6. David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears at New England Patriots
Since bouncing back from his Week 4 absence, Montgomery has quickly re-established himself as the Bears RB1. He is averaging 13+ carries per game but has just two games where he has put in RB2 numbers. He ran for 122 yards in Week 2 and scored a short yardage touchdown in Week 5 to go with 62 yards receiving. In the other games, he’s been a dud. Montgomery has his work cut out for him in Week 7, as the Patriots have not allowed a single running back to score all season. They’ve held all but two under 60 yards rushing and just one back has received more than 40 yards.
Given the state of the Bears offense, it’s no wonder why any Bears player is looked at with a negative outlook. Montgomery might get volume, but opposing defenses know that the Bears are running it 65-70 percent of the time. Until Justin Fields can beat teams throwing the ball, Monty will be running into walls on Sunday.