Aaron Jones & Jamaal Williams Fantasy: The Complicated Packers Backfield

Posted October 01, 2017

Rookie Aaron Jones performed admirably against Chicago, with 13 carries for 49 yards and a touchdown, but if Montgomery misses significant time and Williams is not able to get right the Packers may be forced to see what's out there at running back. Jones also has been knocked for his pass protection, which could cut into his future usage. The team reported a chest injury; NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported broken ribs. He proceeded to allegedly play through the discomfort en route to a 5.6 yards per carry average by the time he removed himself from the game. He was taken to the hospital following a helmet-to-helmet hit, but he has movement in all his extremities.

Either way, resting Montgomery for at least a game seems to be the best approach here for the Packers in order to ensure no further damage could be done to his ribs.

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Who is the Green Bay running back to pick up on your waiver wire? Backup Jamaal Williams also suffered an injury and had to leave the game, forcing them to rely on third-stringer Aaron Jones and fullback Aaron Ripkowski.

There's been little doubt regarding Jones' talent, but staying healthy was always the biggest question mark during the predraft process.

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For the Green Bay Packers, good injury news often comes with a grain of salt. Linebacker Blake Martinez and safety Josh Jones were evaluated for concussion and back injury, respectively, but return to the game.

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