RB – Ty Montgomery
Week 9 Statistics:
Montgomery – 7 carries, 53 rushing yards, 3 catches (3 targets), 38 yards; 9.10 fantasy points
Yahoo finally jumped in on the wagon and added Montgomery to the running back pool for this week. That bodes well for any of you out there looking for some RB help as the fantasy season gets closer towards the playoffs.
Montgomery didn’t do much running in his return to the field against the Colts — but when he did, he was effective. Honestly, the Packers should have turned to him more in the early going before the score climbed to the point where running wasn’t viable; still, when combined with his usage in the passing game he had an alright performance.
Montgomery isn’t exactly a high-quality running option in fantasy on his running skills alone, but the receiving yardage he picks up on routes out of the backfield makes him a decent option to turn to if you (like many out there) have found your runner options to be lacking as the season has progressed.
Tennessee probably isn’t a great matchup from the running aspect (#12 in Run Defense DVOA), but as long as he is given a decent amount of carries he should pile up enough yardage between his rushes and catches (Tennessee is #30 in DVOA against running backs in pass coverage) to give a boost in his first Yahoo week of running back availability to warrant some thought.
It would be nice to see him add in more scoring potential, but the combined rushing and receiving yardage he tends to get alone make him at worst a low bar option to run with.