Montgomery rushed 11 times for 103 yards and caught five passes for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 41-25 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Montgomery burst up the middle of the Packers defense on Chicago's first drive of the game for a 57-yard run, but with the Bears falling hopelessly behind in the first half, the team was forced to mostly abandon their rushing attack. Fortunately, he was able to pile up significant yardage and a touchdown long after the game was out of hand to give him an excellent fantasy performance. Montgomery has now posted at least 100 combined yards in two of his last three games, and he should continue to function as a solid volume-based fantasy option going forward.
Montgomery said Wednesday that he's cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and will return to action Sunday against the Packers, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
The Bears didn't get much going on the ground while Montgomery was sidelined for their Week 10 loss to the Vikings, so the return of Chicago's clear-cut top back will be a welcome one. In nine games to date, the 2019 third-round pick has logged 131 carries for 472 yards and a touchdown to go with 30 catches for 212 yards and another score. While Montgomery hasn't been a source of big plays, his volume has been steady enough to ensure a decent fantasy floor on a weekly basis.
Montgomery (concussion) is present for the portion of Monday's practice open to the media, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Montgomery appears to have made real progress in his recovery during Chicago's bye, considering that he wasn't able to practice in any capacity before being ruled out against the Vikings in Week 10. The second-year pro's ability to practice in some capacity Monday isn't enough to consider him clear of the league's five-step protocol for head injuries yet, but it does represent a tangible step in the right direction. Montgomery will work to attain full medical clearance in time to suit up in Green Bay on Sunday.
Montgomery (concussion) will not play in Monday's matchup against the Vikings.
Montgomery was unable to practice all week, and it looks like the team will err on the side of caution with its second-year running back. The team has a Week 11 bye, so his next chance to return will come in Week 12 versus the Packers. In his absence, Chicago will go to Cordarrelle Patterson as their primary option in the backfield, while Ryan Nall and Artavis Pierce will also be available. It should be noted the team could also elevate Lamar Miller from the practice squad.
Montgomery (concussion) didn't practice Friday.
Montgomery entered the concussion protocol after he exited the Bears' Week 9 loss to the Titans in the fourth quarter. With no practice reps yet under his belt, he's trending in the wrong direction for an appearance Monday against the Vikings. Saturday's injury report will be telling for Montgomery's status, in addition to Chicago's running back situation. If he's unable to suit up, the Bears will roll with Cordarrelle Patterson, Ryan Nall and Artavis Pierce out of the backfield. The team also has Lamar Miller on the practice squad, but it isn't clear if he's an option for Monday.
Montgomery (concussion) is not participating in Thursday's practice.
Montgomery suffered a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Titans, and he'll thus need to fully clear the league's five-step protocol for head injuries before being cleared to retake the field. That the Bears' next matchup will come in the form of a Monday night tilt against Minnesota will provide Montgomery an extra day for recovery, but he'll almost certainly need to resume practicing in some capacity Friday or Saturday for any chance of playing Week 10.
Montgomery suffered a concussion during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Titans, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Montgomery got shaken up in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss, prior to which he had 14 carries for 30 yards and three catches for 12 yards (on three targets). The second-year pro now will need to clear the league's five-step concussion protocol before retaking the field, which puts his availability for Week 10's Monday Night Football contest against the Vikings in some jeopardy. With Tarik Cohen (knee) already out for the year with a torn ACL, the Bears only have Cordarrelle Patterson, Ryan Nall and Artavis Pierce behind Montgomery.
Montgomery is under evaluation for a concussion after departing Sunday's game in Tennessee.
Montgomery was shaken up in the fourth quarter, with a head injury eventually revealed to be the concern. At the point he left the contest, he had 14 carries for 30 yards and three catches (on three targets) for 12 yards. If Montgomery needs some time away from the field, the Bears will have to trust in Cordarrelle Patterson, Ryan Nall and Artavis Pierce out of the backfield.
Montgomery rushed 21 times for 89 yards and caught two passes for 16 yards in the Bears' 26-23 loss in overtime to the Saints on Sunday.
For the first time since Week 2, Montgomery rushed for over 3.4 yards per carry, as he consistently was able to fight through initial contact to produce positive yardage. He was also targeted five times, which represents the fifth straight game he's had that many looks in the passing game, and he continues to perform as a volume-based running back option with a solid scoring floor for fantasy managers.
Montgomery rushed 14 times for 48 yards and caught all five of his targets for 21 yards in Monday night's 24-10 loss to the Rams.
Montgomery struggled to get much going on the ground against a swarming Los Angeles front seven. Fortunately, the tailback picked up a handful of receptions to bolster his output, including a few with the Bears chasing the game late. Montgomery has now caught at least four passes in three straight outings, but with an average of just 45 rushing yards per game over that span, his production leaves a lot to be desired. However, the sledding doesn't appear any more favorable in Week 8, as he'll be pitted against a Saints defense that's allowed the fourth-fewest rushing yards per game.
Montgomery rushed 19 times for 58 yards while catching four passes for an additional 39 yards in the Bears' 23-16 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
Fantasy managers were likely disappointed that Montgomery barely cracked three yards per carry against the second-most generous fantasy defense to opposing running backs, and unfortunately, he was unable to find the end zone on consecutive goal-line carries before Nick Foles eventually scored on the next play. Since taking over a full-time role in the backfield, Montgomery is averaging fewer than three yards per carry, but he's posted at least 30 receiving yards in each of those contests, making him a top-24 running back based on weekly volume.
Montgomery rushed 10 times for 29 yards and a touchdown while adding seven catches for 30 yards in Chicago's 20-19 victory over the Buccaneers on Thursday.
Montgomery had very little room to run against a Buccaneers defense that's been among the stingiest in the league against opposing running backs, though he was able to pile up a number of short receptions while also scoring on a goal-line carry to give him a solid fantasy day. Since the team lost Tarik Cohen (knee) for the season, Montgomery has seen most of the backfield work, and he should continue to see enough volume to be a high-floor fantasy starter.
Montgomery rushed 10 times for 27 yards and caught three passes for 30 yards in the Bears' 19-11 loss to the Colts on Sunday.
Facing a swarming Indianapolis run defense, Montgomery rarely had any room to operate on the ground, and he failed to gain more than six yards on any of his rushing attempts. With the Bears trailing throughout, they were unable to run a balanced offense, keeping Montgomery from seeing a bigger workload. With at least 57 combined yards in each game this season, he'll continue to be a top-24 running back with a solid weekly floor.
Montgomery rushed 14 times for 45 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in the Bears' 30-26 victory over the Falcons on Sunday.
Montgomery was routinely stuffed over his first nine carries of the game, as he was averaging fewer than 1.5 yards on those attempts. He fortunately had a few productive runs while the Bears were in the process of making up a huge deficit, as he found more room to operate. He's carried the ball between 13 and 16 times in each game this season, giving him a solid weekly floor as a top-25 running back.
Montgomery rushed 16 times for 82 yards while catching all three of his targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's 17-13 victory over the Giants on Sunday.
For the first time in his career, Montgomery exceeded five yards per rushing attempt, as he was frequently able to get into space and make defenders miss. In addition, he out-targeted backfield mate Tarik Cohen for the second week in a row, and it would appear that he's a player the coaching staff is preparing to lean on throughout the season. However, it should be noted that he's been productive against a pair of weak run defenses, though his current role in the offense provides optimism that he can be trusted as a top-24 running back option each week.
Montgomery (neck) returned to Sunday's game versus the Giants, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Montgomery landed on his head when he lept over a pile in the second quarter, but after being evaluated in the locker room, the second-year RB has returned to the game.
Montgomery sustained a neck injury during Sunday's game against the Giants, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
While attempting to leap over a pile on a first-down play early in the second quarter, Montgomery landed on his head, came off the field under his own power and visited the blue sideline tent. Deemed questionable to return, he'll yield running back reps to Tarik Cohen and Ryan Nall.
Montgomery rushed 13 times for 64 yards while catching one of three targets for an additional 10 yards in the Bears' 27-23 victory over Detroit.
After missing practice time over the last few weeks with a groin injury, Montgomery handled his typical role as the early-down runner, and he regularly posted positive yardage on his attempts against a Lions' defensive line that failed to get consistent penetration into the backfield. With the Bears trailing by over two touchdowns in the third quarter, however, Montgomery saw very few rushing attempts down the stretch because the team had to employ a pass-heavy attack. With very little competition for touches, he should continue to be a volume-based top-24 weekly fantasy option at running back.
Montgomery (groin) is active for Sunday's game in Detroit.
Montgomery looked in serious jeopardy of missing the season opener after straining his groin in an Aug. 26 workout, but the running back was able to clear up most of the concern about his availability by logging full practices Thursday and Friday. The second-year back still carried a questionable tag into the weekend, but now that he's been formally cleared, Montgomery is expected to handle a full workload Sunday. No. 2 back Tarik Cohen will also have a role in the Bears' game plan, with most of his reps coming as a change-of-pace option.
Montgomery (groin) is expected to be active and receive a full workload in Sunday's season opener against the Lions, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
This anticipated outcome was foreshadowed by Montgomery's full participation in practice Friday. It's still worth confirming the running back's availability for Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, but in the absence of any setbacks, Montgomery is line to head the Bears' Week 1 backfield, with Tarik Cohen and Ryan Nall in reserve.
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