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AJ Dillon

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189 FPTS

RANK: 28


25 yrs


6'0'' / 247 lbs


Boston College


Quiet in comeback

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-24

Dillon rushed 11 times for 33 yards in Sunday's 18-17 win over the Saints.

Dillon again started while teammate Aaron Jones (hamstring) was sidelined. Although he had a long rush of 14 yards, it overall was another underwhelming outing for Dillon. In fact, quarterback Jordan Love led the Packers in rushing yards (39) and scored with a one-yard keeper. Without any targets in the passing game either, Dillon's performance did little to alleviate Jones' absence, which could come to an end in Week 4 versus the Lions. Should that transpire, Dillon would likely return to being Green Bay's second option at tailback.

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Likely to replace Jones again

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-24

Dillon is expected to serve as the Packers' lead back in Sunday's game against the Saints with Aaron Jones (hamstring) inactive for the second contest in a row, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Jones closed Week 3 prep with two straight limited practices and was listed as questionable heading into Sunday, but he ultimately didn't make enough progress in his recovery from the hamstring injury he sustained in the season-opening win over the Bears to gain clearance to play. As a result, Dillon should be in line for another starting nod, with Emanuel Wilson and Patrick Taylor available as depth options behind him. In the Packers' Week 2 loss to Atlanta while Jones was sidelined, Dillon played 68 percent of the offensive snaps and carried 15 times for 55 yards to go with an eight-yard reception on his lone target.

Modest performance in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Dillon rushed 15 times for 55 yards and caught his only target for eight yards in Sunday's 25-24 loss to the Falcons.

Dillon started with Aaron Jones (hamstring) sidelined but only turned in a mediocre performance. The big-bodied tailback's long rush was for just eight yards and he made minimal contribution in the passing game. Along with averaging merely 2.64 yards per carry this season, Dillon has now gone six straight games without topping 4.0 yards per rush dating back to last term. He could return to his backup role if Jones is cleared to play in Week 3 versus the Saints.

Poised for lead role Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Dillon is slated to step in as the Packers' lead option out of the backfield Sunday against the Falcons with Aaron Jones (hamstring) listed as questionable for the contest but not expected to play, Bill Huber of reports.

After tweaking his hamstring on a 35-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown in the Packers' Week 1 win over the Bears, Jones failed to practice in any fashion Wednesday through Friday and is poised to sit out the Week 2 contest. Dillon worked behind Jones in the win in Chicago, mustering just 19 yards on 13 carries while adding two catches for 17 yards on three targets. Despite the poor showing against the Bears, Dillon has been a more respectable performer over his four-year career, averaging 4.2 yards per carry and 8.4 yards per reception. He should have a path to getting 15-plus touches Week 2, potentially making him a useful No. 2 running back or flex option for fantasy managers. Dillon could find more open running room in Atlanta than he did in Chicago since the Falcons will be without one of their top tacklers in middle linebacker Troy Andersen (concussion), who was been ruled out for Sunday's game.

Paces Packers in touches

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Dillon rushed 13 times for 19 yards and caught two of three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Bears.

Dillon led Green Bay in touches after running mate Aaron Jones exited during the third quarter with a tweaked hamstring. Despite his workload, though, Dillon failed to make much of an impact, with his contribution paling in comparison to Jones' 127 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns on 11 touches. Depending on Jones' status, Dillon could be promoted to the Packers' starting tailback position in Week 2 versus the Falcons.

Gets five carries in tune-up

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-26

Dillon took five carries for 24 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Seahawks.

The Packers played most of their healthy starters, with Dillon's backfield mate Aaron Jones being the glaring exception. Dillon opened the game with a 14-yard carry, later subbing out for Emmanuel Wilson on the same drive. Dillon's final carry came on the first snap of the second quarter, shortly before QB Jordan Love found WR Christian Watson for a six-yard touchdown. Dillon is one of the better No. 2 backs in the league and should have a significant role behind Jones, per usual, when the Packers travel to Chicago in Week 1.

Gets feet wet with two carries

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-11

Dillon rushed twice for 14 yards and wasn't targeted in Friday's 36-19 preseason win over the Bengals.

Dillon and Aaron Jones both mixed in with Green Bay's other staters on the team's first two drives. Both running backs are ticketed for prominent roles in 2023, as the Packers are likely to lean on the running game to take the pressure off quarterback Jordan Love, who has only one NFL start under his belt. Dillon has scored seven scrimmage touchdowns in each of the past two seasons.

Underwhelms in season finale

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-11

Dillon rushed nine times for 33 yards and failed to reel in any of his three targets in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Lions.

The 24-year-old running back was in a near-even split in playing time with Aaron Jones, as the two backs played 33 and 31 of the Packers' 60 offensive snaps, respectively. Dillon will enter the final year of his rookie contract in the 2023, and with Jones already on the books, a timeshare arrangement between the two will likely remain in place for another season. Dillon finished the season with 770 yards and seven touchdowns while adding 28 catches for 206 yards.

TD streak at five games

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-01

Dillon carried the ball 12 times for 41 yards and a touchdown and failed to catch his only target in Sunday's 41-17 win over the Vikings.

The power back was held under 50 rushing yards for the third straight game, but Dillon kept his fantasy value afloat by getting into the end zone for the fifth straight contest on a two-yard plunge early in the fourth quarter. The Packers need a win in Week 18 against the Lions to get into the playoffs, so look for Dillon and Aaron Jones to both be heavily involved in the game plan once again.

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