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Aaron Jones is at the peak of his dynasty league value

Aaron Jones had a phenomenal fantasy season for the Green Bay Packers, but what if he has already peaked from a dynasty league value standpoint?

Aaron Jones is coming off a breakout season with the Green Bay Packers. The fourth-year running back out of UTEP went for 1,084 rushing yards and a league-high 16 rushing touchdowns for Green Bay last year. While he was instrumental in their run to the NFC Championship game, has he peaked in terms of overall fantasy football value in a dynasty league?

The Fantasy Footballers are somewhat split on Jones’ fantasy football future. While he’s not likely to rush for over 15 touchdowns again, Jones will be a prominent part of Matt LaFleur’s increasingly ground-centric offense in Green Bay. Though that could be huge for him in 2020, he may not be long for Green Bay after this season. Now why would that be the case?

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The Packers had a strange draft, if we’re going to put it lightly. While it has been largely panned by many people who cover the NFL for a living, they did make one interesting selection to keep an eye on from a fantasy football standpoint. Green Bay opted to bring in former Boston College Eagles running back AJ Dillon. Perhaps he’s the future running back in LaFleur’s offense and not Jones?

What we have to remember is this: LaFleur didn’t draft Jones out of UTEP in 2017. Mike McCarthy was the Packers coach back then and he’s now running the show with the Dallas Cowboys. Though a Texas-sized reunion with his former coach in Big D seems unlikely in 2021, we may not see Jones get a second contract with the Packers. He’ll get paid, but probably not by them.

Jones still has tread on the tires, as he’s only in his mid-20s. However, paying a running back big money on a second contract is almost never a good eye. Odds are LaFleur will run Jones into the ground this year, and have success with it, before parting ways with him ahead of 2021 NFL free agency. Dillon will be his successor for all those carries in the Green Bay offense.

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So while it may still be worthwhile to have Jones on your dynasty league heading into 2020, there is a good chance 2019 was as good as it’s going to get from him from a fantasy standpoint. He could certainly prove us all wrong, but adding Dillon in the draft might signify more changes down the line in the team-building process for the Packers.

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