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David Montgomery vs. Jahmyr Gibbs: Who should you play in fantasy football? Are both viable options?

The Lions take on the Broncos on Saturday in Week 15. We go over Detroit’s’s backfield duo of Montgomery and Gibbs with fantasy football advice.

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The Detroit Lions will host the Denver Broncos for their Week 15 showdown on Saturday and the running back duo of David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs will look to help the team get back on track.

The two put up decent numbers in their 28-13 loss to the Bears last week but will have an opportunity to go off in this matchup. The Broncos are giving up a league-high 23.3 fantasy points per game to running backs this year, yielding 1,621 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on the year. We’ll go over Monty and Gibby’s fantasy prospects for this Saturday night showdown.

Fantasy football start sit advice: Lions RBs

David Montgomery

Montgomery has broken off 770 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground this season, ranking as the No. 9 fantasy running back in fantasy leagues heading into Week 15. He took 10 carries for 66 rushing yards and caught three passes for 19 receiving yards against the Bears last Sunday, which wasn’t his best performance, but it wasn’t a bad outing either.

As a top-10 running back this late in the season, Montgomery is an automatic start for fantasy managers. That’s especially the case when having a favorable matchup tonight.

Jahmyr Gibbs

Gibbs’ ability as both a runner and a pass-catcher has made him the X-factor of this Lions offense and he enters Week 15 as the No. 13 fantasy RB in PPR leagues. Against the Bears last week, he took 11 carries for 66 rushing yards and a touchdown, supplementing that with three receptions for 16 receiving yards. He did lose some points with a fumble, but it was still a decent outing.

Given the matchup against a vulnerable Broncos front seven, I would heavily consider him as a Flex option for tonight.

Can you play both David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs in the same lineup?

Absolutely. This is the perfect handcuff situation for the two as the Lions will be at home in primetime and will be looking to remove the sour taste of last week from their mouths. Start both if you have both.