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28 A.J. Dillon RB

Green Bay Packers

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October 17, 2021 07:08 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Effective as complementary option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon rushed 11 times for 59 yards in the Packers' 24-14 win over the Bears on Sunday.

Dillon was a highly effective thunder to Aaron Jones' lightning, averaging 5.4 yards per carry and ripping off a game-long 36-yard run. The big-bodied second-year back has eclipsed 50 rushing yards in two of his last three games, and although he was shut out of the air attack for the first time this season Sunday, Dillon continues to progressively augment his fantasy value in an offense in which lead back Jones' rushing touches are typically kept under 20.

October 10, 2021 06:52 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Catches touchdown pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon rushed eight times for 30 yards and caught all four of his targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 25-22 overtime win against the Bengals.

Dillon surprised with his passing-game involvement early on, with all of his personal-best four receptions, including his first touchdown catch, coming before halftime. The bulldozing tailback then returned to his more customary role in the second half, ripping off a couple of nice runs in the third quarter. Although starter Aaron Jones saw 18 touches and racked up 103 rushing yards, Dillon also fared well while commanding double-digit touches for the second straight week. Now with back-to-back games of at least 75 scrimmage yards, Dillon will hope to remain a regular, productive complement to Jones in Week 6 versus the Bears.

October 3, 2021 10:04 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Expanded role in Week 4 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon rushed 15 times for 81 yards and secured his only catch for 16 yards in the Packers' 27-17 win over the Steelers on Sunday.

With the Packers comfortably ahead in the second half and Aaron Jones losing a fumble, Dillon got plenty of late-game work and made good use of it against a worn-out Steelers defense. The impressive power back hadn't seen more than six carries or gained more than 18 yards in any game prior to Sunday, however, as he remains a clear complementary option behind Jones under normal circumstances and therefore remains difficult to trust as a fantasy option on a week-to-week basis.

October 1, 2021 06:28 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Clear to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon (back) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game versus the Steelers, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

Dillon and Aaron Jones (ankle) had their practice reps capped this week, but both backs will be available to Green Bay on Sunday. Through three games, Dillon has only had modest involvement in the Packers offense, topping out at a 30-percent offensive snap share and eight touches in a given week.

September 30, 2021 04:28 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Dealing with back injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon was added to Thursday's practice report as limited due to a back injury, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

The Packers have capped Aaron Jones' reps this week as he tends to an ankle issue, and now the team's top two running backs have question marks hanging over their heads. There's been no indication either player is in danger of missing Sunday's game versus the Steelers, but the situation bears watching as the week goes on.

September 27, 2021 11:00 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Role remains minimal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon recorded six carries for 18 yards and two receptions for eight yards in Sunday's 30-28 victory over the 49ers.

Dillon received a season-high eight touches in Sunday's contest, but for the third time in as many games he put up only 26 yards from scrimmage. He's going to have a tough time getting on track Week 4, as the Packers will face a Steelers defense that has been stingy on opposing running backs. However, Dillon is worth hanging onto in most formats, as he would presumably assume most or all of Aaron Jones' workload should Green Bay's starting running back be unavailable for any reason.

September 21, 2021 10:40 AM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Plays complementary role Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon had five carries for 18 yards and one reception for eight yards in Monday's 35-17 victory over the Lions.

Dillon got the ball on just under a third of the 19 plays he was in the game for, but it was the Aaron Jones show in the backfield Monday night, and Dillon played only a complementary role. Dillon has not yet come close to matching the snaps and touches former backup running back Jamaal Williams put up the past two seasons, but his opportunities could still increase at some point to help keep Jones fresh.

September 13, 2021 09:16 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Five touches in opening loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon had four carries for 19 yards and one reception for seven yards in Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Saints.

Dillon's opportunities to produce Week 1 were limited, as he spent only 16 snaps on the field with the rest of the offense. He did rack up five touches while he was out there, though, so head coach Matt LaFleur did make an effort to get him the ball. The game script certainly was not in the Packers' favor Sunday, as they trailed the entire way, and even starting running back Aaron Jones played only 28 snaps. LaFleur said after the contest the Packers "didn't even attempt to run the ball enough," so look for the team to try to get more going on the ground against the Lions in Week 2.

August 28, 2021 04:08 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Struggles in preseason finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon took seven carries for 18 yards in Saturday's 19-0 preseason loss to Buffalo.

Dillon got the start and the first carry, but he struggled to get anything going and couldn't punch the ball in for a TD on two chances inside the Buffalo five-yard line. With starters held out, Dillon and Kylin Hill got most of the backfield snaps with Jordan Love and the second-string offense. Dillon figures to get some carries Week 1 at New Orleans, but the exact nature of his role remains to be seen, as the 247-pounder offers a much different skill set than Aaron Jones' old backup Jamaal Williams (now with the Lions).

August 21, 2021 10:52 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Looks good in limited touches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon gained 28 rushing yards on four carries and caught both his targets for 12 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Jets.

With Aaron Jones among the regular-season starters held out by Green Bay on Saturday, Dillon got the start and powered his way to a couple big gains on the Packers' first series before he gave way to Kylin Hill. Dillon is set for a big increase in his workload in his second NFL season, but it would likely take an injury to Jones for him to make a consistent impact.

August 20, 2021 04:20 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Resumes team drills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon, who didn't participate in team drills during Wednesday's practice due to a calf issue, was able to do so Thursday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

As previously implied by Schneidman Dillon's limitations on Wednesday were "mostly precautionary." With Jamaal Williams having joined the Lions via free agency during the offseason, Dillon is in line to serve as Aaron Jones' top backup this coming season.

August 19, 2021 02:44 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Limited by calf injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon didn't do any team work during Wednesday's practice due to a calf injury, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Schneidman described the running back's limitations as "mostly precautionary." When available, Dillon is in line to serve as Aaron Jones' top backup this season, with Jamaal Williams having headed to the Lions via free agency during the offseason.

August 15, 2021 09:28 AM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Brief cameo in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon gained one yard on one carry and caught his only target for four yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Texans.

With Aaron Jones (hamstring) getting the night off, Dillon started in the Packers' backfield alongside Jordan Love (shoulder), but the second-year RB made a quick exit after a couple possessions. Dillon is locked into the No. 2 spot on the Green Bay depth chart, but if Jones has trouble staying healthy -- he's played all 16 games only once in four seasons -- his understudy has the talent to make an impact with significant touches.

July 1, 2021 03:00 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Expecting big things in Year 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon is set to step into the backup job behind Aaron Jones this season, and Dillon believes he and Jones "can be the best running back tandem in the NFL," Bill Huber of SI.com reports.

Dillon served as the Packers' third running back behind Jones and Jamaal Williams in his rookie season, but with Williams moving on to Detroit over the offseason, the Boston College product is set to become the No. 2 back in Year 2. The 23-year-old ran the ball just 46 times last season, but he averaged an impressive 5.3 yards per tote, and in the one game he received more than a handful of carries, he put up 124 yards and two scores on 21 attempts. Dillon will need to produce on a consistent basis in order to put the Packers' backfield in the conversation for "best in the league," but he should get ample opportunities to do so. He figures to assume the bulk of the 10.6 touches Williams averaged on a per-game basis after Matt LaFleur took over as head coach in 2019.

February 10, 2021 03:12 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Efficient in limited role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon recorded 46 carries for 242 yards and two touchdowns and two receptions for 21 yards over 11 appearances in 2020.

Dillon played a bit role for most of the season, and he missed five games following a positive test for COVID-19. However, the 2020 second-round pick averaged a healthy 5.3 yards per carry over the course of the season, and he shined in his one extended opportunity, tallying 124 yards and two scores on the ground in the Packers' Week 16 victory over the Titans. It will be tough to determine Dillon's 2021 role without knowing if free agents Aaron Jones and/or Jamaal Williams will return to Green Bay, but if neither comes back, Dillon will presumably find himself atop the depth chart -- a spot that has been rather fantasy-friendly since head coach Matt LaFleur arrived in town.

January 22, 2021 11:32 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Ready for NFC championship
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon (quadricep) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The quad injury limited Dillon's practice participation but won't impact his availability for the NFC Championship Game. He took six carries for 27 yards in a 32-18 divisional-round win over Los Angeles last week, playing 12 percent of Green Bay's snaps on offense.

January 21, 2021 04:40 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Limited at Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon (quadricep) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Dillon was knocked out of the later stages of the Packers' divisional-round win against the Rams with a quad issue, which so far has resulted in a cap on his practice reps this week. Coach Matt LaFleur told Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette on Monday that he's "hopeful" Dillon will be able to suit up for Sunday's NFC Championship Game versus the Buccaneers. With two practices under his belt, Dillon is trending in the right direction, but Friday's injury report may give a sense of whether or not that's the case.

January 21, 2021 01:08 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Limited to begin week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Packers listed Dillon (quadriceps) as a limited participant in practice Wednesday.

Dillon was forced out of last weekend's divisional-round win over the Rams after handling just six carries (for 27 yards), so it's encouraging to see him already back on the practice field in some capacity. If the rookie running back is able to prove his health in time for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Buccaneers, he'll rank as the third option in a backfield headlined by Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams.

January 18, 2021 04:48 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Hopeful for NFC Championship Game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt LaFleur said Monday that he's "hopeful" Dillon (quadriceps) will be "ready to go" for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Buccaneers, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

LaFleur also said he's unsure whether Dillon will be on the field when the Packers next practice Wednesday, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The rookie running back only handled six carries for 27 yards during the divisional-round win over the Rams before being forced out with a quad injury. Jamaal Williams will stand to handle slightly more reps behind top back Aaron Jones if Dillon isn't ready to face the Buccaneers.

January 17, 2021 03:04 AM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Picks up quad injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon was forced out of Saturday's NFC divisional-round game against the Rams with a quad injury, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

With the game secured in the Packers' favor, Dillon isn't expected to return. In turn, Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams will handle the rest of the backfield reps. Dillon finished the game with six rushes for 27 yards. The rookie out of Boston College will aim to recover for the NFC Championship Game next week.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultATTYDSTDRECYDSTD
1Sat 08/14@ GBL 26-7110140
2Sat 08/21@ GBL 23-1442802120
3Sat 08/28@ BUFL 0-197180000
1Sun 09/12@ NOL 3-384190170
2Mon 09/20vs DETW 35-175180180
3Sun 09/26@ SFW 30-286180280
4Sun 10/03vs PITW 27-17158101160
5Sun 10/10@ CINW 25-2283004491
6Sun 10/17@ CHIW 24-1411590000
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2021GB60492254.6360212
2020GB110462425.3302211
6GB1011595.436014
Total170954674.9362423
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2021GB609889.8241105
2020GB11022110.5160001
6GB1000---00000
Total170111099.9241106
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/247
Birthdate:
05/02/1998
Age:
23
Hometown:
New London, CT
School:
Boston College
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: