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Falcons | Steven Jackson out for game

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:50:34 -0800

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) has been ruled out for the rest of the team's Week 16 game because of his quadriceps injury.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson's availability for Week 17 is uncertain because of the injury. Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman likely would share time at running back next week if Jackson misses the game and could be flex option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson leaves with injury

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:14:19 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps injury in Week 16 and is considered questionable to return.

Fantasy Tip: Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers likely will split playing time if Jackson has to miss extended time. Neither would be a great option on FantasyScore at this point.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson a full go

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:32:03 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is probable for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson should be ready to go in Week 12, and has a nice matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Jackson will cost $4,900 this week. If he can't go or is limited, Devonta Freeman would receive most of the work and will cost $3,000 in FantasyScore.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson out with illness

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:28:56 -0800

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (illness) was out of practice with an illness Thursday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson ($4,900) should be able to play against the Cleveland Browns, who have allowed the third-most rushing yards (1,190) this season. That makes Jackson a decent play at FantasyScore, but if you're looking for more upside, Devonta Freeman ($3,000) is the better play - not to mention he's a bargain.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson sitting out

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:33:22 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known why Jackson was not on the field during practice, so owners should watch for an update in the near future. Jackson costs $4,900 on FantasyScore but may not be the best option to use this week. Devonta Freeman would receive more work if Jackson is not able to play and would be a good flex option at $3,000.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman to step into bigger role

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:06:07 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is likely to step into a bigger backfield role with RB Antone Smith (leg) out for the rest of the season. RB Steven Jackson remains the starter, however.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is the most explosive runner on Atlanta's roster with Smith suffering a season-ending injury. That makes Freeman worth a waiver-wire acquisition for depth. Against the Cleveland Browns in Week 12, Freeman is an intriguing flex play.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson has best game of year

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 14:43:21 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson carried 16 times for a season-high 81 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also added two receptions for 14 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson had 18 touches to lead all Atlanta runners, with Davonta Freeman and Antone Smith each a distant second with four touches. Jackson is still only worth a look as a low-end RB2 or flex play in FantasyScore only if his Week 10 salary remains low.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson ready to go

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 11:19:30 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) will be healthy going into Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said Jackson is in good shape, has looked fast and has fresh legs.

Fantasy Tip: There's no telling how long Jackson will remain healthy, but he is at least a good flex option this week in what figures to be a high-scoring contest. Jackson costs $5,200 on FantasyScore.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson healthy

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:29:54 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) did not appear on the team's Week 1 injury report.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson is a low-risk play this week at $5,200 on FantasyScore. If the Falcons can compete with the high-flying New Orleans Saints offense, Jackson could outperform his price tag this week as an RB3.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson to play?

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:58:05 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) could play a few snaps tonight to test out his injured hamstring, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson is slated to play Week 1, so he probably won't see much action, if any. Jackson's health is already a concern heading into the season. He should be considered a flex option.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson could play

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:21:40 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) could receive some playing time in the final preseason game, according to head coach Mike Smith. Jackson is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: It would be good for Jackson to get some playing time before the start of the season. It appears like Jackson will be ready to go for Week 1 and likely will be in most starting lineups in fantasy leagues.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson practicing

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:06:41 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is participating in practice Monday, Aug. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson has been sidelined with a hamstring injury during training camp, but it looks like he is making his way back. Jackson probably will be the team's starter if he is healthy. Owners should consider Jackson as a weekly flex option if they select him in their drafts.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson remains out

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:43:04 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson has missed several practices because of the injury, and his status for the regular season is uncertain at this point. Devonta Freeman could receive more playing time because of Jackson's injury. Jackson will enter the season as the starter if healthy, but Freeman will get carries during the season. Both Jackson and Freeman could be weekly flex options in some leagues.

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Falcons | Two more don't practice

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:36:24 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) and OT Gabe Carimi (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 19.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson not practicing

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:29:05 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is not participating in practice Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Fantasy Tip: The hamstring injury continues to linger for Jackson. While there is still plenty of time for him to be ready for Week 1, Jackson should be viewed as a low-end No. 2 running back on draft day.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson working on side

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:14:15 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is working on a side field during practice Thursday, Aug. 14. Jackson is working with the training staff and is taking part in agility drills.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson still has a few weeks left to get ready for the regular season. Jackson is the starting running back but could lose some work to the other running backs on the roster. Owners should consider Jackson as a low-end No. 2 running back or a weekly flex option.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson sitting

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:25:20 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson's decline has been pretty evident. He's best-served as an RB3 if you can draft him that late.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson works on the side

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:22:34 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) did some agility drills on the side during practice Monday, Aug. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Nagging injuries continue to plague Jackson, and at this point, you should be cautious about drafting him. However, he has a chance to be a RB2 if he can manage to stay healthy, making him a nice gamble if you can grab him late enough.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson has hammy issue

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:16:11 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) injured his hamstring Monday, July 28, which is why he wasn't practicing Tuesday, July 29. Head coach Mike Smith said Jackson will be ready for the team's first game.

Fantasy Tip: This is not what you want to see from an aging running back entering his age-31 season. Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman could have heavy workloads if S-Jax continues to be bugged by nagging injuries all year long.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson not practicing

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:20:07 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson was not at practice Tuesday, July 29. There was no indication of an injury, but stay tuned.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman could push Steven Jackson for PT

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:35:52 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will be groomed into the team's three-down back of the future, and he might battle RB Steven Jackson for playing time this year if he continues to look good. The battle for the third running back will be between RBs Antone Smith and Jacquizz Rodgers.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson may have short leash

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:28:36 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson, who is entering his age-31 season and likely only has one good season left in him, could find himself with less playing time if he is slowed by nagging injuries in 2014. Until then, though, Jackson is considered the team's starter.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson dealt with some nagging injuries last year, and by the end of the season, he looked just plain old and lacked explosiveness at the line. Don't be surprised to see Devonta Freeman handle more of the work as the season progresses, with S-Jax handling goal-line duties. If you own Jackson, Freeman is a necessary handcuff.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson wants strong running game

Fri, 23 May 2014 20:42:35 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson said he wants to make sure the team has a top-10 running game this upcoming season.

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Falcons | Mike Smith believes in Steven Jackson

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:08:57 -0700

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is optimistic that RB Steven Jackson will bounce back from a disappointing 2013 season in which he played in only 12 games due to a hamstring injury and averaged a career-low 3.5 yards per carry. Jackson finished the year with six touchdowns in the final six games, however. Atlanta uses a committee at running back with Jackson and RBs Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson has always been injury-prone, and now that he's on the wrong side of 30, that'll become more of an issue. More usage of Rodgers and Smith would be wise if the Falcons want to keep S-Jax healthy over the full season. His numbers from last year should be what you should expect moving forward, especially in a committee backfield.

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Falcons | Several could be cap casualties

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:59:17 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons could consider releasing CB Asante Samuel, FS Thomas DeCoud, RB Steven Jackson, LB Stephen Nicholas and DE Osi Umenyiora this offseason to create some salary cap space.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson fined

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 07:18:50 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson was fined $7,875 for a facemask penalty in Week 15.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson with best game

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 06:04:17 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson had his best game of the season in Week 13 with 23 carries for 84 yards and two touchdowns.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson probable

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:27:49 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (toe) fully practiced and is probable for Week 11.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson limited

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:02:12 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (toe) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 14.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson limited

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:22:19 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

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Falcons | Want to run Steven Jackson more

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:06:22 -0800

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter wants to lean upon RB Steven Jackson more than he has since the running back returned from injury. "My opinion is Steven Jackson is a workhorse running back and we haven't been able to work him," Koetter said Tuesday, Nov. 12. "I mean, I think Steven is one of those guys that gets better the more he touches it." Jackson's season-high for carries is 13 against the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson is averaging a career-low 3.2 yards per carry, but he has been injured. Koetter's plan to get Jackson more carries is great news for fantasy owners. However, Jackson and the Falcons face a difficult matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11, as Tampa ranks fifth in the league in rushing defense.

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Falcons | Roddy White, Steven Jackson ineffective in loss

Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:34:38 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White, who returned this week from ankle and hamstring injuries, had just one catch for 20 yards in a 33-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Nov. 10. His teammate, RB Steven Jackson, managed only 11 yards on nine carries in the defeat.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson run streak on thin ice

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 01:42:05 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson must average 107.5 yards rushing over the last eight games to extend his streak of 1,000-yard seasons to eight in a row. He has just 140 yards in four games this season, having missed four others with an injury.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson probable

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:35:37 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is probable for Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: While it looks like Jackson is ready to go, he may be limited in game action and split time with Jacquizz Rodgers. Be prepared for the team to be cautious with Jackson.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson limited

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:07:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 24.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson practicing

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:54:28 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is participating practice Thursday, Oct. 24. Jackson did not suffer a setback and is expected to play in Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson is probably a risky play if he gets on to the field this week. He will likely split time with Jacquizz Rodgers. Also, the Falcons matchup against the Cardinals is not a great one. If you have other options, you may want to consider them this week.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson limited in practice

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:26:50 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson practices

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:15:09 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 23, but he'll need to make it through practice this week without a setback in order to start in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals. RBs Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling have combined for 319 yards on 93 carries with Jackson out.

Fantasy Tip: Expect to see plenty of Rodgers and Snelling, even if S-Jax suits up. This makes him a risky RB option this weekend.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson believes he will play

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:39:35 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) said he plans on playing in the team's Week 8 game.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson has missed the last four games because of the injury, but it appears like he will be able to play Week 8. There is a good chance that he could be limited if he does play, so owners should lower their expectations for him. He should be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option if he is in the lineup.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson expected to practice

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:25:28 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is expected to return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Great news to see Jackson get back on the practice field. Keep an eye on practice reports later in the week to get a better idea of how close he is to returning to game action.

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Falcons | Week 7 Inactives

Sun, 20 Oct 2013 08:40:24 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons have declared LB Chase Thomas, OG Harland Gunn, FS Kemal Ishmael, WR Roddy White, OT Sam Baker, RB Steven Jackson, DL Travian Robertson inactive for Week 7.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson to miss Week 7

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:48:15 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling probably will continue to share snaps at running back but could be more involved in the passing game because of Roddy White's injury. Rodgers and Snelling should be considered as No. 2 running backs or flex options this week.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson sits

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:51:14 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) was out of practice Friday, Oct. 18.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson misses practice

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:03:05 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

Fantasy Tip: It appears like Jackson will miss another game because of his hamstring injury. Jason Snelling and Jacquizz Rodgers likely will continue to share carries and probably should be considered flex options if Jackson is out.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson does not practice

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:30:09 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson unlikely this week

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 05:44:59 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is unlikely to return to action in Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: Expect a heavy dosage of Jacquizz Rodgers with Jason Snelling (concussion) likely healthy enough to take the short yardage and goal-line work.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson sitting

Tue, 15 Oct 2013 07:47:10 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is not practicing Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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Falcons | No update on Steven Jackson

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:12:27 -0700

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith would not say if RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) will be able to participate in practice this week.

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Falcons | Week 5 Inactives

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:11:42 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons have declared LB Akeem Dent, TE Chase Coffman, OG Harland Gunn, FS Kemal Ishmael, OT Sam Baker, RB Steven Jackson, SS Zeke Motta inactive for Week 5.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson to miss Week 5

Sat, 05 Oct 2013 09:55:54 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Jason Snelling and Jacquizz Rodgers likely will continue to share playing time at running back with Jackson out. Since neither running back likely will see a majority of the carries, both Snelling and Rodgers should be considered flex options this week.

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