|Team:||New York Jets|
|Ht / Wt:||6'0" / 221 lb.|
|Born:||July 24, 1996|
|Drafted:||2015 / Rd. 3 (94)|
The Saints inked Montgomery to a contract Friday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Analysis: The Saints like to employ versatile options such as Taysom Hill, so the signing of Montgomery isn't a huge surprise. The former wideout turned running back compiled just 103 rushing yards on 32 carries and another 90 receiving yards on 13 receptions in 2020 while playing with the Jets last season. With Alvin Kamara set to head the Saints' running back rotation and Latavious Murray on hand, Montgomery may be headed for another depth role but could turn into a significant contributor should Kamara miss time.
Montomgery played four offensive snaps and didn't touch the ball in the Week 17 season finale against Buffalo. He finishes the 2019 campaign with 32 carries for 103 yards and 13 catches for 90 yards.
Analysis: Montgomery will hit free agency, but the 26-year-old running back's versatility should lead to no shortage of suitors if the Jets don't want him back. While he's not suited to be the focal point of an offense, Montgomery's ability to catch the ball out of the backfield while also contributing in the return game on special teams make him a valuable depth piece.
Montgomery rushed twice for seven yards and caught his lone target for one yard in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Steelers.
Analysis: Montgomery didn't see much action while Le'Veon Bell was a workhorse against his former team, finishing with 29 touches. New York closes out the season with a Week 17 trip to Buffalo, where Montgomery should continue to split backup duties with Bilal Powell.
Montgomery recorded two carries for five yards and hauled in his only target for five yards during Thursday's 42-21 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: Montgomery also returned four kickoffs for 93 yards, with a long of 34 yards. If Bilal Powell (ankle/illness) is forced to miss any more time, Montgomery will continue to serve as the top backup to Le'Veon Bell.
Montgomery (foot/hip) is listed as active for Thursday night's game against the Ravens.
Analysis: With Bilal Powell (ankle/illness) inactive, Montgomery is in line to serve as Le'Veon Bell's top backup Thursday night. In that role, he's a fantasy dart in deeper PPR formats.
Montgomery (foot/hip) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Ravens, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Montgomery logged a trio of limited practice sessions this week while dealing with foot and hip injuries. With Bilal Powell (ankle/illness) ruled out for Thursday's tilt against the Ravens, Montgomery will likely serve as the top backup to Le'Veon Bell if cleared to play.
Montgomery (foot/hip) was limited at Tuesday's walkthrough.
Analysis: Like the rest of the injured or ill bodies in the Jets' backfield, Montgomery maintained his activity level as he toughs out foot and hip issues. There's a chance Montgomery serves as Le'Veon Bell's direct backup Thursday at Baltimore with Bilal Powell dealing with a combination of the flu and an ankle concern. If so, Montgomery could have some PPR viability, as he's hauled in 11 of his 15 targets in 13 contests this season while averaging 9.6 offensive snaps per game.
Montgomery (foot/hip) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's injury report.
Analysis: On the heels of a season-high 12 touches for 61 yards from scrimmage this past Sunday versus the Dolphins, Montgomery is dealing with a pair of injuries. The increased usage was afforded to him by Le'Veon Bell's absence due to an illness, but the workhorse was back at the team facilities Monday and estimated as 'full' to begin Week 15 prep. Assuming Bell is himself by Thursday's game in Baltimore, Montgomery will revert to second or third on the depth chart, depending on the health of Bilal Powell (ankle/illness), who was listed as a non-participant Monday.
Montgomery rushed nine times for 31 yards and caught all three of his targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 22-21 win over Miami.
Analysis: With Le'Veon Bell (illness) out, Montgomery got 12 touches to Bilal Powell's 21. Powell suffered an ankle injury on New York's final drive, and coach Adam Gase wasn't sure of the injury's severity after the game. New York faces a quick turnaround with another game coming up Thursday against the Ravens, and Montgomery would be in line for the start if neither Bell nor Powell can go. Bell's likely to be healthy by then, but this is certainly a situation worth monitoring.
Montgomery is expected to take on an increased snap count Sunday against the Dolphins with lead back Le'Veon Bell (illness) ruled out for the contest, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Cimini notes that the second option on the Jets' depth chart, Bilal Powell, will likely see the most significant uptick in snaps/touches while Bell is sidelined, but there should still be some extra work to go around for Montgomery and Josh Adams as both players move up a spot in the pecking order. Montgomery, who has put up 114 total yards across 27 touches (19 carries, eight receptions) this season, still represents little more than a desperation play in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Montgomery rushed once for seven yards and caught his lone target for one yard in Sunday's 22-6 loss to Cincinnati.
Analysis: Montgomery has totaled more than 20 yards from scrimmage only once all season, and that was way back in Week 2. He remains locked into a third-string role behind Le'Veon Bell and Bilal Powell.
Montgomery rushed five times for two yards and caught one of two targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 34-3 win over the Raiders.
Analysis: Montgomery racked up some garbage-time touches, but he remains a non-factor as long as starting running back Le'Veon Bell is healthy.
Montgomery rushed twice for 11 yards and failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 34-17 win over Washington.
Analysis: Recent practice squad call-up Josh Adams actually got two more carries than Montgomery, but all four Jets running backs were able to get some touches in this blowout win. The kick return carousel continues to spin in New York, as Montgomery wasn't involved in that aspect of the game after getting some return opportunities in the previous game.
Montgomery didn't record a carry but caught all three of his targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 24-22 win over Dallas.
Analysis: Montgomery has recorded more than three touches only once all season. That was in Week 2, when Le'Veon Bell came in questionable with a shoulder injury and Montgomery spelled him with six touches. In other words, owners can continue to ignore Montgomery as long as Bell's out there.
Montgomery rushed twice for one yard and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 31-6 loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: This was a deja vu stat line for Montgomery, who also had exactly two carries for one yard in the previous game. Le'Veon Bell is the only Jets running back worth owning as long as he's healthy.
Montgomery rushed twice for one yard and failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 30-14 loss to the Patriots.
Analysis: Montgomery got two touches to Le'Veon Bell's 22. Bell will continue to be a workhorse while healthy, so Montgomery's only value lies in being a handcuff.
Montgomery (personal) is listed as active for Sunday's game against New England.
Analysis: Montgomery was excused from Friday's practice for personal reasons, but he's not among the Jets' Week 3 inactives and will thus be able to handle his change-of-pace duties behind Le'Veon Bell. It's a role that yielded him five carries for 29 yards and three catches for 15 yards through two games.
Montgomery was excused from Friday's practice for personal reasons, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Analysis: It's not clear why Montgomery was permitted to leave the team Friday, but unless he lands on the Jets' injury report, he figures to be available for Sunday's matchup with the Patriots.
Montgomery rushed three times for a total of 25 yards, while catching all three of his targets for 15 receiving yards during Monday's 23-3 loss to Cleveland.
Analysis: Montgomery has established himself as the Jets' No. 2 running back in the early going of 2019, but from a workload perspective, that is not saying much. Le'Veon Bell has dominated the running back touches as would be expected, fielding 88.4 percent of the carries and 86.4 percent of the targets among the position group. Upcoming in Week 3, Montgomery is in line to once again serve as the change-of-pace option, as the Jets face a Patriots defense that has yet to give up a rushing score -- or a touchdown of any kind for that matter -- through its first two games of 2019.
Montgomery could see added playing time Monday against the Browns, even though teammate Le'Veon Bell (shoulder) expects to play, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: Bell got good news Thursday when an MRI revealed no structural damage. He figures to start and get most of the backfield work, but he won't necessarily repeat his 100 percent snap share from Week 1. The Jets used Montgomery on just five snaps in a 17-16 loss to the Bills, yielding two carries for four yards. The running backs will have to work with Trevor Siemian instead of Sam Darnold, who is expected to miss multiple games while he recovers from mononucleosis.
News powered by