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)
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.