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Running Back, Green Bay Packers

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Draft: 2017 Round 4 (28)
College: Brigham Young
DOB: 1995-04-03 Age: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#32 6 7.05

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 GB 14 153 556 3.6 4 34 25 262 10.5 2 117.8 8.4
2018 (Projected) GB   152 608 4.0 4   25 196 7.8 1 110.4  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
After being totally invisible for the first 9 weeks of the season, Williams turned it on after injuries to Montgomery and Jones. While the yardage numbers don't jump off the page and the average was well under 4 yards per carry, Williams proved to be a chain mover and a guy who had a nose for the endzone, as he tallied 6 total scores over the final 9 weeks of the season. He more than held his own in the passing game, picking up 25 receptions for 262 yards. Considering how long it took him to earn meaningful snaps his 800+ total yards is fairly impressive. The biggest problem I have with Williams is he lacks the speed and elusiveness to generate yardage on his own, and that was evident last year when the Packer passing game imploded without A-Rod. Williams should have many more running lanes with his QB back under center, and is the Packers running back with the best overall skill-set. With all three guys healthy I think Williams settles in as the most consistent fantasy prospect, especially in standard leagues where he has a chance at low-end RB2 value.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Ty Montgomery
RB2RB2 Jamaal Williams
RB3RB3 Aaron Jones
RB4FB1 Aaron Ripkowski
RB5RB4 Devante Mays
RB6RB5 Joe Kerridge
Packers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Aaron Jones misses practice with hamstring issue
No timeline for return
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Jul 30, 11:00 am

Green Bay Packers
Coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t have a timeline for when Aaron Jones will return from what the team is only classifying as "hamstring tightness," but he said the second-year running back wouldn't practice Monday. Jones missed Saturday’s practice - the first day in pads during camp - with a hamstring injury. (Green Bay Press Gazette)

FFToday's Take: The hamstring injury may or may not be a significant injury but Jones is missing valuable practice early in camp. Jones is scheduled to miss the first two games of the season due to suspension. Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery figure to get the bulk of work in those early games.


RB Aaron Jones gets 2-game suspension
Violation of the substance abuse policy
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Jul 3, 3:00 pm

Green Bay Packers
Suspensions galore today. Two games for Packers RB Aaron Jones, league announces. Violation of the substance abuse policy. (Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Jones was arrested last November on a traffic violation in which he admitted to smoking marijuana. His suspension will give Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams a chance to solidify their spot in the Packers' running back by committee approach. Jones' eighth round ADP will certainly take a hit.


Aaron Jones bulked up during offseason
Seeking improved durability, better anchor in pass protection
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 2, 4:45 pm

Green Bay Packers
A review of his rookie season revealed Aaron Jones needed to further develop the lower half of his body to stand up to the wear-and-tear of an NFL season and improve his skills in pass protection. “I’m bigger all around,” Jones said. “That’s something that’s going to help me in pass protection and that’s something I want to get better at.” While Jones is thicker in his lower body, neither he nor position coach Ben Sirmans feel the 5-foot-9, 208-pound running back has lost any of the explosiveness that allowed Jones to average 5.5 yards per carry on 81 attempts last season. (Packers.com)

FFToday's Take: Ty Montgomery figures to be involved in some way, shape or form in the passing game, so Jones and Jamaal Williams figure to slug it out for the bulk of the early-down work. If Jones' offseason strategy pays off and allows him to stay healthier as well as serve as a more effective blocker, he will almost certainly be the favorite to lead the team in carries. He seems like a solid value pick in the eighth round of PPR leagues right now.


Packers hoping to emulate Saints' RB rotation?
HC promises RBBC approach in Green Bay to open season
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jun 18, 5:25 pm

Green Bay Packers
Packers HC Mike McCarthy certainly wasn't going to tip his hand when asked last week if he studied how the Saints used their backs and if it could be applicable to his offense. "The fact of the matter is we're going to go running back by committee. But if one of them would emerge as that full-time guy then you have to have that ability to ... adjust to that. As far as planning and going into the season, that's why we're going about it that way. We feel like we've got three guys that have all done it, but they haven't done it over a long period of time, so I think it's just practical thinking from that position." (ESPN - Rob Demovsky)

FFToday's Take: In other words, McCarthy will stick with a committee until someone from the group of Ty Montgomery, Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams proves he is deserving of more work than the others. Montgomery seems like a no-brainer pick to handle the majority of work in the passing game, while Jones makes the most sense as the early-down back who gives Green Bay some big-play ability. Williams may be the most dependable.


Montgomery to have significant role in GB offense?
Packers have 3 viable options at RB
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Jun 11, 8:00 am

Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers coach still believes the receiver-turned-running back could be a matchup nightmare for defenses. That's why even though Ty Montgomery has yet to prove he can avoid the injury bug, he appears to be set for another significant role in the offense. That much became evident during three weeks of OTA practices, in which Montgomery didn't appear to lose any ground to emerging running backs Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Montgomery played in only 8 games last season after suffering wrist and rib injuries. He offers better hands in the passing game which is why he'll continue to have a role in the offense as long as he remains healthy. This is shaping up to be a nightmare for fantasy owners as head coach Mike McCarthy has already admitted the team using a running back-by-committee approach.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 SEA W 17-9 2 9 4.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.9
2 at ATL L 23-34 2 6 3.0 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 1.1
3 CIN W 27-24 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
4 CHI W 35-14 4 11 2.8 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 1.3
5 at DAL W 35-31 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.1
9 DET L 17-30 1 1 1.0 1 2 2 31 15.5 0 9.2
10 at CHI W 23-16 20 67 3.4 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 7.4
11 BAL L 0-23 18 57 3.2 0 6 4 38 9.5 0 9.5
12 at PIT L 28-31 21 66 3.1 1 5 4 69 17.3 1 25.5
13 TB W 26-20 21 113 5.4 1 3 2 10 5.0 0 18.3
14 at CLE W 27-21 15 49 3.3 1 7 7 69 9.9 1 23.8
15 at CAR L 24-31 10 30 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.0
16 MIN L 0-16 15 58 3.9 0 3 0 0 - 0 5.8
17 at DET L 11-35 22 82 3.7 0 5 3 31 10.3 0 11.3

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