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AJ Dillon could play major role if Aaron Jones can’t go in Week 7

by Adam Koffler | Packers Correspondent | Fri, Oct 23rd 3:26pm EDT

When asked about rookie RB AJ Dillon possibly playing in place of the injured Aaron Jones on Sunday, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said the coaching staff has a “ton of confidence” in Dillon to do anything that would be asked of Jones. (Tom Silverstein on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

LaFleur did say that the team would give Jones up until game time prior to making a decision on if he can play in Week 7 against the Texans. Dillon is averaging 5.0 yards per carry on the season, and saw a season-high five carries last week on 16% of the snaps, which was also a season-high. It sounds like Dillon would likely take the Jones role if Jones were to miss Sunday’s game, while Jamaal Williams would continue to operate as the change-of-pace and third-down back for the Packers. Both Dillon and Williams could have sneaky flex appeal against a bad Texans run defense.

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