Donte Jackson

Donte Jackson

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 180 lbsAge: 23College: LSU

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Donte Jackson hangs six tackles in loss to Tampa Bay Sunday Week 13

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.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Donte Jackson (quad) severely missed after exiting first play in Week 12

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.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Donte Jackson introduced to Antonio Brown the hard way Thursday Night

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.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Donte Jackson well on his way to shutdown corner after Week Nine win Sunday

Slowly but surely opposing quarterbacks are finding out that testing the second round rookie Donte Jackson isn't the best option. Tampa Bay quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was the latest to find this out as one of the two interceptions he threw in the loss Sunday was by Jackson. The play itself was a demonstration of Jackson's skill set as he hung with the speedy Deshaun Jackson and dominated to make the turnover.

Fantasy Impact

Jackson also contributed five tackles in this contest for his IDP owners. Just like the IDP owners of Marshon Lattimore in his rookie season last year, don't expect there to be as much testing at some point on what Jackson can do by teams. Unfortunately limiting his IDP production to a shutdown corner in real life as well as in fantasy.

Donte Jackson continues impressive rookie season in Week Eight win

Carolina rookie starting cornerback Donte Jackson again showed his skills versus the Baltimore Ravens Sunday. The rookie recorded three combined tackles, one pass defended, and one tackle for a loss resulting in a sack.

Fantasy Impact

Jackson has cooled off after a strong start to the season for IDP owners. This was to be expected as opposing quarterbacks realized that targeting the rookie over the rest of the secondary wasn't going to be an advantage. His owners have to hope that Carolina will keep giving him opportunities to make plays like the sack to keep him in play in fantasy football.