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Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Date of Birth:  01/22/1993
Age:  26
Height  6'0"
Weight:   216
College:  Stanford
Drafted:  2015 | Round 3 | Pick 94
Depth Chart:  2nd string

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Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

The Jets are signing Ty Montgomery, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Montgomery visited the Jets and comes away with a one-year deal that'll allow him to potentially learn a long-term deal next offseason. While Elijah McGuire is also in the mix for New York, Montgomery is in some ways similar to the playing style of starter Le'Veon Bell, so he's the early favorite to backup the All-Pro runner. The Jets are paying Bell to carry a heavy workload for the offense, so there isn't likely to be enough backfield work for Montgomery to provide solid fantasy value in standard-sized leagues. He could be one of the better handcuffs in fantasy for 2019, though. Real-life wise, this is a strong addition for the Jets, as the former receiver Montgomery can contribute as a runner, receiver, and returner.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery handles three touches in Week 17 win.

Montgomery rushed twice for 13 yards and added a nine-yard reception. The 25-year-old ended up appearing in 13 games between Green Bay and Baltimore this season, rushing 41 times for 188 yards (4.6 YPC) and one touchdown, also adding 25 receptions for 235 yards. Montgomery will hope to make an impact in the postseason, but the Ravens will mostly rely on Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon next month.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery doesn't receive a touch in Week 16 win.

Montgomery was targeted once, mostly seeing the field in obvious passing situations as an outlet receiver or to help in pass protection. Gus Edwards and Alex Collins will continue to operate as the team's top backs in Week 17.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery gets three touches in Week 14.

Montgomery carried twice for one yard and caught one pass (on three targets) for one yard against the Chiefs. The former Packer is the clear preferred receiving back for the Ravens, but he's not a highly-recommended fantasy option outside of deeper PPR leagues.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery gets eight touches against the Falcons.

Montgomery carried three times for 13 yards and caught five passes for 42 yards in the Ravens' Week 13 victory. Montgomery worked as the preferred receiving back for Baltimore, and he'll likely continue working as such moving forward. He's moving towards becoming a PPR FLEX option, particularly in deep leagues.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery handles 11 touches in win over the Raiders.

Montgomery rushed eight times for 51 yards, also adding three receptions (on three targets) for 13 yards. It was somewhat of a breakthrough day for the former Packers starter, and it wouldn't be at all surprising to see Baltimore go with him as a change-of-pace/receiving option to compliment Gus Edwards the rest of the way. If so, Montgomery has more than enough talent to return fantasy value, and he should be a weekly FLEX candidate in PPR leagues. The Ravens take on the Falcons in Week 13.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery is inactive for the Ravens.

Montgomery was just acquired earlier this week from the Packers, so this isn't a surprise. The Ravens have a bye next week, so Montgomery should have a good enough grasp of the playbook to get on the field in Week 11 against the Bengals.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

The Ravens are acquiring running back Ty Montgomery from the Packers.

This is according to multiple reports, and it comes a couple days after Montgomery apparently drew the ire of some teammates for taking a kickoff out of the end zone and fumbling it late in Green Bay's loss to the Rams. Montgomery is an excellent addition for the Ravens, as he's a skilled receiver out of the backfield that can also run well between the tackles. Montgomery's presence will take pressure off Joe Flacco, but it adds to the committee backfield for the Ravens. Alex Collins' fantasy value takes a slight hit, while Javorius Allen is likely to be very difficult to trust in lineups moving forward. Montgomery isn't a highly-recommended wavier wire add, but he's worth a look in deeper leagues.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery fumbles late kickoff in Packers' loss.

With the Packers down by two with a chance to drive for a go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter, Montgomery returned the kickoff from his own end zone and lost a fumble, which led to Aaron Rodgers not touching the ball again in the game. Mistakes happen, and Montgomery is a good player that should bounce-back from this moving forward. On offense, Montgomery had two carries for six yards and one reception for two yards. He's not a recommended fantasy option right now, but it'll be interesting to see how much he's used against the Patriots next week.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery scores in win over the 49ers.

Montgomery rushed four times for 12 yards and a touchdown, also adding two receptions for ten yards. The score came on a screen that was thrown backwards from two yards away in the first quarter, but Montgomery didn't really have a chance to get anything going as he split time the rest of the way, though he did rip off a chunk gain on the final drive to help set up the game-winning field goal. All three of Green Bay's runners should be treated as volatile FLEX options when the team returns from their Week 7 bye, but perhaps a couple potential shootouts against the Rams and Patriots will play to Montgomery's skillset.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery gets six touches in Packers' loss.

Montgomery carried four times for 15 yards and caught one pass (on three targets) for 23 yards against the Lions. Aaron Jones (nine touches) and Jamaal Williams (eight touches) received about the same amount of work as Montgomery, as this remains a full-blown committee backfield. Montgomery is just a fantasy option in deeper PPR leagues for now.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery gets seven touches in Week 4.

Montgomery carried five times for 18 yards and added two receptions for 56 yards in Green Bay's win over Buffalo. Montgomery had the longest play of the game for the Packers, as he caught a deep ball down the left sideline for 43 yards. He did fumble in the game, but it was recovered by the Packers. Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams are currently getting more work as runners, but Montgomery continues to have a role in the backfield. However, he's a risky FLEX option in fantasy lineups. Montgomery is on pace for 64 carries for 288 yards and 44 receptions for 540 yards through four games.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery handles ten touches in Week 3 loss.

Montgomery rushed four times for 16 yards and caught six passes for 48 yards. The Packers had Aaron Jones (suspension) make his season debut on Sunday, and it caused the pecking order in the backfield to look as muddled as ever. Montgomery led the team in touches, though, and we think he might be the best option to handle the lead role with Aaron Rodgers hobbled, but we will get clarity as soon as next week against Buffalo. For now, Montgomery looks like the play in PPR formats, with all three looking risky in standard leagues.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery handles six touches in Week 2 tie.

Montgomery rushed five times for 31 yards and caught a nine-yard pass. Green Bay probably could have used the versatile backup on the field more, particularly in the fourth quarter when they kept stalling in Minnesota territory, but Jamaal Williams looks locked-in as the clear starter. We'll see how the backfield dynamic changes with Aaron Jones returning from suspension, but Montgomery is just a decent FLEX option in both standard and PPR leagues heading into next Sunday's matchup against the Redskins.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery gets four offensive touches in Week 1.

As expected, Jamaal Williams drew the start for the Packers, but Montgomery received some snaps behind him. Montgomery carried two times for seven rushing yards and added two receptions for 21 receiving yards in the win over Chicago. As a former receiver, Montgomery again showed great awareness and ability to get open as a receiver, and that will help keep him on the field for a role on offense.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery's foot injury is not believed to be serious.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the belief is the injury is nothing serious. However, there could be more testing on the way. Montgomery and Aaron Jones played last night while Jamaal Williams received starter treatment by sitting along with Aaron Rodgers and the starting offense, but Montgomery is still very likely to mix in on offense if he's healthy to open the year.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery has a foot injury.

The Packers announced the injury, but gave no more information. It's unclear when the injury returned or if Montgomery will return to the game. Most offensive starters did not play for the Packers, including Jamaal Williams, so Montgomery appears to be second or third on the depth chart right now. Montgomery was also returning kicks for Green Bay.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery says he thinks a running back by committee would be good for the Packers.

Montgomery says he heard head coach Mike McCarthy talk about a committee, so this could've been just him being a team guy and agreeing with his coach; but Montgomery noted that he and the other backs (including Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones) all do different things well and can make it tough on a defense when they mix in. All the talk has been that Green Bay will use a committee in 2018, and the only question appears to be who, if anyone, leads it. The preseason could determine the usual workloads, but keep in mind that Aaron Jones will miss the first two regular season games because of a suspension.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

ESPN's Rob Demovsky believes Ty Montgomery "appears to be set for another significant role" for the Packers.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy spoke last week about Montgomery's great fit in the offense and his ability to create favorable matchups for them, while noting Montgomery's stretches of "incredible periods of play" in the past. Demovsky says it was "evident" during OTAs that Montgomery is expected to have a big role on offense, and he says second-year backs Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones didn't appear to gain any ground in the running back competition. There's still a long way to go until the start of the regular season, but Montgomery is currently the favorite to be Green Bay's top back in 2018.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says the team will use a running back by committee.

With Ty Montgomery, Jamaal Williams, and Aaron Jones all in the mix as young players that have played well when given opportunities, this isn't a surprise. When asked about Montgomery specifically, McCarthy said that they "definitely" have to take advantage of his skills, which are suited for the offense. McCarthy also said Montgomery has had "some incredible periods of play for us," while then noting that the three backs have all had injury issues. Because Williams and Jones are entering just their second NFL seasons, paired with McCarthy's obvious confidence in Montgomery's skill set, Montgomery is the early favorite to lead the committee in 2018. Green Bay's running back situation will be one of the big storylines to watch during training camp and the preseason.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says Ty Montgomery "is a running back."

Some people were throwing the idea of Montgomery potentially switching back to wide receiver out there, but that isn't going to happen. Since making the position switch, Montgomery has played very well at running back over the last couple of seasons, but as McCarthy said today, "his availability the last three years has been his challenge." When Montgomery has been on the field, he's been a great weapon for the offense as a runner and receiver, so he'll continue to play out of the backfield for Green Bay. The Packers running back competition leading up to the season will be one of the most important fantasy storylines to watch, as Montgomery, Jamal Williams, and Aaron Jones all led the backfield at different parts of the season in 2017 because they all dealt with injuries throughout the year.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

The Packers placed Ty Montgomery (ribs/wrist) on Injured Reserve.

Montgomery's season is over, and he's reportedly undergoing wrist surgery. After an outstanding start to the season in which Montgomery looked like he was going to be an elite fantasy superstar with his blend of rushing and receiving ability, he battled injuries and could never get back on track. Montgomery's season finishes with 71 carries for 273 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns along with 23 receptions for 173 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown in eight games played. The status of Green Bay's backfield for 2018 is still very much in the air, but if anyone gets the majority of work it'd lead to huge fantasy value. Montgomery has shown he can be a big factor out of the backfield for the Packers, but injuries have been a problem.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs/wrist) misses practice again.

It doesn't look like Montgomery is very likely to play this week against the Buccaneers. He might be ruled out ahead of the weekend when the official injury report for the game is released tomorrow.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs/wrist) did not practice today.

The rest injury appears to be a new one, as it wasn't listed on the injury report last week. Either way, Montgomery is going to need to practice if he's going to suit up on Sunday against Tampa Bay.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) is officially inactive for the Packers.

Montgomery was listed as doubtful and didn't practice all week, so this was fully expected. Rookie Jamaal Williams will handle most of the backfield touches tonight against the Steelers.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) is doubtful for Sunday.

Montgomery didn't practice all week while dealing with his rib issue, and he's probably not going to be out there against the Steelers. The Packers don't play until the late game on Sunday night, so we likely won't know his status for certain until 7:00 PM ET.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) did not practice today.

It'd be a slight surprise if Montgomery played at this point, but it's possible he participates in some capacity in the final practice of the week tomorrow. Expect Jamaal Williams to carry the load for Green Bay against the Steelers.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) did not practice today.

The Packers play on Sunday night this week, so hopefully we get more clarity on this situation before Sunday. However, Montgomery appears unlikely to play against the Steelers this week, and if you're pondering Thanksgiving guys you might be better off just inserting them into your lineup.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) is not expected to play this weekend.

Despite some optimism early in the week, Montgomery hasn't been able to practice and is unlikely to play on Sunday against the Ravens. Expect rookie Jamaal Williams, who was one of the top waiver-wire pickup this week, to get around 20 touches, making him a good FLEX option at least. However, it's worth noting Baltimore's run defense has been a lot better over their last two games after getting gashed in the early-middle portion of the season. Montgomery might not be officially declared out until Sunday, but it'd be a surprise if he was active for the game.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) officially did not practice today.

Though the Packers are hopeful Montgomery can play on Sunday against Baltimore, it's looking like it'll be rookie Jamaal Williams that carries the load in the backfield. The official injury report for the game will be released tomorrow, so Montgomery would obviously do well to be listed questionable instead of doubtful or out ahead of the weekend.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says he "would think" Ty Montgomery has a good chance to play this week.

Montgomery is dealing with another rib injury and is getting tested to see how bad the injury is. McCarthy also confirmed that Aaron Jones (knee) will be out for multiple weeks. For now, consider Montgomery questionable to face the Ravens in Week 11, and Jamaal Williams will be one of the top waiver-wire pickup this week as a guy that could get upwards of 20 touches in Green Bay's backfield. Montgomery would be a good option in lineups if he's active this Sunday.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) has been ruled out during game versus Chicago.

Montgomery original broke ribs back in Week 4's Thursday night matchup against the Bears, and now he has another rib injury in this second matchup with the Bears. It's unclear if it's a re-aggravation of the injury he suffered earlier in the season, but it wouldn't be a surprise if it is. With Aaron Jones (knee) already out for the game, rookie Jamaal Williams will handle most of the work in Green Bay's backfield for about the entire second half.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery gets six touches against the Lions.

Montgomery was behind rookie Aaron Jones, but he played better in the game, carrying five times for 33 yards and adding one reception for 18 yards. It appears Montgomery is running with a lot of energy right now, and he might be trying to get his starting job back as soon as possible. After tonight, it wouldn't be surprising to see him lead the backfield in Week 10 against Chicago, but it's difficult to predict unless the Packers and head coach Mike McCarthy give more information about it throughout the week.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery sees just five touches in Week 7 loss.

Montgomery rushed four times for six yards and caught a nine-yard pass, as Aaron Jones led the backfield with 20 touches for 138 yards. It was obviously disheartening to see for Montgomery owners, but he might still be limited after breaking his ribs a couple weeks ago. Still, Jones is almost certainly going to be the starter when Green Bay returns from their Week 8 bye, leaving Montgomery as just bench option until we see an expanded role.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery handles 11 touches in his return.

Montgomery missed last week's game with broken ribs, but it was only a one-game absence and he returned as the starter against Minnesota. The converted receiver rushed 10 times for 28 yards and caught a three-yard pass, as Aaron Jones led the backfield in touches (14) and yards (42). The good news is that Montgomery's role as the starter should be safe, but unfortunately, Aaron Rodgers might be done for the season with a broken collarbone, and that undoubtedly drains some value from all fantasy options on the Packers. For now, consider Montgomery an RB2, but he could climb back up into the RB1 ranks if he fends off Jones and becomes a target in the short-passing game for Brett Hundley.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) is back after missing one game.

Montgomery is officially active against the Vikings, as was expected. You can safely insert Montgomery into your fantasy lineup, but keep in mind Aaron Jones could be in line for a sizable workload even with Montgomery back. Consider him more of a FLEX option today versus Minnesota, but it wouldn't be surprising to continue putting up big numbers.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) is questionable for Sunday against Minnesota.

Considering the third-year back was a full participant in practice all week, we'd expect him to be ready to go against the Vikings. His workload will be a bit uncertain, however, after the emergence of rookie Aaron Jones. Check back in on Sunday morning, but expect to have Montgomery back for the Week 6 matchup.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) was again a full participant in practice.

That makes it two straight days for Montgomery being able to practice fully, and there should be no reason he doesn't do the same tomorrow. We'll see if he's listed as questionable tomorrow, but it's possible he's off the injury report entirely.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) was a full participant in practice today.

Hes certainly on track after missing last week's game against the Cowboys. Aaron Jones' performance might have Montgomery itching to get back out there, too. We'll update you throughout the week, but expect Montgomery to be back on Sunday versus the Vikings.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) is officially inactive for the Packers.

Montgomery was doubtful for the game and was set to be out, but now it's official. Rookie Aaron Jones is expected to get most of the work in the backfield with Montgomery out, with fellow rookie Jamaal Williams mixing in. Jones is a good fantasy option against the Cowboys.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) is doubtful for Week 5.

The third-year back was limited in practice all week and there were positive signs that he might try to play on Sunday, but it does not look like that's going to happen. Both Montgomery and the Packers likely do not want to risk further injury to the area, so the starting back probably won't be suiting up for the game. Rookies Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones will get most of the backfield work, but it's really unclear which of them will be the leader in the backfield (if either). Both Williams and Jones are probably risk/reward RB2/FLEX plays.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) "looked good" in practice yesterday.

The third-year back is going to practice again today, and the team sounds optimistic about him playing Sunday versus Dallas. Montgomery wore extra protection during practice yesterday, as expected, so maybe he'll give it a go and just wear the extra padding on Sunday. We might not know for sure of his game status until Sunday though, and the Packers play in the late-afternoon games.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) was a limited participant in practice today.

A limited participation indicates Montgomery can at least move around a bit without feeling too much discomfort from his broken ribs. But this is going to come down to whether he can take a hit without doing some serious internal damage to himself while dealing with the broken ribs. Montgomery might be limited all week.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) wants to play on Sunday.

The Packers running back is dealing with broken ribs, but he said "I'm going into this week as if I'm going to play... I'm not willing to risky my overall long-term health, but at the end of the day it's going to be up to me." It sounds like it could come down to whether Montgomery feels his ribs can be protected well enough to avoid further serious internal injury. But this could also just be some gamesmanship to not give the Cowboys an idea of his status for the game. He's probably on the doubtful side of things, but don't be surprised if Montgomery plays this week.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery is up in the air for Sunday against Dallas.

Montgomery said he hopes to play but is "wary" of a more serious internal injury. The Packers running back also said he has multiple broken ribs that he's dealing with. It's still early in the week, but we'd say Montgomery is on the doubtful side of things as of now, and it's fair to think both Montgomery and the team do not want to risk a more serious injury than the broken ribs. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy will probably give updates throughout the week on Montgomery's status, and we'll obviously have to look at the practice reports starting Wednesday.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (ribs) is day-to-day, according to Adam Schefter.

Schefter says the rib injury is not as serious as the Packers initially considered it, so it sounds like it might not be broken ribs after all for Montgomery. This is a relief, as broken ribs could have potentially kept Montgomery out for multiple games. Schefter specifically notes that Montgomery might be ready for next Sunday against the  Cowboys. It looks like the Packers and Montgomery escaped one here, and fantasy owners are certainly also happy (as everyone should be).

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery has broken ribs, according to Ian Rapoport.

He's out for the game. Rapoport says the Packers running back played several plays with the broken ribs before finally coming out of the game. Obviously, Montgomery is one tough guy, but he's not going to play through broken ribs. Montgomery will have about ten days to get ready for for Week 5 against the Cowboys, but we doubt he'll be playing in that game. Rookie running back Jamaal Williams has taken the most snaps in the backfield since Montgomery has exited the game.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Packers RB Ty Montomgery (chest) heads to the locker room during TNF.

Montgomery appeared to take a hit on the side/ribcage area on the first drive of the game for the Packers, and he immediately went off the field and onto his knees at the sideline. He headed to the locker room and is questionable to return. We'll update you when Montomgery's status is updated.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (wrist) practice fully today.

If there was any doubt, he's ready to go for Thursday night against the Bears. Get Montgomery in your lineup as a great RB1.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery (wrist) was a full participant in practice today.

He was limited yesterday, but there's no concern for his status on Thursday against the Bears.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery handles 20 touches in Week 3 win.

He was held in check, though, rushing 12 times for just 35 yards and catching eight passes for just 15 yards. Cincinnati did a great job keeping Montgomery in front of them, but the workload is the biggest takeaway here, as it's clear Green Bay will continue to feature him despite reports to the contrary. The converted receiver remains an RB1 heading into a TNF matchup with the Bears.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery racks up over 100 yards and two touchdowns in Packers’ Week 2 loss.

Montgomery again worked as the clear lead back for Green Bay, carrying ten times for 35 yards and catching six of seven targets for 75 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown reception came on a shuffle pass and was the 300th of Aaron Rodgers’ career. We recommended Montgomery—who was somehow not going in the first three rounds of many fantasy drafts—as a top-15 overall option this season, and that even might’ve been too low for him—he’s a stud that should be among the top scorers every week.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery racks up 23 touches in Week 1.

23 touches was a career high for Montgomery, who is obviously the clear lead guy in Green Bay. Montgomery had 19 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown, along with four receptions (on four targets) for 39 yards. He suffered an ankle injury during the game but got it taped up and only missed a few plays. Playing in one of the best offenses as the number one back (with impressive ability) Montgomery is a clear RB1 each week.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery returns to Week 1 game against Seattle.

Montgomery left with an ankle injury, but he got it taped and was put back in the game for the start of the next series. He's having a nice day so far for the Packers, and he's looking to help them finish off the game with a win against Seattle.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery leaves Week 1 game with leg injury.

Montgomery limped off the field after a carry in the fourth quarter against Seattle. He is currently getting looked at by trainers on the sideline. The severity of the injury is unclear, but hopefully it's not too bad and Montgomery ends up being fine. We'll update you when more information becomes available.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery scores in Green Bay's third preseason game.

Montgomery got the goal-line carry in the first quarter and converted, which is a great sign for his fantasy outlook. He finished with three carries for 31 yards, including a 25-yard rush to start things off where he carried Denver defenders, and also caught a three-yard pass. Montgomery looks to be locked-in as the clear-cut starter for Green Bay's explosive offense.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery is back at practice for the Packers.

Montgomery missed about a week with a leg injury, but is fully participating in practice again. He reportedly ran well and looked great in pass protection in 11-on-11 drills. There's no question Montgomery will open the season as the starter for the Packers, it's just a matter of how much work he gets. Montgomery is currently going in side the top 50 in most fantasy drafts.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Rick Spofford of Packers.com believes Ty Montgomery will sit the second preseason game.

Green Bay's starting running back hasn't practiced the last two days because of a "lower leg injury." Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the injury is something Montgomery is "working through," and Montgomery himself told reporters he isn't worried about it. Spofford believes given the history and this being a preseason game, there's reason to believe Montgomery won't be playing this Saturday in Week 2 of the preseason. Remember: Jordy Nelson tore his ACL during a preseason game two seasons ago. The Packers aren't going to put key players out there during the preseason if they aren't 100%.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery loses fumble in first preseason game.

The Packers starter had three carries for no yards and one reception for eight yards with the fumble. Obviously, the fumble is less than ideal, but he was the clear lead back for Green Bay in the game before exiting. Montgomery's fantasy value shouldn't be impact by the turnover. He and the Packers face Washington next Saturday.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Packers running back Ty Montgomery is working very hard at pass protection.

The converted running back had a great day of practice in pass protection and has made it a "personal priority" to progress in that area, according to Packers.com. Montgomery himself said he would spend an hour and a half working on pass protection if that's what he has to do. It's clear Montgomery is taking pass protection, one of the less glamorous parts of being a running back, very seriously. His mindset of improvement in that area should help keep him on the field and handle much of the work out of the backfield for Green Bay.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says Ty Montgomery is a "stud."

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero talked to McCarthy, who said if Montgomery stays healthy for 16 games and the playoffs "we'll be saying a lot of great things about him in January." The Packers head coach called his starting running back "the full threat" and notably said "he's actually really high in ability for pass protection" and just needs more reps to improve there. Pass protection is thought of as the only thing that might prevent Montgomery from being a near-workhorse back for Green Bay, but because he's bulked up and McCarthy is talking up his ability to pass block, it might be hard to keep him off the field. Montgomery is clearly one of the best mid-round picks in fantasy drafts.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says running the football is very important.

McCarthy said at a training camp press conference, "I'll just say this, and I'm not joking: Running the football is A-Number 1 important in offensive football," according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. The Packers didn't work much on the running game throughout the non-padded practices in the offseason, but it's clear the team wants to run the football. If incumbent starter Ty Montgomery holds his own in pass protection, he should get most of the work in the Packers backfield. Montomgery is currently going in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

The Packers ran a "pass-heavy" offseason program.

In the non-padded practices this spring, head coach Mike McCarthy and the Packers decided reps in the run game weren't as important as clicking early in the passing game. Now that training camp is underway, McCarthy says they "kind of do have to shift gears" and make sure the running game gets enough time. Of his starting running back Ty Montgomery, McCarthy said he is "very pleased with the way he has stepped up to the front of the class" as a full-time running back. With Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, the passing game will be the focus of the offense, but it's important they have some balance in the offense and Montgomery will look to bring that. As a former receiver, Montgomery is also by far the best receiver out of the backfield for Green Bay.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery is up to 222.8 pounds.

It's the heaviest Montgomery has been throughout his career, but he remained lean while getting arms, chest, and shoulders bigger, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. The Packers running back, who was supposed to stay under 215 as a receiver, said he wasn't worried about his weight and instead wanted to see what his body would "naturally" do. Montgomery worked out with Rischad Whitfield, A.K.A. "The Footwork King", this offseason. Whitfield is known for working with Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Melvin Gordon, and many other NFL players. It's been all positive for Ty Montgomery this offseason, and he offers a lot of upside as a mid-round pick playing the Packers offense.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Packers running backs coach Ben Sirmans is "really excited" about Ty Montgomery.

Sirmans said Montgomery "did a really good job" last season during his switch to running back from wide receiver. He stopped short of placing expectations on Montgomery for this season, but he made it very clear he is "excited"  for the third-year player entering his first season as a full-time running back. Montgomery certainly showed ability to be a real weapon for the Packers out of the backfield, and it looks like he'll get a good amount of touches this season for them as he enters the season as the clear-cut starter. He's currently going in the sixth round of fantasy drafts.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery says it feels like he's going into his second year, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Remember, last season, Montgomery made the switch to running back during the year, so he didn't get a full offseason in preparation for the new position. Montgomery says he's "excited" and "hopeful" about continuing as a full-time running back. Montgomery could see a lot of progression, working every day as a running back now. The Packers would like him to improve on his pass blocking ability, in particular. Also, Montgomery is still wearing his number 88, because players are allowed to keep their number if they switch positions. As the lead back in a great offense, Montgomery is one of the better mid-round running back targets this season.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Ty Montgomery is "absolutely" their starting running back, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Green Bay added BYU running back Jamaal Williams and UTEP running back Aaron Jones and Utah State running back Devante Mayes on Day 3 of the draft, but they are not expected to threaten Montgomery's starting role. After a great showing in his quick conversion to running back last season, the Packers are comfortable going with him as the starter. He's extremely versatile, with the ability to split out from the backfield and also run between the tackles, as he showed last season. While Montgomery might not ever be a 25 touch player, he has a lot of value as the lead back in Green Bay's offense. Christine Michael and these rookies are potential factors to cut into his workload and maybe goal line work, but Montgomery should be a solid RB2 next season.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Ty Montgomery "has that ability" to be a number one running back, according to Rob Demovsky.

McCarthy said this at the coaches breakfast during the NFL Owners Meetings. He said this offseason and training camp is "a big opportunity" for Montgomery. It seems he'll get a chance to carve out the lead back role for the Packers after he played well in his first year at running back last season. Montgomery should progress with a full offseason of training at running back.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Packers GM Ted Thompson said "we need some more guys" at running back, according to Rob Demovsky.

The Packers don't seem content rolling with Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael next season. Among the players available are Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles, and LeGarrette Blount, but Thompson would not comment on anyone. The draft is also stacked at running back. It's safe to say someone else will be added to the GB backfield before next season.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

According to head coach Mike McCarthy, Ty Montgomery will remain a full-time running back.

This was expected after there was talk after the switch about Montgomery being happy about playing running back. There was talk that Montgomery wanted to change his number, but now some people think that Montgomery might like to keep the "88." Either way, Montgomery should have a nice role with the Packers next season. Going through the offseason as a full-time running back should certainly help. The downside for fantasy purposes is Montgomery will likely lose his WR eligibility.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery gets just four touches in NFC Championship.

Montgomery had three carries for 17 yards and one reception for two yards against Atlanta. The Packers fell behind very early, and basically abandoned their run game. Montgomery did leave the game with a rib injury, but the Packers were committed to throwing the ball anyway. Montgomery had a very good, if inconsistent, first year as a running back and he has a good chance of being the Packers' starter in 2017.

Ty Montgomery gets 17 touches in Divisional Round.

Montgomery had 11 carries for 47 yards and two touchdowns, with six receptions for 34 yards. He's remained a key part of Green Bay's offense, and will remain such next Sunday against Atlanta.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery leaves game, returns, in Packers' win.

Montgomery had 11 carries for 27 yards and three receptions for 41 yards in a playoff win over the Giants. Montgomery left the game in the second half when he hurt his knee, but thankfully he was able to return to the game after it looked like a potentially serious injury. Montgomery should be a big factor against the Cowboys in the second round.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Montgomery rushed eight times for 44 yards and caught three passes for 17 yards in Sunday night's win over the Lions.

Green Bay got the #4 seed with the win and will host the Giants in the Wild Card Round next Sunday. Montgomery finishes his first season as a running back with 77 carries for 457 yards (5.9 YPC) and three touchdowns, adding 44 catches for 348 yards. On the SNF broadcast, Cris Collinsworth mentioned Le'Veon Bell twice when taking about Montgomery; the Packers need to view him such in the playoffs and give him double digit carries (something he did just once this season, when he turned 16 carries into 162 yards and two touchdowns).

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery held in check by the Vikings.

One week after rushing for 162 yards on 16 carries, Montgomery was held to only 23 yards on 9 carries against a stout Vikings front-seven. Expect the newly-converted running back to see a higher volume of carries and become more involved in the passing game against the Detroit Lions next week. He'll be a great option at either RB or WR.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

He's a running back, Part II: Montgomery dominates in win.

The rising star rushed 16 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns, adding two catches for one yard. Montgomery showed it all on Sunday, displaying speed, vision, power, elusiveness, and more as he ripped off chunk yardage all day, including a long of 61 yards. We've been on Montgomery all year, and the Packers finally are, too. Hopefully you played him this week, and you can continue to put him in your lineup next week despite a matchup with Minnesota. Montgomery is a stud.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

He's a running back: Montgomery scores first career rushing touchdown in win.

Ty Montgomery rushed nine times for 41 yards and a touchdown, adding three catches for 45 yards in the 38-10 victory over Seattle. We've known Montgomery was the best runner on the roster for weeks now, and Green Bay seems to finally have figured it out. The Stanford product is a smooth runner with good vision, and proved it on Sunday. Hopefully you held onto him because of his talent; Montgomery is a low-end RB2/WR2 for Week 15 against the Bears. He caught 10 passes and totaled 126 yards in Week 7 versus Chicago.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery plays by far the best out of the Packers backfield in Week 13.

Montgomery had six carries for 40 yards, twice as many yards as any other Packers running back. He also had two catches for 16 yards. The Packers have wanted to get Montgomery back involved in the offense, and it appears they attempted to do so against the Texans. Look for Montgomery to remain involved next week against Seattle. He should be on your bench for now, but is worth an add if he's available in your league.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery sees three touches in win.

Montgomery rushed once for two yards and caught two passes for 12 yards. He was out-touched by James Starks and Aaron Ripkowski, and Christine Michael saw some playing time in his second game with Green Bay. Montgomery looks like someone that can be dropped, but his talent makes him worth a roster spot.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery rushed four times for 17 yards and caught three passes for 27 yards in Sunday night’s SNF loss.

Montgomery saw more work than he did in Week 10, but still not enough to make a fantasy impact. Green Bay would be wise to utilize the playmaker this week against the Eagles, who have been stung by dual-threat backs, but Montgomery’s lack of playing time makes him a tough sell as a start.

Ty Montgomery | Jets RB

Ty Montgomery phased out of offense as James Starks returns.

Montgomery rushed three times for nine yards and caught two passes for 11 yards. It was a bit of a surprise to see Green Bay go away from Montgomery after he provided a huge spark to the offense at running back before his injury. With the praise Aaron Rodgers has given the wide receiver turned running back in press conferences, you'd think he would be a big part of the offense. Hopefully for fantasy owners, Mike McCarthy realizes the dynamic playmaker needs to see the field. It's tough to trust him this week, especially after he was on the field with all the backups when the game was out of hand on Sunday, but Montgomery remains a must-hold in fantasy leagues.

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