AJ Dillon
AJ Dillon
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Green Bay Packers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A second-round pick in the 2020 draft, Dillon spent most of the season getting scraps in the Packers backfield behind Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. When he did get an opportunity at a bigger role in Week 16, the rookie erupted for 124 yards and two touchdowns in a blowout win, giving the Titans defense a taste of what their opposition has to face from Derrick Henry every week. Like Henry, Dillon bulldozes through defenders at nearly 250 pounds while showing enough speed and balance through contact to be more than just a short-yardage option, but he has yet to show he has much to offer as a receiver, likely limiting him to early downs. With Williams now in Detroit, Dillon will move into the No. 2 spot, albeit with usage that's likely to be different from Williams, who often handled third downs and other passing situations. And while Dillon's massive frame might seem to hint at goal-line usage, the Packers have enjoyed an awful lot of success leaning on Jones and Davante Adams in the red zone, even if both are average size for their positions. That's not to say Dillon won't get some goal-line work, but Jones also figures to remain involved in the red zone, and his superior receiving skills give him a clear advantage between the 20s. The upside for Dillon likely entails Jones missing time with an injury. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $5.29 million contract with the Packers in July of 2020.
Five touches in opening loss
RBGreen Bay Packers
September 13, 2021
Dillon had four carries for 19 yards and one reception for seven yards in Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Saints.
ANALYSIS
Dillon's opportunities to produce Week 1 were limited, as he spent only 16 snaps on the field with the rest of the offense. He did rack up five touches while he was out there, though, so head coach Matt LaFleur did make an effort to get him the ball. The game script certainly was not in the Packers' favor Sunday, as they trailed the entire way, and even starting running back Aaron Jones played only 28 snaps. LaFleur said after the contest the Packers "didn't even attempt to run the ball enough," so look for the team to try to get more going on the ground against the Lions in Week 2.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do AJ Dillon's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
52.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.5
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
5.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
31.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-2.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.13
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.6%
 
% Team Targets
5.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
11.0
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Lions pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Lions
Monday, Sep 20th at 8:15PM
Overall QB Rating Against
131.3
 
Cornerbacks
122.9
 
Safeties
95.8
 
Linebackers
39.6
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do AJ Dillon's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
247 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.19 sec
 
Vertical Jump
41.0 in
 
Broad Jump
131 in
 
Bench Press
23 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
31.63 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
While Dillon going in the second round of the 2020 draft wasn't necessarily a big surprise, the fact that he went to a Green Bay squad that already has Aaron Jones certainly was. Built in the mold of LeGarrette Blount, Dillon has enough speed (4.53 40) to make his bulk (6-0, 247) even more terrifying for would-be tacklers, and he has the patience and vision to let his blocks develop rather than simply jamming the line and trying to bull his way through traffic. He doesn't have much elusiveness, but he didn't need it during his college career given how difficult he was to bring down, and he has the frame to withstand the punishment his bludgeoning running style brings with it. Dillon could provide the thunder in a very effective backfield tandem, and Jones' league-leading 10 touchdowns from inside the 5-yard line last season could be up for grabs if Dillon takes the short-yardage role. The short-term upside does appear limited, as Jamaal Williams likely would share work with Dillon if Jones were to miss time.
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Struggles in preseason finale
RBGreen Bay Packers
August 28, 2021
Dillon took seven carries for 18 yards in Saturday's 19-0 preseason loss to Buffalo.
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Looks good in limited touches
RBGreen Bay Packers
August 21, 2021
Dillon gained 28 rushing yards on four carries and caught both his targets for 12 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Jets.
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Resumes team drills
RBGreen Bay Packers
August 20, 2021
Dillon, who didn't participate in team drills during Wednesday's practice due to a calf issue, was able to do so Thursday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
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Limited by calf injury
RBGreen Bay Packers
Calf
August 18, 2021
Dillon didn't do any team work during Wednesday's practice due to a calf injury, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
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Brief cameo in preseason opener
RBGreen Bay Packers
August 15, 2021
Dillon gained one yard on one carry and caught his only target for four yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Texans.
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