Don’t get me wrong. I’m a David Montgomery truther. But just because I like a player doesn’t mean that player profiles as a strong fantasy option. A week ago, I broke down potential bell cow backs, and a number of people on Twitter pointed out that Montgomery wasn’t on the list. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Montgomery won’t be a bell cow back in 2020.
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Let’s be clear that this isn’t a knock on the player, so don’t “at” me Bears fans. Really, this is just a matter of how the Bears backfield is set up. We defined a bell cow back as any player who accounted for at least 60% of his team’s running back expected fantasy points. Last season, Montgomery did not reach that threshold. He finished the year ranked 19th among running backs with 49.6%, but his teammate Tarik Cohen was just four spots behind him at 44.7%.