David Montgomery
David Montgomery
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Chicago Bears
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A 2019 third-round pick out of Iowa State, Montgomery steps into an immediate competition with free-agent signee Mike Davis for a significant role in the Chicago backfield alongside Tarik Cohen. Montgomery's most impressive traits as a runner are his vision, patience and power, as he calmly lets holes develop before throttling up to get to the second level. He ran just a 4.63 in the 40-yard dash, but he has enough wiggle to make the first tackler miss, and he can generate yards after contact with a stout frame, bringing a low center of gravity and powerful leg drive. He's also competent as a receiver and already adept as a pass protector, giving him the ability to stay on the field for three downs, even if his targets will be limited by Cohen's presence. There are concerns about Montgomery's college workload and the punishment his running style creates, but he's essentially a more versatile version of Jordan Howard, so he likely will have an opportunity to thrive in the same role focused on early downs and short-yardage carries. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.02 million contract with the Bears in June of 2019.
Plays workhorse role in win
RBChicago Bears
December 5, 2019
Montgomery rushed 20 times for 86 yards and failed to secure his only target in the Bears' 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday. He also lost a fumble.
ANALYSIS
Montgomery hit the 20-carry mark for only the third time this season, as he was leaned on more than usual in the latter stages of the fourth quarter with the Bears trying to ice the game. The rookie has been productive over his last pair of contests after a pair of lackluster outings in Weeks 11 and 12, as he's garnered 161 rushing yards on 36 carries against the Lions and Cowboys. He'll look to play a significant role again in a Week 15 divisional battle versus the Packers a week from Sunday.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do David Montgomery's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
13.5%
 
Positive Run %
81.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
53.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.9
 
Rushing TD %
2.6%
 
Touches Per Game
16.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
42.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
6.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.16
 
% Team Air Yards
2.4%
 
% Team Targets
7.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
65.7%
 
Drop Rate
5.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.0
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Cowboys pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Thursday, Dec 5th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
88.4
 
Cornerbacks
80.4
 
Safeties
91.1
 
Linebackers
99.6
 
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2019 David Montgomery Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do David Montgomery's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
222 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.63 sec
 
Vertical Jump
28.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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Compiles 87 total yards, TD in win
RBChicago Bears
November 28, 2019
Montgomery rushed 16 times for 75 yards and secured both of his targets for 12 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 24-20 win over the Lions on Thursday.
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Disappointing performance
RBChicago Bears
November 24, 2019
Montgomery rushed 13 times for 22 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in the Bears' 19-14 victory over the Giants on Sunday.
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Does little with 15 touches
RBChicago Bears
November 17, 2019
Montgomery (ankle) carried the ball 14 times for 31 yards and caught one pass (three targets) for 19 yards in Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Rams.
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Available Week 11
RBChicago Bears
November 17, 2019
Montgomery (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams at L.A., Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Headed for game-time call
RBChicago Bears
Ankle
November 15, 2019
Montgomery (ankle) will be a game-time decision Sunday night against the Rams, Nathan Smith of the Bears' official site reports. "It was good to get him back out there and just kind of see where he's at," coach Matt Nagy said after Friday's practice. "He's gonna end up being a game-time decision for us."
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