David Montgomery

David Montgomery

25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Chicago Bears
2022 Fantasy Outlook
After a breakthrough 2020 season, Montgomery came roaring out of the gate in 2021 with three touchdowns and two 100-yard rushing performances in the first four weeks. Unfortunately, a sprained knee cost him the next four weeks, and in his absence Khalil Herbert proved nearly as productive as the Bears' lead back. Montgomery regained his lead role upon his return, but not his mojo, as he ran for only four more touchdowns the rest of the way and didn't have another 100-yard rushing game. The knee injury may have played a factor in that downturn, as Montgomery's broken tackle numbers and yards after contact both regressed significantly from the season before, and he doesn't have the kind of elite athleticism that would allow him to be effective at less than 100 percent. Where he does excel is with his vision and patience, which often leaves him at the mercy of a middling Chicago offensive line. With the Matt Nagy era now over, new offensive coordinator Luke Getsy is expected to bring a Packers-style scheme to another NFC North squad. That might mean Herbert getting more touches, but the bigger concern is Montgomery's shaky team context after the Bears’ six-win 2021 season was followed by an offseason marked by significant losses (WR Allen Robinson, G James Daniels, DE/OLB Khalil Mack) without comparable veteran replacements. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $4.02 million contract with the Bears in June of 2019.
Scores in defeat
RBChicago Bears
December 4, 2022
Montgomery rushed 14 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-19 loss to the Packers. He also caught four of five targets for six yards.
ANALYSIS
Montgomery scored from seven yards in the second quarter to give him a fourth rushing touchdown on the campaign. While quarterback Justin Fields outgained him with 71 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown run, Montgomery turned in a solid performance as Chicago's lead tailback. He'll now gain some rest over the Bears' bye week prior to returning in Week 15 to face a tough Eagles defense.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do David Montgomery's 2022 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
19.9%
 
Positive Run %
87.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
65.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.6
 
Rushing TD %
2.1%
 
Touches Per Game
15.2
 
% Snaps w/Touch
35.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
3.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.08
 
% Team Air Yards
1.8%
 
% Team Targets
10.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
70.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.2
 
% Targeted On Route
16.5%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.34
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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47061%
16773%
22930%
2210%
13017%
2812%
679%
177%
314%
3113%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
78.4
 
Cornerbacks
79.4
 
Safeties
84.2
 
Linebackers
68.9
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do David Montgomery's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
224 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.63 sec
 
Vertical Jump
28.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2020
2019
Few players changed the trajectory of their careers for the better in 2020 more than Montgomery. After a lackluster rookie season that left his future as a potential lead runner in doubt, the 23-year-old got a little more support from his offensive line and a little more trust from coach Matt Nagy, ultimately breaking out for more than 1,000 yards rushing and 1,500 yards from scrimmage. Montgomery's best assets might be his patience and vision, traits that do leave him more scheme-dependent than some other RBs, though he also possesses plenty of power and finished fourth among all backs in broken tackles last year. He's even a capable receiver and pass protector, and he more than doubled his production through the air from his debut campaign. The Chicago offense is still a less than ideal environment for any skill player, and replacing Mitchell Trubisky with Andy Dalton and Justin Fields won't necessarily fix the problem right away, but Montgomery has now established himself — alongside WR Allen Robinson — as one of the centerpieces of the team's attack. Even if he loses some targets with Damien WIlliams joining the team and Tarik 
Cohen coming back from an ACL tear, Montgomery is a safe bet to dominate Chicago's ground workload again.
Montgomery struggled through a lackluster rookie season, but it's hard to pin the blame solely on him. The Bears offense was a disaster in 2019, as an injury-plagued offensive line and regression from Mitchell Trubisky constantly put the running game in poor situations and forced Montgomery to dance for yards that weren't there. He finished seventh among qualified rushers in broken tackle rate and T-6th in broken tackles (28), so he proved adept at making the first man miss. The problem was the three or four other defenders who were there a split second later, as his average of 1.6 yards after contact was fourth lowest in the league, sandwiching him between Peyton Barber and Sony Michel. Montgomery's early down role in tandem with Tarik Cohen seems secure, while the overall outlook remains cloudy. The addition of Bill Lazor as Chicago's new offensive coordinator seems geared toward improving the passing game, as does the team's decision to trade for Nick Foles to compete with Trubisky under center, and the offensive line could be even worse following the retirement of Kyle Long. Montgomery might have the skills to be an effective NFL back, but his team context remains suboptimal, and a groin injury from training camp has him looking questionable-to-doubtful for Week 1.
A 2019 third-round pick out of Iowa State, Montgomery steps into an immediate competition with free-agent signee Mike Davis for a significant role in the Chicago backfield alongside Tarik Cohen. Montgomery's most impressive traits as a runner are his vision, patience and power, as he calmly lets holes develop before throttling up to get to the second level. He ran just a 4.63 in the 40-yard dash, but he has enough wiggle to make the first tackler miss, and he can generate yards after contact with a stout frame, bringing a low center of gravity and powerful leg drive. He's also competent as a receiver and already adept as a pass protector, giving him the ability to stay on the field for three downs, even if his targets will be limited by Cohen's presence. There are concerns about Montgomery's college workload and the punishment his running style creates, but he's essentially a more versatile version of Jordan Howard, so he likely will have an opportunity to thrive in the same role focused on early downs and short-yardage carries.
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Gets 17 touches in loss
RBChicago Bears
November 27, 2022
Montgomery rushed 14 times for 79 yards and caught three of four targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Jets.
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Finds end zone in lead role
RBChicago Bears
November 20, 2022
Montgomery rushed 17 times for 67 yards and a touchdown while catching all three of his targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Falcons.
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Quiet in Week 11 loss
RBChicago Bears
November 13, 2022
Montgomery carried the ball nine times for 37 yards and caught his only target for seven yards in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Lions.
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Paces backfield in carries
RBChicago Bears
November 6, 2022
Montgomery rushed 14 times for 36 yards and brought in one of two targets for eight yards in the Bears' 35-32 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.
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Inefficient on ground
RBChicago Bears
October 30, 2022
Montgomery rushed 15 times for 53 yards and caught three passes for 22 yards in the Bears' 49-29 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.
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