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  • RB
  • A.J. Dillon

  • Green Bay Packers
  • Age23
  • CollegeBoston College
  • DraftedRD 2, PK 0 (0)
Height6-0
Weight247

Preseason

Player Rankings
Overall Rank #99
High Overall Rank #60
Low Overall Rank #146
RB Rank #36
High RB Rank #26
Low RB Rank #48

Coming in as the heaviest running back in the league, AJ Dillon was expected to take over a great role when rumors about Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones both leaving were swirling. The Packers caused a lot of head-scratching when they selected Dillon with a second-round pick in the 2020 draft. Well, Jamaal Williams signed with Detriot, and the Packers re-signed Aaron Jones, leaving Dillon as the secondary back on the team, but behind a much better back than anticipated. Had the backfield just been Williams and Dillon, the latter would have been an exhilarating fantasy prospect. Now, with $48M invested in Jones, Dillon's role isn't quite as clear. In games that Jones is starting, he could be used in short-yardage and goalline situations, giving him a dangerously low floor. We saw him get the bulk of the carries in one game last season. Against the Titans, in the only game where he saw more than 50% of the team's snaps, he carried the ball 21 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns, showing his natural ability as a strong runner. Compared to Jones's 5'9” and 208lb frame, these backs couldn't be more different. Jones is elusive, a great route-runner, and agile. AJ Dillon is a bruiser with little agility and high-end breakaway speed. These two can work symbiotically in a backfield where both of their strengths can be highlighted, but Dillon could end up in a touchdown-dependent role that makes him risky to rely on in fantasy.

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A.J. Dillon's percentile rank in each category, among s with more than 50 fantasy points.

Week Matchup
1 @ New Orleans Saints
2 vs Detroit Lions
3 @ San Francisco 49ers
4 vs Pittsburgh Steelers
5 @ Cincinnati Bengals
6 @ Chicago Bears
7 vs Washington Football Team
8 @ Arizona Cardinals
9 @ Kansas City Chiefs
10 vs Seattle Seahawks
11 @ Minnesota Vikings
12 vs Los Angeles Rams
13 Bye Week
14 vs Chicago Bears
15 @ Baltimore Ravens
16 vs Cleveland Browns
17 vs Minnesota Vikings
18 @ Detroit Lions
YR TM G RSH RushYD Y/Rush RushTD TGT REC RecYD RecTD Rank VBD ADP
2020 GB 9 46 242 5.3 2 2 2 21 0 78 53
2021 GB 1 4 19 4.8 0 2 1 7 0 53 37
Total 10 50 261 5.2 2 4 3 28 0 0
YR WK OPP oSNAP RSH YD TD TARG REC YD TD
2021 1 NO 16 4 19 0 2 1 7 0
2021 NO 16 4 19 0 2 1 7 0
2020 1 MIN 5 2 14 0 0 0 0 0
2020 2 DET 7 5 17 0 0 0 0 0
2020 3 NO 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 4 ATL 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
2020 6 TB 10 5 31 0 0 0 0 0
2020 7 HOU 14 5 11 0 0 0 0 0
2020 8 MIN 10 5 21 0 1 1 16 0
2020 9 SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 10 JAX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 11 IND 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 12 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 13 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 14 DET 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 15 CAR 5 1 18 0 0 0 0 0
2020 16 TEN 38 21 124 2 1 1 5 0
2020 17 CHI 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
2020 CHI 107 46 242 2 2 2 21 0
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