Updated NFL Week 17 Fantasy Rankings: Ty Montgomery Replacing Alvin Kamara in Saints’ Backfield
Christian Petersen/Getty Images. Pictured: New Orleans Saints running back Ty Montgomery.
Alvin Kamara got you to your fantasy football championship game and now you have to navigate Sunday’s final without him.
The easy replacement is Latavius Murray, right? He’s out, too, as the entire running-back room was placed on the COVID/reserve list.
Enter Ty Montgomery against the Carolina Panthers.
The New Orleans Saints turn to their No. 4 running back in a game with playoff implications. Are you really trusting a starting spot on a player who has touched the ball three times all season?
The answer might actually be yes.
Ty Montgomery Fantasy Rankings
Below are Montgomery’s rankings as a running back
Our fantasy experts make Montgomery a top-20 play in both standard scoring leagues and PPR. Chris Raybon is the highest on Montgomery, making him a top-10 play in PPR rankings. According to Raybon’s model on Fantasy Labs, Montgomery is the top-rated running back.
His ability as a pass-catcher is what makes Montgomery stand out, especially in this offense. The Saints’ offense has relied heavily on Kamara in the passing game, targeting him 107 times this season.
Montgomery’s ranking puts him ahead of other options such as David Johnson, Malcolm Brown and J.K. Dobbins.