Who Should I Start? David Montgomery or Jahmyr Gibbs

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
9.0 36.0 0.3 1.5 15.8 0.1

David Montgomery News

David Montgomery Listed As Questionable Ahead of TNF

Wednesday, September 27, 6:29 PM

Detroit Lions running back David Montgomery (thigh) is listed as questionable ahead of Thursday night's game against the Green Bay Packers. The veteran running back suffered the thigh injury in Week 2 against the Seahawks and ended up sitting out Week 3 with the issue. He got in three limited practices ahead of TNF so he's listed as questionable for the Lions' divisional tilt against the Packers. He's trending in the right direction but fantasy managers won't know for certain if "Monty" is going to suit up on Thursday until the Lions release their final inactive list a few hours before the game starts. It never hurts to have a backup plan in place but Montgomery would slot in as a mid-range RB2 against the Packers on the road if he plays. His potential return would cut into the workload of rookie Jahmyr Gibbs as well, who saw a career-high 17 rushes in Week 3.

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
7.4 28.1 0.2 1.3 13.5 0.1

Jahmyr Gibbs News

Jahmyr Gibbs In Line For Big Workload if Montgomery Misses Week 4

Wednesday, September 27, 4:40 PM

Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs handled 18 touches last week in the absence of David Montgomery (thigh). He turned 17 carries into 80 yards and one reception into two yards. It wasn't a massive fantasy performance, but it was promising to see him operate as a workhorse, despite speculation that Craig Reynolds could eat into his workload significantly. If Montgomery, who is questionable against the Green Packers, misses Week 4, Gibbs is a must-start in all formats based on his projected touch total. The Packers have allowed the 11th-most fantasy points to running back thus far, so Gibbs would have RB1 upside. If Montgomery plays and sees a normal workload, Gibbs becomes a risky flex option once again.

David Montgomery vs. Jahmyr Gibbs

Still trying to decide between Montgomery and Gibbs? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that David Montgomery is projected to score 9.0 points this week while Jahmyr Gibbs is projected to score 7.4 points.