On wednesday Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that he wants to "even up" touches between running backs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams.
What It Means:
LaFleur said this in response to a question about Aaron Jones' career-high 23 carries in Week 2's victory over the Vikings. That volume of touches delighted fantasy owners but it seems like it won't be part of the Packers' game plan moving forward as they aim to keep Jones fresh. Volume has always been the concern for Jones who has shown that he has the talent to be productive. Next up for Jones in Week 3 is a meeting with a Denver Broncos run defense ranked 19th overall by numberFire's power rankings.
numberFire's models project Jones to produce 12.2 FanDuel points in Week 3 with 55.1 yards and .44 touchdowns on 11.7 carries. He is priced at $6,900.
Source: Ryan Wood
Oakland Raiders' running back Josh Jacobs was limited at practice Wednesday with a hip injury.
What It Means:
On Monday Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said Josh Jacobs was dealing with a groin injury. It is unclear if this hip designation on Wednesday is related to that or in addition to it, but either way, Jacobs' practice reports should be closely monitored the rest of the week. If Jacobs does play in Week 3 he will face a Vikings' run defense ranked 3rd overall by numberFire's power rankings.
Assuming he plays, numberFire's models project Jacob to score 12.6 FanDuel points against the Vikings with 74.4 yards and .50 touchdowns on 16.9 attempts. He is priced at $6,500.
Source: Vic Tafur