Ty Montgomery: When Efficiency Matters in Fantasy Football

by _tim______ ·

While efficiency is often a red herring metric in seasonal fantasy football formats, it can be a powerful tool for evaluating particular players in a redraft context. Past efficiency really matters when external forces radically change. Efficiency matters most specifically when a player’s situation shifts, his role changes, or the team upgrades his supporting cast.

Efficiency King

Ty Montgomery was the most efficient RB per touch in the NFL last season. Montgomery finished the season Top-3 in the following key metrics: Yards Created Per Touch, Breakaway Runs Per Touch, and Juke Rate (Evaded Tackles Per Touch) on PlayerProfiler.com.

Amazingly, last year was Montgomery’s first season playing running back full time. Looking back to his college career, when Ty Montgomery carried the ball at Stanford, he posted a mind-bending 8.6 yards per carry, and then displayed excellent athleticism at the NFL Scouting Combine. Specifically, Montgomery’s 129.4 Burst Score reached the 90th percentile.

2017 Fantasy Outlook

Spin it forward to 2017. Going into his second year as full-time running back, Ty Montgomery added muscle mass and worked extensively with explosion and footwork gurus throughout the offseason.

Montgomery’s 2016 efficiency metrics indicates that he is poised to take over as the Packers’ bell cow back. With an all-around skill set in one of the NFL’s most efficient offenses, Montgomery looks like David Johnson-lite headed into this season.