The Green Bay Packers' running back tandem of Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon enters the season with high SIC scores, meaning they both have minimal injury histories as far as RBs go.
Our panel of Pro Football Docs give Jones and Dillon SIC Scores of 94 and 95, respectively.
Aaron Jones - SIC Score 94
Jones is looking to rebound from his worst season as a Packer. After Green Bay transitioned to a two-back offense last season, Jones finished the year with 171 rush for 799 yards and 4 touchdowns in 15 games. He also tallied 52 receptions for 391 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Jones has battled various injuries including three right knee MCL sprains throughout his career. He suffered a mild right knee MCL sprain on Nov. 14, forcing him to miss the following week and Week 18 for rest.
Our team of Pro Football Docs said MCL sprains do not translate to any performance deficits. Fantasy owners and Packers fans should not have any health concerns for the sixth-year running back, who is now the most productive returning offensive weapon.
A.J. Dillon - SIC Score 95
Green Bay’s bruising No. 2 running back, nicknamed the “Quadzilla” and “Quadfather,” has emerged as a valuable offensive weapon. The third-year running back broke his rib during last year’s playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers, but he should not have anything holding him back this season considering the issue is fully healed.
It is worth noting that Dillon has suffered major injuries prior to entering the NFL. He fractured his right fibula in high school and had two ankle sprains while at Boston College in 2018.
Neither of those injuries has slowed him down in the pros, though. In his 69-game career, Dillon has 822 rushes for 4,163 yards and 41 touchdowns.
With wide receiver Davante Adams now with the Las Vegas Raiders, expect both running backs to have major roles with the Packers' offense this season.
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