A.J. Dillon

Green Bay Packers
Running Back #28
Green Bay Packers
Running Back #28
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AJ Dillon Officially Re-Signs With Packers

The Green Bay Packers officially re-signed running back AJ Dillon on Friday. Dillon was originally selected by the Packers in the second round (62nd overall) in 2020 out of Boston College. He has played in 60 games (11 starts) for the team during the regular season and has compiled 2,428 yards on 597 carries (4.1 yards per carry) with 16 touchdowns while recording 86 receptions for 763 yards (8.9 yards per catch) with two touchdowns. The 25-year-old had a career-low 3.4 yards per carry in 15 regular-season games (six starts) in Green Bay in 2023 and failed to take advantage of Aaron Jones missing some time with injuries. Dillon missed the final three games due to a neck stinger, but he should be fully healthy for the start of the 2024 season this fall, where he'll be back as the No. 2 RB behind newcomer Josh Jacobs.

Mar 15, 2024 8:55 PM EST


AJ Dillon Expected To Return To Packers

Free-agent running back AJ Dillon is expected to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers on an undisclosed deal, pending a physical, according to sources. Dillon will return to the organization that selected him with their second-round pick in 2020 out of Boston College. The 25-year-old had more of an opportunity to pick up extra touches in Green Bay's backfield with Aaron Jones missing some time with injury, but he failed to take advantage of it and finished with a career-low 3.4 yards per carry on 178 rushing attempts. Dillon had a disappointing 613 rushing yards and only two touchdowns in 15 regular-season games (six starts). Jones is now in Minnesota, but Dillon will return to the Packers to play second fiddle to Josh Jacobs now.

Mar 14, 2024 6:21 PM EST



AJ Dillon Has Several Options In Free Agency

Free-agent running back AJ Dillon has several options in free agency outside of the Green Bay Packers, with sources saying that he's looking at the New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys. The Giants lost Saquon Barkley to the division-rival Eagles, but they also recently added Devin Singletary to be their lead back. The Colts are looking for a complement to starter Jonathan Taylor after Zack Moss signed with the Bengals. The Cowboys, who lost Tony Pollard to the Titans, would be the best fit for Dillon from a playing-time perspective. the 25-year-old former second-round pick in 2020 out of Boston College had a career-low 3.4 yards per carry in 15 regular-season games for Green Bay last year and hasn't proven that he can handle a lead-back role in his four years in the NFL.

Mar 13, 2024 12:19 PM EST


AJ Dillon Unlikely To Return To Green Bay

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon might've played his last season with the organization. Dillon is set to become a free agent this offseason and it doesn't sound like the organization is too eager to bring Dillon back next season. The former second-round pick struggled to establish himself during his contract season. Dillon rushed 178 times for 613 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games. Dillon received plenty of chances with fellow back Aaron Jones missing six games. Despite the extra attempts, Dillon averaged a career-low 3.4 yards per carry. He should have plenty of interest as a backup, but Dillon will have a tough time finding himself a lead back role heading into next season.

Mar 1, 2024 8:43 PM EST


AJ Dillon Inactive On Saturday

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) has been ruled out ahead of Saturday's playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers. Dillon hasn't suited up since Week 17 as he continues to deal with multiple injuries. His absence means that Aaron Jones is going to see the bulk of the carries during this game. Jones has a tough matchup against the 49ers defense, but could be worth a look as a DFS option with the Packers shorthanded.

Jan 20, 2024 7:01 PM EST



AJ Dillon Given Questionable Tag For Divisional Round

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) is listed as questionable to play on Saturday in the Divisional Round against the San Francisco 49ers. Dillon actually practiced for the first time on Thursday since suffering a neck stinger in Week 17, but it doesn't mean the 25-year-old will be active as the Packers look to pull off a second straight huge upset, this time over the NFC's top-seeded 49ers. Even if Dillon is active on Saturday, he's most likely to see very few touches behind Aaron Jones, who has now gone over 100 yards rushing in four straight games. If Dillon misses his third straight game, Emanuel Wilson and Patrick Taylor will continue chipping in to spell Jones in Green Bay's backfield. Those playing DFS in the Divisional Round should be looking to avoid Dillon if he's active.

Jan 18, 2024 4:03 PM EST


No Practice For AJ Dillon On Wednesday

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (thumb/neck) did not practice on Wednesday. He is dealing with thumb and neck injuries that caused him to miss the Wild Card win over the Dallas Cowboys. His absence on Saturday would mean another big workload for Aaron Jones against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Round. If Dillon does play, he'll have limited DFS and fantasy value against a defense that allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to running backs during the regular season. Jones will be an intriguing option either way due to his explosiveness and pass-catching upside, but the matchup could prove to be too much for him, too. Green Bay must release their official game-day injury designations on Thursday, so we'll get a better idea of Dillon's status tomorrow.

Jan 17, 2024 2:46 PM EST


AJ Dillon Still Not Practicing

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report. Dillon has not practiced since he suffered a neck stinger in Week 17. He's going to need to get back to practice on Wednesday or Thursday to have a chance to play in Saturday's Divisional Round contest on the road in San Francisco against the 49ers. And even if Dillon does play this weekend, he's going to take a back seat to Aaron Jones, who is playing his best ball into the playoffs. If the 25-year-old Dillon is forced to miss a third straight game, Emanuel Wilson and Patrick Taylor will continue to compete for change-of-pace touches behind Jones in Green Bay's backfield. Dillon averaged a career-low 3.4 yards per carry with only two rushing touchdowns in 15 regular-season games in 2023.

Jan 16, 2024 7:27 PM EST


AJ Dillon Officially Inactive For Wild Card Round

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (thumb, neck) is officially inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. He missed all three practices this week and was trending in the wrong direction after the team listed him as questionable. With Dillon sidelined, the Packers will deploy Patrick Taylor as the No. 2 option behind Aaron Jones out of the backfield. Jones should operate as an every-down back but could have some difficulty running against the Cowboys' strong defensive front.

Jan 14, 2024 3:12 PM EST


AJ Dillon Doubtful For Wild-Card Game

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that running back AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) is doubtful to play in Sunday's wild-card playoff contest against the Dallas Cowboys. Dillon missed practices on Wednesday and Thursday after missing the Week 18 win over the Chicago Bears due to a stinger he suffered in Week 17. He's also recovering from a fractured thumb, but the stinger is the more serious injury and the one that will likely cause him to miss a second straight game. With Dillon likely out this weekend, it will make Aaron Jones more attractive in DFS lineups at a reasonable price against a Dallas defense that has been soft against the run at times this year. Patrick Taylor will most likely operate as Jones' backup in Dallas on Sunday.

Jan 12, 2024 2:49 PM EST


AJ Dillon Missing From Practice Again Thursday

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) remained sidelined for the team's practice on Thursday for the second straight day. Dillon did not play in the Week 18 win over the Chicago Bears after suffering a stinger in Week 17, and he's trending toward missing a second straight game on Sunday in the wild-card playoff contest versus the Dallas Cowboys. The 25-year-old has one more day to get onto the practice field on Friday, but even if he does and ultimately is active for wild-card weekend, he's going to play second fiddle to lead back Aaron Jones. If Dillon is inactive this weekend, Patrick Taylor would serve as Jones' backup. Jones has three straight 100-yard games and is looking more and more attractive for DFS lineups against a Cowboys run defense that was a top-10 matchup for the last five weeks for opposing RBs.

Jan 11, 2024 7:30 PM EST


AJ Dillon Not Practicing Wednesday

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that running back AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) was the only player not to take part in practice on Wednesday. Dillon suffered a stinger in Week 17, didn't practice at all last week and was held out of the Week 18 regular season finale victory over the Chicago Bears. It's not a good start for the 25-year-old this week, but he still has a couple days to return to practice before the team's Sunday playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. If Dillon can't get back on the practice field and misses a second straight game, it would make Aaron Jones, who is currently listed at $6,300 on DraftKings, a more attractive DFS piece as Green Bay looks to pull the upset on the road. Since returning from injury in Week 15, Jones has averaged 5.41 yards per carry for 411 rushing yards, although he was unable to find the end zone.

Jan 10, 2024 4:15 PM EST


AJ Dillon Won't Play Against Bears

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) has been officially ruled out for the Week 18 regular season finale this Sunday against the division-rival Chicago Bears. Dillon suffered a broken right thumb that kept him from playing in Week 15, but a neck stinger he suffered in the Week 17 win over the Minnesota Vikings is ultimately what will keep him out of this weekend's must-win game against Chicago. It remains to be seen if the 25-year-old will be able to play in the wild-card round next week if Green Bay is victorious this weekend. With Dillon out, it will mean more backfield touches for Aaron Jones in a good matchup against the Bears run defense. Patrick Taylor will back up Jones. Dillon finishes his fourth NFL season with a career-worst 3.4 yards per carry, 613 rushing yards and just two touchdowns in 15 games played.

Jan 5, 2024 3:01 PM EST


AJ Dillon Missing Again On Thursday

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) is missing a second straight day of practice this week on Thursday. A fractured right thumb kept Dillon sidelined in Week 15, and in two games since his return, he's carried the ball only 14 times for just 39 yards and one touchdown. The bruising RB suffered a neck stinger in the Week 17 win over the Minnesota Vikings and is now questionable to play in a must-win Week 18 contest versus the division-rival Chicago Bears. The 25-year-old will need to practice on Friday to have a chance at playing. Even if Dillon does suit up this weekend in a big game, he'll play second fiddle to Aaron Jones and will be a low-upside, unattractive sleeper play in DFS formats in a tough matchup. If Dillon cannot play, Patrick Taylor would serve as Jones' backup.

Jan 4, 2024 3:20 PM EST


AJ Dillon Sits Out Of Walkthrough

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) was listed as a non-participant at the team's walkthrough session on Wednesday. Dillon suffered a broken right thumb in Week 14 and sat out in Week 15 before returning in Week 16. He suffered a stinger in the Sunday night win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17. The Packers are playing in a must-win Week 18 regular season finale against the Chicago Bears this weekend, so if the 25-year-old can return to practice in the next two days, he'll be in the Packers' backfield sharing touches with Aaron Jones. When Jones has been healthy, Dillon has been a lackluster RB3/flex in deep fantasy leagues, which will make him a pretty low-upside DFS play if he's active this Sunday. If he cannot play, Patrick Taylor would serve as Jones' backup.

Jan 3, 2024 7:30 PM EST


AJ Dillon Exits Early Sunday Night With Stinger

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (shoulder) exited the team's 33-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter with a stinger. The 25-year-old was listed as questionable to return but never came back to the game. Dillon had dealt with a thumb injury over the past few weeks. Since the return of Aaron Jones, the Packers' No. 2 back has done little to nothing for fantasy purposes, and last night was no exception. Before exiting, Dillon took seven carries for just 27 yards and was out-gained by No. 3 back Patrick Taylor. There is a good chance Dillon will sit out next week, meaning those playing their title games next week will be without him. However, he would not have been a recommended option against a stiff Chicago run defense. Keep an eye on this week's practice reports for a better indication of how long Dillon will be out.

Jan 1, 2024 8:31 AM EST


AJ Dillon Off The Flex Radar Against Minnesota

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon will go on the road to take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17. The 25-year-old has been limited in practice due to a thumb injury but was left off the final injury report and will be active Sunday night. With Aaron Jones back and at full strength, Dillon has taken a back seat and seen his touch total plummet. He recorded seven carries last week and was bailed out by sneaking into the end zone on a goal line carry. Minnesota is no slouch against the run and held Dillon to just 11 yards on the ground in their meeting earlier this year. With no guaranteed workload, the Packers' No. 2 back is outside of flex consideration in Week 17.

Dec 29, 2023 10:29 PM EST


AJ Dillon Limited By Thumb On Wednesday

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (thumb) got in a limited practice on Wednesday ahead of his team's Week 17 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Dillon broke his thumb a few weeks back, an injury which caused him to miss Week 15, but he was able to return to action and score a touchdown in Week 16. The Packers are likely just trying to manage his practice reps heading into the weekend, although it will be worth monitoring his practice participation for the remainder of the week. The Packers' backfield is quite banged up as Aaron Jones (knee, finger) was also limited on Wednesday.

Dec 27, 2023 9:36 PM EST


AJ Dillon Scores On Limited Workload

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon took seven carries for 12 yards and a touchdown during the team's 33-30 win over the Carolina Panthers. The 25-year-old came into the game questionable due to a thumb injury and had his carry count limited, but he found the end zone on a goal-line carry for the first score of the afternoon. Aaron Jones dominated in this game and took the bulk of carries. Next week likely won't be any different when the Packers take on their division rival, the Minnesota Vikings. With Jones back, fantasy managers will be hard-pressed to flex Dillon in any capacity unless truly desperate. Consider the Packers' No. 2 back a low-end flex option in Week 17.

Dec 24, 2023 5:46 PM EST


AJ Dillon Suiting Up Against Panthers

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (thumb) is officially active for Week 16 versus the Carolina Panthers. He had been listed as questionable but was trending in the right direction, especially after head coach Matt LaFleur expressed optimism about his status when addressing the media on Friday. Dillon will operate as the No. 2 running back behind Aaron Jones but will still carve out a large role. He's averaging 12.3 touches in games that Jones is active, showcasing his value as both a runner and receiver. He'll rank as a mid-range RB3 option against a Panthers run defense that has allowed the third-most fantasy points to running backs.

Dec 24, 2023 11:31 AM EST