Though he remained a fairly consistent part of the offense when
In Week 14 at Green Bay, they'll be facing a team that ranks 26th against the run, allowing 125.9 yards per game, and has given up the ninth-most Fantasy points to running backs. The Packers allowed a combined 211 rushing yards to the Lions' Reggie Bush and Joique Bell last week, but the Falcons don't figure to pull away in this game quite like the Lions did, leaving fewer opportunities for their backup running back.
With Jackson likely to take advantage of the favorable matchup himself, Rodgers is a long shot to get more than a handful of carries in this one. In most cases, you'll want to keep him reserved in Fantasy.
After going six games without a touchdown to kick off his first season in Atlanta,
Matchups most likely have something to do with Jackson's turnaround. In his first four games back from a hamstring injury beginning in Week 8, he faced the Cardinals, Panthers, Seahawks and Buccaneers, who all rank in the top 15 against the run. In Week 12, he faced the Saints, who rank 16th, and in Week 13, he faced the Bills, who rank 24th.
In Week 14, he visits the Packers, who rank 26th against the run, allowing 125.9 yards per game. They've given up the ninth-most Fantasy points to running backs this season and allowed a combined 211 rushing yards to the Lions' Reggie Bush and Joique Bell last week.
Chances are Jackson won't rush for 211 yards against the Packers, but he should build off his performance of the last two weeks and has a decent chance of finding the end zone again. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank him among their top 12 running backs for this week, which is saying something.
Jackson ran the ball 23 times for 84 yards and two scores. He nearly had a third score, as the refs overturned a touchdown catch by Harry Douglas, which put the ball on the one yard line. Jackson failed to convert. For his second touchdown, Jackson was able to take advantage of a defensive pass interference penalty, which gave the Falcons the ball on e the one yard line. Despite the strong game, Jackson averaged only 3.7 yards per carry.
Jackson will take on the Packers Week 14.
Buffalo has done a good job limiting opposing running backs this season, allowing an average of 14 Fantasy points per game. Through 11 games, the team has allowed just four rushing touchdowns. The team has only allowed two running back to surpass 100 rushing yards in a game this season.
Jackson hasn't exceeded 100 yards rushing in any game this season. Since returning from his hamstring injury, Jackson has had a tough time putting up big numbers. He is coming off his best game of the season, scoring his first rushing touchdown Week 11. But in four of his last five games, he's averaged under four yards per carry. Considering his struggles and his matchup, he's not a strong Fantasy play.
Jackson, playing in his seventh game of the season, rushed for 63 yards on 16 carries in the game, and scored from 1-yard out in the first quarter. He nearly finished without a touchdown yet again, as his score came only after a touchdown was called back via replay review.
Jackson added three receptions for 16 yards, as he was held under 100 all-purpose yards for the sixth straight game. The 30-year-old heads into Week 13 against the Bills with 255 yards and a 3.45 yards-per-carry average, the lowest of his career.