Montgomery had four carries for 15 yards and one reception for 23 yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Montgomery played his customary complementary role Sunday, filling in for fellow backs Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones in both running and passing situations. Montgomery received at least four carries for the fourth straight game, but finished with more receiving yards than running yards for the fourth time in five games this season. He has generally been the third option in the Packers' backfield since Jones made his season debut in Week 3, but he played a season-high 29 snaps Sunday and has totaled at least 20 plays each week this season, and it's likely he will continue rotating into the backfield mix with Jones and Williams.
Montgomery had five carries for 18 yards and two receptions for 56 yards in Sunday's victory over the Bills. Montgomery played 20 snaps Sunday, the third most among Packers running backs, but that was still enough for him to make an impact, most of which came on a 43-yard reception. The Packers have split the snaps among Montgomery, Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones fairly evenly since Jones made his season debut in Week 3, and all have been effective, so that plan could continue in order to give defenses multiple looks and keep all three backs fresh and healthy.
Montgomery had four carries for 16 yards and six receptions for 48 yards in Sunday's loss to the Redskins. Montgomery had his most active game of the season, receiving 10 touches after putting up that same number over the first two contests. Despite the increase in opportunities, Montgomery played a season-low 20 snaps, as fellow running back Aaron Jones returned to action and joined the mix. Montgomery has been productive this season, averaging 4.9 YPC while catching nine passes, but Jones' 17 snaps nearly matched Montgomery's total despite it being his first game back, and he figures to cut into Montgomery's workload further moving forward.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Montgomery and Jamaal Williams "will be in the first slot" among the team's running-back group this week, despite Aaron Jones' (suspension) reinstatement to the active roster, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. After averaging 5.5 yards per clip on 81 carries as a rookie in 2017, Jones proved to be the Packers' most dynamic threat out of the backfield and was expected to challenge for the top spot on the depth chart after completing his two-game suspension to begin the season. While Jones could still ascend to the No. 1 gig in time, it appears that for at least the Week 3 matchup with the Redskins, Williams and Montgomery will rank as the team's preferred backfield options. Williams has operated as the Packers' clear lead runner with 31 carries to Montgomery's seven this season, but the latter has seen equal involvement as a pass catcher while handling 20-plus offensive snaps in both of the team's games. It doesn't appear that Montgomery's role will decline much immediately with Jones in the fold, but it will still be difficult for Montgomery to make much of a fantasy impact while Williams outpaces him for touches by a fair margin.
Montgomery had five carries for 31 yards and one reception for nine yards in Sunday's tie with the Vikings. Montgomery had a couple nice runs in Sunday's contest, but he was still the second option in the Packers' backfield, playing 26 snaps to Jamaal Williams' 47. Montgomery has averaged 24.5 snaps per game through two weeks, but that number could fall a bit moving forward, as fellow running back Aaron Jones has completed a two-game suspension and will presumably cut into the playing time of both Montgomery and Williams.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/28||@Los Angeles Rams||9||14.00|
|9||11/05||@New England Patriots||18||16.67|
|16||12/23||@New York Jets||17||16.33|
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|3 Year Avg||50||248||2||27||219||1||63|