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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steven Jackson had a mediocre day rushing for 49 yards on 13 attempts. Jackson also had two catches for 13 yards. (Source: NFL)
Fantasy Impact: On the positive side, Jackson's production has been consistent. There were several times against the Vikings where Jackson showed great burst and speed. Consider Jackson a solid RB 2 or even possible flex.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.