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David Montgomery Officially Out for Week 8 vs Raiders

Jahmyr Gibbs managers rejoice - you’ll have another chance to see top-end production in a solid matchup against the Raiders. This had been the expectation throughout the week, but the confirmation on Saturday solidifies Gibbs as a low-RB1 on the week in what should be a much more favorable game script than what he handled last week in Baltimore. Of course, even in a negative game script, Gibbs was able to absolutely tear it up – if the Lions could get into a positive game script, we could see him handle 20+ carries for the first time in his career. As for Montgomery, he’ll have a good chance at a return to action in Week 10 following the Lions Week 9 bye. A second strong performance from Gibbs, though, would go a long way in helping him to earn a more substantial role even once Montgomery is fully healthy.


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