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Dillon is back with the Packers this season, but he has new running backs to contend with this year. Dillon is only worth drafting with a late-round pick in deeper Fantasy leagues. Aaron Jones is gone from Green Bay, but the Packers added Josh Jacobs and rookie MarShawn Lloyd this offseason. Jacobs will be the new starter, and Lloyd could also be ahead of Dillon on the depth chart. Dillon only averaged 7.8 PPR points per game in 2023 despite Jones missing six games and parts of others. It could be hard for Dillon to do much better than that this year if Jacobs and Lloyd stay healthy, but this is a running back corps to monitor in training camp. At best, Dillon could be No. 2 on the depth chart behind Jacobs, but it will likely take an injury for Dillon to be Fantasy relevant in the majority of leagues. If that scenario unfolds then just add Dillon off the waiver wire.

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2023 613 3.44 2 22 223 865.7
2022 770 4.14 7 28 206 1297.6
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Facing added competition

    Dillon is expected to face competition from third-round rookie MarShawn Lloyd for the Packers' No. 2 running back job behind Josh Jacobs, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. Dillon re-signed with the Packers on a four-year qualifying offer and isn't even considered a lock to make the Packers' 53-man roster, per Schneidman. Dillon averaged a career-worst 3.4 yards per carry in 2023, scoring just two touchdowns. He also was inactive for both of the team's playoff games due to a neck stinger. Green Bay likely hopes Lloyd shows enough to pass Dillon on the depth chart.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Return to Green Bay official

    Dillon (thumb/neck) officially re-signed with the Packers on Friday. After missing the final three games of last season due to a neck stinger, Dillon was in danger of moving on to a new organization following the completion of his rookie contract, but the 2020 second-round pick will remain in Green Bay on what's called the four-year qualifying contract, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. With his signing made official by the NFL, Dillon will emerge from the early days of the new league year as the Packers' current No. 2 running back behind newcomer Josh Jacobs, who is taking over for the departed Aaron Jones (Vikings). If he's in that role Week 1 of the upcoming campaign, Dillon likely would be poised for his workload from the last three years, which amounted to nearly 13.0 touches per game.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Returning to Green Bay

    Dillon (thumb/neck) is in line to re-sign with the Packers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Considering Dillon missed the last three games of the season (including playoffs) due to a neck stinger, his return to Green Bay is pending a physical. Assuming he clears that hurdle, he'll be a part of a revamped backfield with Josh Jacobs swapping in for Aaron Jones as the team's top runner. A 2020 second-round pick, Dillon averaged 59.8 yards from scrimmage per game and scored 16 total touchdowns in 49 contests over the last three campaigns.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Sitting out again Saturday

    Dillon (thumb/neck) is listed as inactive for Saturday's divisional-round game at San Francisco, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports. Dillon thus will miss a third consecutive contest due to the neck stinger that he suffered during a Week 17 win in Minnesota. On a positive note, he managed his first on-field work since then when he practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, potentially setting him up to play beyond Saturday if the Packers are able to pull of a victory. With Dillon again out of the lineup, Aaron Jones will continue to dominate Green Bay's backfield, while Emanuel Wilson and Patrick Taylor are the options for any RB reps that linger.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Misses another practice

    Dillon (neck/thumb) remained sidelined at practice Wednesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Dillon, who was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's practice estimate, thus has one more chance to upgrade his participation in practice ahead of Saturday's divisional round contest against the 49ers. If Dillon -- who last suited up in Week 17 -- remains sidelined this weekend, Emanuel Wilson and Patrick Taylor would be next up for backfield snaps that don't go to starter Aaron Jones.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: DNP to start week

    The Packers listed Dillon (thumb/neck) as a non-participant on Tuesday's practice estimate, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. Green Bay did not hold an official practice, but Dillon would not have been able to participate had they done so. That means the fourth-year running back has yet to practice since suffering a neck stinger in Week 17. Since he has been sidelined, Patrick Taylor and Emanuel Wilson have served as options behind Aaron Jones (knee) in the backfield.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Another DNP on Thursday

    Dillon (thumb/neck) didn't participate in Thursday's practice. Dillon was knocked out of the Packers' Week 17 win at Minnesota with a stinger that hasn't afforded him any official on-field work in the meantime. Having said that, he joined his teammates for Thursday's team stretch before moving to the rehab group, according to Wes Hodkiewicz of the team's official site. The development may mean Dillon has made some progress in his recovery, but he now has just one more opportunity to practice Friday before Green Bay potentially makes a ruling on his availability for Sunday's wild-card contest in Dallas.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Takes part in team stretch Thursday

    Dillon (neck/thumb) took part in the Packers' team stretch before joining the rehab group during Thursday's practice, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports. Dillon appears as if he'll go down as a non-participant for a second day in a row as the team prepares for Sunday's wild-card game at Dallas. A neck stinger is to blame and also something that sidelined the running back for this past Sunday's win against the Bears. Ultimately, Thursday's injury report will reveal what, if anything, Dillon was able to handle.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: No practice reps Wednesday

    Head coach Matt LaFleur said Dillon (neck/thumb) didn't practice Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. Dillon has yet to log any on-field work since suffering a stinger Week 17 at Minnesota, but he'll have two more chances this week to put himself on a path to play in Sunday's wild-card game in Dallas. Aaron Jones has been dominating the Packers backfield down the stretch, so if Dillon isn't able to suit up this weekend, Patrick Taylor and, to a lesser extent, Emanuel Wilson, would be the candidates to fill in behind Jones.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Misses practice again

    Dillon (neck/thumb) isn't practicing Friday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. A third straight missed practice suggests Dillon isn't likely to play Sunday against the Bears. Even if Dillon suits up, Aaron Jones figures to take a comfortable majority of the RB touches in a crucial game for the Packers.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Sitting out again Thursday

    Dillon (thumb/neck) missed Thursday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. Dillon is listed with his lingering right thumb injury and a neck stinger on the Packers' Week 18 practice report. He's been able to play through the first issue over the last two games, but the second one forced him out of this past Sunday's win at Minnesota. With no on-field work to speak of yet this week, Dillon may be trending in the wrong direction to suit up Sunday against the Bears. Still, he'll have more chance to practice Friday before Green Bay potentially makes a ruling on the running back's availability for the team's regular-season finale.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: No activity at walkthrough

    Dillon (thumb/neck) didn't participate in Wednesday's walkthrough. Dillon continues to be listed with the broken right thumb that sidelined him Week 15 against the Buccaneers, but he's now tending to a neck stinger that knocked him out of this past Sunday's game in Minnesota. There's been no indication that his chances to suit up for Sunday's season finale versus the Bears are in peril, but his absence Wednesday was forecast by the fact that he stayed indoors after taking part in the team stretch prior to practice, per Matt Schneidman of The Athletic. Dillon's activity level, or lack thereof, the next two days may be telling for his upcoming availability.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Dealing with stinger

    Dillon is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Vikings after being diagnosed with a stinger, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. Dillon suffered the injury in the third quarter and was spotted on the sideline rubbing his hand and wrist area. The exact nature of the issue is unclear, though with Aaron Jones leading the backfield effectively, Green Bay could opt to play it safe with Dillon. Prior to exiting, he had recorded seven carries for 27 yards.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Clear for Sunday's contest

    Dillon (thumb) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Minnesota, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Both Aaron Jones (knee/finger) and Dillon operated with practice restrictions this week, but both players will be available to the Packers offense Sunday. In Week 16 at Carolina, Jones dominated the touches (22) and snap share (52 percent) on his way to 135 yards from scrimmage, while Dillon had seven carries for 12 yards and one touchdown on 18 percent of the plays. Dillon may increase that share due to being another week removed from the broken right thumb that sidelined him Week 15, but considering how Jones is running at the moment, the former may be relegated to short-yardage situations.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Still limited Thursday

    Dillon (thumb) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday. Dillon remains impacted by the broken right thumb that kept him sidelined for a Week 15 loss to the Buccaneers. He was able to play through it this past Sunday in Carolina, but he earned a season-low snap share (18 percent) on his way to seven carries for 12 yards and one touchdown. Fellow running back Aaron Jones (knee/finger) also has had a cap on his reps this week, so Friday's injury report will unveil whether or not the pair enter the weekend with injury designations ahead of Sunday's road game against the Vikings.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Missing first game of career

    Dillon (thumb) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Buccaneers, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports. Dillon showed up on the Packers' Week 15 injury report Wednesday as a non-participant due to a thumb issue, which he eventually revealed to be a broken right thumb. Ball security thus is the primary concern for his availability, considering he was donning a large wrap on his right hand during his sole limited practice Friday. Now that Green Bay has deemed Dillon inactive Sunday, the team will welcome back Aaron Jones to the backfield for the first time since Week 11, when he suffered an MCL sprain that resulted in three DNPs. Aside from Jones, Patrick Taylor and Kenyan Drake are the Packers' other active running backs.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Unlikely to play through broken thumb

    Dillon (thumb) remains listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers but isn't expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. After sustaining a broken right thumb in Monday's 24-22 loss to the Giants, Dillon was listed as a non-participant on both of the Packers' first two Week 15 injury reports before returning to practice Friday as a limited participant. Considering Dillon was still wearing a cast on his right hand as of Friday, his ability to catch and secure the ball could be compromised, so it's not overly surprising that the Packers are leaning toward holding him out. Assuming Dillon is included on the Packers' inactive list -- which will be released 90 minutes before the game's 1 p.m. ET kickoff -- Patrick Taylor and Kenyan Drake would be the backup options at running back behind Aaron Jones (knee), who appears to be trending toward a return to the lineup following a three-game absence.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Status in question for Week 15

    Dillon (thumb) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest versus the Buccaneers, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports. Dillon managed just one limited practice this week due to the broken thumb that he suffered during Monday's road loss to the Giants, and Friday's appearance on the field included him wearing a cast on his right hand. The Packers still are determining whether or not Dillon can be effective while not being able to carry the ball as he normally would, something that'll be clearer about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Fellow running back Aaron Jones also is questionable for Week 15 action as he closes in on his return from the sprained MCL that he sustained back in Week 11, but he appears to be in a better spot on the health front, considering he's strung together six straight limited listings on injury reports going back to last week.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Over 60 total yards in start

    Dillon rushed 15 times for 53 yards and secured two of three targets for 25 yards in the Packers' 24-22 loss to the Giants on Monday night. Dillon drew another start for Aaron Jones (knee) but found running room hard to come by all night, with his longest rush going for only eight yards. The bruising back had an interesting performance through the air as well, gaining 35 yards on one of his two catches and losing 10 yards on the other. Dillon will presumably be called upon to helm Green Bay's backfield again Week 15 against the Buccaneers if Jones is still sidelined, despite the fact he's turned in mostly unremarkable results thus far in his chances with the lead role.
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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: All clear for Monday

    Dillon (groin) was a full participant in Saturday's practice and doesn't carry an injury designation into Monday's matchup against the Giants, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Meanwhile, fellow running back Aaron Jones (knee) logged three straight practices with limited participation and could make his return from a two-game absence after he was listed as questionable for Monday. Dillon has performed admirably over the past two weeks, logging 32 carries for 116 yards along with four receptions for 52 yards, but he could take somewhat of a backseat in the event Jones is available to play. Expect more information on the veteran's status, and in turn Dillon's expected workload, to come prior to the 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff Monday.
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