Early signs about the rookie’s chances of doing that have been positive. Montgomery’s skills in the passing game got a thumbs up from head coach Matt Nagy and running backs coach Charles London said his ability as a runner was also evident right off the bat.
London said Montgomery has “pretty rare contact balance,” which gives him the chance to gain yards even when there’s a lot of traffic ahead of him on the field.
The story added London said Montgomery was focused on learning the offense and his role this spring, but that he can see the running back taking on a leadership role as time goes on. If the offseason praise turns into regular season results, that may happen sooner rather than later. In standard leagues, we have Montgomery ranked as the highest Bears back at 26th.
SEA RB Mike Davis - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 16 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Mike Davis has 13 touches this past Sunday which was highest total since Week 10. He was very prominent in the passing game with eight receptions for 63 yards. With rookie Rashaad Penny out, Davis should get at least that many touches in Week 16 as the primary backup to Chris Carson.
Athough it is a great matchup for Davis and Seattle against KC whose defense has struggled this season, Davis should probably remain on the bench as Carson has been the workhorse and that will leave Davis numbers a little short of being an impact fantasy player.