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David Montgomery Fantasy Outlook Crashes With 1st Quarter Injury

Adam Taylor McKillop
Bears RB David Montgomery's Week 3 fantasy outlook crashes after his 1st quarter injury.
Bears RB David Montgomery's Week 3 fantasy outlook crashes after his 1st quarter injury. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Just halfway through the first quarter of Sunday's contest, Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery went into the locker room in obvious pain. Montgomery walked off the field with the training staff due to a leg injury.

Unfortunately, the latest news on Montgomery's status crashes his Week 3 fantasy outlook.

David Montgomery Injury Update

The Bears RB1 is officially doubtful to return, according to NFL insider Courtney Cronin.

David Montgomery Fantasy Outlook

Montgomery entered the week with a chance at big numbers, ranking as RB13 in Fantasy Pros' Week 3 PPR rankings. He managed just three carries before exiting the game, tallying 11 yards and zero targets in the passing game.

Khalil Herbert Fantasy Outlook

The injury did open up an opportunity for backup Khalil Herbert, who took immediate advantage with a nifty 11-yard rushing touchdown. He'll operate as Chicago's RB1 if Montgomery is unable to return.

Heading into this contest, Montgomery controlled 50% of Chicago's rushing attempts and 21.4% of the target share. That's a lot of volume up for grabs, making Herbert a top waiver-wire target in Week 4 if Montgomery is sidelined.

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