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  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 26th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 17# 18-
Best Rank# 10# 11-
Worst Rank# 26# 25-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ATL vs. CHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs ATLThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs CHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att1715.7
Rush Yds69.771
Rush TD1.70.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total26.117.8-
Avg Game13.18.9-
Avg Projection10.510.4-
Week 218.76.1-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at DET
13 rush, 64 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
14 rush, 56 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 2 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NYG
at DAL
Week 3 at ATL vs. CHI
Week 4 vs. IND at GB
Week 5 vs. TB vs. CAR
Week 6 at CAR at MIN
Week 7 at LAR vs. DET
Week 8 vs. NO at CAR
Week 9 at TEN vs. DEN
Week 10 vs. MINBYE WEEK
Week 11BYE WEEK at NO
Week 12 at GB vs. LV
Week 13 vs. DET vs. NO
Week 14 vs. HOU at LAC
Week 15 at MIN vs. TB
Week 16 at JAC at KC
Week 17 vs. GB at TB
Player Projections Comparison
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts14.215.6
Rush Yards56.061.2
Rush TDs0.50.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.92.1
Rec Yards15.115.8
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points10.510.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2020 Points 
Week 17.411.7
Week 218.76.1
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total26.117.8
Average13.18.9
Player Targets Comparison
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2020 Targets 
Week 135
Week 230
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The touch count for the Bears through two weeks is: Montgomery 33, Cohen 15, and Cordarrelle Patterson 14 (yes, I'm counting him as a running back). The way to see that is that Montgomery is the leader in essentially a 55/45 timeshare. That's not great considering the Bears are 2-0 and the gamescript fit his role perfectly in Week 2. He's run extremely well, averaging 5.0 yards per carry, and made a few shifty moves in the open field last week that led to a 28-yard receiving touchdown, but will those positive gamescripts continue? They are three-point underdogs in this game, and the Falcons have stopped the run extremely well considering their competition. Despite playing against Ezekiel Elliott and Chris Carson, they've allowed just 3.45 yards per carry through two weeks. There seem to be a variety of ways to score, though, as Carson caught two touchdowns, Elliott rushed for one, while Dak Prescott rushed for three. Montgomery is going to get the goal-line, which is the positive here, as the Bears are implied for 22 points. Where the Falcons struggle is to limit running backs through the air, as they've allowed 15-of-16 passes to be completed for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Since Dan Quinn became the Falcons coach, they've allowed an average of 6.4 receptions per game to running backs. Montgomery can have his role diminish in a highly negative gamescript, though oddsmakers have this as a close game. Plug him in as a low-end RB2 this week. Cohen is officially someone I'm worried about with just three targets through two games. Montgomery has six targets. Heck, Javon Wims has four targets. Cohen is not an early-down back who's going to grind out a high yards per carry. If he's not getting the targets, you can't use him in fantasy. The Falcons matchup suits him well, especially indoors, but he must be classified as a risky RB4/flex with some upside should Matt Nagy actually use him in the passing game.After Gurley totaled 19 of the Falcons 28 opportunities in Week 1 (67.9 percent), he totaled 21 of 34 opportunities in Week 2 (61.8 percent). Those are decent shares, but there is a warning sign above him. He caught just 1-of-5 targets in Week 1 and then saw zero targets in Week 2. If all he's getting is early-down work, he's going to be a touchdown-or-bust player. Targets are worth 2.5x what a carry is worth, so we don't care so much about his 21 carries that went for a measly 61 yards. Fortunately, he plays for a high-powered offense that should be in scoring position often. This week may not be one of those high-scoring weeks, though. The Bears aren't a cake matchup, especially with Akiem Hicks on the field. You can go back to last year and see they allowed 4.12 yards per carry without him, but just 2.92 yards per carry with him. The Falcons are projected for 25.0 points, which bodes well for Gurley considering the Bears have not allowed a quarterback more than two passing touchdowns since back in Week 7 of 2018. Gurley has received all five of the red zone carries for the Falcons this year. He's a touchdown dependent RB2 but one who has a better shot than most to get one this week.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Montgomery left last week's game with an injury scare, but he was able to come back in and continue to produce for fantasy football. Montgomery has looked great on the field against two easy matchups and he gets another fine matchup here with Atlanta. The Falcons are currently surrendering 22.2 fantasy points to running backs on average this season, which means that Montgomery should be in line for another solid outing. Montgomery can be rolled out as a low-end RB2 this week that could easily find the end zone in this one.Gurley looked great in week one and it appeared that you had a locked-and-loaded RB1 as long as he was on the field and healthy. However, last week, Gurley did next to nothing with his incredible opportunity. Gurley saw 21 carries, but was only able to convert those to 61 yards on the ground. Meanwhile, he wasn't targeted at all in a game where the Falcons threw the ball 36 times. Gurley is now moving into a category where he needs to find the end zone in order for you to feel happy that you plugged him into your lineup. He's now a touchdown-dependent RB2 moving forward.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Falcons are 23rd against fantasy running backs, I like MontgomeryThe good news is Gurley saw 21 carries last week, the bad news is he gained only 61 yards. If he can maintain 20 carries per game, that may catapult him to RB2 status, but the Bears are 13th against fantasy running backs this year. Gurley is not going to keep seeing 21 carries if he cannot improve on 2.90 yards per rush.