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Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams stonewalled by 49ers defensive front

Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones rushes for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones are one of the better running back duos in the league, but so far they’ve had major trouble moving the ball on the 49ers defense. Jones has 10 rushing attempts for 27 yards with his longest run going 11 yards. He’s had no room against the 49ers monster front.

Jamaal Williams also hasn’t had any luck on the ground, as he has four carries for 11 yards. Williams has had a little more luck through the air though, as he’s caught five passes for 25 yards. As the third quarter wanes, and the Packers trail by 22 points, there’s a good chance the running back duo will need their work to come through the air if they’re to dig out of their fantasy hole tonight.


Jamaal Williams managed to scrape together a useful PPR night, as he caught 7-of-8 targets for 35 yards and ran the ball 11 times for 45 more yards. Hs 15 PPR fantasy points were second to only Davante Adams on the team, who managed the Packers only touchdown.

Aaron Jones only saw one target, which he didn’t catch, and ran the ball 13 times for 38 yards. His lack of targets have become a problem of late and have coincided with Davante Adam’s return from a foot injury. With a lack of talent at receiver and tight end, the Packers probably could have used Jones as a receiver more often against the 49ers.