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AJ Dillon

AJ Dillon

RB - GB

Height: 6' Weight: 250 lbsAge: 23College: Boston College

2021 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 27th (hard)
Draft Rank (ECR) #110
Best / Worst #71 / #168
ADP #100

Roster %

 
Yahoo
83%
 
ESPN
53%
 
FanDuel
 
DraftKings
AJ Dillon primed to be leaned on more this year, per RBs coach

Ben Sirmans, running back coach for the Green Bay Packers, stated the team will lean on AJ Dillon a lot more in 2021 than they did last season.

Fantasy Impact

While many expect Dillon to slide into the role formerly held by Jamaal Williams, fantasy managers need to remember Dillon and Williams are vastly different players. Williams has averaged eight carries and 2.5 receptions per game over the last two seasons. It is unlikely that the former second-round pick out of Boston College is as involved in the passing game as the newly signed Detroit Lion. However, if Aaron Jones is to pick up some of the slack in the passing game left behind by Williams, Dillon could yet handle a healthier amount of carries than his predecessor did. Matt LaFleur has never given Jones a heavy workload and that is unlikely to start in 2021. If Jones is more involved in the passing game, it seems to reason that Dillon could yet siphon some of Jones' carries along with the ones Williams left behind to keep Jones' workload in check. The second-year pro figures to handle 10-12 carries per game with minimal work in the passing game. Due to the explosiveness of the Packers' offense, as long as Rodgers is under center, he can be used by fantasy managers as a flex play because of his ample scoring opportunity in this offense. In games where the Packers are expected to win easily, the man known as "Quadzilla" will make for a strong fantasy play with the possibility of an even heavier workload when they are leaning on the run game late. Dillon also presents as arguably the best handcuff in all of fantasy football and will become a league winner should anything happen to Aaron Jones.

Robert Lorge6 days ago
AJ Dillon has 30 all-purpose yards in Championship round

Packers RB AJ Dillon rushed three times for 17 yards and had one reception for 13 yards in Sunday's Championship round loss to the Bucs.

Fantasy Impact

Dillon's usage was trending up towards the end of the season, and with both Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams set to become free agents, he could take over the lead back role for the Packers in 2021. That being said, HC Matt LaFleur seems to favor RB by committee, so fantasy owners must monitor the situation heading into next year's drafts.

Lee Wehry26 weeks ago
AJ Dillon (quad) has no injury designation heading into NFC Championship

AJ Dillon (quad) will play in Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Bucs.

Fantasy Impact

Dillon was a limited participant in practice throughout the week but doesn't carry an injury designation heading into Sunday. He'll continue serving in a change-of-pace role behind Aaron Jones and alongside Jamaal Williams.

AJ Dillon rushes six times in Divisional round victory

Packers rookie RB AJ Dillon rushed six times for 27 yards in Saturday's win over the Rams.

Fantasy Impact

After being a ghost for the entire 2020 season, Dillon was surprisingly involved on Saturday. He left the game in the fourth quarter on Saturday due to injury but could become a popular pick in fantasy for 2021 if Aaron Jones tests the free-agent market.

Lee Wehry27 weeks ago
AJ Dillon limited to one touch in Week 17 victory

AJ Dillon rushed once for three yards in the Packers’ 35-16 win over the Bears on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

A week after piling up over 100 yards and two touchdowns, Dillon was relegated back to the bench as Aaron Jones took control of the backfield. Dillon should be a hot fantasy player in 2021 drafts, especially if Aaron Jones or Jamaal Williams leave in free agency.

Zachary Hanshew29 weeks ago
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