Ty Montgomery
Ty Montgomery
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Green Bay Packers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The converted wide receiver opened 2017 as the Packers' lead back, but that role doesn't appear to be in Montgomery's future after a lackluster season that included a mark of 3.0 YPC through three games before he suffered cracked ribs Week 4. He returned from the injury but never regained his lead role, eventually landing on IR in December and having wrist surgery shortly thereafter. In his absence, rookies Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones both showed better skill as runners, and their blitz pickup abilities in particular likely will be prioritized by a franchise concerned with keeping Aaron Rodgers upright. Montgomery still has some potential as a gadget player who can line up all over the field, and he has the quickness and elusiveness to make defenders miss while his size and balance allow him to pick up yards after contact, but without the assurance of a defined role in the offense, consistent touches could be hard to come by once Jones returns from a two-game suspension. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.95 million contract with the Packers in May of 2015.
Expected to work ahead of Jones
RBGreen Bay Packers
September 19, 2018
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Montgomery and Jamaal Williams "will be in the first slot" among the team's running-back group this week, despite Aaron Jones' (suspension) reinstatement to the active roster, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
After averaging 5.5 yards per clip on 81 carries as a rookie in 2017, Jones proved to be the Packers' most dynamic threat out of the backfield and was expected to challenge for the top spot on the depth chart after completing his two-game suspension to begin the season. While Jones could still ascend to the No. 1 gig in time, it appears that for at least the Week 3 matchup with the Redskins, Williams and Montgomery will rank as the team's preferred backfield options. Williams has operated as the Packers' clear lead runner with 31 carries to Montgomery's seven this season, but the latter has seen equal involvement as a pass catcher while handling 20-plus offensive snaps in both of the team's games. It doesn't appear that Montgomery's role will decline much immediately with Jones in the fold, but it will still be difficult for Montgomery to make much of a fantasy impact while Williams outpaces him for touches by a fair margin.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    49
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    15
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
392
144
2017
274
5
2018
49
15
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   6' 0"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   216 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.55 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.97 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length:   31.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   41 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   121 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   0 reps
Not Available
Green Bay Packers Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
Beginning the year buried on the depth chart at wide receiver, Montgomery was shifted into the backfield as a passing-down back after Eddie Lacy and James Starks couldn't stay healthy. As the season progressed, however, Montgomery began receiving carries as well as targets, culminating in a Week 15 game in Chicago in which he turned 16 totes into 162 yards and two TDs. Montgomery finished the campaign with a strong mark of 5.9 YPC and actually led all running backs with 2.8 yards after contact per touch. At 6-0, 216, he has the size to handle a starter's workload and the punishment that comes with running between the tackles, but he's still a work in progress at the position and his skill set reflects his receiving background. That rawness as a running back gives him some untapped upside, though, and the Packers showed confidence in Montgomery's ability to adapt by letting Lacy walk as a free agent and not drafting a back until the fourth round, although they ended up using three Day 3 picks on the position. With Aaron Rodgers delivering him the ball, Montgomery will remain an enticing PPR option, and don't underestimate his potential in standard formats.
Montgomery is a compact and versatile player capable of making his presence felt both in the slot and out of the backfield, but he especially shines on special teams with a knack for returning kickoffs. Unfortunately, a devastating high ankle sprain in Week 6 prematurely ended his 2015 campaign, and his attempts to return to help his team make a playoff push ultimately landed him on injured reserve come December. Looking ahead to 2016, Montgomery's first task will be to make the final 53-man roster. Should he succeed, he could then take aim at securing the third receiver role behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. No matter where he ends up in the pecking order, at the very least, expect Montgomery to be heavily involved on special teams.
The Packers' top trio of receivers is arguably the best in the league, but the team still decided to address the position in this year's draft, selecting Montgomery in the third round. While it will be a stretch for Montgomery to make much of an impact in the Packers' offense as a rookie, he could serve on special teams after averaging over 25 yards per kickoff return and over 18 yards per punt return in his senior season at Stanford. After finishing 31st in yards per kickoff return a season ago,the Packers could certainly use his services in that department.
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Totals 40 yards in Week 2
RBGreen Bay Packers
September 17, 2018
Montgomery had five carries for 31 yards and one reception for nine yards in Sunday's tie with the Vikings.
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Plays second fiddle in opener
RBGreen Bay Packers
September 10, 2018
Montgomery had two carries for seven yards and two receptions for 21 yards in Sunday's victory over the Bears. He also returned two kicks for 47 yards in the contest.
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Says he's fine
RBGreen Bay Packers
August 26, 2018
Montgomery says the foot issue that forced him out of Friday's preseason game is not a concern, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "I'm not injured," the running back declared Sunday.
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Foot issue not believed to be serious
RBGreen Bay Packers
Foot
August 25, 2018
Coach Mike McCarthy said Montgomery's foot injury is "nothing of a serious nature," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Injures foot Friday
RBGreen Bay Packers
Foot
August 24, 2018
Montgomery left Friday's preseason game against the Raiders with a foot injury, Michael Cohen of The Athletic Wisconsin reports.
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