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Atlanta Falcons

Position
RB
 
Jersey
39
Name  Steven Jackson
Born  7/22/1983
Height  6-2
Weight  240
College  Oregon State
Cold10/19/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: The Falcons rushed for 68 yards against the Ravens and has not had a 100-yard rusher in the last 33 games.
Insight: That almost directly coincides with Steven Jackson's tenure as the starting running back in Atlanta. He has eight carries for 22 yards in Baltimore in Week 7.
 
Cold10/13/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Does anyone besides me wonder why Falcons running back Steven Jackson still has the starting job?
Insight: Jackson rushed for 25 yards on six carries Sunday against Chicago which is above his season average of 3.8 ypc. Isn't it time to give Antone Smith a shot as the starter based on what he's done?
 
9/4/2014 11:21:00 AM
Description: Falcons running back Steven Jackson is not listed on the team's Week 1 injury report.
Insight: Jackson has also been practicing and is not expected to be held back at all in the expected shootout with the Saints on Sunday. The 31-year-old did not take a single snap in preseason. At his age and with his below average offensive line though, we would keep Jackson's expectations in check.
 
8/20/2014 4:29:00 PM
Description: Atlanta coach Mike Smith fully expects running back Steven Jackson (left hamstring) to be ready for Week 1, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter.
Insight: Even if that's true, the injury is a reminder that Jackson isn't getting any younger. The 31-year-old missed four games with a strained right hamstring last year and rushed for just 3.5 ypc. Rookie Devonta Freeman has a good chance to start at some point this season.
 
7/29/2014 6:22:00 PM
Description: Atlanta running back Steven Jackson suffered a left hamstring injury Monday, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com.
Insight: It isn't the same hamstring that Jackson strained last season. Falcons coach Mike Smith said he's fully confident Jackson will be ready for Week 1, but the injury is a reminder that Jackson isn't getting any younger. The 31-year-old missed four games last year and rushed for just 3.5 ypc. Rookie Devonta Freeman has a good chance to start at some point this season.
 
12/15/2013 5:16:00 PM
Description: Atlanta running back Steven Jackson found the end zone twice Sunday against Washington.
Insight: Much like Michael Turner last season, Jackson needs touchdowns to sustain his fantasy value. He's averaging just 3.5 ypc this season. He's scored five times over his last four games.
 
12/1/2013 7:45:00 PM
Description: Atlanta running back Steven Jackson had a season-high 84 rushing yards and two scores on 23 carries Sunday against the Bills in Toronto.
Insight: Jackson has scored three rushing touchdowns over the last two games. He's going to have to keep scoring to sustain his fantasy value, as he's averaging just 3.5 ypc this season.
 
11/22/2013 9:48:00 AM
Description: Atlanta running back Steven Jackson combined for 79 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown Thursday night against New Orleans.
Insight: Jackson saw a solid 19 touches in eaning double-digit fantasy points for the first time since Week 1 (also against the Saints).
 
10/27/2013 3:08:00 PM
Description: Atlanta running back Steven Jackson, out since Week 2 with a hamstring injury, is active for the Week 8 game versus Arizona.
Insight: It's unknown if Jackson, who was back at practice on Wednesday, will be on a snap count. He should get the lion's share of the rushing workload which would allow Jacquizz Rodgers to help out as a pass catcher where the Falcons are missing both Julio Jones and Roddy White.
 
10/23/2013 3:34:00 PM
Description: Atlanta running back Steven Jackson, out since Week 2 with a hamstring injury, is expected to return Sunday against the Cardinals. SOURCE: D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Insight: It's unknown if Jackson, who was back at practice on Wednesday, will be on a snap count. Fantasy owners should use a wait and see approach before letting go of backup Jacquizz Rodgers (four touchdowns in his last two games).
 
10/20/2013 1:02:00 PM
Description: Falcons tailback Steven Jackson (hamstring) suffered a setback this week, reports FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.
Insight: Jackson is out indefinitely, leaving Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling to split playing time for the foreseeable future. Rodgers will see more carries and is the better option, but Snelling is a decent flex play in PPR leagues.
 
10/18/2013 4:11:00 PM
Description: Falcons tailback Steven Jackson (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Week 7.
Insight: With Jackson still sidelined for Week 7, Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling will split the workload, with Rodgers making for the better fantasy play.
 
10/18/2013 1:35:00 PM
Description: Falcons tailback Steven Jackson (hamstring) did not practice all week and doesn't appear to be that close to returning to the lineup.
Insight: With Jackson still sidelined for Week 7, Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling will split the workload, with Rodgers making for the better fantasy play.
 
10/16/2013 6:55:00 PM
Description: Falcons tailback Steven Jackson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.
Insight: According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jackson's chances of playing in Week 7 against the Buccaneers are "not good." That leaves Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling to split snaps, with Rodgers making for the better fantasy play.
 
10/15/2013 4:47:00 PM
Description: Atlanta halfback Steven Jackson (hamstring) did not return to practice Tuesday.
Insight: Jackson injured his hamstring about a month ago and hasn't made much progress in his recovery. Jacquizz Rodgers had a big game in Week 5 and could be worth a start against the winless Buccaneers on Sunday.
 
10/14/2013 9:58:00 PM
Description: Atlanta halfback Steven Jackson hasn't resumed practicing yet and is unlikely to suit up Sunday versus Tampa Bay. SOURCE: Vaughn McClure, ESPN.com
Insight: Jackson injured his hamstring about a month ago and it doesn't appear he's made much progress in his recovery. Jacquizz Rodgers had a big game in Week 5 and could be worth a start against the winless Buccaneers on Sunday.
 
9/23/2013 8:54:00 PM
Description: Injured Falcons running back Steven Jackson (hamstring) isn't expected to be back until after the team's bye week. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Atlanta has its bye in Week 6. The Falcons will roll with Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling in the meantime. Rodgers may get more carries but Snelling (two TD) is the more appealing fantasy option.
 
9/20/2013 7:11:00 PM
Description: According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, it "looks like" Falcons running back Steven Jackson (thigh) will be out three weeks.
Insight: The Falcons have a bye in Week 6, so we might not see Jackson on the field again until Week 7. Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling will split playing time in his absence.
 
9/17/2013 5:35:00 PM
Description: According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons coach Mike Smith ruled out Steven Jackson for Week 3 due to a thigh injury.
Insight: "It's short term," Smith said. "Don't know if that's two or three weeks." Fantasy owners should prepare to be without Jackson until at least Week 5 and possibly longer, as the Falcons have a bye in Week 6. Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling will split carries and neither is a good flex play.
 
9/17/2013 1:25:00 PM
Description: According to Ian Rapoprt of NFL.com, Falcons running back Steven Jackson (thigh injury) could miss 2-4 weeks.
Insight: It's a tough break for Jackson. He missed about a month in 2011 with a similar quad injury. The Falcons have Jacquizz Rodgers (15 touches last week) and Jason Snelling (six touches) to replace him. Rodgers has the higher fantasy value while Jackson is sidelined.
 

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