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Waiver Wire Week 5: Has Trey Lance's Time Come in San Francisco?

Another week, another star running back injured. Last week, it was Christian McCaffrey. This week, it is David Montgomery. And while the reports as of Tuesday morning suggest that Montgomery avoided the torn ACL that would have ended his season, even a four-to-five-week absence for a hyperextension offers an opportunity for his backup to win a few fantasy matchups.

Roster percentages are for ESPN/Yahoo.

Damien Williams, RB, Chicago Bears


David Montgomery is expected to miss a month-plus with a knee hyperextension, but there are silver linings. First, he took major advantage of a plus Lions matchup with 106 yards and two touchdowns and reaffirmed my confidence that the lead Bears back can thrive with or without Justin Fields at quarterback.