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Fantasy Football: 10 biggest reactions to NFL preseason Week 3

Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) runs with the football in the second half against Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Jordan Hicks (58) at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery saw his first preseason action, and the Bears made it clear he remains their every-down back.

Tennessee Titans WR Treylon Burks made his first preseason start, which is a step in the right direction, but he still has a ways to go before he can be a fantasy starter.

New England Patriots TE Hunter Henry splits snaps and pass routes with teammate Jonnu Smith, making it less likely he can continue as a top-12 fantasy tight end.

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These are my 10 biggest reactions to the games from the past four days. To get a more in-depth breakdown, check out my reactions from Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Move David Montgomery up your draft board

The starting back saw his first preseason action. The Bears could have moved more to a two-man backfield, similar to what this coaching staff had with the Packers. Instead, Montgomery dominated the first-team snaps.

  • Similarly, Khalil Herbert should be moved down the draft board. He remains a solid handcuff option, but it’s looking less likely that he can have standalone value — at least early in the season.
  • Herbert saw some more work with the first team, but only after Montgomery’s night was done.
  • Herbert also played into the second half but didn’t have to rotate with any other back, meaning there is still a gap between him and everyone else below him on the depth chart.

Draft Dameon Pierce

The fourth-round rookie started the game for the Texans, playing every first and second down — and even third-and-short on Houston's first drive. He could lead all rookie backs in carries this season.


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