number in the league. That's led to running backs producing 14.1 PPR points per game through the air alone, which is the most in the NFL. That's crazy when you consider the Saints allow just 17.4 PPR points per game to the position as a whole. It's not just volume, either, as the 1.91 PPR points per target they've allowed is also the most in the league. All in all, the Packers have allowed 156.9 total yards per game to running backs, so knowing Montgomery receives at least 75 percent of their touches/production, he should be in lineups as an RB2.

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David Montgomery (concussion) a full participant at Wednesday's practice

Bears' RB David Montgomery was a full participant in practice on Wednesday after missing Week 10 with a concussion.

Fantasy Impact

Montgomery appears on track to play Week 12 when the Bears take on the Packers on Sunday Night Football. Montgomery should slot in as an RB2 against a Green Bay D/ST that's been weak against the run. The QB situation in Chicago may also have an impact on Montgomery's fantasy production as Nick Foles did not practice Wednesday, but Mitchell Trubisky was a full go. Montgomery has seen an uptick in the passing game with Foles under center, and Trubisky's ability to scramble may cap his ceiling.

Lee Wehry - 5 days ago
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 12RB #18RB #15RB #3336
Rest of Season RB #21RB #22RB #222
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Projections (Week 12)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week30032.2
Last 3 Weeks55.703.36.5
Season to Date52.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 9@ TEN30032.2
Week 8vs. NO890210.5
Week 7@ LAR48056.9
Week 6@ CAR58049.7
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Game@ GB3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesDET, HOU, MIN2nd easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)HOU, MIN, JAC3rd easiest opponents
Rest of Season--1st easiest remaining opponents
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