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32 David Montgomery RB

Chicago Bears

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Player Updates

January 10, 2021 08:48 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Limited work in playoff loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montgomery rushed 12 times for 31 yards in the Bears' 21-9 loss to the Saints in the wild-card round.

Montgomery didn't see many touches, as the Bears were dominated in time of possession, and with the team trailing for most of the game, he never had much of a chance to have a big performance. On the season, he played in 15 games and rushed for 1,070 yards and eight touchdowns while adding 54 receptions for 438 yards and two touchdowns. He was one of the top fantasy running backs over the last six weeks of the season, so he'll likely be targeted in the first 30 picks in fantasy drafts in August. Montgomery is under contract with the Bears through 2022.

January 3, 2021 08:44 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Over 100 scrimmage yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montgomery rushed 22 times for 69 yards and a touchdown while catching nine passes for 63 yards in the Bears' 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Although Montgomery was held in check on the ground, he scored Chicago's only touchdown while placing second on the squad with nine targets, resulting in him posting at least 100 yards and a touchdown in six straight games. On the season, he played in 15 games while rushing for 1,070 yards and eight touchdowns while adding 54 receptions for 438 yards and two touchdowns. After the Bears finish their playoff run, he'll be under contract through 2022.

December 27, 2020 07:56 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Find end zone again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montgomery rushed 23 times for 95 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 26 yards in the Bears' 41-17 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.

While the game was competitive, the Bears had the ball deep in the red zone on three occasions. On two of those, Montgomery wasn't utilized, denying him opportunities for a score. Regardless, he's now accounted for at least 100 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in each of his last five games, and he'll have a favorable Week 17 matchup at home against the Packers.

December 20, 2020 08:00 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Stays red hot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montgomery rushed 32 times for 146 yards and two touchdowns while adding a 16-yard reception in Chicago's 33-27 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

With the Bears leading for the majority of this contest, Montgomery surpassed 21 carries for the first time all season, and although he didn't have a run of 20 yards, he consistently picked up chunks of real estate on his way to a season-high yardage total. He's averaging over 100 rushing yards and 1.5 touchdowns over his last four games, and he'll have a fantastic Week 16 matchup against a Jaguars defense that's ranked in the bottom three of the league against the run.

December 13, 2020 06:52 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Hits century mark
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montgomery rushed 11 times for 113 yards and a touchdown while adding three receptions for 42 yards in the Bears' 36-7 victory over the Texans on Sunday.

Montgomery took the first offensive snap for the Bears 80 yards for a touchdown, and even though Chicago controlled this game throughout, he saw just 11 carries while the team chose to go with a pass-heavy approach, likely keeping him from having a massive performance. He's now posted at least 111 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown in each of his last three games, and he'll remain a solid starting option during the remainder of the fantasy playoffs.

December 6, 2020 06:52 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Scores twice in defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montgomery rushed 17 times for 72 yards and two touchdowns while adding four receptions for 39 yards in Chicago's 34-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Although Montgomery saw his third-highest number of rushing attempts on the season, the team also gave 10 carries to Cordarrelle Patterson, which likely kept Montgomery from having a massive fantasy performance. Despite the backfield split, he'll continue to be Chicago's primary running back, and with upcoming matchups against the Texans, Vikings and Jaguars, Montgomery will be a solid top-24 running back in the fantasy playoffs.

November 30, 2020 01:04 AM
Bears' David Montgomery: Over 100 rushing yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 25, 2020 03:16 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Ready to return to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 23, 2020 05:36 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Back at practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 15, 2020 12:28 AM
Bears' David Montgomery: Ruled out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 13, 2020 05:56 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 12, 2020 04:20 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Can't practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 9, 2020 01:36 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: In concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 8, 2020 04:08 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Gets shaken up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 1, 2020 08:40 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Over 100 yards from scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 27, 2020 11:08 AM
Bears' David Montgomery: Nearly 20 touches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 18, 2020 04:48 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Receives 23 touches in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 8, 2020 11:52 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Scores touchdown in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 5, 2020 12:32 AM
Bears' David Montgomery: Receives 13 touches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 27, 2020 10:24 PM
Bears' David Montgomery: Receives 16 touches in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultATTYDSTDRECYDSTD
1Sun 09/13@ DETW 27-23136401100
2Sun 09/20vs NYGW 17-13168203451
3Sun 09/27@ ATLW 30-2614450290
4Sun 10/04vs INDL 11-19102703300
5Thu 10/08vs TBW 20-19102917300
6Sun 10/18@ CARW 23-16195804390
7Mon 10/26@ LARL 10-24144805210
8Sun 11/01vs NOL 23-26218902160
9Sun 11/08@ TENL 17-24143003120
10Mon 11/16@ CHIL 19-13000000
12Sun 11/29@ GBL 25-411110305401
13Sun 12/06vs DETL 30-34177224390
14Sun 12/13vs HOUW 36-71111313420
15Sun 12/20@ MINW 33-273214621160
16Sun 12/27@ JACW 41-17239512260
17Sun 01/03vs GBL 16-35226919630
18Sun 01/10@ NOL 9-2112310000
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020CHI151424710704.3808559
2019CHI1682428893.7556350
Total312248919594.080148109
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020CHI1514544388.12822025
2019CHI168251857.4301207
Total3122796237.93034032
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/222
Birthdate:
06/07/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH
School:
Iowa State
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: