AJ Dillon
RB GB (14)
Fri 5/6/22 12:30 PM

Dillon (ribs) and Aaron Jones could split the work "50-50" in the Packers' backfield in 2022, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic suggests.
EDGE Analysis
Jones played 52 percent of the snaps to Dillon's 43 percent in 2021, but with Dillon ascending, Schneidman believes those numbers will be even closer in the season ahead. Dillon's 2021 campaign was cut a couple quarters short by a broken rib, but no issues have been reported since, so he should be ready to go when the Packers begin offseason team activities later this month.

AJ Dillon
RB GB (14)
Sun 1/23/22 5:58 PM

Dillon sustained a broken rib during Saturday's divisional-round loss to the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Prior to his departure near the end of the first half, Dillon had seven carries for 25 yards and one touchdown. According to Rapoport, the injury is severe enough that it would have been difficult for Dillon to be ready for the NFC Championship Game, if the Packers had advanced. They did not, though, so Dillon will aim for a full recovery by the offseason program.

AJ Dillon
RB GB (14)
Sat 1/22/22 11:57 PM

Dillon (chest) rushed seven times for 25 yards and a touchdown during the Packers' 13-10 loss to the 49ers in their NFC divisional-round matchup Saturday night. He exited the game for good due to his injury late in the first half.
EDGE Analysis
Dillon's final carry of the night came with 56 seconds remaining in the second quarter. The bruising back did provide those rolling with him in postseason fantasy contests one highlight, that being his six-yard touchdown run with 9:25 remaining in the first quarter that opened the scoring on the night. Despite the disappointing outcome from a team perspective Saturday night, Dillon's second season was certainly a success that was highlighted by 803 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns over 17 games.

AJ Dillon
RB GB (14)
Sat 1/22/22 10:16 PM

Dillon is questionable to return to Saturday's playoff game against San Francisco due to a chest injury.
EDGE Analysis
The exact nature and severity of the injury are not yet clear. Dillon's absence may mean Aaron Jones faces less competition for carries for the remainder of the game.

AJ Dillon
RB GB (14)
Sun 1/9/22 5:44 PM

Dillon ran for 63 yards on 14 carries and caught a four-yard pass on one target against Detroit on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Dillon started in place of Aaron Jones (knee) and played effectively enough, but his appearance was abbreviated in this meaningless game, denying him the pass-catching production he would normally project for in such a matchup. Fourth-string back Patrick Taylor took over for Dillon for most of the second half and turned 11 carries into 53 yards and a touchdown. Jones should be back by the time the Packers exit their first-round bye in the playoffs, so Dillon should return to a complementary role at that point. He finishes the regular season with 803 yards and five touchdowns on 187 carries (4.3 YPC) while catching 34 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns on 37 targets (91.9 percent catch rate, 8.5 YPT).

AJ Dillon
RB GB (14)
Sun 1/9/22 11:50 AM

Dillon and Patrick Taylor are the running backs available to the Packers offense Sunday in Detroit with Aaron Jones (knee) inactive, Mike Spofford of the team's official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Green Bay is opting to rest Jones, who has dealt with a knee injury since Week 10. Dillon is the clear top option between himself and Taylor, but it's unclear if the team will ride the former or opt for a split of the RB snaps and touches with the latter. No matter, Dillon has handled at least 50 percent of offensive snaps in five of the last seven games, a span in which he averaged 16.6 touches for 80 yards from scrimmage and scored six total TDs.

AJ Dillon
RB GB (14)
Mon 1/3/22 1:30 AM

Dillon rushed 14 times for 63 yards and two touchdowns while catching two of three targets for 20 more yards in Sunday's 37-10 win over the Vikings.
EDGE Analysis
Aaron Jones (13 touches for 106 yards) was more efficient in terms of per-touch production, but Dillon got extended run in the second half and pounded his way to two scores. It was the 2020 second-round pick's second two-score game this season, and he now has seven touchdowns overall. Dillon has worked his way into a "thunder and lightning" timeshare with Jones, staying fantasy-relevant even after his backfield mate returned from injury. The Packers clinched the first seed in the NFC, so it will be interesting to see if they rest any starters against the Lions next week. If Jones does end up resting or playing limited snaps, Dillon would see a huge boost in value in the regular-season finale.

AJ Dillon
RB GB (14)
Sat 12/25/21 8:33 PM

Dillon rushed nine times for 41 yards and secured all three of his targets for 15 yards in the Packers' 24-22 win over the Browns on Saturday.
EDGE Analysis
Dillon operated in his usual complementary role with efficacy, averaging 4.6 yards per carry and also recording the third-highest reception tally on the evening for Green Bay. Dillon does have back-to-back single-digit carry tallies, capping his fantasy value somewhat heading into a Week 17 home date against the Vikings.

AJ Dillon
RB GB (14)
Sun 12/19/21 8:57 PM

Dillon rushed seven times for 22 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-30 win over the Ravens. He also caught his lone target for 13 yards.
EDGE Analysis
Dillon opened the scoring for Green Bay with a two-yard touchdown plunge during the second quarter. While that marked his fourth end-zone trip over his last five games, Dillon otherwise didn't get much going, with his long rush going for just six yards. In contrast, teammate Aaron Jones carried 13 times for 58 yards and caught both his targets for 12 yards and a score. Even though Sunday's yardage wasn't anything special, Dillon's consistent involvement in tandem with Jones, as well as his recent scoring touch in Green Bay's high-powered offense, still makes him a solid option in Week 16 versus Cleveland.

AJ Dillon
RB GB (14)
Mon 12/13/21 1:28 AM

Dillion rushed 15 times for 71 yards and was not targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 45-30 win over Chicago.
EDGE Analysis
Dillon continued to see the lion's share of rushing attempts in comparison to Aaron Jones (15 to five), while the latter took over the receiving work (three catches to zero). The pair of players bring differing rushing profiles to the table, with the larger Dillon bringing a physical north-south running style, while Jones is more agile and is a smoother receiver out of the backfield. This is developing into a timeshare situation similar to that of the Cleveland Browns, who have the "thunder and lighting" combination of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt (when both are healthy). The combination of Green Bay's talented backs gives Aaron Rodgers even more weapons to torment defenses with, and both players carry value in standard leagues heading into a Week 15 matchup with Baltimore.