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Fantasy fallout: Can rookie sleepers David Montgomery, Miles Sanders be lead backs?

Two rookie running backs have generated some of the loudest buzz during the first two weeks of NFL training camp.

Unfortunately, both the Chicago Bears' David Montgomery and the Philadelphia Eagles' Miles Sanders are stuck in crowded timeshares that could limit their fantasy value -- for now, anyway.

ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson was slightly more optimistic that Montgomery could break out of the pack by season’s end, and he suggested that the third-round pick from Iowa State “has real fantasy value.”

“It’s a stacked Bears backfield with Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis, but Montgomery is the only one that (someday soon) projects as a true, three-down back,” Dickerson said of the 5-foot-10, 222-pounder, who boosted his stock with an impressive stutter-step, 7-yard touchdown run in his preseason debut while catching three passes for 30 yards.