Austin Ekeler was the starter in the Chargers first preseason game while Justin Jackson saw a few touches, including a short touchdown. ESPN's Eric Williams has seen more of a 50/50 split in camp, so maybe that's how it will end up, but at the moment the first preseason game should be more indicative of snaps. With Gordon out, we will get a good idea of how the snaps and touches are doled out with the next two preseason games.
LAC RB Justin Jackson - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook
In the Chargers' best-case scenario, Justin Jackson will serve as their RB3 behind Melvin Gordon and change-of-pace specialist Austin Ekeler. But with Gordon's status uncertain due to an ongoing contract dispute (which has the starter planning to hold out until he gets a new deal), Jackson becomes of greater fantasy interest. Remember, he was very productive in wins over the Steelers (Week 13) and Kansas City (Week 15), scoring double-digit PPR points in both games.
Again, if all goes well, Jackson will be option three here, a role that will be minimal.
2019 Bottom Line
The interest here will be based almost entirely on Gordon's status. Those looking to throw a late-round flier Jackson's way could be rewarded. But barring favorable (for Jackson) resolution, his value will be as minimal as his role.