The St. Louis Rams expect running back Steven Jackson t...

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The St. Louis Rams expect running back Steven Jackson to make his 2011 preseason debut tonight against the Tennessee Titans.

It's the first time we'll see Jackson working within the Rams' new offense in a game situation. The team rested Jackson to protect a sore hip during the week. Keeping him healthy is critical.

The Rams expect Jackson to catch more passes out of the backfield this season. Jackson expects to have more options running on the perimeter. It's doubtful Jackson will play enough to explore all the offense offers him, but we should see a few glimpses.

Fantasy Impact: 

With hopes higher for the Rams than they have been in years, Jackson's health is critical. He's still a good fantasy option, but it remains to be seen if he'll fit well in the new scheme.

Filed Under: 2011, Preseason

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