The Baltimore Ravens bolstered their backfield in a unique fashion by striking a deal with the Green Bay Packers for Ty Montgomery. The Packers situation at running became a bit crowded and Montgomery was the odd-man out there, so the deal makes sense. On the opposite side, the Ravens certainly could use a boost in the backfield and may get that with this deal.
The trade was first detailed by ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Heading into Week 9, the Ravens come in No. 24 in the NFL in rushing yards per game at 96.6. Their numbers have been somewhat interesting, as Alex Collins has totaled 358 yards on 98 attempts (3.7 yards per carry) and five touchdowns. After him, Javorius Allen has just 100 yards on a 2.6 yard-per-carry average, so bolstering the backfield would be ideal.
Let’s take a look at Montgomery’s impact from a fantasy football perspective on his new team, and it could result in him having a solid opportunity.
Ty Montgomery Fantasy Football Value After Trade
Obviously, it’s unknown exactly what role Montgomery will play, but the Ravens have shown interest in taking away touches from Allen. After back to back games of seeing at least 12 touches, the 27-year-old saw four, six and three touches over the past two games. In turn, that pass-catching work could go to Montgomery, which is ideal.
Through eight games, Allen has caught 30 passes for 188 receiving yards and two scores. What really jumps out from his numbers is how much workload could be available for Montgomery if the situation works out. It’s unlikely the Ravens just opt to pull Allen off the field altogether, but Montgomery could easily overtake him as the pass-catching back and even steal work on the ground from Collins.
On the season, Allen has played 46.3 percent of the offensive snaps to Collins’ 42.3 and both have played eight games, per Football Outsiders. If Montgomery can earn the 3-6 targets per game which were going to Allen, while taking 6-8 carries in the process, he gets in the mix as an option for 14-team leagues due to his dynamic ability.
Source: Heavy Sports