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Report: Packers RB Aaron Jones OUT for Week 14 vs. Giants

Packers RB Aaron Jones is dealing with a knee injury going into Week 14 vs. the Giants. We break down the news for fantasy football and betting.

Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball 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

The Green Bay Packers will take on the New York Giants as part of a Week 14 Monday Night Football doubleheader. Starting running back Aaron Jones hasn’t played since Week 11 when he sustained a knee injury. Jones has played in seven games this season and has tallied 245 yards and two touchdowns on 66 carries. He has the benefit of the extra day of rest ahead of Monday’s matchup.

Aaron Jones injury updates

Monday update: Jones and his fantasy backers will need to wait at least another week, as the running back won’t be able to go against the Giants, per Tom Pelissero. A.J. Dillon will be the lead back in his place.

Friday update: Jones was back at practice on Friday, per Bill Huber. This is a good sign for his availability, but the Packers are known for being quite cautious with injuries.

Thursday update: Jones was seen back at practice on Thursday, per Wes Hodkiewicz. He was cutting in drills, and it looked like it was a good test of how well his knee had healed. We will get his official practice status later in the afternoon, which should be a good indicator of his potential status this week.

Fantasy football analysis

It’s been a rough season for Jones. When he is healthy, he has been a dual-threat running back with his proficiency in the passing game. Whether it is due to injuries or a change in game plan, it hasn’t translated to the field. Jones is the overall RB45 in half-PPR scoring. He has a good matchup this week as the Giants’ defense allows the seventh-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.

If Jones is healthy and back, he likely should only be started in 12-team leagues or larger. His backup, AJ Dillon has played well this year and is the overall RB35 in half-PPR scoring. He is a fringe flex play in 10-team leagues but can be started in 12-team leagues regardless of Jones’ status.