A.J. Dillon

#28 RB / Green Bay Packers / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 247 lb Age: 24 College: Boston College Bye 14

Fantasy Points by Week

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Rost
98%
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47%
RB Rank
24

Player Outlook

Could Dillon be the best breakout running back in Fantasy drafts? We know he's not atop the Packers RB depth chart, but we also know he can be effective even if he's splitting reps with the guy who is. That guy, Aaron Jones, played less than 50% of the Packers' snaps in four games last season. In those four, Dillon had 15-plus PPR points three times and averaged 17.2 in those games. This doesn't include the 15-point game he had in Week 11 when Jones was out, nor the seven-point session he had playing half of Week 18. Point is, Dillon proved to be very capable when he had a legitimate split with Jones. That's the scenario he's facing this fall. Aggressive drafters might target Dillon starting in Round 6, but it could be too soon to take a back who knowingly won't see a large workload unless Jones gets hurt. You'll do fine if you get Dillon a round later.

Player News
  • Dillon (ribs) and Aaron Jones could split the work "50-50" in the Packers' backfield in 2022, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic suggests. Jones played 52 percent of the snaps to Dillon's 43 percent in 2021, but with Dillon ascending, Schneidman believes those numbers will be even closer in the season ahead. Dillon's 2021 campaign was cut a couple quarters short by a broken rib, but no issues have been reported since, so he should be ready to go when the Packers begin offseason team activities later this month.

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  • Dillon sustained a broken rib during Saturday's divisional-round loss to the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Prior to his departure near the end of the first half, Dillon had seven carries for 25 yards and one touchdown. According to Rapoport, the injury is severe enough that it would have been difficult for Dillon to be ready for the NFC Championship Game, if the Packers had advanced. They did not, though, so Dillon will aim for a full recovery by the offseason program.

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  • Dillon is questionable to return to Saturday's playoff game against San Francisco due to a chest injury. The exact nature and severity of the injury are not yet clear. Dillon's absence may mean Aaron Jones faces less competition for carries for the remainder of the game.

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  • Dillon ran for 63 yards on 14 carries and caught a four-yard pass on one target against Detroit on Sunday. Dillon started in place of Aaron Jones (knee) and played effectively enough, but his appearance was abbreviated in this meaningless game, denying him the pass-catching production he would normally project for in such a matchup. Fourth-string back Patrick Taylor took over for Dillon for most of the second half and turned 11 carries into 53 yards and a touchdown. Jones should be back by the time the Packers exit their first-round bye in the playoffs, so Dillon should return to a complementary role at that point. He finishes the regular season with 803 yards and five touchdowns on 187 carries (4.3 YPC) while catching 34 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns on 37 targets (91.9 percent catch rate, 8.5 YPT).

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  • Dillon and Patrick Taylor are the running backs available to the Packers offense Sunday in Detroit with Aaron Jones (knee) inactive, Mike Spofford of the team's official site reports. Green Bay is opting to rest Jones, who has dealt with a knee injury since Week 10. Dillon is the clear top option between himself and Taylor, but it's unclear if the team will ride the former or opt for a split of the RB snaps and touches with the latter. No matter, Dillon has handled at least 50 percent of offensive snaps in five of the last seven games, a span in which he averaged 16.6 touches for 80 yards from scrimmage and scored six total TDs.

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Completed Games

WK OPP RUATT RUYD RUTD RECPT REYD RETD FPTS
1 @NO 4 19 0 1 7 0 1
2 DET 5 18 0 1 8 0 1
3 @SF 6 18 0 2 8 0 1
4 PIT 15 81 0 1 16 0 9
5 @CIN 8 30 0 4 49 1 13
6 @CHI 11 59 0 0 0 0 5
7 WAS 3 6 0 1 2 0 -2
8 @ARI 16 78 0 0 0 0 7
9 @KC 8 46 0 4 44 0 8
10 SEA 21 66 2 2 62 0 24
11 @MIN 11 53 0 6 44 0 9
12 LAR 20 69 0 5 21 1 14
13 BYE - - - - - - -
14 CHI 15 71 0 0 0 0 7
15 @BAL 7 22 1 1 13 0 9
16 CLE 9 41 0 3 15 0 5
17 MIN 14 63 2 2 20 0 20
18 @DET 14 63 0 1 4 0 6
PROJECTION 171 690 5 30 275 2 118

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/11 @Minnesota Vikings 24 19.00
2 09/18 Chicago Bears 13 16.12
3 09/25 @Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4 14.00
4 10/02 New England Patriots 20 17.22
5 10/09 New York Giants 26 20.06
6 10/16 New York Jets 32 25.65
7 10/23 @Washington Commanders 14 16.12
8 10/30 @Buffalo Bills 16 16.37
9 11/06 @Detroit Lions 31 22.06
10 11/13 Dallas Cowboys 6 14.44
11 11/17 Tennessee Titans 1 12.67
12 11/27 @Philadelphia Eagles 22 18.67
13 12/04 @Chicago Bears 13 16.12
14 BYE - - -
15 12/19 Los Angeles Rams 9 14.95
16 12/25 @Miami Dolphins 19 16.82
17 01/01 Minnesota Vikings 24 19.00
18 01/08 Detroit Lions 31 22.06

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Career Stats

Season RuAtt RuYd RuTD Recpt ReYd ReTD FPTS
2022 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 187 803 5 34 313 2 151
2020 46 242 2 2 21 0 38
3 Year Avg 116 522 4 18 167 1 98
Career 233 1045 7 36 334 2

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