Patriots Beat: Signs point to RB Ty Montgomery playing a significant role

Ty Montgomery looks like the early favorite to take over James White's passing-down role, but that might just be the jumping off point with the veteran. His diverse skillset could open up even more options for the coaching staff to experiment with.

Related players: Damien Harris, Rhamondre Stevenson

Fantasy Impact: 

If you've been following the news here today, this isn't a surprise. Monty has been getting the snaps in the two-minute drills and was also playing a big part in the offense during that time. Montgomery has played in the NFL as a receiver and a running back so the fit seems to be a pretty good one. Stevenson had also been getting some time in the James White role, so those snaps going to Montgomery will put a bit of a damper on Stevenson's fantasy value. This could be one of those typical Patriot running back situations where no one really knows how it will pan out week-to-week.

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