David Montgomery Fantasy Outlook 2020
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Team: Chicago Bears
Year in NFL: Entering his 2nd year
David Montgomery Fantasy ADP & Half PPR Projections for 2020
ADP (Average Draft Position): 48
2020 Projection: 250 carries. 969 yards. 5 Rushing TDs. 29 receptions. 222 yards. 0 receiving TDs.
2020 Score Projection: 163.6
David Montgomery Fantasy Outlook
David Montgomery was a rookie who had some promise going into the 2019 season. He showed his ability throughout the season and was a bright spot in the Bears disappointing 2019 campaign.
Matt Nagy is fond of Montgomery. Nagy admitted more than once that they should run the ball more with him. Montgomery’s 242 carries was a good sign, but his 3.7 yards per carry average cannot be overlooked. It is no question that the Bears struggled on offense last season.
The Bears were banged up across the offensive line but the lack of a threatening pass game killed the rush attack. Teams were all up at the line of scrimmage daring the Bears to beat them with Trubisky throwing. Being in shotgun the majority of the time did not help because shotgun runs typically are not straight downhill.
In Nagy’s offense, the back can try to pick the hole and then go but imagine how hard that can be when the LBs and safeties do not have to worry much about Trubisky throwing. Nagy will still call plays but look for some new wrinkles in 2020.
Unfortunately, Trubisky or Foles will have to improve for Montgomery to have more success. The offense needs to find a rhythm and make defenses respect the pass much more. If not, it could be another sad yards per carry average for the second year back from Iowa State.
Another note is that Tarik Cohen is still the pass down back. Cohen had 74 catches to Montgomery’s 25. There is no way around the fact that Cohen will get his touches and steal from Montgomery’s workload.
Chicago Bears Offensive Line 2020
Projected Starting Line: LT: Charles Leno, LG: James Daniels, C: Cody Whitehair, RG: Rashaad Coward, RT: Bobby Massie
Charles Leno and Cody Whitehair both made the pro bowl in 2018. Two underrated linemen who do not do anything spectacular but do a lot of things well.
James Daniels has been good in his first two seasons in the league. Look for him to be a pro bowl player one day.
Coward and Massie are the weak links in this line. Both are a bit stiff. They lack athleticism that the rest of the 3 starters have. They need to improve their play in 2020.
Overall, this line ranks somewhere in the middle of the league.
David Montgomery Strength of Schedule
Almost unbelievable, the Bears do not play a team that had a top 10 defense in 2019.
There will be 4 games David Montgomery has in primetime to showcase his talents.
A Week 11 bye could be good rest. However, trade him early if he does not start the year off well.
David Montgomery Fantasy Playoff Schedule
Week 14 is home against the Texans. Week 15 and 16 on the road at Minnesota and Jacksonville. Week 17 the Bears host Green Bay.
David Montgomery Injury History
No injuries to report.
David Montgomery Skillset
Home Run Ability: C. Average ability to break long runs. Does not have great long speed.
Playmaking Ability: C-. Montgomery runs hard but lacks traits to really make plays.
Is David Montgomery a Good Fantasy Pick?
No. An RB3 at best, you will get frustrated trying to figure out which weeks to play him. Let someone else in your league who is desperate for a back take him unless he is still there late in your draft.