Montgomery rushed 23 times for 113 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 21-19 win over the Vikings in Week 17, and he finished the season with 889 rushing yards, 185 receiving yards and six touchdowns . Despite seeing over 250 touches in his rookie season, Montgomery struggled due to poor offensive line blocking and inconsistent usage that rarely allowed him to get into a rhythm. He typically showed excellent elusiveness, but he was usually met by multiple defenders after evading an initial tackler. He'll be entering the second year of his rookie deal in 2020, and he should be considered a top-24 running back in fantasy drafts; however, if Chicago improves its blocking and playcalling, he'll definitely have potential for a breakout campaign.
Montgomery rushed 13 times for 57 yards and caught one pass for two yards in the Bears' 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. Aside from one drive in the third quarter when Montgomery had three productive runs, he was a non-factor in a game in which the Bears were unable to compete. After having posted at least 49 combined yards in each of his last four games, he'll be a volume-based option at running back in Week 17 against the Vikings.
Montgomery rushed 14 times for 39 yards and caught one pass for 10 yards in the Bears' 21-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday. Despite facing a Green Bay defense that struggled most of the year to stop the run, Montgomery was unable to break a run of longer than eight yards, and once the Bears fell behind by double digits early in the third quarter, he lost significant playing time to Tarik Cohen. After touching the ball at least 15 times in each of his last eight games while posting inconsistent production, he'll be a volume-based fantasy option in Week 16 at home against the Chiefs.
Montgomery rushed 20 times for 86 yards and failed to secure his only target in the Bears' 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday. He also lost a fumble. Montgomery hit the 20-carry mark for only the third time this season, as he was leaned on more than usual in the latter stages of the fourth quarter with the Bears trying to ice the game. The rookie has been productive over his last pair of contests after a pair of lackluster outings in Weeks 11 and 12, as he's garnered 161 rushing yards on 36 carries against the Lions and Cowboys. He'll look to play a significant role again in a Week 15 divisional battle versus the Packers a week from Sunday.
Montgomery rushed 16 times for 75 yards and secured both of his targets for 12 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 24-20 win over the Lions on Thursday. Montgomery turned in a workman-like effort on the ground, with his long run of the day going for a modest 14 yards. He also delivered through the air when it mattered most, notching what would turn out to be a game-winning three-yard touchdown reception with 2:17 remaining. Montgomery's rushing yardage tally served as his second highest of the season, and he'll look to build on those numbers versus the Cowboys in a Week 14 Thursday night home matchup.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||New York Giants||17||17.75|
|5||10/09||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||10.63|
|7||10/27||@Los Angeles Rams||19||18.00|
|8||11/01||New Orleans Saints||5||13.24|
|12||11/30||@Green Bay Packers||26||21.22|
|17||01/03||Green Bay Packers||26||21.22|
|3 Year Avg||242||889||6||25||185||1||144|