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Experts' Pick
 
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
vs. NYG, Sun 1pm EDT
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 20# 29-
Best Rank# 7# 17-
Worst Rank# 32# 52-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NYG vs. DEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs NYGThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs DEN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att3128
Rush Yds138119.5
Rush TD00.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total7.419.8-
Avg Game7.49.9-
Avg Projection9.58.7-
Week 17.41.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather60 F, Clear58 F, Clear-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at DET
13 rush, 64 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
at NYG
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NYG vs. DEN
Week 3 at ATL vs. HOU
Week 4 vs. IND at TEN
Week 5 vs. TB vs. PHI
Week 6 at CAR vs. CLE
Week 7 at LAR at BAL
Week 8 vs. NOBYE WEEK
Week 9 at TEN at DAL
Week 10 vs. MIN vs. CIN
Week 11BYE WEEK at JAC
Week 12 at GB vs. BAL
Week 13 vs. DET vs. WAS
Week 14 vs. HOU at BUF
Week 15 at MIN at CIN
Week 16 at JAC vs. IND
Week 17 vs. GB at CLE
Player Projections Comparison
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
vs. NYG, Sun 1pm EDT
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts14.810.8
Rush Yards57.344.1
Rush TDs0.40.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.52.9
Rec Yards12.221.0
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.58.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2020 Points 
Week 17.41.7
Week 218.1
Week 3
Week 4
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Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total7.419.8
Average7.49.9
Player Targets Comparison
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2020 Targets 
Week 134
Week 2
Week 3
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Notes for Player Combination
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
vs. NYG, Sun 1pm EDT
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 Conner is in a really weird spot this week. We have no idea how Pittsburgh intends to use him despite his injury, and there's a good chance that Benny Snell out-carries him. I would bench Conner in most lineups and wait for some clarity here; you should only start him if you have no other options.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
David Montgomery was limited in this last game as he was questionable all week leading up to kickoff, but he looked stellar on his limited carries - he rushed 13 times for 64 yards. The Giants' run defense looked very vulnerable in Week 1 as they allowed Benny Snell to run all over them. Montgomery should see 15+ touches in this game and he's a solid RB2 against a weak defense. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Everyone wants to laugh about it, but Montgomery looked extremely good in Week 1, doing whatever he had to do to gain extra yards. Coming off a groin injury that had him limited early in the week, it was a massive step in the right direction. As expected, Cohen was limited in the number of times they handed him the ball (7), but it was surprising to see him wind up with just two receptions. The Giants looked to be strong when holding James Conner to just 17 yards on his first eight touches, but he was apparently trying to push through an ankle injury. Once Benny Snell took over, he rushed for 113 yards on 19 carries. I thought Blake Martinez played a good game last week in his new defense, which is important as the centerpiece and their big free agent acquisition. This Giants defense seemed to have taken a step in the right direction under Joe Judge, so we can't assume it's the same unit as last year, which was actually better than expected, allowing 3.96 yards per carry on the year. Still, the Bears are five-point home favorites against a team coming off a short week. Montgomery should be considered a mid-to-low-end RB2 who will get the goal-line opportunities.We don't have an official status on Conner yet, but I'm assuming he'll be ready to go in Week 2 since he seemed willing to go back into the game against the Giants. However, with the way Snell was running, there was no rush, and there might not be a clear-cut favorite to lead this team in touches in Conner is back. Seriously, that's how well Snell played. Granted, it wasn't a bad matchup against the Giants, but he racked up 113 yards on 19 carries in that game, and speaking honestly, he looked better than Conner. It was a very small sample size, so we don't want to jump to conclusions, but rather pay attention. The Broncos run defense was very good last year, allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points per opportunity to running backs, though they did face a massive 29.1 running back touches per game, which ranked as the sixth-most in the league. So, volume was necessary. Fast forward to 2020 and they allowed Derrick Henry a scoreless 131 total yards on 34 touches. Still, this is a home team that's favored by 6.5 points and has a 24.8-point team implied total. That's a matchup you typically want to attack. If we hear Conner is a full participant, he should be considered the lead back and a mid-to-low-end RB2 who comes with some risk. If he's limited throughout the week but expected to play, you should be more cautious and treat him as an RB3. Snell is going to have a role, though a lot depends on Conner's status. Stay tuned for updates on Conner, as I'll post them as the week goes on right here at the end of the notes.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
For all those who want to hold Montgomery's YPC stats from 2019 against him, you've got to find something new now. Montgomery looked fantastic in action on Sunday against the Lions defense and he should be in line for another nice game here. This Giants defense just saw Benny Snell run all over them, which indicates that Montgomery should easily finish within the top-24 at the RB position. As long as the Bears don't fall behind as significantly as they did last week against Detroit, Montgomery will stay a part of the game plan and should easily see 15-18 touches with a chance to score. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
 Conner is already battling an ankle injury and he may not be able to play this week. There is a real possibility that Benny Snell Jr. takes over as the lead back at some point this year, but for now Conner should lead the RBBC this week if he is healthy enough to play.