Thursday update: Jones doesn’t have an injury designation after practicing in full all week. He’ll be good to go against the 49ers.
Wednesday update: Jones got in another full practice on Wednesday and is on track to start on Saturday vs. the 49ers.
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones was a full participant in practice on Tuesday ahead of their Divisional round matchup vs. the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night. Jones has had basically three full weeks off after sitting out of the regular-season finale vs. the Detroit Lions, plus the bye week as the Packers got the 1-seed in the NFC.
Fantasy football implications
There’s not much to go over for fantasy with Jones. If you’re playing playoff fantasy formats, he’s going to be a good option in cold-weather games. The Packers should use RB AJ Dillon quite a bit as well against the 49ers, but Jones will be the primary 3rd-down back. Depending on the game script, we could see Jones get more snaps if the Packers are in passing situations.
Jones is $6,800 on DraftKings for the Divisional round slate. He’s a bit pricey, but has a lot of TD potential. The over/under is 47.5, which seems high given the injury reports and how cold it should be at Lambeau. The Packers are favored by 5.5 points on the spread, which suggest they could get a lead and run the ball a lot. If Dillon and Jones split touches, it may be tough to trust Jones in DFS. Dillon at $5,100 feels like the better option, but lineups could get sharp and shift to him.