News: 6 hours agoDillon rushed five times for 11 yards and failed to bring in his only target in the Packers' 34-20 loss to the Lions on Thursday night.
Spin: Dillon's backfield mate Aaron Jones returned from a two-game absence due to a hamstring injury, but the two players actually logged the same amount of carries. The real culprit in the sparse overall usage for Green Bay's ground attack was the big first-half deficit the Packers found themselves in, and the fact they were never able to whittle a 24-point halftime deficit to less than 10 at any time in the second half. Dillon will likely return to his normal complementary role alongside a presumably healthy Jones during a Week 5 road matchup against the Raiders on Monday night, Oct. 9.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Dillon is entering a big contract year set for another season as a complement to Aaron Jones. Dillon has proven reliable and durable, as he's one of only two fantasy-relevant backs who have appeared in all 34 regular-season games over the past two seasons. The 25-year-old finished in the 186-to-187 carry and 37-to-43 target range with exactly seven TDs each of the past two seasons. One of the league's biggest backs at 247 pounds, Dillon ranks 11th in the league with 20 carries inside the 5-yard line over the past two seasons. The Packers' offense figures to take a step back with Aaron Rodgers gone, so the 25-year-old will be an underwhelming flex option most weeks, though he'll vault into the RB1 discussion if 28-year-old Jones were to miss time.