Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (groin) returned to practice on Thursday after he was a non-participant for Wednesday's session. Aaron Jones (knee) is dealing with a sprained MCL and missed a second day of practice, so things are trending towards Jones missing his second straight game in Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The 25-year-old Dillon handled lead-back duties in the Thanksgiving win over the Detroit Lions, carrying the ball 14 times for 43 yards and catching all three of his targets for an extra 38 yards. The matchup this weekend isn't the friendliest for Dillon if he's once again the team's lead back, but the volume alone should make him a high-end RB3/flex option for fantasy managers. Expect Patrick Taylor and James Robinson to back up Dillon if Jones misses a second straight game.
Nov 30, 2023 1:26 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon took 14 carries for 43 yards and caught all three of his targets for a gain of 38 yards during the team's 29-22 win over the Detroit Lions. With Aaron Jones (knee) out, Dillon was given the bulk of the carries in Week 12 and did a decent job against a tough Detroit run defense. Patrick Taylor mixed in but gained just 15 yards on his four touches. The 25-year-old has done well as a receiver this season and should remain a flex option as long as Jones misses time. Unfortunately, things will not get easier next week, as Dillon will go up against the Kansas City Chiefs, who have been fairly stingy against the run outside of last week's rain game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Consider the fourth-year back a fringe RB2 in Week 13.
Nov 23, 2023 6:50 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (groin) is officially active on Thanksgiving on Thursday to face the Detroit Lions in Week 12. Dillon was given a questionable tag on the final injury report on Wednesday but was expected to play. He will serve as Green Bay's lead back with Aaron Jones (knee) out with an MCL sprain and rookie Emanuel Wilson (shoulder) on Injured Reserve. Dillon should be given as many opportunities as he can handle against Detroit, with Patrick Taylor and James Robinson backing him up in the backfield. The 25-year-old bruising back hasn't been very efficient in a complementary role with Jones in 2023, but the volume boost alone will give him RB2 upside for fantasy managers on Turkey Day.
Nov 23, 2023 11:38 AM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (groin), who is listed as questionable for the Thanksgiving game on Thursday against the Detroit Lions, is expected to play, according to sources. Dillon was able to practice on a limited basis this week, and he'll be Green Bay's primary RB against Detroit with Aaron Jones (knee) already ruled out with an MCL sprain and rookie Emanuel Wilson (shoulder) on Injured Reserve. Patrick Taylor and James Robinson, who were just signed this week, will back up Dillon on Thursday. The 25-year-old should get all the touches he can handle. Dillon hasn't been killing it in 2023 with a career-low 3.5 yards per carry and just one rushing score, but the increased volume will at least make him worthy of a starting lineup spot as an RB3/flex in fantasy this week.
Nov 22, 2023 7:28 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (groin) is set to take on the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving day in Week 12. The 25-year-old has been limited in practice this week with a groin injury and was listed officially as questionable for the game on Wednesday. If active, Dillons is set to take the bulk of carries, with Aaron Jones (knee) and Emanuel Wilson (shoulder) set to miss this contest. Dillon did not do a ton last week in replacement of Jones, and he will not have an easy time getting it going this week against Detroit's run defense, either. The Lions allow the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game running backs. The fourth-year back will need to either fall into the end zone or get involved in the passing game, which is something he has done over the past few weeks. With that said, even in a tough matchup, Dillon is a flex-worthy option due to workload alone in Week 12 as long as he suits up.
Nov 22, 2023 4:40 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (groin) was listed as limited for the second straight day in practice on Tuesday, while rookie Emanuel Wilson (shoulder) sat out for the second straight day. Dillon is trending as a fantasy starter in Week 12 against the Detroit Lions on Thursday with both Aaron Jones and Wilson unlikely to play on a short turnaround. Jones is dealing with a sprained MCL in his knee. The 25-year-old Dillon is looking at a significantly elevated workload with only Patrick Taylor and James Robinson backing him up, both of whom were just signed on Monday. Dillon is rostered in 62% of Yahoo leagues, so if he's out there on your league's waiver wire, scoop him up now. Jones could require more time on the sidelines beyond Week 12.
Nov 21, 2023 5:07 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (groin) is on the team's Week 12 injury report and was listed as limited on Monday's estimated practice report. The Packers didn't actually practice on Monday. Aaron Jones (knee) and rookie Emanuel Wilson (shoulder) were also injured in the Week 11 win over the Los Angeles Chargers and are both unlikely to be able to suit up on a short week for the Thanksgiving game on Thursday against the Detroit Lions. The 25-year-old Dillon had 14 carries for 29 yards and caught four passes for 32 additional yards on Sunday after Jones had to be carted off the field. He will most likely serve as the team's lead back in Week 12, making him much more attractive in fantasy lineups.
Nov 20, 2023 7:37 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon took 14 carries for 29 yards and caught all four of his targets for 32 yards during the team's 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Leadback Aaron Jones (knee) left this game early and never returned. The Packers are having him get an MRI on Monday, but there is a chance that even if there is nothing major wrong, that he will miss this upcoming Thursday's game against the Detroit Lions. Dillon did not get much going against a beatable Chargers run defense, but there is no doubt that the 25-year-old would get the bulk of the work on Thanksgiving if Jones were to miss the game. Dillon has looked like the better back overall this season and has been much more involved in the passing game than last season. He will be on the RB2 borderline next week if he is named the starting back.
Nov 19, 2023 8:54 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon will face the Los Angeles Chargers this Sunday in Week 11. The 25-year-old gained 70 yards on nine carries last week and was the best runner out of the entire Packers backfield. Even with Aaron Jones back, Dillon has had double-digit touches over the past month and remains a staple of the offense. While it has not garnered massive fantasy production, it has left him in the flex conversation in plus matchups. This week's game against the Chargers is one of those matchups. Los Angeles allows the 10-most fantasy points per game to running backs, making Dillon a solid flex option. Jones is still nursing the hamstring injury that has cost him time this year, and Dillon has done plenty with his limited workload. Consider the fourth-year back a flex-worthy option in Week 11.
Nov 17, 2023 8:11 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon to nine carries for 70 yards and caught one of three targets for 11 yards during the team's 23-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lead back Aaron Jones tallied 17 touches compared to Dillon's 10, but the 25-year-old out-gained the veteran 81 to 54 and was much more effective throughout the game. Dillon did what fantasy managers hoped Jones would do on the ground against the Steelers and made this an even more challenging to trust timeshare moving forward. Last week, Jones received 24 touches compared to Dillon's 10. The gap closed this week, but the fourth-year back did not see an increased workload. Perhaps the team will lean on the run game more next week against the Chargers to keep the turnovers at a minimum, but even if they do, both Dillon and Jones will be closer to flex territory than anything else in Week 11.
Nov 12, 2023 6:13 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon will go on the road to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10. The 25-year-old has seen his touch total drop in each game over the past month and fell to 40% of the snaps played last week. With veteran Aaron Jones back to pre-injury form, Dillon is losing work at a rapid rate and was out-touched by Jones 24 to 10 in Week 9. The matchup is great this week, as the Steelers allow the seventh-most fantasy points per game to running backs, but with his role in the offense diminishing, Dillon can not be considered more than a low-end flex in Week 10. Fantasy managers should continue to hold onto Dillon just in case Jones ends up back on the injury report, but do not expect a ton from the fourth-year back for fantasy purposes at the moment.
Nov 10, 2023 9:41 AM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon will take on the Los Angeles Rams in Week 9. The 25-year-old has been the lead back even with Aaron Jones (hamstring) back from his injury the past two weeks, but that may change this weekend. The veteran's back seems to be near 100% after head coach Matt LaFleur stated that they are "ready to cut him loose" against the Rams. While that does not mean Dillion will see little to no usage, there is a good chance his role as the backfield leader is over. Fantasy managers already had a tough time trusting the fourth-year back in a timeshare, but now he is an even riskier option against the Rams. Los Angeles allows the ninth-fewest fantasy points per game to running backs and is at the top of the league in stopping receiving backs. Dillon's upside seems to be capped this week, making him a volatile flex option at best.
Nov 3, 2023 9:24 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon took six carries for 11 yards and caught all five of his targets for 41 yards during the team's 10-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Packers could get nothing going on the ground, so much so that quarterback Jordan Love led the team in rushing yards on his four scrambles. Dillon was incredibly ineffective as a runner but outproduced teammate Aaron Jones as a receiver, gaining 41 yards compared to Jones' 17. The Packers No. 2 back has essentially split time or taken the majority of reps over Jones since the veteran has returned, but neither has done much for fantasy managers. Dillon will be off the flex radar unless managers are desperate next week against the Los Angeles Rams.
Oct 29, 2023 6:15 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon will take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8. The 25-year-old has carried the ball 20 and 15 times over the past two weeks, leading the team despite the return of veteran Aaron Jones. Jones is still dealing with the hamstring injury he suffered at the beginning of the season, and the coaching staff has come out and stated that even though he is off the injury report, "We're still gonna be smart with him. I don't think he's 100% by any stretch." It leads to Dillon likely leading the team in carries once again in Week 8. Minnesota allows the 10th-fewest fantasy points per game to the running back position and has given up just one touchdown all season. Even with a decent workload, the fourth-year back is nothing more than a flex option in Week 8.
Oct 27, 2023 9:23 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon took 15 carries for 61 yards and caught both of his targets for 34 yards during the team's 17-19 loss to the Denver Broncos. The 25-year-old out-touched returning starter Aaron Jones 17 to 11 and was much better than the veteran on Sunday. While Dillon was able to lead the team in both rushing and receiving yards, he was not overly impactful for fantasy. That stat is more of an indictment of the Packer's offense than a testament to Dillon's production. Jones was coming off of a hamstring injury, so there is no guarantee that this split in reps and carries is the new norm moving forward. With that said, fantasy managers can feel a bit more confident flexing the fourth-year back in plus matchups. Dillon will be a flex option next week against the Minnesota Vikings.
Oct 22, 2023 8:58 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon will travel to Denver to take on the Broncos in Week 7. The 25-year-old finally had a solid outing in Week 5 against the Las Vegas Raiders, gaining 76 yards and scoring a touchdown on 20 carries. With that said, Aaron Jones (hamstring) is set to make his return Sunday and will absorb most of the work moving forward. The matchup is fantastic, as Denver allows the most fantasy points per game to the running back position in the league. However, with the fourth-year back's role reduced, he is going to be a boom-or-bust option even with six teams on bye. Consider Dillon a risky flex with an elite matchup in Week 7.
Oct 20, 2023 8:06 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon took 20 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown during the team's 17-13 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night. The 25-year-old failed to reel in his lone target. It was not the most efficient performance for Dillon, but he was finally given a feature role without Aaron Jones (hamstring) and capitalized for fantasy managers by finding the end zone for the first time this season on a five-yard run in the second quarter. This was also the Packers' only touchdown on Monday night. Dillon was the lone bright spot for Green Bay's offense in a disappointing loss to the Raiders. The team will now head into the bye looking to regroup before their Week 7 matchup against the Denver Broncos. Dillon will be an RB2 if Jones misses another game due to his injury and will be a low-end flex if Jones returns.
Oct 10, 2023 9:17 AM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon should be tasked with a lead-back role yet again in Monday night's showdown against the Las Vegas Raiders with Aaron Jones (hamstring) being ruled out for the third time this year. Dillon has fallen flat in general so far in 2023, but he was especially disappointing in Weeks 2 and 3 with Jones sidelined, carrying the ball 26 times for 88 yards (3.38 yards per tote) with one catch for eight yards. Getting out to positive game script would be nice for Dillon and the entire Packers offense on Monday night. Vegas has been a middle-of-the-pack matchup for RBs through four weeks in terms of half-PPR points allowed per game. Still, Dillon's DFS upside has been raised with yet another Jones absence.
Oct 9, 2023 6:42 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon will take on the division-rival Detroit Lions on Thursday night. The 25-year-old has been incredibly underwhelming to start the season despite not having Aaron Jones (hamstring) in the past two weeks. Jones has a shot to play this week after being listed as questionable on the final injury report. Typically, Dillon would be a potential flex option with Jones active in a matchup against Detroit. However, the Lions' defense against the run in 2023 has been great, allowing just 13 points per game to the position. Even if Jones sits, the Packers' No. 2 back has done nothing with his increased role to give fantasy managers confidence in flexing him. Dillon is an easy fade in Week 4.
Sep 27, 2023 7:30 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon took 11 carries for 33 yards in the team's 18-17 win over the New Orleans Saints. The 25-year-old could get nothing going for the second week in a row and lost even more carries to the rest of the RB corps. While the entire offense was stagnant through the first half, Dillon was completely ineffective. With Aaron Jones (hamstring) out for the second week in a row, the hope was that Dillon would produce solid numbers with an increased workload, but he lost passing down work to Patrick Taylor. At this point, Dillon is off the radar as a flex option until he can get out of this slump. Jones should be back next week for the Packers matchup against Detroit.
Sep 24, 2023 7:33 PM EST