Chicago Bears’ head coach Matt Nagy has big plans for running back David Montgomery this year saying, “That’s where they can get those extra for or five carries, which can bump them into the top five, you know, with 20 rushes a game. That’s our goal.” (per Gene Chamberlain)
Fantasy Impact: Last year Montgomery averaged 16 carries per game and finished the RB4 in .5PPR. That finish was thanks in large part to the final four weeks of the season when Montgomery became the workhorse for the Bears’ offense. He averaged 22 carries per game during that time. There’s been a lot of positive buzz coming out of Chicago surrounding Montgomery and currently going as the RB20 in the third round, there’s some nice value to be had here.