Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now
Blog Entry

We love Steven Jackson

Posted on: May 12, 2008 3:38 pm

There was a story out of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch  this weekend about Rams RB Steven Jackson and his impending free agency after this season. A quote from Jackson should have all Fantasy owners pretty excited about his upcoming 2008.

"Well, we all know what happens in a contract year: you ball out," Jackson said. "So, I expect to."

As most Fantasy owners know, contract years are typically good things. For recent proof, check out Ahman Green in 2006 and Jamal Lewis last year. Jackson is a far superior talent than those two and well in his prime.

He also got recent good news that left tackle Orlando Pace is healthy after missing most of last year with a torn rotator cuff. That will improve the offensive line and help Jackson find more running room.

Jackson is in line for a big season. He will likely be drafted in the first six picks of all Fantasy drafts, but I think Jackson will finish as the best running back in Fantasy Football in 2008. In three recent drafts I took part in, Jackson went seventh, fifth and third overall. He should be drafted behind LaDainian Tomlinson, but that's as far as he should go. He will be better than Adrian Peterson, Brian Westbrook and Joseph Addai.

Some owners might shy away from Jackson because of what happened last year, but count on Jackson having a monster season and earning a big pay day. It's time for him to "ball out."

Category: NFL

Since: May 26, 2008
Posted on: May 26, 2008 6:25 pm

We love Steven Jackson

I like the guy, but I would slightly favor all three of those backs (plus Tomlinson).  Bulger is one of the more fragile QBs in the league (if he goes down you'll see 8 in the box on practically every down), Pace could easily reinjure himself, the receiving corps is ancient (though Holt is still good), and the D is terrible (limiting field-time for him).

Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2008 11:22 pm

We love Steven Jackson

things i like about Action Jackson in 08

1) Contract Year
2) Healthy Marc Bulger
3) Speed added at WR Donnie Avery (hopefully he can stretch the field a bit)
4) Al Saunders calling plays
5) Improvement at the Oline (healthy Orlando Pace and added former Titans' G Jacob Bell)
6) I'm keeping him in my fantasy league!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2008 9:26 pm

We love Steven Jackson

I traded for Jackson last year while he was hurt. Even though I knew he was a broken finger nail from being shut down the rest of the season, I still made the trade. He didn't disapoint down the stretch, and now that he's healthy, I agree he may be the top RB in Fantasy Football this year.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or