Had the Buffalo Bills embarrassed themselves on their home turf Sunday by losing to the winless Cleveland Browns, you can bet that it would not have been long — perhaps as early as Monday — until Rex Ryan started the engine of his Bills-themed pickup truck and hit the road out of Buffalo.
Fantasy owners in ESPN leagues, however, had begun to catch on to Montgomery’s expanding role in the Packers’ backfield, starting him in 33.6 percent of leagues in Week 15. That was his third-highest career start percentage, trailing only his 70.0 percent in 2016 Week 9 and 60.5 percent in 2016 Week 10.
A career-high 16 carries fueled Montgomery’s performance, and that they represented 16 of the team’s 23 total rushing attempts was an encouraging sign for his fantasy value the final two weeks of the season as well.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills: A model of consistency for years, McCoy had another outstanding-yet-not-quite-record-setting performance in Week 15, his 28 fantasy points representing his 10th game in his eight-year, 115-game NFL career worth at least 25.
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Game Kids Tyrunn Walker Jersey Though he is the leading fantasy scorer among running backs since his 2009 rookie year (1,489 points), he has never managed a single-game score greater than 33 (2013 Week 14). So let’s illustrate McCoy’s consistency: In 95 of his 115 career games, or 83 percent, he managed a fantasy point total that ranked among the top 25 at his position (that meets the “Start” criterion in our weekly Consistency Ratings). In 78 games, or 68 percent, he has managed at least 10 fantasy points; and in 42 games, or 37 percent, he scored at least 15 fantasy points.