Who Should I Start? A.J. Dillon or Dameon Pierce

Week 3 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
2.6 8.9 0.0 0.6 5.5 0.0

A.J. Dillon News

AJ Dillon Posts Pedestrian Line As Starter

Sunday, September 17, 7:52 PM

Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon took 15 carries for 55 yards and added one reception for an additional eight yards during the team's 25-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Drawing the start with Aaron Jones (hamstring) ruled out before kickoff, the 25-year-old averaged just 3.7 yards per carry. It was a golden opportunity for the fourth-year back, but he did little with it and disappointed the fantasy managers who started him hoping for a top-20 fantasy performance. He did handle 15 of the 19 carries given to the running back corps, but the volume did not matter at the end of the day. If Dillon can't be trusted as a flex option when given the majority of carries, he will be tough to trust moving forward once Jones returns. Next week's matchup against New Orleans is one to avoid, making Dillon an easy fade in Week 3.

Week 3 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
13.8 69.7 0.4 1.8 18.1 0.1

Dameon Pierce News

Dameon Pierce Held To 35 Total Yards

Monday, September 18, 1:17 AM

Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce was held to just 35 total yards in the team's 31-20 loss against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. Pierce ran the ball 15 times for only 31 yards while also catching two passes for four yards through the air. The second-year back has struggled to get going on the ground this season and finds himself in a running back by committee in Houston. He hasn't totaled over 40 rush yards in a game and hasn't played more than 50% of the team's offensive snaps in either game. Pierce will look to bounce back in Week 3 on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

A.J. Dillon vs. Dameon Pierce

Still trying to decide between Dillon and Pierce? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that A.J. Dillon is projected to score 2.6 points this week while Dameon Pierce is projected to score 13.8 points.