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11:29am EST 11/27/22

Bears QB Justin Fields (shoulder) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Jets. He got in 3 limited practices this week, so we’ll see if he can get cleared for Week 13. QB Trevor Siemian makes his 30th career start today. He owns a 59% completion rate and 6.6 yards-per-attempt average. Chicago figures to throw it at least a bit more with Siemian under center, but we wouldn’t consider this an upgrade for anyone on the offense.

Bears RB David Montgomery matched a season-high with 17 carries in a Week 11 loss at Atlanta. He notched 3.9 YPC and 1 TD, which was setup by a defensive holding call. Montgomery added 3 catches for 54 yards through the air, with a big chunk coming on a beautiful downfield pass by Justin Fields. Rookie Trestan Ebner mixed in for 6 carries (0 targets), but he managed just 1.3 YPC. With Khalil Herbert set to miss at least 3 more games, Montgomery will remain a solid RB2 going forward. Next up is a road date with the Jets.

The Bears have placed RB Khalil Herbert on IR for the hip injury that knocked him out of Sunday's loss to the Lions. With rookie Tristan Ebner now the only other healthy RB on the roster, David Montgomery should be set up for plenty of work over at least the next 4 weeks, starting with a terrific matchup against the Falcons this week. We'll see about the expected return timeline for Herbert.

Bears RB Khalil Herbert beat David Montgomery by 1 carry and 20 yards in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Lions. Herbert rushed 10 times for 57 yards, while Montgomery went for 37 yards on 9 attempts. Montgomery drew the only target between them, catching it for 7 yards. A Week 11 trip to Atlanta presents positive conditions for both players, though QB Justin Fields' rushing rebirth has lowered the ceiling for the RBs.

Bears RB Khalil Herbert played less than half of David Montgomery's snaps in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. But he beat the starter by 1 carry and crushed him in rushing production. Herbert took 16 carries for 99 yards and a TD (6.2 yards per rush). Montgomery carried 15 times for 53 yards (3.5). Montgomery did dominate the backfield receiving work, catching all 3 targets for 22 yards. Herbert went without a target. That's 2 straight weeks for Herbert running close to Montgomery in touches, both productive weeks for the offense. It appears we should bet on the elevated role continuing for Herbert, who looks like at least a RB3 even with Montgomery in the lineup.

Bears HC Matt Eberflus said Wednesday that he'll continue deploying a committee backfield with RBs David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert. Montgomery out-snapped Herbert just 56% to 41% in Monday night's win over the Patriots. Montgomery finished with 15 carries and 0 targets to Herbert's 12 carries and 2 targets. "We're going to continue to do that," Eberflus said. "Going to continue to use both of those guys." A committee backfield in a low-scoring offense is obviously rough for fantasy production. We're treating Montgomery as a RB3 and Herbert as a RB4 for now.

After missing Week 4 with ankle and knee injuries, Bears RB David Montgomery returned to reclaim the backfield in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. He played 36 snaps to 14 for Khalil Herbert and just 1 for rookie Trestan Ebner. Montgomery led Herbert 18-7 in routes, according to Pro Football Focus, and claimed 75% of RB rushing attempts. He gained only 20 yards on those 12 carries but scored from 9 yards out. Montgomery added a team-high 62 receiving yards on 4 catches. Only WR Darnell Mooney edged him in targets (5). TE Cole Kmet was the only other Bear to exceed 2 receptions. Herbert gained just 11 yards on 4 carries and saw 0 targets.

Bears RB David Montgomery (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Vikings. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday after missing Week 4. We’re projecting Montgomery to return as Chicago’s lead back, but he carries more risk than usual coming off the ankle injury.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Bears RB David Montgomery (ankle) is "optimistic" about playing today against the Vikings. These reports almost always come across as "expected" or "not expected" to play, so the wording here seems to indicate a bit less confidence in Montgomery's status. We wouldn't be surprised if an active Montgomery gets less than his usual workload -- especially with Khalil Herbert running well and the Bears heavy underdogs on the road. If Montgomery is active, this looks like a backfield to try to avoid. We will keep our RB rankings updated throughout the morning.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Montgomery "plans to play against the Vikings barring any pregame setbacks."

Bears RB David Montgomery (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Vikings. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. HC Matt Eberflus said Friday that everything is "real positive" with Montgomery, so it sounds like he has a shot to return for Sunday’s game. We’ll look for an update on the situation Sunday morning and will get Chicago’s inactives around 11:30 am ET.

Bears RB David Montgomery (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday -- his 1st since going down early in Week 3. It gives Montgomery a chance to play against the Vikings on Sunday. We should have a better idea of his status when we get Chicago's final injury report tomorrow afternoon.

Bears RB David Montgomery (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. At this point, we're assuming that Montgomery will miss this weekend's game vs. the Vikings. But we'll see if he's able to get back on the practice field tomorrow.

Bears RB David Montgomery (ankle, knee) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Giants. We’ll see if he can make it back for Week 5, but it’ll be the Khalil Herbert Show in Chicago’s backfield this weekend. Herbert averaged 19.5 carries and 2.5 targets in 4 games without Montgomery last year.

Bears RB David Montgomery (ankle, knee) missed practice again on Thursday. We continue to expect Montgomery to miss this weekend's game vs. the Giants, setting up Khalil Herbert as a volume-based RB2.

Bears RB David Montgomery (ankle, knee) did not practice on Wednesday. The team continues to call him "day to day," but we're not expecting Montgomery to play vs. the Giants this weekend. That'd leave RB Khalil Herbert in a high-volume role.

Bears RB Khalil Herbert racked up a 20-157-2 rushing line in Sunday's win over the Texans, taking over after RB David Montgomery left in the 1st quarter with a right-leg injury. HC Matt Eberflus called Montgomery "day to day" afterward, so we'll see about his status for Week 4. This might have been the kind of performance (including 7.9 yards per rush) that commands work for the 2nd-year back even when Montgomery's available. A Week 4 matchup with the Giants holds rushing upside as well, especially for an offense that looks vehemently opposed to throwing the ball: 37 run plays vs. 25 dropbacks in Week 3.

Bears HC Matt Eberflus labeled RB David Montgomery "day to day" after Sunday's win over the Texans. Eberflus added that Montgomery has a “couple things going on” with his lower leg injury but said he’s “good” right now. We'll look for further updates on Montgomery's status. RB Khalil Herbert was awesome in his play vs. Houston, rushing 20 times for 157 yards and 2 TDs.

Bears RB David Montgomery hurt his right leg in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Texans. He went to the blue medical tent and then eventually to the locker room. We'll update Montgomery's status when we know more. His absence would leave Khalil Herbert as Chicago's lead back.

Update: Montgomery has a right knee/ankle injury and is doubtful to return, the team announced.

RB David Montgomery was the lone bright spot for Chicago in Week 2, rushing 15 times for 122 yards. The Bears trailed by double digits for most of this one, so fantasy owners should feel fortunate with the outcome. Montgomery ceded only 5 opportunities to Khalil Herbert (4 carries, 1 target) and looked at his best with 8 forced missed tackles (per Pro Football Focus). He’ll look to keep rolling at home against a Texans D that just limited Denver to 16 points.

Bears RB David Montgomery remained the clear #1 back in workload for Sunday's win over the 49ers. He beat Khalil Herbert 17-9 in carries and led the team with 4 targets (among just 17 Justin Fields pass attempts). Montgomery caught 3 of those for 24 yards, while Herbert caught his lone target for a loss of 2. Herbert proved more efficient on the ground, though, tallying 45 yards (5.0 per rush) and the team's lone rushing score vs. just 26 yards (1.5 per rush) for Montgomery. Playing time went a little more than double in Montgomery's favor (66% vs. 29%). We'll see whether that changes going forward. Rookie RB Trestan Ebner got onto the field for just 4 offensive snaps.

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