Chicago Bears: 3 reasons why David Montgomery wins rookie of the year

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He is a stud

I have been screaming from the rooftops about just how good David Montgomery is going to be in the NFL since the Bears drafted him in April. After watching his college film and hearing his coaches and teammates talk about him, I was instantly sold. What these people were saying about Montgomery seemed genuine and not just coach speak.

His tape wowed me. His vision and balance are like nothing anyone else had coming out of this draft. I drafted him 1.01 in all of my dynasty fantasy football leagues because I truly believe in him. This alone tells you I think he is better than Josh Jacobs who went in the first round to the Oakland Raiders. His situation was fantastic and well, he just looked the part of a game-changer.

I know some will find this hard to believe after only two games. People are going to say, but Rob, have you seen his stats? They are not very good. He is only averaging 3.3 yards per carry. He only has two catches on the season. Jordan Howard could have done better than that and yet they traded him away to the Eagles. Can you hear my eyes rolling?

In his first game, Montgomery only saw six rushing attempts. He also had a nice 27-yard catch. Even with those limited touches, Matt Nagy saw enough to give Montgomery the bulk of the carries in Week 2. Montgomery saw 18 of the Bears 29 rushing attempts. He gained 62 yards and scored a hard-fought touchdown. This was both his first NFL touchdown and the Bears first touchdown of the season.

Although I have been pounding the drum that David Montgomery is the top rookie pick in fantasy. I also said that it would take some time for that to pay off. Well, he is already proving his worth by seeing the bulk of the Bears carries in Week 2. It will not be long before he starts breaking off bigger chunks of yardage and more touchdowns this season.

He is ahead of schedule of where I thought he would be at this point in the season and just further proves why he will finish as the best offensive rookie.

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