Packers RB Tyler Ervin is expected to get "the bulk of the carries" against the 49ers tonight, according to NFL Network's Peter Schrager. That presumably means RB Aaron Jones (calf) will be inactive, leaving the backfield to Ervin and Dexter Williams. Ervin goes just 5'10 and 192 pounds, so we're not expecting a big ball-carrying role. But he should also handle most of the pass-catching work, putting him on the RB3/Flex radar. Check out the updated projections for the Packers backfield.
Packers RB Jamaal Williams will miss Thursday night's game against the 49ers because of his "high-risk close contact" status with RB AJ Dillon. We'll see whether RB Aaron Jones is ready to return after missing the past 2 contests. Green Bay estimated him as a limited practice participant Monday (but didn't have an actual workout). If Jones can't play, then Tyler Ervin and Dexter Williams would lead the backfield. Each is worth consideration on waivers this week at low investment. It wouldn't be a great matchup for either reserve back, though.
Packers RB Jamaal Williams (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. Rookie Dexter Williams figures to step into the #2 RB role — but Aaron Jones should get feature-back usage in Dallas. He registered an 84% snap rate, 13 carries and 7 targets last week.
Packers RB Dexter Williams is currently 4th on the depth chart -- behind Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams and Tra Carson. "I think just overall knowledge of knowing what to do, especially when it comes to pass protection," HC Matt LaFleur said when asked where Williams needs to improve. The rookie hasn't fared well this preseason, either, averaging just 3.4 yards per carry on 28 attempts. Williams remains a fine dynasty stash but is obviously off the redraft radar for now.
The Packers nabbed Notre Dame RB Dexter Williams in the 6th round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Williams’ first 3 years on campus brought just 99 total carries and a 2016 arrest for marijuana possession. Then he was suspended for the first 4 games of last season for an undisclosed violation of team rules. But he flashed over the final 9 contests, averaging 6.3 yards and scoring 12 times on 158 totes. He added 12 catches for 133 yards and another TD. He boosted his stock at the Combine by registering a 70th percentile SPARQ score at 5’11 and 212 pounds. Williams joins a Packers backfield behind Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams.