RB - LAC
Week 17 Outlook
Chargers Justin Jackson rushed nine times for 72 yards and added one reception for 32 receiving yards in the Chargers' 38-21 win over the Chiefs.
Jackson battled injuries this season and finishes with 59 rushes for 270 yards and 19 receptions for 173 receiving yards with no touchdowns in his third NFL season. He'll be in competition for backup duties next season as he didn't stand out when handed the feature role in the absence of Austin Ekeler early in the season.
The Chargers activated Justin Jackson (knee) from injured reserve.
Jackson has been sidelined since Week 8. During this time Austin Ekeler has returned from injury and retaken control of LA's backfield. Jackson will likely usurp Kalen Ballage and Joshua Kelley as Ekeler's primary backup, but he won't carry standalone fantasy value right now.
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn says "there's a chance" RB Justin Jackson (knee, IR) could be activated for Week 14 against the Falcons.
Jackson returned to practice on Wednesday, which opened his 21-day window to be activated from injured reserve. One would guess that Jackson usurps Joshua Kelley and Kalen Ballage as the No. 2 behind Austin Ekeler when healthy. Still, backing up Ekeler isn't enough to be fantasy relevant down the stretch.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Justin Jackson has been designated to return from I.R.
Jackson has been sidelined since suffering the injury early in Week 9. There is no word yet on his participation level, but his ability to practice on a Wednesday suggests that he should be cleared for Week 14. What type of workload he sees with Austin Ekeler healthy and Kalen Ballage carving out a role remains to be seen. Keep Jackson benched for Week 14.
Chargers RB Justin Jackson (knee), who was already ruled out for Week 10, has been placed on IR and will miss at least three games.
Jackson won’t be eligible to return until Week 13, which is the week Austin Ekeler is targeting as a possible return as well. In the meantime, the Chargers have signed Kalen Ballage to the active roster, so it’ll be Ballage, Troymaine Pope, and rookie Joshua Kelley going forward for at least the next three weeks.