RB Ty Montgomery - Green Bay Packers
|6-0, 221||Born: 1-22-1993||College: Stanford||Drafted: Round 3|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 16): Montgomery is in a committee with Aaron Jones now in an offense that won't have Aaron Rodgers. He did have a score that he dropped at the goal line, but Montgomery's role and upside are limited now.
General News (Wed Oct 18): practiced fully on Wednesday.
Week 7: vs New Orleans Saints
FBG says: Tough matchup. The Packers offensive line just can't seem to catch a break this season. Last week was the first time all season that they finally had their starting group together, but the trio of Bryan Bulaga, David Bakhtiari, and Lane Taylor all exited Sunday's game with injuries. Bulaga is going through the concussion protocol, while Bakhtiari's status is in question as he re-aggravated the hamstring injury that sidelined him for the past four games. Lane Taylor had to be carted off with what looked to be a more serious knee injury, but his status has yet to be reported on as of Tuesday. With all of these injuries at hand, they predictably struggled in a tough matchup against the Vikings last week as the duo or Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery only managed to average three yards per carry for 69 yards between the pair. Neither running back ran for more than nine yards on a single play. Aaron Jones out-snapped Montgomery 43 to 20 as Jones led the share on the ground with 13 carries to Montgomery's 10. The situation was tough in general for the Packers running backs due to the Aaron Rodgers injury though, as the Vikings proceeded to stack the box with Hundley passing the ball. With Rodgers now out, it is reasonable to expect that the Packers should lean harder than ever on their running game for the remainder of the season. The Saints rushing defense has been serviceable this season, allowing only 100.8 rushing yards per game and only one rushing touchdown to opposing running backs. Last week was a success as they held the Lions to only 66 rushing yards, however, that was a very pass-heavy game for the Lions as they were in catch-up mode for virtually the entire game. Cameron Jordan continued his great season with a big performance last week, while linebacker Craig Robertson looked much improved in run defense against the Lions. While the Saints still have a few weak spots on defense, this unit overall has played much better in recent weeks. This matchup is highly dependent on the health of Green Bay's offensive line. If they are missing all three linemen that were hurt last week, the Packers running backs should have a very tough day.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 6 vs MIN (10 / 28 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Back in the lineup and ostensibly healthy again, Montgomery struggled against the Minnesota Vikings and his most notable moment was dropping what would have been a surefire touchdown pass. On the play, Montgomery slipped out past the linebackers on a route and was wide open for a pass from quarterback Brett Hundley, who delivered a decent throw, which was absolutely manageable for Montgomery. Unfortunately, the running back didn't have a firm hold on the ball when he hit the ground while extending for the score and it came loose. Upon review, the pass was ruled incomplete. The Packers had to settle for a field goal, rather than a touchdown which would have tied the game.
2017 Week 4 vs CHI (5 / 28 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Montgomery left the game after the first drive with what appeared to be a chest injury and later was reported as a rib injury. There have been some conflicting reports as to the severity of the injury, with some saying Montgomery has a broken rib and others saying it is a bruise or fracture, both of which he could play through.
2017 Week 3 vs CIN (12 / 35 / 0 rush, 12 / 8 / 15 / 0 rec)
Montgomery had a tough game, as the makeshift offensive line gave him nowhere to go. He spent a lot of time getting targeted out of the backfield, totaling 18 passes thrown his way, though like when he was running the ball, there was almost nowhere to run to. He also left the game for a bit with an arm injury, but returned.
2017 Week 2 vs ATL (10 / 35 / 1 rush, 7 / 6 / 75 / 1 rec)
The Packers fell so far behind, so quickly that Montgomery barely ran the ball during this game, but with Jordy Nelson and then Randall Cobb hurt, he saw a massive uptick in targets, which led to a very productive day, from a yardage standpoint. He also scored twice, once near the end of the first quarter as he bulled his way through two defenders for the score and the second time on a 1-yard shovel pass from Aaron Rodgers when the game was mostly over with. Montgomery's ability as a receiving weapon will come in very handy of Cobb and/or Nelson are out for a length of time.
2017 Week 1 vs SEA (19 / 54 / 1 rush, 4 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
This was Montgomery's chance to prove he should have the full load of carries, but his paltry 2.8 yards per carry is a little concerning. Still, the Packers look like they are dedicated to making him the main back, and gave him 23 touches to erase any doubt observers had. The Seahawks are a tough run defense though, and they hit him at the line regularly and swarmed him on the rare occasions when he got free. He did look good running the ball on his touchdown, which came after the defense forced a fumble during a sack of Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson. That score showed you a couple of things to like as Montgomery was quick to get the ball, showed good vision to find the seam, then a nice ability to get skinny and get through early traffic. Montgomery was stopped at about the one and bulled his way over the goal line for the first Packers touchdown of the year. Montgomery did leave the game briefly with an ankle or foot issue, but came back in.
Latest NewsPackers | Ty Montgomery full go in practice (Wed Oct 18, 05:05 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Oct. 18. link to story Packers | Ty Montgomery totals 11 touches (Sun Oct 15, 06:57 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery rushed 10 times for 28 yards in Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings while adding one catch for three yards. link to story Packers | Ty Montgomery expected to play (Sun Oct 15, 12:17 AM) - Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is listed as questionable but is expected to play without limitations against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6, according to a source. Our View: Aaron Jones and Montgomery will split carries, making both simply flex play against a Vikings run defense that has shown cracks in recent weeks.
link to story Packers | Week 6 injury report for Packers (Fri Oct 13, 05:59 PM) - Green Bay Packers LB Joe X. Thomas (ankle) and SS Morgan Burnett (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 13, and have been ruled out for Week 6. LB Ahmad Brooks (back) and CB Kevin King (concussion) did not practice and are listed as doubtful. OT David Bakhtiari (hamstring), OT Bryan Bulaga (ankle) and CB Davon House (quadriceps) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) fully participated in practice but is listed as questionable. WR Jordy Nelson (back) and LB Nick Perry (hand) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report. link to story Packers | Ty Montgomery listed as questionable (Fri Oct 13, 05:37 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 13, but is listed as questionable for Week 6. Our View: Even if Montgomery is active, he'll just be a desperation play in a limited role. Aaron Jones is the best Packers running back play this week.
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