Posted: 9/20/2021 12:22 am GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery rushed 20 times for 61 yards and caught three of his four targets for 18 yards in a 20-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Montgomery didn't deliver any explosive plays, but he handled a majority of the backfield touches. His heavy workload will put him in RB2 territory most weeks.
Posted: 9/13/2021 4:41 am GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery carried 16 times for 108 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 versus the Los Angeles Rams. He also added a 10-yard catch on his only target.
Huddle Up: Montgomery was easily the best player on the field for Chicago, continually picking up yards after contact and making something out of nothing. The Bears' offensive line woes aren't going away, but Montgomery looked about as spry as he ever has in three years as a pro and should benefit when Justin Fields takes over as the starting quarterback. Montgomery should be a solid RB2 with RB1 upside in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Posted: 8/14/2021 6:21 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery (undisclosed) limped off the field following his first (and only) carry of the first half of a preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Miami Dolphins. Montgomery didn't return to the game, but remained on the sideline. There was no injury update from the team, and the issue doesn't appear to be anything serious, in the opinion of a Bears beat reporter.
Huddle Up: It's the preseason so teams will more often than not err on the safe side, but still a situation to keep an eye on as well. In the meantime, continue to value Montgomery as mid-level RB2.
Posted: 7/13/2021 6:41 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery's 16.5 carries per game last season ranked fourth in the league, and it is the hope of head coach Matt Nagy that Montgomery can bump that number up to 20 in 2021, according to recent comments Nagy made to SI.com.
'Depending on what the game is, what's happened the last couple of years and why some of David's carries - which aren't low - haven't been quite as high is a lot of guys get into four-minute mode in the fourth quarter. That's where they can get those extra four or five carries, which can bump them into the top five, you know, with 20 rushes a game. That's our goal,' Nagy said.
Huddle Up: While more positive game script would certainly help Montgomery inch closer to 20 carries per game, Chicago hasn't done much from a personnel perspective to help make it a reality. The defense and offensive line don't figure to be significantly better, and rookie quarterback Justin Fields - when he takes over as the starter - will steal at least a handful of rush attempts per game from him as well. As such, it will be hard for Montgomery to finish among the top 10 at his position in fantasy for a second straight year.
Posted: 6/24/2021 5:28 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery led the team in 2020 with 1,070 rushing yards, 1,508 yards from scrimmage and 10 total touchdowns, but the team expects Montgomery to 'surpass' those numbers in his third season, according to a recent article in the Athletic.
Huddle Up: It's been easy to overlook that Montgomery totaled the fourth-most PPR points among running backs last season in his career year, and if the Bears' expectations hold true, he'll certainly surpass his current low-end RB2 ranking. At the least, value him as a RB2 with RB1 upside.
Posted: 1/02/2021 4:51 am GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery ranks second in the NFL in both rushing yards and rushing touchdowns since Week 12, logging 529 yards and six scores in that span.
Huddle Up: Montgomery has emerged as a workhorse RB1 down the stretch of the season, and it should be more of the same against the Packers in Week 17. Montgomery topped 100 yards on the ground against Green Bay earlier this year, finishing with 143 total yards and a score.
Posted: 12/28/2020 1:50 am GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery rushed 23 times for 95 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he added two grabs for 26 yards on his two targets.
Huddle Up: Montgomery started off rather slowly for his fantasy owners, turning in plenty of mediocre performances with just one rushing touchdown over his first 10 games. A light has gone off recently, as he has at least 72 rushing yards in each of his past five games, totaling 529 yards on the ground with six rushing scores, including at least one in four straight. He will look to keep it going against the Packers next Sunday. He had 103 yards on 11 runs with 40 receiving yards and a touchdown in the first meeting in Green Bay in Week 12.
Posted: 12/21/2020 2:12 am GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery rushed 32 times for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns and caught one pass for 16 yards in a 33-27 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Montgomery has five rushing touchdowns in the last three games and has topped 100 yards on the ground in three of his last four. Stay on the Montgomery bandwagon when the Bears face a weak Jacksonville run defense in Week 16.
Posted: 12/13/2020 11:21 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery rushed for 113 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries against the Houston Texans in Week 14. He also caught three passes for 42 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Montgomery has rushed for at least 100 yards in two of the last three games and has three rushing touchdowns during that span. He will continue to receive most of the work at running back and should be a weekly starting option in all leagues.
Posted: 12/07/2020 12:24 am GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery rushed 17 times for 72 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 13 against the Detroit Lions and he added four receptions for 39 yards on four targets.
Huddle Up: Montgomery has come alive in the past two weeks after a handful of rather mediocre performances. He has 28 carries for 175 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, and nine grabs for 79 yards a score on 10 targets in the past two outings. He can be trusted as a RB2 heading into Week 14 against the Houston Texans.