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  Packers | Two touchdowns for Aaron Jones    Sun Sep 22, 04:50 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed for 19 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries against the Denver Broncos in Week 3.

Footballguys view: Jones was contained but still had a good fantasy day on the back of the two short scores. He remains a solid RB2 with RB1 upside against the Eagles on Thursday.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams to get even work    Wed Sep 18, 03:02 PM

Green Bay Packers RBs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams will split work in an effort to keep Jones fresh for later in the season, according to head coach Matt LaFleur Wednesday, Sept. 18, who said he wants to 'even up' touches between the pair.

Footballguys view: The Packers are at home to face the Broncos this week. Over two weeks, Broncos opponents have ran the ball more than they've passed the ball to keep that Denver pass rush at bay. Expect that to happen on Sunday with Jones perhaps having the most fantasy value. Jones could perform like a RB2 in Week 3, while Williams size and ability to punch it in from near the goal line could make him a deep flex play.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones bottled up    Thu Sep 5, 11:38 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed 13 times for 39 yards and caught one pass for no gain in a 10-3 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 1.

Footballguys view: Jones had a few nice runs in the second half, but also ceded more work to Jamaal Williams than Jones third-round ADP anticipated. Next week against the Vikings won't be that much easier.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones able to return    Thu Sep 5, 11:04 PM

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (undisclosed) returned against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 5.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones being checked out    Thu Sep 5, 10:37 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (undisclosed) is being checked out by trainers on the sidelines during the Week 1 game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 5.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones not on injury list    Wed Sep 4, 02:06 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 1. The team did not practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.

Footballguys view: Even without a practice, it's a good sign for Jones not to be on the injury report. He'll be the lead back for the Packers on Thursday night in a tough matchup against the Bears. Jones should be a flex play for Fantasy GMs in Week 1.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones takes part in practice    Mon Sep 2, 06:20 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (hamstring) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 2.

Footballguys view: It's a good sign for Jones and his availability for Thursday night's season opener against the Bears. It's a tough matchup against Chicago, so consider Jones a low-end RB2 or flex play in Week 1.

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  Packers | Green Bay to hold out several starters    Thu Aug 22, 08:03 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, RB Aaron Jones and WR Davante Adams are among the 33 players that will not play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones back on field    Sat Aug 10, 02:18 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (hamstring) participated in practice Saturday, Aug. 10.

Footballguys view: A good sign as this absence didn't last long. If Jones has an uneventful first few practices back, there will be no reason to worry about this going into the season.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams remain absent    Tue Aug 6, 07:50 PM

Green Bay Packers RBs Aaron Jones (hamstring) and Jamaal Williams (hamstring) have missed six and nine straight days of practice, respectively. Tra Carson (neck) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 6, leaving Keith Ford, Corey Grant, Darrin Hall and Dexter Williams as the only fully-healthy options.

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  Packers | Several Packers miss Family Night    Sat Aug 3, 02:45 AM

Green Bay Packers RBs Aaron Jones (hamstring) and Jamaal Williams (hamstring), LBs Kendall Donnerson (hamstring) and OLB Greg Roberts (abdomen), CB Josh Jackson (foot), OT Jason Spriggs (trapezius), DE Fadol Brown (calf) and PK Mason Crosby (calf) missed the team's 'Family Night' practice on Friday, Aug. 2.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones out of practice    Thu Aug 1, 11:38 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (hamstring) is out of practice for the second straight day Thursday, Aug. 1.

Footballguys view: Jones is set to be the lead back for the Packers this year. He's got a fine all-purpose skill set as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. Jones is one of those third-round picks at running back who could post RB1 numbers in 2019.

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  Packers | Green Bay auditioning returners    Thu Jun 13, 02:07 AM

Green Bay Packers WR Trevor Davis and CB Jaire Alexander got the majority of work as punt/kickoff returners during the team's mandatory minicamp. WR Teo Redding also saw time with both units, while RB Aaron Jones got some reps on kickoffs.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones cuts body fat in half    Thu May 30, 03:43 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones checked into the team's off-season program with a 5.3 percent body fat, down from roughly 11 percent last season, while maintaining his usual weight of 204 to 205 pounds. He made the transformation by removing chips, candy, cookies, soda and Gatorade from his diet.

Footballguys view: Fantasy GMs are excited about Jones this year. In the new Matt LaFluer offense, Jones could do a lot of damage as a runner or receiver. His current ADP is RB19 (3.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones could be every-down back    Wed Feb 27, 09:33 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones is capable of being an every-down back if he is able to improve his conditioning, according to general manager Brian Gutekunst.

Footballguys view: That's cool and correct but it kind of goes against what new Packers head coach Matt LaFleur suggested at the combine. Packers RBs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams are expected to be utilized in a committee approach, according to LaFleur. We'll get a better feel of the Packers approach to their running backs when camp kicks off in the summer.

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  Packers | Backfield committee for Green Bay?    Wed Feb 27, 02:22 PM

Green Bay Packers RBs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams are expected to be utilized in a committee approach, according to new head coach Matt LaFleur. LaFleur said the running back position is one of the more violent positions in the league considering the punishment absorbed.

Footballguys view: Here we go again with LaFleur. Last year with the Titans as their OC, LaFleur used both Dion Lewis and Derrick Henry to begin the season. Later in the year he did feature Henry as the lead back with great success. The Packers don't have anyone like Henry on the roster, so this could be RBBC for the entirety of the 2019 season so long as everyone stays healthy.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones set league pace    Fri Feb 1, 12:43 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones led the league with his average of 5.5 rushing yards per attempt during the regular season. 'I've always felt like I've belonged in the conversation as one of the top backs,' Jones said Friday, Feb. 1, in an interview with NFL Network.

Footballguys view: Jones is retaining his running backs coach in the new regime and it is unknown how much Mike McCarthy held back his workload last year. He might end up being worth the third/fourth round pick he'll likely cost in drafts this year.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones an IR victim    Tue Dec 18, 04:07 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Footballguys view: Jones sees his 2018 season cut short once again. He was suspended the first two games of the season and saw action in 12 contests this year. Jones finishes the season with 133 carries for 729 rushing yards and 8 rushing touchdowns, plus he added 26 catches for 206 receiving yards and 1 receiving touchdown. The Packers move forward with Jamaal Williams as their lead back for the rest of the year.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones ruled out    Sun Dec 16, 02:22 PM

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) will not return to the team's Week 15 game because of his knee injury.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones leaves game    Sun Dec 16, 01:19 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 15 game and is considered questionable to return.

Footballguys view: Jamaal Williams will take over. This is a blow for the Packers offense in an already tough matchup.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones totals 106 yards, TD    Sun Dec 9, 06:51 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed 17 times for 78 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the Atlanta Falcons and he added three grabs for 28 yards on his three targets. He has at least one rushing score in five straight outings.

Footballguys view: Jones actually didn't start for some reason, but he still came through for fantasy teams. He'll have a tough matchup next week at Chicago but will still be in lineups as an RB2.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones runs for 36 yards, TD    Sun Dec 2, 09:08 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed 11 times for 36 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals and he added four grabs for 16 yards.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones finishes with 93 yards    Sun Nov 25, 11:29 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed 17 times for 72 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 21 yards in a 24-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones scores twice    Thu Nov 15, 11:26 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed 11 times for 40 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 63 yards and a score in a 27-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11.

Footballguys view: Jones got off to a strong start as a runner, but the Packers never really committed to the running game. He had his best game as a pro in the passing game, including a nice downfield route to score from 24. He's an RB1 with little resistance from Jamaal Williams heading into Minnesota next week.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones has Aaron Rodgers' support    Tue Nov 13, 02:11 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones was given a vote of confidence by QB Aaron Rodgers, who said the Packers need to keep giving the second-year running back more opportunities.

Footballguys view: Most Fantasy GMs would agree with Rodgers. The superstar QB added that Jones helped the offense secure first downs and was an asset in the red zone.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones runs wild    Sun Nov 11, 10:10 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed 15 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 27 yards in a 31-12 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 10.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones runs well, loses fumble    Sun Nov 4, 11:44 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed 14 times for 76 yards and caught two passes for 10 yards in a 31-17 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 9. He also lost a fumble.

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  Packers | Jamaal Williams to become third-down back?    Wed Oct 31, 02:29 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams is likely to get 'most' of the third-down work, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein, who indicated RB Aaron Jones should receive the majority of the early-down touches.

Footballguys view: It's interesting to have a power back like Williams in on third downs. In seven games this year, Williams has been targeted 17 times and has only eight catches. Jones is arguably a better receiving back and in five games this year he has been targeted eight times and has six catches. It will be interesting to see who gets the most work as a receiver out of the backfield now that Ty Montgomery has been traded to the Ravens.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones turns in 86 yards, TD    Sun Oct 28, 10:02 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed 12 times for a season-high 86 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones doesn't do much in win    Mon Oct 15, 11:52 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed eight times for 41 yards in the Week 6 game against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Oct. 15 and he didn't have a catch on just one target.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones unlikely to alter backfield setup    Mon Oct 8, 03:12 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones appears unlikely to emerge from the team's three-headed backfield anytime soon, as head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Monday, Oct. 8, that he would 'love' to get Jones more work before adding 'there's more to the position than just running the football.'

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  Packers | Aaron Jones not a factor    Sun Oct 7, 09:24 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed seven times for 40 yards and caught two passes for 19 yards in a 31-23 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 5.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones gets into end zone    Sun Sep 30, 04:42 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed 11 times for 65 yards and a touchdown in the Week 4 game against the Buffalo Bills and he added a 17-yard catch on his only target.

Footballguys view: Jones is clearly the best runner in this backfield, but the Packers committed to a three-way committee again , limiting Jones upside. He's still the best Packers back to have on your fantasy team and he deserves a flex or maybe even matchup RB2 look against the Lions porous run defense next week.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones impressed in debut    Thu Sep 27, 09:06 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones has 'definitely got some explosiveness,' according to offensive coordinator Joe Philbin. 'There were a couple runs where he definitely made some things happen on his own,' Philbin said.

Footballguys view: There's universal agreement that Jones is the best runner of the Packers trio, but the team also has two running backs that are better in the passing game than Jones. We'll see how this shakes out, but Jones has the highest speculative value of the three while the committee is in force.

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  Packers | Seven touches for Aaron Jones    Sun Sep 23, 11:39 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed six times for 42 yards in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins and he added one catch for five yards.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones to make 2018 debut    Sun Sep 23, 12:39 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones is active for the Week 3 game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Sept. 23. He missed the first two games while on suspension.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones officially activated    Wed Sep 19, 05:45 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones was activated from his two-game suspension Wednesday, Sept. 19. CB Deante Burton was released in a corresponding move.

Footballguys view: Word is the Packers are going to ease Jones back into the lineup. That makes Jamaal Williams the lead back again...for now. As soon as Jones is up to speed, he will push Williams for the top spot in the backfield.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones won't start right away    Wed Sep 19, 01:21 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones will play behind RBs Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery in his return from a two-game suspension, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

Footballguys view: Jones is going to get eased back into the mix...at least that's what reporters around the team are speculating. That means Jamaal Williams should be the lead ball carrier for the Packers again this week. They travel to play Washington on Sunday and we see Williams as a RB3 for Fantasy GMs.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones scores in preseason finale    Fri Aug 31, 01:13 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones carried nine times for 34 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Aug. 30. He added three receptions for 21 yards.

Footballguys view: Jones playing in the fourth preseason game is more evidence that he is seen as a backup to Jamaal Williams heading into the season. Jones also missed weeks of practice with a hamstring injury, so getting him game action was important for making sure he didn't have a setback. He's only a bench stash going into the season with a two-game suspension.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones returns    Sun Aug 12, 02:54 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones was back at practice Sunday, Aug. 12. Jones had been sidelined since the first week of training camp with a hamstring injury.

Footballguys view: Jones is serving a two-game suspension to begin the season, so he needs to give the Packers coaches something to think about. Jamaal Williams will have a good chance to assert himself as the leader of the backfield, but he'll have to do it against the tough Chicago and Minnesota run defenses.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones remains sidelined    Tue Aug 7, 02:40 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (hamstring) is still not participating in practice Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Footballguys view: Jones is already suspended for the first two games, and now he might have trouble staking a claim to his share of the backfield this summer because of his hamstring injury. We'll get worried if he can't take the field by the third preseason game.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones remains sidelined    Thu Aug 2, 03:13 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 2.

Footballguys view: Jones, who is suspended for the first two games of the season, is already looking up at Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery. The sooner Jones is back, the better his chances of getting his share of carries back after his suspension. His ADP has already dropped to 42, while Williams has become the 34th back coming off the board. The situation could end up a bit muddy, but it looks like Williams has the edge.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones expects to return this week    Mon Jul 30, 03:10 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (hamstring) said his injured hamstring is feeling good and expects to return to the practice field by Thursday, Aug. 2. He said he could play if the team had a game today.

Footballguys view: Jones is in a battle to be the starting back for the Packers. Some around the team (beat writers, bloggers) feel that Jones could be the lead back. He arguably has the most well-rounded skill set of the group competing for the top spot. Jones is competing with power back Jamaal Williams and converted receiver Ty Montgomery for the starting job.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones still idle    Mon Jul 30, 11:26 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (hamstring) won't practice Monday, July 30, and there's no timetable for his return from hamstring tightness.

Footballguys view: Not a good look for a player that is going to miss the first two games of the season due to a suspension. We'll be watching this closely, as it could clarify a muddled backfield picture. Jones was the best pure runner in the backfield last year, but he lacks the passing down skills of Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery,

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  Packers | Aaron Jones misses practice    Mon Jul 30, 02:56 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (hamstring) did not take part in the team's first in-pads practice Saturday, July 28, due to tightness in his hamstring.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones to emerge as starter?    Wed Jul 18, 12:48 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones will end up as the team's starting running back this season in the opinion of USA Today Network Wisconsin's Stu Courtney.

Footballguys view: Fantasy GMs are cautious when it comes to projecting the starter for the Packers in 2018. Jamaal Williams has the highest ADP of their group (RB36, 7.11) but Jones is close behind him at RB41 (9.01) in 12-team PPR leagues. Behind those two is Ty Montgomery, sitting at RB43 (9.07) as of right now. We'll see this battle shake out during training camp with each back bringing a unique skill set to the competition. Williams is the banger while Montgomery is the better receiver. Jones is arguably the best all-purpose back of the group. Stay tuned.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones another suspension victim    Tue Jul 3, 04:07 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones has been suspended for the first two games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Footballguys view: The Packers backfield could get even more complicated with this development, but it could also be clarified if Jamaal Williams has a strong first two games in Jones' absence. Williams was the better all-around back last year, but Jones was the better runner. The Packers could go full RBBC with Ty Montgomery in the mix. Williams ADP could uptick ahead of Jones on this news, making Jones a better value. Green Bay opens with the solid Bears run defense and smothering Vikings run defense, so Williams might have to score or pile up receptions to have a strong first two games of the season.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones has added weight    Mon Jul 2, 03:14 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones said he's bigger all around this offseason after spending more time in the weight room. Bulking up was a priority for Jones in an effort to improve his pass blocking and to sustain the wear and tear of the NFL. Neither Jones nor running backs coach Ben Sirmans believe more pounds have slowed down Jones.

Footballguys view: Jones is still going off early draft boards at 39, so in general this news like news we've seen about Jones before, isn't really moving the needle for Fantasy owners. We are still not sure how the backfield shakes out here, so if you're drafting this early you're going to either have to avoid it or roll the dice and hope whichever guy you get - Jamaal Williams or Jones - is the right pick.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones needs to improve blocking    Thu Jun 28, 02:32 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones needs to improve his work in pass protection to see more time on the field, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Aaron Nagler, who says Jones is lagging behind RB Jamaal Williams in that department.

Footballguys view: That gives Jamaal Williams a little leg up, but we've got a lot of summer to go. Williams is going as the 33rd running back off the board now, while Jones is hovering at 39. Both could be decent values but this early on, the job could go either way or, painfully, it could be an RBBC, so tread carefully.

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  Packers | Green Bay to use committee at RB    Mon Jun 18, 01:25 PM

Green Bay Packers RBs Ty Montgomery, Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones will be part of a committee at running back this upcoming season, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said the team will be able to adjust if one of the running backs shows they can be the full-time starter.

Footballguys view: This sounds about right. We should see Williams as the primary banger for the Packers offense as he can grind down opponents with multiple carries. Montgomery can be utilized effectively as a receiving back who could thrive if/when the Packers use a fast break offense. Jones is a good all-around back who might get a few touches here and there. Fantasy owners are currently taking Williams at RB45 (10.03) and Montgomery at RB42 (9.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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