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Running Back, Detroit Lions

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Draft: 2023 Round 1 (12)
College: Alabama
Ht: 5’9”  Wt: 199 DOB: 2002-03-20 Age: 21

Season Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2023 DET 9 109 566 5.2 5 52 41 278 6.8 0 114.4 12.7
2023 (Projected) DET   181 814 4.5 6   46 356 7.7 2 165.0  

2023 Outlook
Depth Chart
Whether it was too much time in the trainer's room, or the tendency to freelance too much, the Lions tired of D'Andre Swift and dealt him to the Eagles for a mid-round pick. To replace his role in the offense, Detroit spent the 12th overall pick on the electric Gibbs from Alabama. The All-SEC back was a versatile dynamo with both the Tide and Georgia Tech. The 200-pound runner was widely considered the best receiving back in the class, and brings 4.3 speed with him. If off-season minicamps are any indication, Gibbs is going to be moved around the formation a ton, and coordinator Ben Johnson has proved to have a knack for creativity, and making the best use of his offensive talent. While his upside is capped by the presence of free agent addition David Montgomery, Gibbs should lead this backfield in touches. With a 50-catch floor, look for Detroit to get the ball into his hands at least 200 total times, and in a myriad of different ways. He's sure to lose most goal line scores, and might be limited by game script (Montgomery will likely be the closer), but Detroit didn't spend that kind of draft capital to sit the kid. He'll be a PPR machine, but has RB1 upside even in standard leagues.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 David Montgomery
RB2RB2 Jahmyr Gibbs
RB3RB3 Craig Reynolds
RB4RB4 Zonovan Knight
RB5FB1 Jason Cabinda
RB6RB5 Devine Ozigbo
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury True RBBC coming soon in Detroit?
David Montgomery, Jahmyr Gibbs both healthy coming off bye
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 6, 3:40 pm

Detroit Lions
For much of this season, the Lions haven’t needed to decide how to split snaps between running backs David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs because the two haven’t been healthy at the same time. But that’s about to change, and Lions head coach Dan Campbell says both players will get plenty of opportunities. Montgomery appears likely to return from his rib injury Sunday against the Chargers, and Gibbs is coming off his best game last week against the Raiders. Campbell was asked today how they’ll split the workload going forward. “We know what David can do, but we know that Gibbs has gotten better every week, so we’re going to ask those guys to do the things they do well and that help our offense move the football,” Campbell said. “I don’t think, necessarily sitting here talking to you right now, that I see Gibbs getting 65 plays. I don’t see that. But he’s going to get his fair share now. We know what he can be and he’s growing. I think it’ll be a little bit by committee and make sure we get those guys their touches. Gibbs will get his touches.” (PFT - Michael David Smith)

FFToday's Take: Gibbs flashed in a big way over Detroit's last two games, although they both come with a bit of a caveat in that most of his production against the Ravens in Week 8 came after the game was decided and Week 9's impressive effort came against a Las Vegas defense that was worn out by the offense's ineptitude. The good news for managers of either player is that the schedule should provide plenty of opportunity for both: between now and Week 15, the Lions face only one team that ranks outside the top 10 in most fantasy points allowed to running backs. Gibbs should push for at least 10-plus touches weekly and handle the bulk of long down-and-distance opportunities while Montgomery takes the bulk of early-down and goal-line work.

Injury David Montgomery dealing with rib cartilage injury
Departed early in Week 6
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 16, 5:00 pm

Detroit Lions
Lions’ HC Dan Campbell said RB David Montgomery will be out for “a little bit” due to a rib cartilage injury. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)

FFToday's Take: X-rays came back negative Sunday night, but the expectation should be that Montgomery will miss at least Week 7 against the Ravens. Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) is reportedly feeling better, so fantasy managers should count on him and Craig Reynolds sharing the bulk of reps in Detroit's backfield - with the rookie serving as the 1A option. The Lions host Las Vegas on Monday night in Week 8, so hopefully Montgomery's status becomes more clear over the next 1 1/2 weeks.

Injury Jahmyr Gibbs sits Wednesday, Amon-Ra St. Brown limited
Lions still short-handed
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 11, 4:02 pm

Detroit Lions
Lions’ RB Jahmyr Gibbs did not practice today due to his hamstring injury. WR Amon-Ra St. Brown was listed as limited. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: The Lions were short-handed last week as Gibbs and St. Brown missed Week 5 but still managed to beat the Panthers 42-24. If Gibbs ends up missing again, we can expect another heavy dose of David Montgomery who saw 21 touches last week.

Limited role expected to WR Jameson Williams
Lions thin at wide receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 8, 7:05 am

Detroit Lions
#Lions WR Jameson Williams is expected to play a limited role - maybe around 20 snaps - in his return from suspension today vs. Carolina, per sources. They’ll ease him back in on a day RB Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) and WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (abdomen) aren’t expected to play. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: Despite being thin at WR this week, the Lions will play it safe with Williams as returns from a long absence. Expect Josh Reynolds, Kalif Raymond and Marvin Jones to do the heavy lifting from the wideout group.

Injury Jahmyr Gibbs dowgraded to doubtful for Week 5
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Oct 7, 4:11 pm

Detroit Lions
Lions downgraded RB Jahmyr Gibbs to doubtful for Sunday’s game vs. the Panthers. Lions also activated WR Jameson Williams from Exempt/Commissioner Permission and he is on track to make his season debut Sunday vs. Carolina. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: Late-week injuries are never a good sign. With Gibbs out of action, David Montgomery will continue to be a workhorse and is an easy RB1 against the Panthers. Craig Reynolds should step into the No.2 role but isn't really fantasy viable.

Injury David Montgomery expected to play Thursday night
Thigh injury
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 28, 9:26 am

Detroit Lions
I've been informed by a team source that Decker and David Montgomery will suit up tonight and the NFL Network report from this morning is incorrect. (Justin Rogers on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: There was a report earlier this morning that Montgomery was going to sit, but that's not the case. Jahmyr Gibbs handled 18 touches last week against the Falcons with Montgomery on the sidelines. The two RBs should split work tonight against the Packers. Montgomery out-snapped Gibbs 85 to 51 during the first two games.

Injury David Montgomery likely to play Thursday night
Thigh injury sidelined him in Week 3
By: Doug Orth | Tue Sep 26, 11:30 pm

Detroit Lions
Lions coach Dan Campbell said he's "starting to feel pretty good about" RB David Montgomery (thigh) and LT Taylor Decker (ankle) returning to play Thursday night against the #Packers. (NFL Network - Tom Pelissero)

FFToday's Take: The Lions made the prudent move in resting Montgomery in Week 3, especially knowing they had a division game coming up on a short week. While the Packers have been a favorable fantasy matchup for running backs through three games, they have been effective in slowing them down in two of them. Nevertheless, Montgomery remains a solid RB2 option if he plays on Thursday. Expect Jahmyr Gibbs to return to his Week 1 and Week 2 workload of about 7-8 carries and five or so receptions.

2023 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at KC W 21-20 7 42 6.0 0 2 2 18 9.0 0 6.0
2 SEA L 31-37 7 17 2.4 0 9 7 39 5.6 0 5.6
3 ATL W 20-6 17 80 4.7 0 2 1 2 2.0 0 8.2
4 at GB W 34-20 8 40 5.0 0 5 4 11 2.8 0 5.1
7 at BAL L 6-38 11 68 6.2 1 10 9 58 6.4 0 18.6
8 LV W 26-14 26 152 5.8 1 5 5 37 7.4 0 24.9
10 at LAC W 41-38 14 77 5.5 2 5 3 35 11.7 0 23.2
11 CHI W 31-26 8 36 4.5 1 6 6 59 9.8 0 15.5
12 GB L 22-29 11 54 4.9 0 8 4 19 4.8 0 7.3

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