Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (hamstring) is being listed as questionable ahead of Thursday night's game against the Detroit Lions. Jones has missed the last two weeks dealing with a hamstring injury and the fact the Packers are playing on Thursday makes him truly questionable this week. The veteran ball carrier was dynamic in the only game he's played this year, carrying the ball nine times for 41 yards and a score and hauling in 2-of-4 targets for 86 yards and another touchdown through the air back in Week 1. If he missed a third straight week on Thursday then AJ Dillon would continue to lead the Packers' backfield. If Jones suits up, he's likely to be on a snap count and would check in as a low-end RB2. Dillon is more of an RB3 even if Jones doesn't play.
Sep 27, 2023 6:48 PM EST
The Green Bay Packers are optimistic that both running back Aaron Jones (hamstring) and wide receiver Christian Watson (hamstring) will return from their injuries to play on Thursday night against the Detroit Lions. However, head coach Matt LaFleur insisted that both players still need to be cleared before Thursday. Jones had 127 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns in the season opener and would return to his lead-back role this week, making him a high-end RB2 for fantasy lineups. Watson, who has yet to play in 2023, said he was "pretty close" to play in the Week 3 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Watson should be quarterback Jordan Love's go-to target this year, but fantasy managers may want to temper expectations this week if he indeed is active.
Sep 27, 2023 11:14 AM EST
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant again on Tuesday in the team's walkthrough practice. Jones suffered a left-hamstring injury in the season opener and has now missed back-to-back games, but this was the fourth straight limited practice, giving him a shot to suit up on a short week this Thursday night against the division-rival Detroit Lions. Despite the fact that Jones appears to be making progress, the 28-year-old could very be questionable on Wednesday's final injury report and could be a game-time decision on Thursday. If he makes his return in Week 4, don't be surprised if the Packers limit his snaps and ease him into the backfield. Backup AJ Dillon has totally flopped so far in an expanded role the last two weeks with Jones sidelined.
Sep 26, 2023 6:05 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (hamstring) missed the game against the New Orleans Saints in Week 3, as he did the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons. However, head coach Matt LaFleur said he would have been a limited participant in practice on Monday if the team took the field. The Packers play on Thursday Night Football against the NFC North rival Detroit Lions, and it sounds like he has a shot to suit up for the first time since Week 1. If he's active, he's virtually a must-start option despite any workload management concerns. AJ Dillon has been ineffective in his increased role. Since the game is on Thursday, fantasy managers will know his status in the next few days and should be ready to make the proper adjustment to fantasy lineups.
Sep 25, 2023 2:50 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (hamstring), who was listed as questionable for Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints, has been ruled out for the second straight week. Jones will now miss back-to-back games after tweaking his hamstring in the season opener in Week 1. Fantasy managers hoping to get him back this weekend will now have to wait until Week 4 on a short week next Thursday against the Detroit Lions. Consider Jones very questionable to play in that game as well. AJ Dillon will get another chance to deliver for fantasy managers this Sunday after disappointing in a lead role last weekend, but it won't be easy against a stingy Saints defense. Behind Dillon will be rookie Emanuel Wilson and Patrick Taylor.
Sep 24, 2023 11:38 AM EST
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (hamstring) is being listed as questionable to play in Week 3 on Sunday at home against the visiting New Orleans Saints. Jones didn't practice all of last week and was inactive in the Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He missed practice on Wednesday but was able to return to a limited session on Thursday, which gives him a chance to play this weekend. The 28-year-old could be a true game-time decision, so fantasy managers will need to check back Sunday morning before finalizing their weekly lineups. Jones is trending as a shaky RB3/flex in Week 3 because of his hammy injury, but if he's active, it's hard to recommend sitting him after he went for 41 yards and a touchdown on nine carries on the ground while adding two catches for 86 yards and another score through the air in the season opener. If he sits again, AJ Dillon will get another crack as the lead back.
Sep 22, 2023 2:46 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (hamstring) is back at practice on Thursday after missing practice on Wednesday and the Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons due to a left-hamstring injury he suffered in the season opener. Jones also missed all of last week with the injury. It's a good sign that the 28-year-old lead back is progressing, but it's still no guarantee he'll be active in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints at home. There's a good chance he'll be listed as questionable on Friday's final injury report, and he might be a true game-time decision. Jones could be on a snap count if he's active this Sunday, and the matchup against the Saints isn't the best. Backup AJ Dillon disappointed in lead-back duties last week in the one-point loss to Atlanta.
Sep 21, 2023 2:23 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (hamstring) remains out of practice on Wednesday. Jones tweaked his hamstring after a long touchdown catch-and-run in the season opener in Week 1, didn't practice all of last week and sat out of the Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Jones isn't off to a great start this week ahead of a Week 3 matchup against the New Orleans Saints at home, but he still has two more days to get back on the practice field. For now, fantasy managers should consider the 28-year-old to be questionable for this Sunday. If he is out again or limited, AJ Dillon should once again be the Packers' lead back in a tough matchup against a stout New Orleans defense. Dillon disappointed as Green Bay's lead runner in the loss to Atlanta last weekend.
Sep 20, 2023 3:11 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (hamstring) isn't expected to play against the Falcons. The 28-year-old scored twice in the win over the Chicago Bears. However, he tweaked his hamstring. Although Jones had a questionable tag heading into this one, he didn't practice during the week, so fantasy managers had an idea things were heading in this direction. The Packers will now rely on AJ Dillon to handle things in the backfield in Week 2. Dillon is usually productive when given added responsibilities, meaning he's a must-start in all fantasy setups.
Sep 17, 2023 12:10 AM EST
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (hamstring) did not take part in practice on Friday and is listed as questionable to play this Sunday in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons. Fantasy managers that have Jones in a starting lineup spot for this weekend should already be making plans to be without him. The 28-year-old tweaked his hamstring in the Week 1 win over the Chicago Bears at the end of a long touchdown catch-and-run and didn't practice all week, so he's trending toward sitting out in Atlanta. Check back on Sunday morning to see if Jones is active. If he's out, AJ Dillon is going to take over lead-back duties and will be a must-start in fantasy. Rookie Emanuel Wilson and Patrick Taylor would be fighting for reps as Dillon's backup.
Sep 15, 2023 7:08 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (hamstring) missed a second straight practice on Thursday and stayed inside after the stretching period when the team went outside to work. Jones tweaked his hamstring at the end of a long touchdown catch and run in the Week 1 win over the Chicago Bears and didn't return to a game that was already decided. But now that the 28-year-old has yet to practice this week, he's likely to be up in the air for Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Fantasy managers need to have a backup plan in place in case he's limited this weekend or is unable to play at all. If Jones can't go, AJ Dillon becomes a must-start on the road, with rookie Emanuel Wilson backing him up.
Sep 14, 2023 1:51 PM EST
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that running back Aaron Jones (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. Jones tweaked his hamstring while scoring a 35-yard touchdown in the Week 1 victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 1 and never returned in a game that was well in hand for the Packers. LaFleur said on Wednesday that the team is "going to give it the course of the week before we make any determination on him," so it sounds as though the 28-year-old could be truly questionable to play in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday. It could come down to a game-time decision on Sunday morning. If Jones is unable to play, AJ Dillon will be a plug-and-play fantasy option, with rookie Emanuel Wilson likely backing him up.
Sep 13, 2023 5:35 PM EST
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike LaFleur said the team is still evaluating running back Aaron Jones (hamstring), but "the encouraging thing is he was able to jog off the field" in the Week 1 win over the division-rival Chicago Bears. Jones injured his left hamstring in the third quarter and never ended up returning to the contest with the game well in hand. His injury doesn't sound serious, but we'll keep a close eye on the Packers' injury report this week. Despite not playing at all in the fourth quarter, the 28-year-old did plenty for his fantasy managers, racking up 41 yards rushing and a touchdown on nine carries while also catching two passes for 86 yards and another TD. If for some reason Jones is out or limited in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, AJ Dillon would become the team's lead back.
Sep 11, 2023 4:59 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (hamstring) is questionable to return to Sunday's NFC North meeting with the Bears. The veteran tweaked his hamstring at the end of a scoring play. However, with the Packers holding a commanding lead, it's likely fantasy managers won't see Jones for the remainder of this one. If that's the case, he'll finish with 41 yards and a touchdown off nine carries while adding two catches for 86 yards and another trip to the end zone. Jones will likely undergo more tests heading into the Week 2 showdown with the Falcons. But if he doesn't play, AJ Dillon will surely be a popular fantasy option.
Sep 10, 2023 7:03 PM EST
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will travel to Chicago to take on the Bears in the regular season opener this Sunday. Playing without quarterback Aaron Rodgers under center for the first time in his career, the 28-year-old back is destined for a heavy workload against a beatable Chicago defense. The Bears allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs in 2022. Even with an improved defense, Chicago should not strike fear into anyone starting skill players against them in fantasy. Jones could be leaned on heavily in the passing game as well. Christian Watson (hamstring) was ruled out this past Friday, and No. 2 receiver Romeo Doubs (hamstring) is listed as questionable. The veteran back will be a reliable safety blanket for quarterback Jordan Love, giving Jones a top-12 ceiling in the Week 1 matchup.
Sep 8, 2023 9:01 PM EST
ESPN's Dan Graziano says we shouldn't be surprised if Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon overtakes Aaron Jones in the backfield. The Packers love using Jones and Dillon in tandem. Green Bay was expecting a bigger passing-game addition from Dillon last year, but it didn't come to fruition. Jones is now 28, though, an age where RBs start to decline. Dillon is 25 and fits better long-term with the team's young offensive core that they are building around quarterback Jordan Love. Graziano thinks Dillon could start to see a bigger share of the workload this year over Jones, who has one non-guaranteed year left on his contract and carries an untenable $17.17 million salary cap charge in 2024. Jones is being drafted as a high-end RB2, while could pay off as a nice value pick as more of an RB3/flex.
Sep 2, 2023 12:51 AM EST
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones took his lone carry for six yards during Saturday's 21-17 preseason loss to the New England Patriots. It was the veteran's first preseason carry and just his second touch through two weeks. The 28-year-old has started each game with the first-team offense, but it is clear the Packers intend to use him as little as possible to ensure he is at full strength to start the regular season. Teammate and No. 2 running back AJ Dillon has taken most of the carries with the starters and will rotate into the offense at a decent rate, much as he did last season. Quarterback Jordan Love has posted two solid outings so far this preseason and should give Jones enough targets to warrant the veteran being drafted as a high-end RB2 heading into the regular season. Jones will likely see little to no run in next week's preseason finale against Seattle.
Aug 20, 2023 9:11 AM EST
Jones worked with Jordan Love in California this offseason, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
May 10, 2023 12:17 PM EST
General Manager Brian Gutekunst said Friday he expects Jones to be on the Packers during the 2023 season, but didn't rule out a contract restructure to reduce his contract, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Jan 13, 2023 9:12 AM EST
Jones (knee/ankle) rushed 12 times for 48 yards and a fumble lost while catching three of four targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Lions.
Jan 8, 2023 10:22 PM EST