CB - CAR
Week 17 Outlook
CB Donte Jackson (toe) is doubtful for Sunday's Week 12 contest versus the Vikings.
Jackson was unable to practice this week and is unlikely to play in Sunday's game against the Vikings. He is expected to miss his second straight contest due to a toe injury. Troy Pride will start at LCB if Jackson is ultimately ruled out on Sunday.
Donte Jackson finished Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans with one solo tackle and one interception.
It is difficult to predict when a player will get their next interception, but Jackson has a great opportunity coming up in Week 11 and Week 13. He is a player for deeper IDP leagues or if owners want to take a shot at rostering him when he gets another pick.
Carolina second-round rookie Donte Jackson stood out in the effort to contain the passing game of Tampa Bay. In the process recording six solo tackles. Captain Munnerlyn also showed up to play with seven solos and a pass defended.
For IDP owners needing a good cornerback play, Jackson has been a nice rookie that was flying under the radar before the season. His production had cooled off after opposing teams figured it out that he is likely the most talented corner on the team. Going forward owners will want to consider the matchups more if they are looking to hit on a week Jackson could produce. This is what could be considered a player heading down the road to being a shut it down defensive back.
Carolina rookie cornerback Donte Jackson suffered a quad injury on the game's first play versus Seattle Sunday. Cornerback Corn Elder was promptly forced into duty and Seattle took advantage by targeting him a few times in the win.
IDP owners will want to monitor Jackson's situation the coming week. If he isn't able to go whoever replaces him will become an instant target again offering potential production by default at the cornerback position for IDP owners.
Carolina rookie cornerback Donte Jackson hadn't known what it felt like to be disappointed on the field this season until going one on one with Pittsburgh elite wide receiver Antonio Brown in the loss Week 10. After facing such wide receivers as Julio Jones and Odell Beckham earlier this season with some success, Jackson versus Brown didn't go as well as the rookie might have expected it would. Jackson was beaten in the worse possible way by Brown on national television on a 53-yard toss for a touchdown that simply made Jackson look like a true rookie. Jackson's response after the fact wasn't exactly a professional look as well as he seemingly felt that the bench along the sideline was the object of his disappointment. He was shown on the national stage beating the defenseless object as if doing so was a good way to display his frustration of being taken advantage of by Brown.
Despite the fact that the whole situation wasn't an appealing look for the rookie overall, Jackson did manage a handful of positive plays and ended his night with four solo tackles adding two of them for a loss. We will add to the fact here that there were no passes defended to his stat line. IDP owners shouldn't be too concerned with the rookie reaction by Jackson going forward. If anything it displays the will to win and likely just one of those moments he'll wish he could have back. What his IDP owners really should be concerned about is that even if he is performing at a high level for fantasy leagues right now he has slowly become the better cornerback on the Carolina defense sooner than we could have expected. If that trend continues in the second half of the season and opposing quarterbacks continue to prefer to target veteran James Bradberry over Jackson's skill set, we could see way fewer opportunities for Jackson to make plays as the fantasy football playoffs approach.