RB - LAC
Week 7 Outlook
Justin Jackson ran the ball 15 times for 71 yards and added five receptions for 23 yards in the air, for a total of 94 yards against the New Orleans Saints.
Jackson outgained and outperformed fellow RB Joshua Kelley and saw a bulk of the workload in the absence of Austin Ekeler. Jackson should be rostered in all leagues and formats and looks to have an early grasp on the starting RB role for the Chargers. He'll be in the RB2/flex conversation next week versus the lowly New York Jets.
Chargers' RB Justin Jackson did not practice on Thursday while continuing to nurse a quad issue.
Jackson went down with a quad injury in Week 1 and hasn't taken the field since. He is trending toward missing his second straight game if he cannot at least get in a limited session on Friday. In his absence, the Chargers have leaned heavily on rookie Joshua Kelley as the change-of-pace back behind Austin Ekeler and he will remain an excellent start for Sunday's game against the Panthers' league-worst run defense.
Chargers' RB Justin Jackson has officially been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Jackson was considered a long shot to play all week so this is not surprising. The Chargers will roll with Austin Ekeler, Joshua Kelley and rookie Darius Bradwell, who was just promoted to the active roster over the weekend.
Chargers running back Justin Jackson, who has been dealing with a quad injury, is not expected to play in the team's Week 2 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jackson only rushed two times for four yards in Week 1 before leaving the game with a quad injury. With Jackson out on Sunday, Joshua Kelley will serve as the team's No. 2 running back behind Austin Ekeler.
Chargers RB Justin Jackson (quad) has not practiced all week and is considered doubtful for Sunday’s game vs. the Chiefs.
It’ll be Joshua Kelley getting the snaps in the backfield alongside Swiss Army knife Austin Ekeler. With the Chargers likely trailing in this game, Ekeler gets the advantage over Kelley based on his historical work out of the backfield as a pass-catcher, even though he wasn’t used as such in Week 1. Consider Ekeler a RB2 with RB1 upside in Week 2. Kelley shouldn’t be considered anything more than a desperation flex play in a game with a potential negative gamescript.