It doesn't matter if you're a Jordy Nelson owner or not, the fantasy impact of his injury must be reviewed by everyone. If you've prematurely just taken the “Next Best” guy on the teams WR core depth chart then you need to read this. In short, it's really looking like Ty Montgomery will replace Nelson, not Jeff Janis. I’m certain we all agree on the fact that Janis has the edge with his Olympic weight lifting regiment and better catching radius. But we’ve overlooked one important component on Jeff Janis, he's still very raw! And as we know so well once the press coverage is applied being raw doesn't cut the mustard.
On the first snap of team, Packers went 3 WRs with Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery outside, Randall Cobb in the slot. #Packers
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 25, 2015
Ty Montgomery Is The Right “Fit”
Whether you’ve researched anything about Ty Montgomery or not, he’s going to be the guy in Green Bay this year, mark my words! I stress the term “Fit” because just like in your professional work career in your hometown, often times it’s not all bout what your resume says: Yale, Princeton, MIT, blah, blah, blah, this and that. More and more big Corporations now-a-days are seeing past the surface structure of where you went to school and seeking how you fit into their scheme. Look no further than Ty Montgomery here folks; with his strong personal character and super poise he’s considered one of the good guys. His highest praise comes out of the combine saying that he’s an “accountable teammate” by coaching staffs, and oh yeah… by the way, he’s taller than Randall Cobb.
Scouting Report on Ty Montgomery
Alright, so by now you’ve already Googled him, and seen his combine weakness. I hear you! You doubt me, because why should you just take my word for this guy? You’ve witnessed the scouting report, and have burning questions like these:
- Route running capabilities?
- Non-Natural wide receiver characteristics?
- Opportunity with catching hands?
- Too muscled physically?
People! This is exactly why A-Rod is gonna turn this kid into a friggin’ Monster! I don’t care about the above scouting report, what I do C-A-R-E about is the known fact! Ty Montgomery CAN run inside & outside extremely well, you can line him up anywhere. Also, he’s played Defensive Back in his past (great vision) and perspective when he’s on offensive etc. Stanford educated, yep he’s a smart and a well coached individual from the Pac-12.
Oh, and the too muscled bit? Hah hah, that’s the best part of all, because he’s gonna be really tuff to “Jam” at the line of scrimmage!
When I’m looking for a Sleeper, or a Waiver Wire fill in (such as this article) I tend to check my “Believe Window” for Fantasy Football, and seek the truth. What’s your belief window? Are there principles etched in glass that you won’t see past? Is the NFL scouting report the end all for you? I love to challenge thoughts that I believe to be true even thought I have zero data on the player yet to make his NFL debut.
It’s the workload that I’m banking on for Ty Montgomery this year. When you run the numbers in this pass-happy Green Bay offense, a solid defense is going to take focus on your “Top” Stud wide receiver, that’s just a given. With Jordy gone Cobb will play that main WR role and in my humble opinion DaVante Adams will invade his numbers only to leave the door wide open for my boy Ty Montgomery to shine, just as Cobb did his rookie year looking back when Greg Jennings used to play for the Pack.
Will the shoe fit? Can we “TY” this one on? I’m here to say 100% YES!!
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