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Running Back, Atlanta Falcons

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Draft: 2004 Round 1 (24)
College: Oregon State
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 240 DOB: 1983-07-22 Age: 31
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#12 2 2.10

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2004 STL 14 3 134 673 5.0 4 24 19 189 9.9 0 110.2 7.9
2005 STL 15 15 254 1,046 4.1 8 55 43 320 7.4 2 196.6 13.1
2006 STL 16 16 346 1,528 4.4 13 110 90 806 9.0 3 329.4 20.6
2007 STL 12 12 237 1,002 4.2 5 52 38 271 7.1 1 163.3 13.6
2008 STL 12 11 254 1,043 4.1 7 62 40 379 9.5 1 190.2 15.9
2009 STL 15 15 325 1,424 4.4 4 74 50 314 6.3 0 197.8 13.2
2010 STL 16 16 330 1,241 3.8 6 61 46 383 8.3 0 198.4 12.4
2011 STL 15 15 260 1,145 4.4 5 58 42 333 7.9 1 183.8 12.3
2012 ATL 16 0 257 1,042 4.1 4 53 38 321 8.4 0 160.3 10.0
2012 (Projected) ATL     286 1,201 4.2 6   42 349 8.3 1 197.0  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
If you’re looking for consistent fantasy production at running back, look no further than the Rams Steven Jackson. The man known as “Sjax” 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 team’s 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 team’s crop of wide receivers and tight ends, Jackson is expected to carry the team’s 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 Jackson’s fantasy production has been in the touchdown department, as he has averaged six touchdowns per season over the past five years and hasn’t hit double-digit touchdowns since his career-year in 2006. Sjax rates as a low end RB1 or upper tier RB2 in 2012.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Steven Jackson
RB2RB3 Devonta Freeman
RB3RB2 Jacquizz Rodgers
RB4RB4 Antone Smith
Falcons Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Steven Jackson to play in preseason finale     -- Thu Aug 28 5:40 pm --

Falcons RB looks to put hamstring injury behind him
RB Steven Jackson is suited up and in uniform. Looks like he's playing (in the preseason finale versus Jacksonville). (Jay Adams on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: It is highly doubtful the 31-year-old will see more than a handful of snaps and is probably just trying to do what he can to put his mind at ease for the season opener against New Orleans next Sunday. His age and history of soft-tissue injuries are the primary reasons why he has slipped into the middle rounds in most fantasy drafts, but he has high-end RB2 potential in what should be an explosive offense again in Atlanta.
Injury Steven Jackson back at practice Monday     -- Mon Aug 25 4:10 pm --

Missed 27 days with hamstring injury
The Falcons got some great news from Steven Jackson as he returned to practice on Monday. His return now puts him on track to be in the game September 7th, which is good news for those worried about the team's short-yardage struggles. What is less clear is whether he'll be ready for a full workload in that game, but the Falcons have suggested all along they anticipated he'd be back in action against the Saints. (Yahoo)

FF Today's Take: Keep this recovery time in mind for Jackson, who was a top-15 back over the final five weeks of last season. At his mid-seventh (standard) and mid-eighth (PPR) round ADP, Jackson stands a great chance to be a mid-round steal for fantasy owners if he can stay healthy. That's a big if for a player with a long list of soft-tissue injuries, however. Regardless, he will be worthy of flex consideration at the very least when he sees the field this fall.
Injury Devonta Freeman flashing in Falcons' camp     -- Thu Jul 31 5:10 pm --

Steven Jackson sidelined by hamstring injury
Devonta Freeman will have plenty of opportunity to prove his value immediately. A left hamstring injury is likely to sideline veteran starter Steven Jackson for the bulk of the preseason, allowing Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers to receive more backfield reps in training camp and exhibition games. Freeman already has shown flashes of his ability to be an every-down back. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Jackson suffered a left hamstring injury - the same one that cost him four games last year - on Tuesday. HC Mike Smith didn't offer much of a timeline, other than that the veteran is expected back for Week 1. At any rate, the Falcons have been thrilled with Freeman thus far and he should be expected to contribute even with a healthy (and aging) Jackson. Freeman only figures to see his fantasy stock rise to high-end RB4 status before the end of the preseason.
Injury Steven Jackson the latest to be hamstrung     -- Tue Jul 29 5:19 pm --

Will be ready for Week 1
Falcons running back Steven Jackson suffered a right hamstring injury and did not participate in practice on Tuesday. “Steven injured his hamstring yesterday,” Smith said. “We kept him out. We don’t think it’s going to be real significant. He will be ready for the first game.” (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

FF Today's Take: The fact that Smith mentioned Jackson would be ready for the first game gives the impression that the Falcons running back is going to miss a significant amount of time this preseason. This is not the same hamstring that Jackson injured in Week 2 last season that caused him to miss four games. It's difficult to gauge the seriousness of this injury but this news is sure to have Jackson's ADP trending downward.
Will S-Jax share carries with Freeman?     -- Mon Jun 30 3:15 pm --

Veteran turns 31 in July; rookie stood out in OTAs
Steven Jackson is the starter. He turns 31 next month and probably has one good season left in him -- but if he is slowed by nagging injuries, the Falcons will turn to someone else. They drafted Devonta Freeman in the fourth round with thoughts of grooming him as the three-down back of the future. If he looks as good in pads as he did in shorts, Jackson might have a battle on his hands. Even the battle for the third running back will be interesting with Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith in the mix. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: It'd be a bit surprising if Jackson loses significant touches to Freeman if he manages to stay healthy because Jackson is the only back on the roster that allows the Falcons to play more physical - an area that was lacking in 2013 because of a poor offensive line and Jackson's hamstring injury. However, Freeman looks to be the clear No. 2 option right now and may open the season as the third-down back while also stealing about 30 percent of the regular backfield snaps.

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