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 Paul Chan, 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 Paul Chan, 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 Paul Chan, 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.
ESPN | Sep 8th
Christopher Harris analyzes Steven Jackson's value.
The Fantasy Fix | Aug 12th
Atlanta Falcons Steven Jackson has had a great career, but he’s a 31-year-old RB that has endured 2,998 touches over the past decade. He has already injured a hamstring in camp and is coming off his least productive season to date. Last year, Jackson rushed for only 543 yards on a career low 3.5 YPC. […]
RotoBaller | Jul 24th
As Fantasy Football Draft Season heats up and enters full stride, RotoBaller will be bringing all sorts of high quality sleepers to target in your drafts. These are a couple of high-profile 2013 free agent signings who turned out to be disappointments last year but could be big time fantasy football sleepers in 2014. […]