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Aaron Jones Returns, but Ty Montgomery Leads Packers RBs in Touches and Production

Following a two-game ban for marijuana, Packers RB Aaron Jones made his 2018 debut. Similar to last year, he flashed by far the most rushing explosiveness, taking six carries for 42 yards (7.0 YPC) while also adding a five yard catch. Nonetheless, Ty Montgomery was the team’s most productive back, totaling 64 yards on 10 touches (6 receptions). Just to complicate matters, Jamaal Williams started and led the team with 30 snaps, as compared to 20 for Montgomery and 16 for Jones, gaining 45 total yards on 7 touches (2 receptions).

For now, this appears to be a true three-headed nightmare. Williams is the least talented and least attractive option, and easily cuttable in fantasy. He did nothing prior to Jones’ return, so why would he suddenly improve now?

Meanwhile, Jones brings the most talent, and is the most attractive bench stash. Though he’s unlikely to reach his ceiling trapped in such a crowded cast, Jones is the one RB here who could become a season-changer. He should be universally owned and stashed in the off-chance Williams goes down or Mike McCarthy hands the reigns over.

Montgomery, only 16% owned, deserves to be on benches as well. this contest marked his highest involvement by far, as Montgomery led the team in receptions and ranked third in receiving. In particular Randall Cobb struggled mightily, and Montgomery seems like a natural fit to eat into his workload.

In short, this backfield remains a nightmare… but one well-worth staking some claim into.

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