RB: David Montgomery

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports David Montgomery (knee) will miss 4-5 weeks.

Montgomery, who reportedly avoided a major, season-ending injury, will miss Chicago's games against the Raiders, Packers, Bucs, and 49ers. He could return for Week 9 against Pittsburgh, though the team might rest him through their Week 10 bye and save him for Week 11 against Baltimore. Montgomery is coming off his best game of the season -- a 106-yards, two-touchdown outing against Detroit. His absence opens a rushing vacuum, as Montgomery accounted for 63 percent of the team's rushing attempts, the fifth highest rate in the NFL. Damien Williams will likely serve as the team's primary back over the next month; his pass-catching prowess could translate to a three-down role. Khalil Herbert will be sprinkled in and should be rostered in deeper formats in case Williams gets dinged up. Williams should be a solid FLEX, at worst, with Montgomery sidelined. SOURCE: Dan Graziano on Twitter Oct 5, 2021, 9:38 AM ET