Steven Jackson Fantasy News

Friday, March 28, 2014, 10:56am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Atlanta Falcons, they made their big pickup last offseason by signing Steven Jackson to a three-year, $12 million deal. Jackson had eight-consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons with the St. Louis Rams before joining the Falcons.

He averaged a career-low 3.5 yards per carry in his first season with Atlanta as a hamstring injury limited him to 12 games and poor offensive line play hampered his effectiveness.

But Falcons head coach Mike Smith expressed faith in Jackson moving forward, although Jackson turns 31 before the 2014 season.

"Unfortunately, Steven was injured last year and we didn't really get a chance to see what he was capable of doing until the last four or five games," Smith said. "But you've got to have a big back when you have to get the two or three yards. Especially late in the season, you've got to be able to run the football."

Fantasy Impact:

Jackson injured his hamstring in a Week 2 win over his former team, the Rams. He missed four games and couldn't get into a rhythm immediately. He finished the 2013 season with six touchdowns in the last six games, the story points out. But, he's clearly on the decline and many think the Falcons will address the position in the draft.

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Monday, December 30, 2013, 8:07pm

D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said the team is looking forward to signing Roddy White to a contract extension.

Fantasy Impact:

With an offseason to improve his ankle and the return of Julio Jones to the other side, the Falcons offense should be back in 2014. However, RB Steven Jackson will be another year older and we can only assume TE Tony Gonzalez does not return.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:19am

The Florida Times-Union - [Full Article]

Maurice Jones-Drew’s public stance is he wants to return, and it is believed the Jaguars would like him back but at a reasonable price and with the understanding he will have an adjusted role.

Jones-Drew has played 61 percent of the Jaguars’ snaps, which is tied for 10th among NFL running backs.

The easy comparison is the contract Steven Jackson signed with Atlanta last off-season — a three-year, $12 million deal ($4 million guaranteed).

Fantasy Impact:

MJD's situation will be one to monitor. If he doesn't return, it will open up a starting job for a free agent or a draft pick, or perhaps someone already on the team.

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Falcons want to increase Steven Jackson's workload
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 11:50am

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Don't expect the Atlanta Falcons to spread the carries around among running backs Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling.

If anything, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Jackson get even more carries Sunday at Tampa Bay, if the Falcons can avoid falling behind and having to rely on the passing game.

Although Jackson managed just 11 yards on nine carries in a 33-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter sees the need to give Jackson more opportunities.

"My opinion is Steven Jackson is a workhorse running back and we haven't been able to work him," Koetter said. "I mean, I think Steven is one of those guys that gets better the more he touches it.

"We're not running it successfully enough to get him enough carries. If he's carrying in multiple times, he's going to need to come out and then that's going to lead to [Rodgers] and Jason getting more carries, too. But unfortunately, because we're not doing anything successfully right now and we're getting behind on the scoreboard, [the running game] sometimes gets away from us."

Fantasy Impact:

The Falcons' running game is in the toilet. They haven't cracked 80 yards rushing since Week 3 and the Bucs are 5th in the league against the run. This doesn't add up to much heading into Week 11.

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:04pm

Falcons Inactives
Sam Baker T
Harland Gunn G
Stephen Nicholas OLB
Travian Robertson NT
Brian Robiskie WR
Jason Snelling FB
Roddy White WR

Fantasy Impact:

Steven Jackson makes his return today in a tough matchup with the Cardinals.

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