David Montgomery Injury Update Improves Week 1 Fantasy Outlook

Larry Rupp
David Montgomery's latest injury update improves his Week 1 fantasy outlook.
David Montgomery's latest injury update improves his Week 1 fantasy outlook. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

David Montgomery fantasy managers have had an up-and-down week as they tried to keep up with the latest injury update on the Chicago Bears running back. Despite being tagged as questionable on the Bears' injury report Friday, he looks to be ready to go for Week 1 after being a full participant in the last two practices of the week.

David Montgomery Fantasy Football Outlook

It doesn't look as if the groin injury Montgomery suffered during training camp in late August will make a huge difference when it comes to the volume of carries he is set to receive. With backup Tarik Cohen mostly known for his pass-catching abilities, Montgomery could see a huge workload in Week 1.

He matches up against a Detroit Lions' defense that ranked No. 16 against the run in last year's Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA rankings. While Montgomery may not be able to produce RB2 numbers right away, he has an intriguing amount of FLEX appeal.

Montgomery doesn't crack the top 36 running backs in our Week 1 fantasy football rankings, but is someone to looks towards in your flex position or if you need someone to start do to other injuries.

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