The Packers’ offense and Aaron Rodgers can rejoice after signing running back Aaron Jones to a new deal. The 26-year-old running back is now locked in with Green Bay for another four years. He decided to take slightly less money to stay with the team that has supported him from the start. It might help that the Packers are built to stay in the hunt for a Super Bowl at any time. So, what does the new contract mean for the Packers and Jones when it comes to fantasy football?
The main player this new pact will cause an issue with will be fellow running back AJ Dillon. Just when fantasy football owners thought it would be his time after being selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Jones remains in the picture. For now, it looks like Dillon will maintain his role of the second running back on the roster. However, this deal does seem to spell the end for Jamaal Williams in Green Bay’s plans, as he is also a free agent.
Now for fantasy owners, how does this news impact the value of both players? Due to Williams’ likely departure, Dillon’s value will increase as he will move up the depth chart. As for Jones, his value stays right where he has been the last few seasons. He will continue to perform as a top-five running back in fantasy football this season by staying with the Packers. It now becomes a little more interesting to see where Jamaal Williams lands.