Aaron Jones & Jamaal Williams Fantasy: The Complicated Packers Backfield


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Injuries could open the door for Aaron Jones to take over as the lead Packers back.

It looks like Ty Montgomery could miss some time, opening the door for one of the rookie Packers running backs to take over. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Ty Montgomery suffered broken ribs against the Bears.

To make matters more complicated, running back Jamal Williams also left the game with a knee injury. Williams would have been the next man up, but injuries could swing the job towards Aaron Jones.

Jones had quietly generated a little buzz during training camp, but found himself behind Williams on the depth chart. Jones got his first NFL regular season carry with Montgomery out, and quickly found the end zone a few plays later in the second quarter.

Both running backs are rookies. Jones was selected in the fifth round, while Williams went a bit earlier in the fourth round. Williams is more of a between the tackles back. Though they are not on the same skill level, Jones is closer to Montgomery than Williams.

Who is the Green Bay running back to pick up on your waiver wire? Jones should start as your priority, but you will want to watch the injury report on Williams.

Unless Jones has a killer performance against the Bears, Williams would likely move back into the lead back role if Montgomery is forced to miss time. This is also dependent on Williams being healthy enough to regain his spot on the depth chart.