By Brian Tesch, Falcons Correspondent, Fri, Feb 27th 11:55am EST
Steven Jackson has been released by the Falcons, clearing 3.75 million in cap space. (Source: NinersNation.com
Fantasy Impact: Jackson, 32, could very well call it a career, as he is already the NFL's 16th leading all-time rusher with 11,388 yards. If he were to come back, he would most likely do so as a backup, and his upside as a handcuff would be limited. This places Devonta Freeman at the top of the Atlanta depth chart, but expect this promotion to be temporary, as there are going to be many talented options available to Atlanta in the draft or free agency.
By Kyle Boggs, Falcons Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 5:30pm EST
Steven Jackson rushed 11 time for 46 yards, he added one catch for 11 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: Jackson was ineffective for the Falcons today, and also was not much of help to fantasy owners. In good news, Jackson has a great matchup next week against an awful Saints defense.
By Mike Wright, Falcons Correspondent, Tue, Dec 9th 6:02pm EST
Steven Jackson ran the ball 16 times for 50 yards and 1 TD in Monday's loss to Green Bay. He added 2 catches for 26 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Steven Jackson may not have much left in the tank, but he's still getting work and still producing. He's not going to win anyone a fantasy title, but one can do worse for an RB2 or Flex position. He will stay in that range next week when the Falcons take on the Steelers.
By Kyle Boggs, Falcons Correspondent, Sun, Nov 30th 7:14pm EST
Steven Jackson rushed for 101 yards on 18 carries against Arizona. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: Jackson looked good tonight, breaking out for a 55 yard gain. He also handled most of the workload, and should continue to do so moving forward. The Falcons have a tough matchup against the Packers next week, and Atlanta could find itself trailing early. Jackson will be a flex-play at best.
By Justin Dade, Falcons Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 4:35pm EST
Steven Jackson had 12 carries for 34 yards and a TD on Sunday in the loss to Cleveland. He also added 2 catches for 17 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Steven Jackson didn't see much work because the Falcons abandoned the run for most of the game. Luckily, he got in for his 1 yard TD run, otherwise it would have been an ugly stat line for him.
By Justin Dade, Falcons Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 4:25pm EST
Jackson finished the game with 17 carries for 41 yards, and added 2 catches for 6 yards. The Falcons continued to give Jackson touches throughout the game, but he was unable to find much running room on the day.
Fantasy Impact: It seems pretty obvious that Jackson's productivity depends a lot on his touchdowns, and those are almost impossible to predict. Unless he can find more room to run in this offense, Jackson is still only a flex play at most.
By Justin Dade, Falcons Correspondent, Sun, Nov 9th 4:36pm EST
Steven Jackson carried the ball 16 times for 81 yards and a TD in the win over Tampa Bay. Jackson also added 2 catches for 14 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Jackson seems to get better and better every week, and this performance was a little surprising. Jackson recieved the bulk of the carries, and averaged about 5 yards a carry. Until Jackson can keep this kind of production up consistently, he is still only a flex option in most formats.
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 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.
Razzball | Mar 3rd
So we're back at it, loosely going over 2014 while also looking forward to 2015. It's an interesting exercise, if only because it's the most excercise I've gotten in a while. Also, seeing as how the 2014 season seems like a while ago, yet 2015 looking so far away, we're stuck in this sort of buffer zone where the biggest news item of the day is Steven Jackson getting released. But hey, at least we...
Breaking Football | Feb 27th
On Thursday, the Atlanta Falcons confirmed that they have cut ties with veteran running back Steven Jackson. It was a move that most people expected after Falcon’s GM Thomas Dimitroff, and rookie head coach Dan Quinn recently sang the praises of another running back, Devonta Freeman. With the release, the Falcons will save $3.75 million in salary-cap space, although they retain a $1.1 millio...
EDSFootball | Feb 27th
After two seasons with the club, the Atlanta Falcons have released running back Steven Jackson. Although Jackson turns 32 years old in July, he has no plans to retire. Jackson wrote on his website, "Make no mistake: I can still...