Chicago Bears Fantasy Football: David Montgomery preview and outlook

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Chicago Bears David Montgomery: 2020 statistics vs. the RB position

When reflecting on a running back’s performance, there are a series of categories to factor in and see how they performed vs. other RBs on that given year. There are certainly times where a RB may have hit one category much heavier than another, and other finishes where a RB is productive across many areas related to positional performance.  Below are some of Montgomery’s statistics as well as how those stats compared to the position:

  • 74.6 snap % – Ranked 3rd
  • 1,070 rushing yards – Tied for 5th
  • 47 red zone rushing attempts – Ranked 7th
  • 68 targets – Ranked 6th
  • 54 receptions – Ranked 5th
  • 438 receiving yards – Ranked 4th
  • 315 opportunities (rushing attempts + targets) – Tied for 4th

The Tarik Cohen ACL tear definitely opened up the receiving game for Montgomery, and he did not disappoint. The versatile running back he was profiled out to be was definitely in display for the 2020 season.

For all of the above categories, Montgomery was top seven in all of them which resulted in a sophomore season with clear progression and production even with missing a game. To see Montgomery hit a variety of important RB metrics was reassuring for Bears fans in his sophomore season.

At the end of the day it was simple — David Montgomery finished the season as one of the best running backs in the league in terms of final statistics as well as fantasy football. Let’s checkout how he looked for fantasy purposes next.