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Packers RB Aaron Jones mustered only 12 carries for 36 yards in Week 3. Facing a stout Bucs defense, A.J. Dillon (12-32) struggled to get going, too. Jones, though, lost a fumble just shy of the goal line after taking a hard shot from DT Vita Vea. A score there would have been huge, as Jones finished with only 3 catches for 11 yards on 4 targets. (Dillon added just 2 grabs for 6 yards on 3 targets.) This ground game will look to rebound against New England in Week 4. The Pats have allowed only 3.8 YPC to opposing RBs through 3 games.

Packers RB Aaron Jones dominated the Bears in Week 2, rushing 15 times for 132 yards and 1 score. He chipped in with 3 catches for 38 yards and another score. AJ Dillon out-carried Jones by 3, but note that Dillon handled 3 consecutive carries on Green Bay’s final, clock-killing drive…when the Packers led by 17. Per Next Gen Stats, Jones posted 4.91 rushing yards over expected per attempt — best among all Week 2 rushers. It was a much-needed bounce-back after his Week 1 dud. The upcoming schedule (at Bucs, vs. Patriots) isn’t ideal, but you can start Jones with confidence.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has noticed improvement in RB AJ Dillon’s receiving ability. "I feel like of all the people we've had the last three years, he's got to be on a very short list of guys who have improved so drastically, and his pass-catching ability is really, really solid," Rodgers said. "He's made difficult catches look easy over the last couple years and this training camp, and I couldn't be more proud of (number) 28 and his approach, the way that he's handled not just being a player in this locker room, an ascending player, but a member of this community.” HC Matt LaFleur had similar complimentary things to say, including an endorsement of Dillon's pass protection. Wes Hodkiewicz of writes that the Packers have “big plans” for Dillon and Aaron Jones, noting their potential to play both RBs at once. We’ll see on that, but it’s clear Dillon, only 24, is an ascending 3rd-year player.

Matt Schneidman of The Athletic expects the snap shares of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon to stay “in the same vicinity” this season. Jones saw ~52% of the snaps in 2021; Dillon handled ~43%. Jones’ ability in the passing game gives him the leg up, but Dillon has made it a point of emphasis this offseason. “Coming in, I was always the big back who’s only good for third-and-short, so I really want to be and I think of myself as an APB, an all-purpose back, no matter what the situation,” Dillon said. “And I feel like last year was a good start, a good foothold if you will, but there’s still a couple opportunities I wish I had caught the ball and been in better placement or ran a route better. So I’m happy with the improvement, but obviously still working on it.” In FFPC drafting, Jones is currently coming off the board around RB10, with Dillion averaging out as the RB26.

Wes Hodkiewicz of expects RBs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon to have a “big role” in the passing game. Jones saw 65 targets in 2021; Dillion handled 37. While Green Bay added several bodies to the WR corps, there’s uncertainty regarding how they’ll replace 224 targets left by Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Current projections have Jones for a career-high in catches.

11:31am EST 1/9/22

Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Lions. He’d likely be playing if this game meant anything to Green Bay and should be back for the playoffs. All of the Packers’ other regulars on offense are active, although it’s unclear how much guys like Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams will play.

The Packers list RB Aaron Jones (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Lions. That should be reason enough for him to sit out this meaningless finale. We'll get Green Bay's inactives around 11:30 am ET on Sunday.

Despite locking up the NFC's #1 seed with their win on Sunday night over Minnesota, Packers HC Matt LaFleur said Monday that he plans to play his staters vs. the Lions this weekend. "Right now the mindset is we're going to play our guys, and we're going to approach it like any other game," LaFleur said. Color us skeptical -- especially when it comes to QB Aaron Rodgers, who's still playing through that toe injury. We'll look for further updates on Rodgers, WR Davante Adams and RBs Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon.

2:57pm EST 11/28/21

Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) is active for today’s game vs. the Rams. He’s 2 weeks removed from spraining his MCL and was limited in practice all week. It’s completely unclear how big a role Jones will play today, leaving him as a risky fantasy play. Don’t be surprised if RB A.J. Dillon ends up with more touches.

ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero report that Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) is a game-time decision for today's tilt with the Rams. Pelissero says there's "some optimism" that Jones will play. Schefter says Jones "wants to play" but suggests that the Packers' Week 13 bye might factor into the final decision. This game doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET, so we won't get Green Bay's inactives until 3 pm. If you're hoping to use Jones today, you'll need a late-game alternative lined up. A.J. Dillon would go from RB1 to RB3 if Jones ends up active.

Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Rams. He was limited in practice all week. HC Matt LaFleur said Friday that Jones will be evaluated again on Saturday and that a final decision on his availability might not come until pregame warmups. Rams-Packers doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET, but we’ll continue to look for updates on Jones’ status.

Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) put in his 2nd straight limited practice on Thursday. After HC Matt LaFleur's press conference, The Athletic's Matt Schneidman tweeted that it "sounds like" Jones will be a game-time decision for Sunday's meeting with the Rams. We'll get another update on Jones tomorrow.

Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) was officially limited in Wednesday's practice. He was expected to miss 1-2 weeks with his sprained MCL, so it's possible that he's back for Sunday's game vs. the Rams. It's worth noting, though, that Green Bay has a Week 13 bye, which might factor into the decision on whether to play Jones this weekend.

Packers HC Matt LaFleur said RB Aaron Jones (knee) "will be on the field at practice" Wednesday, per insider Tom Silverstein. We'll see how Jones is listed on the official practice report later today, but it sounds like he has some chance to return for this weekend's game vs. the Rams. Stay tuned.

Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) is out for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. We’ll see if he can make it back for Week 12, but a Week 14 return -- after a Week 13 bye -- seems most likely. RB A.J. Dillon should get heavy volume this weekend.

Packers RB Aaron Jones is expected to miss 1-2 weeks with a "mild" MCL sprain, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. It's just about the best news possible after Jones appeared to suffer a significant injury in the win over Seattle. Green Bay has a Week 13 bye, so the most likely scenario has Jones missing the next 2 games vs. the Vikings and Rams before returning in Week 14. He's worth hanging on to in fantasy football. RB A.J. Dillon, meanwhile, will be an easy top-20 RB while Jones is out.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Packers RB Aaron Jones is expected to miss "some time" with his MCL injury. He's scheduled for an MRI on Monday. Rapoport went on to say Jones could miss "a couple weeks" but also mentioned that IR could be an option. We should have a better idea of Jones' timeline for return by the end of today. A.J. Dillon will be a strong fantasy starter for however long Jones is out.

The Packers believe RB Aaron Jones sprained his MCL in the win over Seattle, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Jones is scheduled for additional testing on the injured knee. A sprained MCL would be relatively good news but would still likely cost Jones games. We should learn more tomorrow. RB A.J. Dillon will be a strong fantasy play for however long Jones is out.

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