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28 A.J. Dillon RB

Green Bay Packers

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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.

January 4, 2021 02:48 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Plays bit role in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon played just five snaps on offense and finished Sunday's victory over the Bears with one carry for three yards.

Dillon ran for 124 yards and two scores in Week 16 with fellow running back Jamaal Williams sidelined, and it was thought that his breakout game could help him carve out a bigger role. However, with Williams back and the Packers leaning on Aaron Jones in Week 17, Dillon was an afterthought just as he has been for most of the season. The Packers could get Dillon more involved in the divisional round if conditions are subpar at Lambeau Field, but the rookie will be a clear third on the depth chart heading into that contest.

December 28, 2020 02:08 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Explodes for two scores Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon rushed 21 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 40-14 win over the Titans.

Dillon turned in the surprise performance of Week 16 (and possibly the season) when he more than doubled his total yardage for the year in one fell swoop. Jamaal Williams (quad) had to sit this one out, opening the door for the Packers' third-string back to burst onto the scene. Additionally, the blowout nature of Sunday's contest allowed him to receive over 20 touches. Dillon was a second-round pick for the Packers in this year's rookie draft, so the team clearly believed in his talent enough to take the Boston College product that high even with a proven workhorse like Aaron Jones under contract. Dillon was averaging 4.8 yards per carry on 24 attempts prior to Sunday's coming out party, so there are flashes of high fantasy upside here. As for the rest of this season, Williams' health and a potentially closer score against the Bears should lead to tempered expectations in Week 17.

December 20, 2020 11:32 AM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Breaks 18-yard run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon had one carry for 18 yards in Saturday's victory over the Panthers.

It appeared Dillon would get a few carries after Jamaal Williams left the game with a quad injury, but with Green Bay's offense sputtering in the second half and the Panthers closing the gap on the scoreboard, the Packers instead leaned on Aaron Jones the rest of the way. Dillon would step into the backup role in Week 16 if Williams is unable to go, but in a game that will have major seeding implications, Jones would likely get the bulk of the work in that scenario.

December 15, 2020 10:00 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: No offensive snaps Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon didn't play an offensive snap during Sunday's 31-24 win over the Lions.

The rookie second-round pick was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday but played only a handful of snaps on special teams in his return. Dillon is unlikely to be much of a factor in the offense if Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams remain healthy down the stretch.

December 12, 2020 06:32 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Set to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon (illness) was activated off the exempt/COVID-19 list Saturday.

The transaction means Dillon could potentially play this week against the Lions after a five-game absence due to COVID-19. The 2020 second-round pick has played sparingly this season and likely won't see a massive workload with both Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams healthy for the divisional matchup.

December 10, 2020 07:16 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Comes off COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Packers activated Dillon (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Dillon missed four straight games due to his time on the COVID-19 list, but it looks as though he'll be available for Sunday's upcoming away game against the Lions. Given the amount of time Dillon has spent away from practice, though, the Packers could opt to ease him back into action. In any case, Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams are in line to continue operating as the top options out of Green Bay's backfield.

December 10, 2020 11:00 AM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Spotted at Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon (illness) participated in Wednesday's practice, indicating he could be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list soon, John Doran of Fox 11 News Green Bay reports.

Dillon has been away from the Packers' facility since testing positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 2. His presence at practice signals that he's since tested negative for the virus twice within 24 hours and is no longer experiencing symptoms. The rookie second-rounder is thus eligible to be activated, but the Packers may want Dillon to regain some conditioning before adding him to the 53-man roster. Once he's deemed ready to go, Dillon will slot in as the No. 3 running back behind Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams.

November 26, 2020 09:40 AM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Remains in COVID-19 protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt LaFleur said Wednesday that Dillon (illness) has returned to the Packers' facility but continues to work his way through the NFL's COVID-19 protocol, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Dillon is more than three weeks removed from testing positive for the virus, missing three games as a result. There's no telling when he'll be cleared to resume regular activities, or when his conditioning will be sufficient enough for him to be considered ready for game action. That said, LaFleur believes Dillon "can contribute a lot" once he does get activated. Until then, Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams will continue to get the bulk of the backfield reps for Green Bay.

November 2, 2020 11:44 AM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Tests positive for COVID-19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday after testing positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Dillon won't be able to play Thursday against the 49ers. Aaron Jones (calf) may be available, but Jamaal Williams is the only running back that's currently healthy for Week 9. Dillon will have to clear the league's COVID-19 protocols before returning to team activities.

November 1, 2020 05:40 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Limited workload again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon carried the ball five times for 21 yards and caught his only target for 16 yards in Sunday's 28-22 loss to the Vikings.

The 37 scrimmage yards were a career high for the rookie, but for the second straight game Dillon's touches were limited while working behind Jamaal Williams, even with Aaron Jones (calf) sidelined. If Jones is able to return to action in Week 9, Dillon's role could shrink even further.

October 26, 2020 01:48 AM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Only five touches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon carried the ball five times for 11 yards in Week 7 against the Texans.

Dillon was expected to get greater opportunity in the absence of Aaron Jones (calf). However, he was out-touched by Jamaal Williams 24-5 and managed just 11 total yards. Given that Jones' absence is expected to be brief, it's likely that Dillon missed the opportunity to command a bigger workload in the offense, at least for the time being. He and the Packers will take on the Vikings in Week 8.

October 25, 2020 11:52 AM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Increased workload likely Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon is slated to serve as the Packers' No. 2 running back behind Jamaal Williams with Aaron Jones (calf) sidelined Sunday in Houston, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

So far this season, Jones has averaged 18.6 touches per game, leaving a significant workload up for grabs. Williams himself boasts 9.2 touches per game and has the most experience among those available out of the backfield, so he's the better bet to lead the unit. Still, the Packers invested a second-round pick in April's draft in Dillon, and he's responded with 13 carries for 65 yards through five contests. Look for Dillon at least to spell Williams and perhaps be featured on a handful of possessions Sunday, with practice squad callup Dexter Williams on hand to pick up the scraps.

October 23, 2020 03:16 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Could handle expanded role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt LaFleur said he's confident Dillon can step up if Aaron Jones (calf) isn't able to play in Sunday's game against Houston, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Jamaal Williams has seen far more work than Dillon this year, but it is possible the Packers could lean on the rookie as their lead ballcarrier, with Williams then handling more of the receiving work. Of course, we still need to see how things play out with Jones, who appears to be headed for a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. Williams would be the safer fantasy play in the event of a Jones absence, but Dillon would also offer some upside.

October 18, 2020 09:20 PM
Packers' AJ Dillon: Averages 6.2 yards per carry
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon carried five times for 31 yards in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Buccaneers.

Dillon averaged an impressive 6.2 yards per carry as Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams both struggled, with the majority of his production coming on a 20-yard rumble in the fourth quarter. The rookie's impressive cameo nearly doubled his season rushing output and could earn him another look as a change-of-pace option in the coming weeks. Dillon will look to build off the best effort of his young career next Sunday against the Texans.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultATTYDSTDRECYDSTD
1Sun 09/13@ MINW 43-342140000
2Sun 09/20vs DETW 42-215170000
3Sun 09/27@ NOW 37-30000000
4Mon 10/05vs ATLW 30-16130000
6Sun 10/18@ TBL 10-385310000
7Sun 10/25@ HOUW 35-205110000
8Sun 11/01vs MINL 22-2852101160
14Sun 12/13@ DETW 31-24000000
15Sat 12/19vs CARW 24-161180000
16Sun 12/27vs TENW 40-14211242150
17Sun 01/03@ CHIW 35-16130000
19Sat 01/16vs LARW 32-186270000
20Sun 01/24vs TBL 26-3131701130
Career Rushing Stats
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2020GB110462425.3302211
2019GB0000---0000
Total110462425.3302211
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020GB11022110.5160001
2019GB0000---00000
Total11022110.5160001
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/247
Birthdate:
05/02/1998
Age:
22
Hometown:
New London, CT
School:
Boston College
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: