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David Montgomery

#2 RB,


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178 FPTS

RANK: 24


172 FPTS

RANK: 31


26 yrs


5'11'' / 224 lbs


Iowa State

3yr Ave1521115th23893673.93403081

Deemed doubtful

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-22

Montgomery (thigh) didn't practice Friday and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Eric Woodyard of reports.

Montgomery already said he expected to miss time and then went through the week without practicing. He thus seems highly unlikely to play, though the Lions will leave the door open with a 'doubtful' designation in case Montgomery's thigh bruise improves dramatically between Friday evening and Sunday morning. The Falcons and Lions are scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff in a game that figures to draw extra attention from the fantasy world thanks to the presence of rookie RBs Jahmyr Gibbs and Bijan Robinson. Just don't be surprised if Craig Reynolds (for the Lions) and Tyler Allgeier (for the Falcons) also get a bunch of carries.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingRushing StatsReceiving Stats
1 SF Outdoor 67° 8.0 15th 0.406.038.517261.5027%000324046%
2 @GB Outdoor 73° 15.6 6th 0.9210.042.5151228.1072%610214056%
3 HOU Outdoor 65° 1.1 28th 0.37-3.040.53113.7027%0000008%
5 @MIN Dome 57° 18.2 3rd 1.148.543.512201.7175%000462050%
6 WAS Outdoor 48° 9.0 8th 0.562.038.515674.5057%100113041%
7 @NE Outdoor 56° 12.2 11th 0.818.539.515624.1171%10000033%
8 @DAL Dome 64° 8.5 18th 0.4710.042.515533.5055%200322035%
9 MIA Outdoor 58° 5.4 10th 0.364.044.514362.6058%00018035%
10 DET Outdoor 34° 5.4 13th 0.54-3.048.59374.1051%00017026%
11 @ATL Dome 41° 21.1 4th 1.062.549.517673.9145%100354042%
12 @NYJ Outdoor 50° 14.3 7th 0.847.539.514795.6048%400334048%
13 GB Outdoor 38° 16.7 6th 0.933.543.514614.4128%00046056%
15 PHI Outdoor 17° 24.1 1st 1.618.548.512534.416%000338140%
16 BUF Outdoor 7° 10.4 12th 0.528.040.516623.9042%210422055%
17 @DET Dome 38° 5.6 15th 0.704.051.56244.0017%000212027%
18 MIN Outdoor 32° 2.1 25th 0.306.544.57213.0067%00000032%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 22 2214.80.8214th590.53.951%
Away Outdoor 13 1214.80.8113th680.34.655%
Away Dome 6 613.60.7228th620.53.747%
Away Retractable Dome 3 312.30.6930th550.33.650%

Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2019 22 CHI 16 8 170 23rd24288963.744%163161%251851
2020 23 CHI 15 14 265 4th2471,07084.355%245263%544382
2021 24 CHI 13 13 195 21st22584973.849%215047%423010
2022 25 CHI 16 16 178 24th20180154.049%172036%343161
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Misses another practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-21

Montgomery (thigh) remained sidelined during Thursday's practice, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Montgomery also missed Wednesday's session, which sets the stage for Friday's practice to loom large for the running back in terms of his chances of suiting up Sunday versus the Falcons. If Montgomery is unavailable this weekend, Jahmyr Gibbs would be in a position to see added touches in Week 3, with Craig Reynolds and Zonovan Knight on hand to serve as complementary options in Detroit's backfield.

Not practicing

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-20

Montgomery (thigh) isn't practicing Wednesday, Colton Pouncy of The Athletic reports.

Montgomery told reporters Sunday he might need "a couple weeks" to recover from his thigh bruise, while coach Dan Campbell used the term "day-to-day" less than 24 hours later. Either way, Montgomery never figured to practice Wednesday, leaving Jahmyr Gibbs as Detroit's top back and Craig Reynolds and recently signed Zonovan Knight as the depth guys. Gibbs figures to get most of the playing time if Montgomery doesn't play this Sunday against Atlanta, with Reynolds likely subbing in for some carries and perhaps a target or two.

Labeled day-to-day

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-18

Coach Dan Campbell said Monday that Montgomery (thigh) is day-to-day, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Montgomery said after Sunday's overtime loss to the Seahawks that he expects to need "a couple weeks" to fully recover from his bruised thigh, but Campbell offers a more optimistic timetable. It may be that Montgomery is day-to-day in terms of actual game-time availability, meaning he could be on the field Week 3 versus the Falcons, but that truly getting back to full health will require more time. If Montgomery needs to miss any time, or is limited when on the field, rookie backfield mate Jahmyr Gibbs will have a path to increased touches.

May face multi-week recovery

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-18

Montgomery (thigh) said it will take him "a couple weeks" to get fully healthy after being forced out of Sunday's 37-31 overtime loss to the Seahawks late in the third quarter, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Coach Dan Campbell said Montgomery sustained a bruised thigh. It remains to be seen whether the veteran running back will be able to play partially through the injury before returning to full strength, or whether he could be facing a multi-game absence in order to get right. In either scenario, the Lions will figure to lean more heavily on rookie first-round pick Jahmyr Gibbs out of the backfield beginning Week 3 versus the Falcons, with Craig Reynolds also potentially handling an expanded depth role.

Has thigh bruise

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Coach Dan Campbell said Montgomery sustained a bruised thigh during Sunday's 37-31 overtime loss to the Seahawks, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Prior to his departure late in the third quarter, Montgomery had 16 carries for 67 yards and one touchdown, one seven-yard catch and a lost fumble. Campbell relayed that the Lions will have more information on the running back Monday, likely after Montgomery undergoes a battery of tests. If Montgomery is forced to miss any time, his replacement in Detroit's backfield will be rookie Jahmyr Gibbs, who notched 14 touches for 56 yards from scrimmage Sunday.

Scores before leaving injured

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Montgomery (thigh) rushed 16 times for 67 yards and a touchdown but lost a fumble in Sunday's 37-31 overtime loss to the Seahawks. He also caught his only target for seven yards but was subsequently carted off after being injured late in the third quarter.

Montgomery turned the ball over on Detroit's first play of the second half. After having a touchdown reception negated on the next drive, he still finished that series with a four-yard score to atone for his mistake. His next time out, though, Montgomery was twisted awkwardly after making a catch, forcing him to exit the game and not return. While it was another productive performance prior to his departure, Montgomery's status going forward is now uncertain. If he's limited or unavailable, rookie first-rounder Jahmyr Gibbs would figure to benefit from increased usage.

Has thigh injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Montgomery sustained a thigh injury during Sunday's game versus the Seahawks.

Montgomery required a cart to get to the locker room after his right leg was twisted up by a Seattle defender at the end of a seven-yard reception. While the nature of the injury is confirmed, it remains to be seen if he'll be able to return. In the meantime, rookie first-round pick Jahmyr Gibbs will lead the Lions backfield.

Carted off Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Montgomery (right leg) was carted to the locker room during Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Montgomery got his right leg twisted up by a Seattle defender at the end of a seven-yard catch late in the third quarter. The nature of the injury isn't known, but he had 16 carries for 67 yards and one touchdown and the aforementioned reception at the time of his departure. Rookie Jahmyr Gibbs will take over the Lions backfield.

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