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College: Iowa State | Rookie
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 222 lbs
Birth Date: 6/7/1997
Depth Chart: RB1.2
2019 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB

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2019 RTSports Outlook

The Bears used a third-round pick on Montgomery in this year's draft. He will try to take the role of Jordan Howard, splitting work with Tarik Cohen at running back. Montgomery is a good between the tackles runner. He is a big back that runs with some power and does well after contact. He also is a solid receiver that makes him a possible three-down back. He lacks a little elusiveness, though, and is more of a plodding back than explosive player.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Montgomery will get some yards and might be the goal-line back, so he has some fantasy value. Just don't expect huge weekly numbers. He could get around 700 or 800 total yards and seven or so touchdowns.

RotoBaller's Outlook

When you trade two first-round and a second-round pick for a player like Khalil Mack you do not expect the team to then use their limited remaining draft capital to trade up for a player. That is exactly what the Chicago Bears did to grab their man in David Montgomery.Not only is Jordan Howard and his 250 carries from 2018 now in Philadelphia but this move will also allow Tarik Cohen to be utilized more as a weapon and less as a necessity. The 511 and 222-pound Montgomery is far better suited for the pounding required for a running back in todays NFL and with his pass catching ability, Matt Nagy has who he hopes will be his version of Kareem Hunt in this offense.If Montgomery stays healthy all season his draft slot of the early eighth round could seem silly based on his return. With Mitch Trubisky looking to take another step forward, and Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller providing a solid wide receiver group, the run game will be used to keep that elite defense fresh and on the sideline for a majority of games. If David Montgomery does what we can reasonably project from him this season. which is to say gain the 250 carries left by Jordan Howard while adding 35 to 45 receptions then he will be the number one rookie running back, not Josh Jacobs.As the season gets closer his draft price will continue to rise. But as long as it stays below the third-round, you should be buying with confidence, as he will be the starting back for the Bears in the early part of the season. This is opposed toMiles Sanders in Philadelphia or possibly Devin Singletary in Buffalo, who may get their shot later in the year. If he can open the season as the starter, look for him to finish as a top 15 RB for fantasy in 2019 and moving forward.

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Dec 6 2:30am ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery ran for 86 yards on 20 carries during the win over the Cowboys on Thursday night. Montgomery once again outpaced Tarik Cohen, who had just three carries for seven yards, and maintained a respectable 4.3 yards per carry against a Cowboys Defense that has played decently against opposing backs this season. Next up for him is a Week 15 matchup against Green Bay, with the 22-year-old rushing for just 18 yards on six carries against the Packers back in Week 1.

From RotoBaller

Dec 3 4:20pm ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery will take on a Dallas defense in Week 14 that is allowing the 15th most fantasy points to running backs this season. Montgomery is coming off one of his best games of the season, posting 75 rushing yards on 4.7 yards per carry with one receiving touchdown. The Cowboys have allowed nine rushing touchdowns this season and the Bears are expected to lean on the running game in expected cold conditions on Thursday night. The rookie running back's fantasy value certainly has demonstrated a ceiling this season but could easily deliver 10-plus fantasy points to kick off Week 14.

From RotoBaller

Nov 28 4:20pm ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery carried the ball 16 times for 75 yards, including a touchdown reception, in the Bears 24-20 over the Lions on Thanksgiving. The rookie running back averaged 4.7 yards per carry and consistently came up with positive yardage. He was strong in the running game but his biggest play came in the fourth quarter when he caught a pass from quarterback Mitch Trubisky in the red zone for the game-winning score. Montgomery's fantasy value appears to be capped at RB2 level but should continue to produce at that rate moving forward.

From RotoBaller

Nov 26 4:40pm ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery, theory, should be able to feast on a vulnerable Lions Defense on Thanksgiving to kick off Week 13. But the rookie has really struggled this season and his production has gone backwards since posting 135 yards in Week 8. The Bears offense has been a mess all season and, at times, have completely abandoned their running game. All this being said, the Lions have been a train wreck stopping the run and have allowed 17 total touchdowns to opposing running backs. The elusive Montgomery has not played indoors all season and has the potential for a huge fantasy line on Thanksgiving. But deploying him into starting lineups will be a very risky proposition in Week 13.

From RotoBaller

Nov 24 5:30pm ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery totaled only 31 yards from scrimmage in the Bears 19-14 victory over the Giants in Week 12. Montgomery popped up on the injury report last week before the Rams game and did not look like his elusive self in this game. The Bears even opted to let teammate Tarik Cohen handle the lion's share of the running duties in the first half. The rookie running back did see 13 carries in the game and came up with several huge blocks in pass protection. But Montgomery does not seem to be 100% and now the Bears must regroup quickly before they take on the Lions on Thanksgiving.

From RotoBaller

Nov 20 4:00pm ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery is averaging only 3.5 yards per carry heading into the team's Week 12 matchup against the Giants. The Bears simply have not been able to get their running game going and their offense, as a whole, is ranking among the NFL's worst. The rookie running back is the unquestioned lead runner in the backfield and will take on a Giants Defense that is allowing the 17th fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs. Montgomery will be a low-end RB2 in Week 12.

From RotoBaller

Nov 18 9:00am ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery finished with 14 carries for only 31 yards during the loss to the Rams on Sunday night. He also managed to catch a single pass for 19 yards but was outperformed in all areas by Tarik Cohen, who finished with more receiving and rushing yards, while also recording a touchdown. With this one in the books, Montgomery, who was nursing an ankle issue coming into this one, will hopefully be 100 percent for a showdown with the Giants in Week 12.

From RotoBaller

Nov 17 7:30pm ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (ankle) is officially active for Sunday Night Football. Montgomery missed practice most of the week with an ankle injury and was listed as a game-time decision. He looked good enough in a limited Friday practice and in pre-game warmups to keep himself off the inactive list. He remains a risky play in fantasy lineups due to the possibility of limited snaps or an in-game injury aggravation. Tarik Cohen would benefit from any time Montgomery misses.

From RotoBaller

Nov 15 3:10pm ET

Chicago Bears rookie running back David Montgomery (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Friday and is questionable for Week 11 against the Rams on Sunday night. The limited practice suggests Montgomery should be able to play, but he could be a true game-time decision on Sunday night. Already facing a tough matchup on the ground against LA's defensive front, Montgomery just became an extremely risky low-end RB2. Even if Montgomery suits up, Tarik Cohen's role could easily be expanded for this one. If Montgomery sits, Coke will have RB2 upside. You'll need to have a backup plan if you plan to take it to the wire with Montgomery this weekend.

From RotoBaller

Nov 14 5:40pm ET

Chicago Bears rookie running back David Montgomery (ankle) and tight ends Trey Burton (calf) and Adam Shaheen (foot) missed practice on Thursday. Montgomery rolled his ankle in practice on Wednesday and could wind up as questionable for Sunday night against the Rams. That will obviously pose a big headache for fantasy owners, but Montgomery is a shaky low-end RB2 even if he does play against an LA defensive front that has been stingy against the run. If he can't get the green light, Tarik Cohen would have RB2 upside. The tight end position has been a fantasy wasteland in Chicago, so Ben Braunecker wouldn't even be appealing if both Burton and Shaheen were inactive Sunday night.

From RotoBaller

Nov 14 1:40pm ET

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said that rookie running back David Montgomery (ankle) "lightly rolled" his ankle in practice on Wednesday. The Bears will keep an eye on him before the Week 11 matchup on Sunday night against the Rams. It's a situation to watch, and it could be troubling for fantasy owners with the game on Sunday night if Montgomery winds up being a game-time decision. The good news is that the rookie was limited in practice on Wednesday, so he should be able to play, barring a late-week setback. Montgomery hasn't been all that efficient in his first year, but his workload is building as the season goes on, making him a low-end RB2 despite the tough matchup. Tarik Cohen would be a must-start if Montgomery can't play.

From RotoBaller

Nov 14 1:00am ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery will face a Rams Defense that is allowing the 11th fewest fantasy points to opposing backs this season. Montgomery's touches have been on the rise but, for the most part, his yardage is capping around 60-80 total yards a game. This is will be a challenging marker to hit against a Rams defense that hasn't allowed more than 66 rushing yards to a single running back since Week 5. The rookie does have three touchdowns over his last three games and will need a score to post RB2-type fantasy numbers in Week 11.

From RotoBaller

Nov 13 8:30pm ET

Chicago Bears rookie running back David Montgomery (ankle) is on the Week 11 injury report and was limited in practice on Wednesday. It's likely nothing serious, but it's worth keeping an eye on heading into the weekend. The rookie hasn't been great in his first year, averaging 3.6 yards per carry, but his volume out of the backfield can't be argued with. He'll be on the RB2 map for Sunday night's game against the Rams if he's active. If he's surprisingly ruled out, Tarik Cohen will have RB2 upside in this backfield.

From RotoBaller

Nov 10 6:30pm ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery carried the ball 17 times for 60 yards in the team's 20-13 win over the Lions. The rookie averaged only 3.5 yards per carry but came up with some tough yards between the tackles. Montgomery is averaging 78.3 rushing yards a game over his last three played but disappeared from the offensive action for large chunks of the game at times. Just because the Bears snapped a four-game losing streak doesn't mean their offensive woes are solved. Montgomery will have a challenging test against the Rams in Week 11.

From RotoBaller

Nov 8 1:20am ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery's arrow is pointing up as he prepares to take on a vulnerable Lions Defense in Week 10. The rookie running back has amassed 223 yards from scrimmage with three touchdowns over his last two games. Now he will get a Lions defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing backs this season. Since Week 6, the Lions have allowed seven total touchdowns to running backs and four 20-plus fantasy games to four different players. Montgomery is slowly becoming more of a threat in the passing game and Detroit has allowed seven different running backs to post 100-plus yards from scrimmage against them this season. With quarterback Mitch Trubisky struggling, Montgomery could post RB1 numbers in Week 10.

From RotoBaller

Nov 3 6:40pm ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery carried the ball 14 times for 40 yards with 36 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the Bears 19-14 loss to the Eagles. The Bears offense was dormant in the opening half but the rookie running back helped make things interesting in the second half. Montgomery ran smooth between the tackles during the game and picked up a nice 30-yard reception to set up his second rushing touchdown. It won't make the box score but the rookie dropped a pass late in the fourth quarter that easily could have turned into either a huge gain or his third score of the day. The Bears offense is heading south but Montgomery is on the rise and now has five touchdowns on the season.

From RotoBaller

Oct 30 4:00pm ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery could struggle to deliver an encore performance in Week 9 after posting his best game as a pro against the Chargers last week. Montgomery is coming off a 135-yard rushing performance but will go up against an Eagles Defense that is allowing the sixth fewest fantasy points to opposing backs this season. The Eagles have allowed only one 100-yard rusher all season and no other running back has posted more than 63 rushing yards against them. The Bears offense has been a mess all season but finally were able to unleash Montgomery last week. Expect Chicago to feed the rookie running back the ball but whether he can produce or not will be a risky proposition in Week 9.

From RotoBaller

Oct 27 5:30pm ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery enjoyed his best day as a pro, rushing for 135 yards and adding 12 receiving yards with one touchdown against the Chargers in Week 9. The rookie ran hard from the opening drive and finally was able to flash his elusive ability in the second level of the defense. Montgomery ripped off a 55-yard run in the game and saw a career-high 27 carries in the game. The Bears finally got the ground game going but failed to capitalize on several red zone opportunities. Nonetheless, Montgomery's arrow is pointing up heading into a tilt next week against the Eagles.

From RotoBaller

Oct 27 4:30pm ET

Chicago's RB David Montgomery ran for 135 yards on 27 carries with one touchdown in Sunday's loss against the Chargers.

Oct 27 10:10am ET

The Chicago Bears and head coach Matt Nagy are reportedly unhappy with how few run plays Nagy has been calling, with Nagy vowing to run the ball more on Sunday when the Bears face the Chargers. Rookie David Montgomery should be the main beneficiary of this, and while confidence in Montgomery is fairly low at this point in the season, a heavy workload on Sunday could be good news for him from a fantasy perspective.

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Player Transactions
  • 14-Jun-2019: CHI - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2022)
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