Steven Jackson, RB, Falcons
|RB - #30||109.30||ATL||Active||11 years||31||6'2||240||@sj39|
2014 Outlook: Over the Hill (decreased production)Last updated on Jun-26-2014 by Rusty Reeves
NOT DONE YET: Let's try this again! Jackson enters the 2014 campaign with something to prove to Falcons fans. After tearing his hamstring in Week 2, Jackson was largely a waste of roster space the rest of the way. He finished with 543 rushing yards (a career-low) and it was his first season under 1,000 yards since his rookie year. Jackson's age (30) is the biggest concern, along with all those huge workloads over the years. To his credit though, Jackson is a student of the game and works as hard as anyone in the league; however, 30-year-old RBs aren't typically "getting better." If he can stay healthy, he could reach the 1,000 yard mark again. The Falcons addressed their offensive line issues in the offseason and their passing attack will keep defenses honest, so Jackson should have every opportunity to succeed this season. He is an RB3 for our fantasy purposes.
Editor's note: The same appeal from last season applies once again. Jackson was supposed to reinvigorate a running game recently vacated by Michael Turner. WRs Julio Jones and Roddy White draw the defense away from the box, creating more rushing lanes for SJax to plow through. There's still some potential here, especially with an ADP of 106.23.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors6/30 - How long will Falcons RB Steven Jackson be called a starter?
6/27 - Falcons O-line coach admits they will be a pass-heavy team again this season
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2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|2.07||Fantasytaz - Jim Day - Some are skeptical about what Jackson will do now that he has turned 30, but he has moved into the perfect position. From Week 10 on last season he was the #6 back in PPR scoring. Now he lands in a much better situation and should see increased receptions as well as more chances to score. He has every chance to finish as a top 10 back in 2013.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|2.10||Gridiron Experts - I was one of the first guys to vault Steven Jackson into my top ten, thinking that if a stiff like Michael Turner could punch in double digit TD's for the Falcons, a talented back like S-JAX should be fantasy gold. Love starting off with two top ten runners.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|2.07||DynastyLeague Football - If the Falcons can make Michael Turner a serviceable fantasy running back like they have over the last couple years Jackson should be a RB1 for 2013 while approaching a career high in touchdowns.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
|2.01||KFFL - Tim - I'm more optimistic than most on S-Jax. It's a fine offense for red-zone chances -- a welcome feeling following his Rams days -- and his pass protection should keep him in on three downs. He looked fresh at the end of last year. He takes care of his body, and his rep as "injury-prone" is overstated. He has one more elite year left in him.|
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