Look closely at Ty Montgomery, and something should have been obvious from the start: He was built to break tackles -- not necessarily in the same way Eddie Lacy bulldozes defensive (and often defenseless) players, but break them nonetheless.
Maybe everyone missed that about Montgomery when he manned the receiver position, but now that the Green Bay Packers have installed him as a full-time running back, it’s become apparent. It was on full display during Sunday’s 162-yard rushing performance against the Chicago Bears and should give coach Mike McCarthy all the confidence in the world to dial up more runs -- should he choose to devise game plans with that emphasis -- for the rest of the season.
Montgomery had 98 yards after contact, according to ESPN Stats & Information, which was mentioned in the story. Sure, 61 of them came on Montgomery’s long run -- the 61-yarder that at first looked like it would go for no gain. But Montgomery averaged 6.13 yards per carry after first contact on Sunday. His previous high was 4.39 in the season's first meeting with the Bears. Christine Michael looks like he's going to get his carries, too, but Montgomery seems to be a nice starting option heading into your fantasy finals.