By Justin Dade, Falcons Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 2:05pm EDT
Steven Jackson saw his heaviest work load of the season on Sunday with 18 carries for 60 yards and a TD. Jackson was called on heavily as the Falcons had a large early lead.
Fantasy Impact: One of the better performances from Jackson here, but let's not look to far into it. The way the Falcons have been playing, don't expect many more games where Jackson sees this many carries, and definitely don't expect him to find the end zone every week. Jackson is an average RB3 in most formats.
By Justin Dade, Falcons Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 8:48pm EDT
Steven Jackson rushed 8 times for a mere 22 yards, and added 1 catch for 3 yards in the loss at Baltimore. The Falcons have been behind in just about every game recently, which does not equal many touches for Jackson.
Fantasy Impact: The Falcons are a hot mess right now offensively, and Jackson is suffering. Jackson should only be a last ditch effort for owners at this point.
By Justin Dade, Falcons Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 5:39pm EDT
Jackson looked really good in the first half, and then fizzled out as the Falcons offense struggled to move the ball in the second half. He finished with 13 carries for 37 yards and a TD. Jackson also added 5 receptions for 37 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Jackson found the endzone for the second time this season, and looked very effective on the ground and through the air for the Falcons. It seems that Jackson is only worth a flex spot when he finds the endzone, and that is impossible to predict. Jackson is still a low flex play at this point especially with the use of a RBBC in Atlanta.
By Justin Dade, Falcons Correspondent, Fri, Sep 19th 12:12am EDT
In the Falcons blowout win over the Buccaneers, Steven Jackson tallied 54 yards on 14 carries and scored a touchdown. Jackson benefited from great blocking and looked the most effective he has all season.
Fantasy Impact: Jackson has been pretty consistent so far this season. If he can't find the end zone on a regular basis, he is still a low-end flex play in most leagues.
By , Falcons Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 12:42pm EDT
Steven Jackson is ready to get the bad taste out of his mouth. Jackson carried the ball 11 times for 46 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. (Source: Facebook
Fantasy Impact: The Falcons play the Buccaneers on Thursday Night. The Buccs gave up 119 yards and 1 TD to the Rams rushing attack. I expect the Falcons' running backs to also be effective against the Buccs on Thursday. Steven Jackson is a solid RB 2 or Flex option this week.
By Justin Dade, Falcons Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 5:13pm EDT
Jackson saw 12 carries against the Saints, and produced 59 yards averaging almost 5 yards a carry.
Fantasy Impact: Solid performance for Jackson, who did look shifty and explosive at times. Fellow teammates, Jacquizz Rodgers, and Antone Smith found the end zone, both by impressive plays. More and more, it looks like a running back by committee approach in Atlanta. Jackson will still likely get most of the looks near the goal line.
By Mike Bailey, Falcons Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 12:10pm EDT
After announcing earlier this week that he is ready for week 1 vs. the Saints, RB Steven Jackson's health status was reaffirmed Thursday, as Jackson (hamstring) is not listed on the Atlanta Falcons week 1 injury report. (Source: Atlanta Falcons
Fantasy Impact: Though all signs point to Jackson being healthy, it may be wise to exercise caution in starting him week 1 vs. the Saints. New Orleans fielded a top 10 defense vs. RBs in 2013, and Jackson missed the majority of training camp and preseason with a lingering hamstring injury. Factor in his age at 31, and Jackson should be considered an RB3 at best this week.
By , Falcons Correspondent, Wed, Sep 3rd 1:05am EDT
Steven Jackson is ready to go against the Saints this Sunday (Sept. 7). (Source: atlantafalcons.com
Fantasy Impact: As the NFL's active rushing leader with 10,681 yards, I believe that Steven Jackson still has some gas in the tank. Jackson is the starting running back for the Atlanta Falcons and should see a lot of work, if he can stay healthy. If you have Jackson on your fantasy roster, don't be afraid to start him Week 1 against the Saints. The last time these two teams met, Steven Jackson had 77 yards and a TD.
By , Falcons Correspondent, Mon, Aug 25th 4:29pm EDT
Steven Jackson has returned to practice today after suffering a hamstring injury. (Source: atlantafalcons.com
Fantasy Impact: With Steven Jackson returning to health, he could serve as a valuable RB2 or 3. Health is the big concern, but if you can snag Jackson in the later rounds of your fantasy draft as a RB3, he may prove to be a very valuable backup.
By Graham Barfield, Falcons Correspondent, Mon, Aug 25th 3:43pm EDT
After missing almost a month with an injured hamstring, Steven Jackson returned to practice today (8/25). (Source: Jay Adams - Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Steven Jackson is likely on track to start Week 1 and Falcons HC Mike Smith said previously Jackson "could" see some snaps in Atlanta's final preseason game against Jacksonville. The 31-year-old is going in the mid-7th round and, if he stays healthy, could be a nice value. But Jackson's upside is limited - there is no guarantee that he will play all 16 games and there is a decent chance he could be a part of a committee at some point during the season. He is FantasyPros' consensus ranked RB31.
By Graham Barfield, Falcons Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 10:31pm EDT
Steven Jackson (hamstring) performed agility drills on the side at Falcons practice on Monday. (Source: Vaughn McClure - ESPN
Fantasy Impact: This is a good sign for Jackson, who is nursing an injured hamstring that he injured on July 28th. Jackson has not progressed in to full-blown sprinting exercises, yet. The current FantasyPros consensus rank for Steven Jackson is RB31. If the 31-year-old Jackson can manage to stay healthy, his mid-to-late-7th round ADP could offer decent value for fantasy owners looking to roster a potential low-end RB2/high-end RB3.
By , Falcons Correspondent, Fri, Aug 1st 2:53pm EDT
Steven Jackson injured his left hamstring during Monday's practice. Last season was a similar story when Jackson injured his right hamstring which resulted in Jackson missing several games (4). Head Coach Mike Smith believes that the injury to Jackson "isn't serious and that he should be ready to go Week 1". (Source: rotoworld.com
Fantasy Impact: Jackson's injury will probably push the veteran running back down in many fantasy drafts while also daring teams to draft his associates: Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman. If Jackson does take a fall in fantasy drafts he could be a steal, serving as a viable option week to week.
By Justin Dade, Falcons Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 2:47pm EDT
Jackson injured his hamstring in practice on Tuesday, and will miss training camp and likely the entire preseason. Jackson is currently on track to play week one. (Source: Jay Adams on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Though it's not the same hamstring that caused Jackson to miss four games last season, he is again dealing with a bum hamstring. If you draft Jackson, Devonta Freeman needs to be a top priority as a handcuff.
The Fantasy Fix | Sep 23rd
Buy Steven Jackson He is old and injury prone, but he is also dirt cheap and is the bellcow of a pretty powerful offense. On top of that we are looking at some consistency, which, for the cost at which Jackson can be obtained, is valuable in and of itself. Jackson has had at least […]
ESPN | Sep 8th
Christopher Harris analyzes Steven Jackson's value.