Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams Updated Fantasy Impact After Ty Montgomery Injury

Posted October 01, 2017

Following the game, Rodgers made it clear that he has confidence in his rookie running back.

Injuries dampened an otherwise strong performance by the Packers, particularly a frightening hit to receiver Davante Adams from the Bears' Danny Trevathan. They'll likely enter their week five meeting with the Cowboys utilizing a rotation of Aaron Jones and Devante Mays - two of the three running backs drafted by the Packers just last April.

Jones finished the evening with 49 rushing yards on 13 carries.

NFL.com reported he suffered broken ribs, but the Packers had not confirmed that as of late Thursday night.

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that Montgomery would approach next week as if he were playing in Dallas.

That is not exactly what fantasy players are looking for, but Montgomery did manage 5.9 yards per carry past year as a converted receiver, and Williams has plenty of upside to be a game-changing back.

The Packers also got good news on rookie backup Jamaal Williams, who isn't expected to miss anything more than one game with a knee injury.

As with most rookies who aren't seen as franchise-shifting pieces right away, fantasy players should proceed with some level of caution with Williams even after Montgomery's setback. Jones also has been knocked for his pass protection, which could cut into his future usage. Those carries represented more than half of Green Bay's rushing attempts (24 total in the game).