RB David Montgomery - Chicago Bears

5-10, 216Born: 6-7-1997College: Iowa StateDrafted: Round 3, pick 2019

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 9): The Bears are admittedly "easing" Montgomery in, so there's hope he'll have more touches against the Broncos this week, but he's only a low ceiling flex until we see him overtake Mike Davis.

Week 2: at Denver Broncos

All RB vs DEN

FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Bears offense put forth a poor showing in their season opener against the Packers last week. As the entire offense struggled, so did their rushing game as Bears running backs combined for just 37 rushing yards on 11 attempts. With Tarik Cohen lining up on 70% of the snaps and Mitchell Trubisky attempting 46 passes, there was no room to establish much of a ground game. Mike Davis out-snapped rookie David Montgomery 41-to-28, but Montgomery saw six carries to the five allotted to Davis. While Montgomery may be poised to take over this backfield eventually based on his talent profile, this will continue to be a committee between Montgomery and Davis as game script permits. The Bears offensive line also had a poor showing as they were thrown around in the trenches by the Packers, which certainly did not help the ground game get rolling. The Broncos defense had a tough time with Josh Jacobs and the Raiders in their season opener, allowing Jacobs to rush for 85 yards and two touchdowns. While the interior of their defensive line played well, it was the absence of Todd Davis at linebacker that hurt the Broncos as they could have used Davis as one of their top run-stoppers on defense. Davis remains questionable with a calf injury, so his status will be worth monitoring this week. The Broncos edge defenders Bradley Chubb and Von Miller both turned in a subpar Week 1 performance as they struggled in their matchups against what should have been beatable offensive tackles from the Raiders. It is tough to over-react based on one week, but this Broncos defensive line will need to step up in what should, again, be a winnable matchup for them against a Chicago defensive line that was tossed around by the Packers last week.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 vs GB 28 6 18 0 1 1.0 27 0 0 4.5
2 at DEN 0 18 62 1 3 1.0 6 0 0 12.8
2 at DEN PROJ-Dodds * 12 * * 1.3 * * * *
2 at DEN PROJ-Tremblay * 10 * * 0.5 * * * *
2 at DEN PROJ-Bloom * 11 * * 2.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

David Montgomery's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 1 vs GB (6 / 18 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 27 / 0 rec)

David Montgomery struggled against the Green Bay Packer defense in a week one loss. Montgomery played the second series of the game, behind Mike Davis who started. Montgomery struggled, with all his attempts coming to the left of the formation. His best play was a catch down the seam that he made a good adjustment to catch. Montgomery played 28 snaps compared to 41 for Davis, as the two worked in the traditional running back role, while Cohen played significantly in the slot. Montgomery and Davis are in a committee for the traditional running back role and face a tough test in week two at Denver.

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Latest News

Bears | David Montgomery shoulders the load in Week 2 (Mon Sep 16, 01:45 AM) - Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery had 18 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown during the team's Week 2 win over the Denver Broncos. He was targeted three times as a receiver, catching one pass for six yards.

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Bears | David Montgomery has forgettable debut (Fri Sep 6, 12:39 AM) - Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery carried the ball six times for 18 yards on Thursday, Sept. 5, versus the Green Bay Packers. Montgomery also logged a 27-yard reception.

Our View: Montgomery made a nice adjustment on his reception and he broke tackles on some of his carries, but the offensive line wasn't giving him a lot of room to work with and Matt Nagy wasn't feeding him in the running game. He'll be a what the heck flex at best against Denver next week.
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Schedule

2@ Denver Broncos
3@ Washington Redskins
4vs Minnesota Vikings
5@ Oakland Raiders
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7vs New Orleans Saints
8vs Los Angeles Chargers
9@ Philadelphia Eagles
10vs Detroit Lions
11@ Los Angeles Rams
12vs New York Giants
13@ Detroit Lions
14vs Dallas Cowboys
15@ Green Bay Packers
16vs Kansas City Chiefs
17@ Minnesota Vikings