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Position
RB
 
Jersey
39
Name  Steven Jackson
Born  7/22/1983
Height  6-2
Weight  240
College  Oregon State
12/15/2013 5:16:00 PM
Description: Atlanta running back Steven Jackson found the end zone twice Sunday against Washington.
Insight: Much like Michael Turner last season, Jackson needs touchdowns to sustain his fantasy value. He's averaging just 3.5 ypc this season. He's scored five times over his last four games.
 
12/1/2013 7:45:00 PM
Description: Atlanta running back Steven Jackson had a season-high 84 rushing yards and two scores on 23 carries Sunday against the Bills in Toronto.
Insight: Jackson has scored three rushing touchdowns over the last two games. He's going to have to keep scoring to sustain his fantasy value, as he's averaging just 3.5 ypc this season.
 
11/22/2013 9:48:00 AM
Description: Atlanta running back Steven Jackson combined for 79 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown Thursday night against New Orleans.
Insight: Jackson saw a solid 19 touches in eaning double-digit fantasy points for the first time since Week 1 (also against the Saints).
 
10/27/2013 3:08:00 PM
Description: Atlanta running back Steven Jackson, out since Week 2 with a hamstring injury, is active for the Week 8 game versus Arizona.
Insight: It's unknown if Jackson, who was back at practice on Wednesday, will be on a snap count. He should get the lion's share of the rushing workload which would allow Jacquizz Rodgers to help out as a pass catcher where the Falcons are missing both Julio Jones and Roddy White.
 
10/23/2013 3:34:00 PM
Description: Atlanta running back Steven Jackson, out since Week 2 with a hamstring injury, is expected to return Sunday against the Cardinals. SOURCE: D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Insight: It's unknown if Jackson, who was back at practice on Wednesday, will be on a snap count. Fantasy owners should use a wait and see approach before letting go of backup Jacquizz Rodgers (four touchdowns in his last two games).
 
10/20/2013 1:02:00 PM
Description: Falcons tailback Steven Jackson (hamstring) suffered a setback this week, reports FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.
Insight: Jackson is out indefinitely, leaving Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling to split playing time for the foreseeable future. Rodgers will see more carries and is the better option, but Snelling is a decent flex play in PPR leagues.
 
10/18/2013 4:11:00 PM
Description: Falcons tailback Steven Jackson (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Week 7.
Insight: With Jackson still sidelined for Week 7, Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling will split the workload, with Rodgers making for the better fantasy play.
 
10/18/2013 1:35:00 PM
Description: Falcons tailback Steven Jackson (hamstring) did not practice all week and doesn't appear to be that close to returning to the lineup.
Insight: With Jackson still sidelined for Week 7, Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling will split the workload, with Rodgers making for the better fantasy play.
 
10/16/2013 6:55:00 PM
Description: Falcons tailback Steven Jackson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.
Insight: According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jackson's chances of playing in Week 7 against the Buccaneers are "not good." That leaves Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling to split snaps, with Rodgers making for the better fantasy play.
 
10/15/2013 4:47:00 PM
Description: Atlanta halfback Steven Jackson (hamstring) did not return to practice Tuesday.
Insight: Jackson injured his hamstring about a month ago and hasn't made much progress in his recovery. Jacquizz Rodgers had a big game in Week 5 and could be worth a start against the winless Buccaneers on Sunday.
 
10/14/2013 9:58:00 PM
Description: Atlanta halfback Steven Jackson hasn't resumed practicing yet and is unlikely to suit up Sunday versus Tampa Bay. SOURCE: Vaughn McClure, ESPN.com
Insight: Jackson injured his hamstring about a month ago and it doesn't appear he's made much progress in his recovery. Jacquizz Rodgers had a big game in Week 5 and could be worth a start against the winless Buccaneers on Sunday.
 
9/23/2013 8:54:00 PM
Description: Injured Falcons running back Steven Jackson (hamstring) isn't expected to be back until after the team's bye week. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Atlanta has its bye in Week 6. The Falcons will roll with Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling in the meantime. Rodgers may get more carries but Snelling (two TD) is the more appealing fantasy option.
 
9/20/2013 7:11:00 PM
Description: According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, it "looks like" Falcons running back Steven Jackson (thigh) will be out three weeks.
Insight: The Falcons have a bye in Week 6, so we might not see Jackson on the field again until Week 7. Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling will split playing time in his absence.
 
9/17/2013 5:35:00 PM
Description: According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons coach Mike Smith ruled out Steven Jackson for Week 3 due to a thigh injury.
Insight: "It's short term," Smith said. "Don't know if that's two or three weeks." Fantasy owners should prepare to be without Jackson until at least Week 5 and possibly longer, as the Falcons have a bye in Week 6. Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling will split carries and neither is a good flex play.
 
9/17/2013 1:25:00 PM
Description: According to Ian Rapoprt of NFL.com, Falcons running back Steven Jackson (thigh injury) could miss 2-4 weeks.
Insight: It's a tough break for Jackson. He missed about a month in 2011 with a similar quad injury. The Falcons have Jacquizz Rodgers (15 touches last week) and Jason Snelling (six touches) to replace him. Rodgers has the higher fantasy value while Jackson is sidelined.
 
9/15/2013 1:28:00 PM
Description: Falcons running back Steven Jackson left Sunday's game with a thigh injury. According to the team's Twitter page, his return is questionable.
Insight: It's a tough break for Jackson, who had been looking forward to this week's matchup against his old team. Jacquizz Rodgers stands the most to gain in his absence.
 
8/16/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: Atlanta running back Steven Jackson looks to be a perfect fit for the Falcons' offense after rushing eight times for 42 yards and catching a pass for 13 yards in the second exhibition games of the season Thursday.
Insight: Jackson will give Atlanta's offense a new dynamic in 2013 replacing the plodding Michael Turner. The Falcons' offense looked very strong in posting 20 first-half points on the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
 
3/14/2013 4:22:00 PM
Description: According to multiple reports, former Rams running back Steven Jackson has reached an agreement on a three-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons.
Insight: Jackson will give Atlanta's offense a new dynamic in 2013 and should have plenty of fantasy value as a three-down back who can run and catch the ball. Keep in mind that Michael Turner still carried the ball 222 times last season despite rushing for 3.6 yards per carry and found the end zone 11 times overall. Jackson's signing will relegate Jacquizz Rodgers to a third-down role at best.
 
3/7/2013 3:43:00 PM
Description: As expected, running back Steven Jackson has voided the final year of his contract with St. Louis.
Insight: Jackson is now officially a free agent. By voiding the last year of his deal, Jackson is leaving $7 million on the table. The Falcons, Lions and Packers all have holes to fill at running back this offseason.
 
2/26/2013 5:33:00 PM
Description: Rams running back Steven Jackson will void his $7 million player option and become a free agent on March 12, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Insight: Jackson will be the top running back on the free agent market. The Falcons are his "likely landing spot," according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports.
 

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