|Last 5 Games|
News: 4 days agoMontgomery rushed 14 times for 79 yards and caught three of four targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Jets.
Spin: Montgomery helped set up a field goal on the opening drive with a 26-yard catch and run. That was his biggest play on this slick Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium, but Montgomery churned out hard yards throughout to keep a Bears offense playing without Justin Fields (shoulder) in manageable third downs. Regardless of Fields' status for Week 13 against the Packers, Montgomery will be in line for plenty of touches.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Montgomery is entering his fourth season as the lead back in Chicago. The 2019 third-round pick missed four games last season, but still finished seventh in snaps, ninth in carries and 16th in receptions among backs. After underwhelming as a rookie in 2019, Montgomery has been much better the last two seasons and the volume has followed suit (16.9 carries and 4.3 targets per game during 2020-21). He's always busy near the goal line, ranking fifth with 36 carries inside the 5 since entering the league. Montgomery has finished top 15 in fantasy PPG the last two seasons and is positioned for very similar usage in 2022. The 25-year-old is a solid RB2 with back-end RB1 upside.