If youíre looking for consistent fantasy production at running back, look no further than the Rams Steven Jackson. The man known as ďSjaxĒ has piled up seven consecutive 1,000 rushing yard seasons, the longest active streak in the league, and has been the focal point of the teamís offense for the last several years. While Jackson has been a workhorse back since 2005, averaging almost 340 touches per season, the team used a second-round pick on Isaiah Pead and the plan is for Jackson to see his touches go down slightly in 2012. However, given the state of the teamís crop of wide receivers and tight ends, Jackson is expected to carry the teamís offense once again and the offensive philosophy of new head coach Jeff Fisher and new offensive coordinator Brian Scottenheimer has been to pound the opposing defenses into submission using a power rushing attack. The only knock on Jacksonís fantasy production has been in the touchdown department, as he has averaged six touchdowns per season over the past five years and hasnít hit double-digit touchdowns since his career-year in 2006. Sjax rates as a low end RB1 or upper tier RB2 in 2012.
News From The Past 90 Days
McFadden remains out with hamstring injury-- Mon Aug 3 1:00 pm --
RB has missed 29 games with 15 different injuries in his career
Owner Jerry Jones expects Darren McFadden to be fully healed for the season opener against the New York Giants. The running back has spent the first week of training camp on the physically unable to perform list after tweaking his left hamstring while working out the week before leaving for Oxnard. McFadden missed much of the offseason program with an injured right hamstring.(Star-Telegram)
FF Today's Take:It's still early in camp but the hamstring issues for McFadden have to be concerning for a player that's dealt with similar leg injuries in his career. McFadden is penciled in behind starter Joseph Randle but it won't be a shock if the Cowboys decided to bring in a free agent (Chris Johnson, Steven Jackson) before Week 1.
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