David Montgomery picking up where he left off last year

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How many of you took David Montgomery in your fantasy football drafts as an RB1? Yeah, I did not either, but I made sure to get him as my RB2 in both my fantasy leagues. Montgomery finished the 2020 season tied with the fifth-most rushing yards (1.070). Montgomery came on strong towards the end of the season and many chalked it up to playing weak run defenses. Well, what are their thoughts about him now?

Right now, David Montgomery is slashing through this Los Angeles Rams defense. He has gashed them for 80 yards on 10 carries for an average of eight yards per carry. This is a huge feat when going up against the likes of Aaron Donald and this Rams front seven. He has looked quick on his feet, his decision-making has been nearly perfect and his elusiveness is top-notch. This is the running back I knew David Montgomery was last year and the back I knew he’d be in his career.

Chicago Bears RB, David Montgomery does not get the credit he deserves

I have been defending Ryan Pace for moving up to take Montgomery as I too saw the talent in this kid on film.

Thinking that David Montgomery was going to be the next Jordan Howard was ridiculous and such a lazy take. He is proving everyone wrong now with his ability to play hard and fight for yards. Not to mention, this offensive line deserves some credit too. We were all very concerned with how the offensive line would perform and they are stepping up to the challenge.

Right before the half, new left tackle, Jason Peters was off on the sideline being checked out for medical reasons. Larry Borom is now starting at left tackle (could change if Peters is healthy enough to come back), and hopefully that does not hurt anything. Borom is a fifth-round draft pick who was drafted to be the starting right tackle, not the left. Well, he dropped a bunch of weight and his foot quickness is ideal for the left side. Pace and Matt Nagy might have a diamond in the rough.

And just like that, the Rams are up big again with a blown coverage by the safeties and Marqui Christian. Let’s see what Andy Dalton and the offense can do. Although they have wasted too many opportunities, the offense has been decent moving the ball. They just cannot seem to ever finish. Matt Nagy should continue to let David Montgomery eat versus this Rams defense.