Asked Matt LaFleur about Packers running back Aaron Jones’ touches over the long haul of a season following Sunday’s career-high 23 carries. He said keeping Jones fresh is important, and he wants to “even up” touches between Jones and Jamaal Williams. Thinks balance will change week to week.
How much of this is coachspeak versus actual on-field usage is yet to be known, but it's still not great news for Aaron Jones to reach his upside. Jones is better than Jamaal Williams and that should keep him ahead in work each week, but if Matt LeFleur really wants to keep him fresh, Williams will at least get a chance for more work.
GB RB Jamaal Williams - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Detroit Lions
Jamaal Williams had a strong game as expected, last week, gaining 95 yards and a touchdown on the ground and adding six receptions for 61 yards against a soft Jets defense. The Lions will provide a little more resistance, at least on the ground, but Williams should get 20-plus touches again this week, which puts him in solid RB2 range with RB1 upside.