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Don Jackson signs tender, remains with Packers

by Anthony Cervino | Wed, Apr 5th 8:20pm EDT

Green Bay Packers running back Don Jackson signed his exclusive rights tender Wednesday. (ESPN)

Fantasy Impact:

With Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael under contract, Jackson is expected to open the 2017 season third on the depth chart. However, don't be surprised if the Packers address the running back position in the draft or by adding a veteran rusher who is still floating around on the open market. Jackson had his cup of coffee in fantasy football last season when he was promoted from the practice squad and named Green Bay's top running back for Week 7 with both Eddie Lacy and James Starks sidelined by injury. He would go on to suffer a hand injury that Thursday night against the Bears which grounded his upside. Jackson would ultimately be placed on the injured reserve list in mid-November with a knee injury sustained in practice. He finished his rookie year with 32 yards rushing on 10 carries and a 3.2 YPC average in three contests. Jackson's fantasy value for 2017 solely depends on his role on the team. If he is stuck behind Montgomery, the projected starter and Michael, the primary backup, Jackson will likely find himself on the outside of fantasy relevance.

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