Week 9 Fantasy Football Market Share Report: Aaron Jones Is Finally Happening

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Running Back Market Shares

1. Aaron Jones Has Taken Over

For weeks, we’ve seen many beg for Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy to divvy up the running back touches in Aaron Jones’ favor. Over the past two weeks, we’ve gotten our wish.

Despite a costly fumble in Week 9, Jones out-touched his running back mate, Jamaal Williams, 16-9, with the trend likely to continue moving forward. And Jones was used more than he usually is in the passing game, logging four targets last week, the most looks he's seen in a game this season.

Williams won't disappear by any stretch -- he’s been inserted into two-minute drives and some passing-down situations -- but Jones is the clear back to own in Green Bay, and in Week 10, the Packers host the Miami Dolphins, who should present a nice game script for the explosive Jones, with Green Bay listed as 10.0-point favorites.

2. Dion Lewis Is Still the Tennessee Back to Own

Presumably, a big win against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9 would set the Tennessee Titans on the right course for play-calling. We’ll see. All we have is the evidence up until now.

In Week 9, Dion Lewis dominated the Titans' running back touches, 23-8, over Derrick Henry. Lewis played 63.4 percent of the Titans' snaps on Monday, with Henry on the field for just 33.8 percent of the plays.

Lewis isn’t in an explosive offense, but his role makes him immune to game script. He out-touched Henry in a positive game script versus Dallas, and he's got 37 targets and 33 receptions for 259 yards and 1 touchdown in the passing game, compared to Henry’s 10 targets and 8 receptions for 54 yards.

This is still a split backfield, with Henry always capable of sniping a touchdown, but Lewis is clearly leading the way.