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39 Steven Jackson RB
Height/Weight: 6-2/240 | Birthdate: 7/22/1983 | Birthplace: Las Vegas, NV, USA | Team: Atlanta | College: Oregon State | NFL Experience: 11 | Owned/Started%: 96/50 | Average Draft Position: 103.35
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Falcons list five as questionable for regular season finale


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3:18 pm ET) Falcons running back Steven Jackson and wide receiver Julio Jones are both listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Jackson was unable to practice throughout the week and Jones practiced on a limited basis Friday.

Guard Jon Asamoah (back) and cornerbacks Robert McClain (illness) and Josh Wilson (hamstring) are all questionable as well.

Kicker Matt Bryant (illness) and wide receivers Roddy White (ankle) and Harry Douglas (foot) are considered probable for Sunday.

The Falcons are currently 3-point favorites against the Panthers in Week 17.


Falcons list Jones, Jackson as questionable, White probable for Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:28 pm ET) Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hip) and running back Steven Jackson (quad) have been deemed questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Jones was able to practice Friday for the first time in two weeks, despite playing through the hip injury in Week 16. Jackson was unable to practice most of the week, but was seen Friday doing limited work on the sidelines.

Wide receiver Roddy White is also listed as probable after practicing both Thursday and Friday.

The Falcons are 3 1/2-point favorites against Carolina Sunday.


Report: Falcons RB Steven Jackson likely out Week 17 with quad injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(9:20 am ET) Falcons running back Steven Jackson is expected to miss Week 17's game against the Panthers with a quad injury, according to ESPN. 

Jackson missed two straight practices while recovering from the injury.

coach Mike Smith said he hopes Jackson will get a chance to "move around a little bit'' during Friday's practice. 

If Jackson is unable to go, running backs Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman would assume his duties in the run game.

The Falcons are currently 3 1/2-point favorites over the Panthers for Sunday's matchup.


Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quad) expected to miss Week 17


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson (quad) is not expected to play in Sunday's Week 17 matchup with the Panthers, ESPN.com reports.

Jackson missed practice Wednesday and the team promoted running back Jerome Smith from the practice squad. Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman are expected to share the workload in the critical regular-season finale if Jackson is indeed sidelined.

The Falcons are a 4-point favorite at home against the Panthers.


Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quad) not practicing Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson, who left the Week 16 win at New Orleans with a quad injury, was unable to practice Wednesday, reports ESPN.com. Atlanta is preparing to host Carolina on Sunday with the NFC South title at stake.

If Jackson can't play, Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman would share the load. Rodgers received 12 touches and Freeman got eight against the Saints.

The Falcons are favored by 4 points at Vegas sportsbooks.


Falcons' Steven Jackson, William Moore to have further testing done


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2014) The Falcons were unable to provide updates on injuries suffered by running back Steven Jackson and safety William Moore, the team announced Monday. Both will have further testing done Monday on injuries sustained in Week 16's game against the Saints. 

Moore sustained a shoulder injury Sunday to the same shoulder he injured in Week 4. He did not return to action. Jackson suffered a quad injury in the second quarter and was also unable to return to the game.

The Falcons are hoping to have both ready for Week 17 with the division on the line against the Panthers. Atlanta is a 3 1/2 point favorite, according to Vegas Insider.


Report: Quad injury won't keep Falcons' Steven Jackson out Week 17


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2014) The quad injury Falcons running back Steven Jackson suffered in Sunday's 30-14 victory over the Saints in Week 16 is not believed to be serious, reports Vaughn McClure of ESPN.

Jackson left the game in the second quarter and was ruled out early in the third. He finished with four carries for 9 yards and one catch for 14 yards. Although coach Mike Smith didn't share many details on Jackson's injury, McClure reports that the veteran back will return to the starting lineup come Week 17 against Carolina.

Atlanta is currently a 3 1/2-point home favorite against Carolina, according to Vegas Insider. The winner will advance to the postseason.


You don't want Falcons RB, whoever it is


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/21/2014) Though Steven Jackson's status for Week 17 against Carolina isn't known just yet, the fact his quadriceps injury almost immediately ruled him out for the second half of Week 16 at New Orleans is hardly reason for optimism. So then, Fantasy owners should be preparing for the possibility he misses the season's final week.

That is, if any who are still playing now are actually relying on him, which is unlikely. He's scored a touchdown in only one of his last four games and has run for more than 60 yards only twice all season. At this point, it's not even all that clear that the Falcons would miss him. His replacements, Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman, were both more productive than him against the Saints, especially Freeman, who broke off a 31-yard touchdown run in the the third quarter and also had 48 receiving yards.

Of course, you'd like Freeman to be the first choice to replace Jackson, but considering Rodgers got more touches, that's far from certain. When Rodgers has gotten an increased workload in the past, he's done little with it, and he's averaging just 3.5 yards per carry again this year.

So if Jackson plays in Week 17, you probably wouldn't want to use him in Fantasy, and if he doesn't, an anticipated timeshare likely ruins whomever the Falcons choose to replace him. If you play in such a deep league that the replacement would matter regardless, Freeman is probably the best choice since he's more explosive, but it's not an exciting prospect.


Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quad) downgraded to out Week 16


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson was downgraded from questionable to out for the remainder of the game, per the team's official website.

Jackson departed in the second quarter with a quad injury and was escorted back to the locker room for further evaluation. He finished the game with four carries for 9 yards and one catch for 14 yards. Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman will shoulder the load the rest of the way.


Falcons RB Steven Jackson departs with quad injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson was forced out of Sunday's divisional clash at New Orleans in Week 16 with a quad injury.

Jackson sustained the injury in the second quarter and was escorted back to the locker room for further evaluation. He rushed for 9 yards on four carries and caught one pass for 14 yards before departing. His return is questionable.


Handful of Falcons chip in during loss to Steelers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Featured back Steven Jackson was the most procuctive on a short list of minor contributors for the Falcons against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Jackson finished with just 46 yards on 11 carries and added one catch for 11 yards.

Also chipping in was running back Devonta Freeman, who managed 21 yards on four attempts and nine yards on one reception. Fellow back Jacquizz Rodgers added three yards on two carries and 12 yards on one catch while tight end Levine Toilolo caught a pass for four yards.


Steven Jackson finds paydirt early


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson powered in for a 4-yard touchdown in the first quarter of Monday's loss at Green Bay. It was his fourth score in the past six games.

Jackson finished with 50 yards on 16 carries (3.1 ypc) and caught both his targets for 26 yards. He'll play the Steelers in Week 15.


Long one the difference for Steven Jackson


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/1/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson did something his Fantasy owners probably never thought they'd see him do again Week 13 against Arizona. He ran for more than 100 yards, picking up 101 on 18 carries.

Of course, more than half of them came on a single carry -- a 55-yard run early in the first quarter. He averaged just 2.7 yards on his other 17 carries. He had previously contributed only one run of even 20 yards this season.

The better news for Jackson than the 101 yards was the 18 carries, which equaled a season high. When the Falcons have a lead, as was the case for most of Week 13, they're not opposed to having him chew up clock.

Of course, what he actually does in that role may not be so appealing to Fantasy owners, and the Falcons don't often find themselves leading a game from start to finish. They'll more likely have to play catchup Week 14 at Green Bay, so you'll want to leave Jackson on your bench.


Falcons' Steven Jackson turns in strong game Week 13


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson turned in a strong game Week 13 against the Cardinals.

Jackson was a force on the ground, grinding out 101 yards on 18 carries. He averaged 5.6 yards per attempt. Jackson was not involved in the passing game, however. Jackson did have two carries within the 10 yard line, but did not find the end zone. He got the team down to the 3 yard line, but they attempted to pass their way in from there. 

Jackson will look for more Week 14 against the Packers. 


Falcons' Steven Jackson records third TD in his last four games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson recorded his third rushing touchdown in his last four games and tallied his fifth rushing touchdown this season during a 26-24 loss Week 12 vs. Cleveland. He now has 67 career rushing touchdowns.

Jackson had a team-high 34 rushing yards on 13 carries, while adding two catches for 17 yards. He was able to cut the Cleveland deficit to 23-21 with a 1-yard touchdown run with 9:31 left in the fourth quarter.

The Falcons are back in action Week 13 vs. Arizona.


Falcons skill position standouts Jones, Jackson back to work


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) Falcons wideout Julio Jones and running back Steven Jackson returned to practice Friday, ESPN.com has reported. Both had missed time due to illness and should be fine for the Week 12 game against Cleveland.

Falcons RB Steven Jackson out sick Thursday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson missed Thursday's practice with an illness, coach Mike Smith told reporters. Atlanta hosts the Browns on Sunday.

Steven Jackson, Devonta Freeman held in check Week 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Falcons running backs Steven Jackson and Devonta Freeman were both held in check, as the compiled 69 rushing yards in Sunday's 19-17 victory over the Panthers in Week 11.

Jackson was the primary back and was limited to six carries for 18 yards on the ground in the first half. He finished the game with 41 yards on 17 carries. He caught two of three targets for 6 yards.

Freeman rushed for 28 yards on six attempts. He was not targeted in the passing game.

The Falcons will face the Browns in Week 12.


Spry Steven Jackson posts best game of the year


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson 31, flashed back to an earlier time in his career in Sunday's win at Tampa Bay. Jackson rumbled for a season-high 81 yards on 16 carries, including a 1-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and caught both his targets for 14 yards.

Jackson averaged a season-best 5.1 yards per carry and looked fresher than he had in weeks. It helped that Atlanta was coming off its bye.

Jackson will try to keep it going Week 11 at Carolina.


Matchup not a big deal for Steven Jackson


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2014) CBSSports.com Fantasy Football analysts Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both really like Steven Jackson in Week 10, ranking him among their top 15 running backs, and presumably, the matchup has a lot to do with it. The Falcons are at the Buccaneers, who rank 18th against the run, allowing 114.6 yards per game, and have given up the 10th-most Fantasy points per game to running backs.

Plus, at 1-7, they're just kind of a pushover, so if the Falcons jump out to an early lead, as happened in their earlier meeting in Week 3, they'll presumably spend much of the game running out the clock.

Problem is Jackson may not be the one to do it. The Falcons have four running backs who they actually use, remember, so chances are if they do jump out to an early lead and do choose to run out the clock thereafter, much of that task would fall to Jacquizz Rodgers, Devonta Freeman and even Antone Smith.

As a plodding runner in a crowded backfield of a pass-first team, Jackson's upside is probably too limited to make him a top-15 running back any week. He may have a better chance of scoring a touchdown this week in most, but since his value depends on it, he's still a risky play in Fantasy.


Not enough reasons to buy Steven Jackson


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/26/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson had his best rushing performance of the season Week 8 against the Lions in London, when he ran for ... all of 60 yards.

But wait, he also scored a touchdown, just his third of the season. And his 18 carries were also a season high.

So ... 3.3 yards per carry is all it takes to get us excited these days?

That's how far Jackson has fallen in Fantasy. Compared to just about every other game he's had this year, this one seems like something to celebrate, but if he hadn't scored that touchdown, you would have been as disappointed as ever. In standard CBSSports.com leagues, he would have had just six Fantasy points, and by only a yard at that. And he wasn't at all involved in the passing game.

That's part of the problem as well. The Falcons have four different running backs they like to use, and they're not even a run-first team. Their favorite way to use Jackson is when the scoreboard allows them to play ball control, which was the case in Week 8, when they led until the Lions' go-ahead field goal as time expired. But at 2-6, they're not often able to do that.


Falcons RB Steven Jackson scores, reaches another milestone


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson became the 19th player in NFL history to eclipse the 11,000-yard mark on the ground in Week 8 against the Lions.

Jackson also scored his third touchdown of the season, barreling into the end zone from 1-yard out in the second quarter of a 22-21 defeat. Jackson took 18 handoffs for 60 yards and a score, averaging 3.3 yards per attempt. He was not targeted in the passing game.

The Falcons are on a bye Week 9 before returning Week 10 at Tampa Bay.


It's only getting worse for Steven Jackson


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/20/2014) When Falcons running back Steven Jackson averaged 47.6 rushing yards in his first five games, it was bad. His Fantasy owners were by and large displeased.

So now that he's averaged 23.5 rushing yards in his last three games, where does that leave him? After the disappointment that was his 2013 season, how could he possibly redeem himself in Fantasy?

How indeed. It's one of those questions that doesn't need to be answered because you already know the answer. The Falcons' offensive line is in tatters. Their defense was never good to begin with. They're falling behind and struggling to keep up. The need for a volume running back -- the kind that eats up clock with a consistent 3 to 4 yards -- has dwindled to almost nothing.

It's not like Jackson has become less effective. The Falcons just aren't giving him the ball as much. He's gotten fewer than 10 carries in each of last two games after averaging 12.6 over his first five. And with Jacquizz Rodgers, Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith all better at catching the ball out of the backfield, that may not change.

You shouldn't plan on starting Jackson anytime soon, and you wouldn't be wrong to rid yourself of him altogether.


Falcons don't get much production from RBs in Week 7 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) The Falcons didn't get a lot of production from their running backs during a 29-7 loss Week 7 at Baltimore.

Starter Steven Jackson led the way with 22 rushing yards on eight carries. Devonta Freeman was second with 20 rushing yards on two carries, Antone Smith was third on the team with 10 rushing yards on three carries and Jacquizz Rodgers added 9 rushing yards on two carries.

Freeman was the most-active running back in the passing game, totaling five catches for 17 yards. Jackson and Rodgers each had one catch for 3 yards, while Smith had two catches for minus-1 yard.

The Falcons are back in action Week 8 vs. Detroit.


Steven Jackson unlikely to succeed in tough matchup


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson is likely to see a larger role in the offense moving forward than he did in Week 6 when he logged a season-low six touches. However, that doesn't mean he is likely find success in Week 7, with a tough matchup against the Ravens on the way.

Jackson has topped double figures in Fantasy scoring just twice in six games, and seems unlikely to turn that trend around Sunday. The Ravens have allowed just two running backs to reach double figures this season, with none doing so over the last three games.

Jackson's value relies mostly on his ability to get into the end zone, and the Ravens have held running backs out of there in five of six games so far this season. He might sneak in a goal-line carry, but Jackson simply cannot be relied upon in most Fantasy formats for Week 7.