St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson feels like he's in his prime going his ninth season in the NFL.
Jackson has rushed for 1,000 yards in seven consecutive seasons, but he still feels like he has a lot of tread left on his tires.
"I feel like I am in my prime, I feel I am there right now," Jackson said. "I'm excited about what I can do in this offense. Coach (Jeff) Fisher has a track record of having some running backs, and I hope to add my name to it."
Fisher doesn't think Jackson, who will turn 29 on July 22, is wearing down.
"When a big back gets old, you look for one thing," Fisher said. "Is he getting hit? Or, is he getting tackled? Steven is still getting tackled, he's not getting hit. He has a lot left."
Fantasy owners have a tendency to jump the gun when it comes to writing off older RBs in an attempt to avoid the dreaded drop off season. Fred Jackson, Michael Turner and Steven Jackson were examples of this in 2011 and they all finished in the top 15 in total fantasy points. Jackson and Turner would represent good value in the 4th and 5th rounds, respectively, for teams that load up on WRs & QBs in the early rounds.