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Packers RB AJ Dillon active for Week 12 vs. Lions on Thanksgiving

The Packers RB will be active after being listed as questionable due to a groin injury. We break down the impact.

AJ Dillon #28 of the Green Bay Packers runs across the field during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on November 12, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Perry Knotts/Getty Images

Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon is active for Week 12 vs. the Detroit Lions at 12:30 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving. Dillon entered the game questionable to play due to a groin injury sustained last week in the win over the Chargers. The Packers won’t have top RB Aaron Jones, who is sidelined with a knee injury, also suffered last week. We go over the fantasy football and betting impact.

Fantasy football impact: AJ Dillon injury

With Aaron Jones out, Dillon is expected to be the lead running back for the Packers. His efficiency as the primary back has been concerning, and he hasn’t been able to rip off any massive runs for most of the season. He’s worth starting as a flex play simply due to the potential volume he’ll receive, but the Packers might lean more into the passing game in this contest.

Betting impact

Dillon being active won’t shift the odds much, since the Packers were already significant underdogs with Jones being ruled out. However, Dillon scoring a touchdown (+140) could be worth backing because he’ll get touches in the red zone and near the goal line.