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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: 12 | Owned/Started%: 96/48 | Average Draft Position: 103.35
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RB Steven Jackson, cut by Falcons, isn't planning to retire


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Though he's without a team at the moment, running back Steven Jackson has no plans to retire. 

The Falcons officially released Jackson Thursday night, with immediate questions emerging about his future. On his own website, though, Jackson posted a statement saying he isn't hanging up the cleats just yet.  

"A lot has been written lately about my future," Jackson wrote. "There are questions about my age, and what I have left in the tank. Of that, I will simply say this. For the first nine years of my career, I was used like a battering ram, punishing opposing defense over four quarters of a game. Maybe you stopped me the first five times I got the ball, but by the 15th or 20th time I got it, late in a game -- let's just say you were really feeling me at that point.

"Make no mistake: I can still punish a defense. I still have a warrior's heart. There are 1,000-yard seasons left in these legs. I know what I am still capable of, and I have every intention of proving it."

Jackson also admitted his two seasons with the Falcons were a disappointment as the organization did not reach the postseason in either season. He combined for only 1,250 yards in 2013 and 2014 after posting eight consecutive seasons with over 1,000 yards when he was with the Rams. 


Falcons release running back Steven Jackson


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) The Falcons released running back Steven Jackson on Thursday, the team announced.

Jackson was owed $3.75 million in 2015, but with running back Devonta Freeman on the roster, it appears Jackson is expendable. In 2014, Jackson rushed for 707 yards and six touchdowns on 190 carries.

By cutting Jackson, the Falcons saved $3.7 million against the salary cap, reports the NFL Network.


Report: RB Steven Jackson not expected back with Falcons


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan wouldn't say whether veteran Steven Jackson will be back with the Falcons, saying only that he's still evaluating the running backs, reports ESPN.com. The website does not expect the Falcons to retain Jackson, who's owed $3.75 million in 2015.

Shanahan said he loved running back Devonta Freeman coming out of college. Freeman averaged 3.8 yards per carry as a rookie but caught 30 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown. If the Falcons part ways with Jackson, who turns 32 this summer, Freeman would be in for a sizable workload.


Steven Jackson among notable players inactive for Falcons


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) The following players were ruled inactive for the Falcons in Week 17 against Carolina: cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Charles Godfrey, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Stansly Maponga, quarterback Sean Renfree, tackle Jonathan Scott and linebacker Tyler Starr.

Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Jackson could return to action in the postseason, if Atlanta defeat Carolina on Sunday.


Report: Falcons' Steven Jackson won't play vs. Panthers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson will not play Sunday's pivotal regular season finale against the Panthers, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.

Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. He compiled 707 yards and six touchdowns on the ground this season. If Jackson is inactive, Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Rodgers received 12 touches and Freeman got eight against the Saints.

Atlanta opened up as a 2 1/2-point home favorite. The line has now moved to 3 points in favor of the Falcons. The winner takes the NFC South title.


Falcons list five as questionable for regular season finale


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2014) 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
(12/26/2014) 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
(12/26/2014) 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.