Montgomery (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Buccaneers.
Montgomery appeared to carving out a meaningful role in the Ravens offense just two games ago, but he logged just three touches in Week 14, Kenneth Dixon's second contest back from injured reserve. Dixon's strong showing over the last pair of contests almost assuredly played a pivotal role in Montgomery's inactive status Sunday.
Montgomery took two carries for one yard and caught one of three targets for one yard in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Chiefs.
Montgomery played 19 of 71 snaps (27 percent) on offense, splitting work with Gus Edwards (31 snaps) and Kenneth Dixon (23). While he seems to be the preferred running back for obvious passing situations, Montgomery has averaged just 4.3 carries and three catches the past three weeks, and he still hasn't scored a touchdown with the Ravens. He's unlikely to see a major boost in workload Week 15 against Tampa Bay.
Montgomery caught five of seven targets for 42 yards and added 13 yards on three carries during Sunday's 26-16 win over the Falcons.
Montgomery garnered fewer touches than he did during Week 12's win over Oakland, but his seven targets on Sunday -- three more than any other Raven -- warrant keeping an eye on. As Baltimore figures to continue to roll with the hot hand in rookie Lamar Jackson, a steady underneath target like Montgomery can provide the inexperienced passer with a valuable security blanket. Look for Montgomery to be leaned on for some easy completions next Sunday against a Chiefs team that often forces opponents to play from behind.
Montgomery ran for 51 yards on eight carries and added three catches for 13 yards on three targets against the Raiders.
The Ravens got Montgomery more involved in the offense in his second game with the club Sunday, giving him 11 total touches. Montgomery was especially effective as a runner as he ripped off 6.4 yards per carry. Perhaps the most important takeaway is that Montgomery has seemingly taken Javorius Allen's role in the offense. It's worth noting, however, that Alex Collins (foot) was inactive for Sunday's game, so it will be interesting to see how Baltimore divvies snaps between Montgomery, Collins, and the ascending Gus Edwards when all three are active.
Montgomery picked up five yards on a lateral play during Sunday's 24-21 win over Cincinnati.
Montgomery took the lateral inside the red zone late in the third quarter from rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson, setting up Gus Edwards' game-tying touchdown run. It wasn't a spectacular debut and Montgomery certainly doesn't fit the Ravens' mold of big-bodied backs, but the play showed that Montgomery can add dimensions to a Jackson-led offense, like option plays, to go along with his receiving ability. Keep an eye on whether its Jackson or Joe Flacco (hip) under center Sunday against Oakland, a team ranked 25th in the league with 4.8 yards per opponent carry.
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