• Justin Jackson

  • RB
  • , Los Angeles Chargers
  • 26
  • 200 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Scouting report

by Richard Mejia

LAC RB Justin Jackson - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 vs Las Vegas

After a lackluster showing in Week 7 against Jacksonville, it appears Jackson might have finally taken over the starting RB spot after finishing last week against Denver with 17 carries for 89 yards, and catching three balls for 53 yards. Leading a now four-person rotation backfield, Jackson received the most touches and made the most of his opportunities. For now, Jackson can be viewed as a strong RB2 against the Raiders.

by Richard Mejia

LAC RB Justin Jackson - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 at Denver

Jackson had a decent performance as the complimentary back last week, as he ran the ball five times for 12 yards and caught five-of-six of his targets for 43 yards. Filling in for the injured Austin Ekeler, Jackson has shown competency as a pass-catcher, but he saw seven fewer touches than lead back Joshua Kelley in Week 7. His matchup against Denver will seem him go against the second-ranked aFPA defense to RBs this season, which should limit Jackson to low-end RB2 numbers in Week 8.

by Richard Mejia

LAC RB Justin Jackson - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 vs Jacksonville

Jackson made the most of his opportunity in his newly elevated role prior to the bye week as he finished his Week 5 game against New Orleans with 15 carries for 71 yards and five receptions on six targets for 23 yards. Seemingly sliding into the Austin Ekeler role, Jackson out-touched and outproduced the rookie Joshua Kelley, making him an enticing fantasy option moving forward.

One thing to note for fantasy managers is to potentially temper expectations for Jackson, seeing as Keenan Allen went down early and did not return on the Week 5 game. Jackson should be viewed as an RB2 with an upside against the Jaguars.

by Richard Mejia

LAC RB Justin Jackson - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 at New Orleans

Jackson saw little work last week as he ran the ball six times for nine yards and caught both of his receptions for 12 yards. With Ekeler set to miss extended time due to injury, Jackson will see more opportunities in the backfield, however his role is yet to be defined. The backfield is shaping up to be a 50/50 timeshare with Joshua Kelley, but only time will tell if Jackson will be a viable option moving forward. For this week, Jackson should enough work in the fast-paced Charger offense to be on the RB3 radar.

by Pete Behnke

LAC RB Justin Jackson - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at Miami Dolphins
Justin Jackson is OUT against the Dolphins. He was added to the injury report and seen wearing a walking boot.

Justin Jackson continues to be used as the second running back behind Austin Ekeler. In Week 3, Ekeler out-snapped Justin Jackson 65% to 37% and out-touched him 16 to 9. Jackson finished with four receptions for four yards and five rushing attempts for 26 yards.

The good news is Jackson will face the Dolphins this week. The Chargers are favored by 16.5 points and Jackson could see an increase in snaps and production if the game is a blowout. Jackson made John Paulsen’s Week 4 sneaky start list because the Dolphins, on average, give up 28 touches, 214 yards, and 2 touchdowns per game to running backs. Jackson is ranked as the Half PPR RB28 and an intriguing daily fantasy tournament play this week.

by Pete Behnke

LAC RB Justin Jackson - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 vs. Houston Texans

Justin Jackson continues to be used as the second running back behind Austin Ekeler. In Week 2, Jackson was out-snapped by Ekeler 76% to 26% and out-touched 23 to eight. Heading into the season, Jackson had value at the goal line but he has lost the majority of those opportunities to Ekeler.

The Texans defense is good against running backs as shown by our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric that has them ranked eighth-best. 4for4 rankings expert, John Paulsen has Jackson ranked as the Half PPR RB40. Ekeler is running the show for the Chargers, which makes Jackson a fringe flex play for desperate fantasy owners.

by Pete Behnke

LAC RB Justin Jackson - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 at Detroit Lions

Justin Jackson was used as the second running back for the Chargers in Week 1. Austin Ekeler had 48 snaps while Jackson only had 16. Jackson was highly efficient as he finished with 57 yards on six rushing attempts but the lack of usage is worrisome. To make matters worse, Chargers head coach, Anthony Lynn said the following about Ekeler, “Like I’ve said before, pound-for-pound he is the strongest man on our team."

4for4 rankings expert John Paulsen has Jackson ranked as the Half PPR RB31 and is a fringe flex play against the Lions. Jackson still carries value around the goal line but Ekeler is clearly the better back to own.

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