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Inexperienced Bay Packers rookie operating again Aaron Jones might have wanted a pair of accidents to get a shot within the backfield rotation, however he is shortly proven he has no intention of shifting again to the bench.
Jones was inactive for the Packers’ first recreation of the season, and he did not see the sector in Weeks 2 or three. Starter Ty Montgomery performed greater than eighty five % of the operating-again snaps in every of the primary three video games of the season – and did nicely, scoring three touchdowns with 253 complete yards.
When Montgomery suffered a rib damage early in Week four, he was changed by backup Jamaal Williams, who needed to endure an damage of his personal earlier than Jones acquired his probability.
Jones made positive he obtained observed in his first style of NFL play, dashing for forty nine yards and a landing on thirteen carries.
Owned in simply over half of Yahoo leagues, fantasy managers have been nonetheless hesitant so as to add Jones with Montgomery’s Week 5 standing coming right down to Sunday afternoon. He ended up receiving the Week 5 begin towards the Dallas Cowboys over a wholesome Williams, and compiled one hundred twenty five dashing yards and a landing on 19 carries, with one 9-yard reception.
So long as Montgomery’s return timeline is so unsure – estimates vary from as quickly as subsequent week to a while subsequent month – Jones’ position because the backfield workhorse will stay in flux.
Regardless, he is made a convincing case to proceed being closely featured as an early-down and certain objective-line again, probably pushing Montgomery into a 3rd-down/move-catching position.
The Packers could have two fantasy choices out of their backfield as soon as Montgomery returns. Matchups will decide whether or not Montgomery or Jones would be the most efficient, however each must be owned in all league codecs.
Managers with shares of Montgomery might spend the subsequent week fielding presents for the injured again in hopes that a competing proprietor expects he’ll return to his former position as soon as wholesome. Alternatively, they might maintain him – and anticipate excessive RB2 manufacturing the remainder of the best way.