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39 Steven Jackson RB

Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%63%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
121575433.560

Player Updates

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Steven Jackson misses practice
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Falcons running back Steven Jackson missed Tuesday's practice, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The team has not said whether Jackson is hurt or just getting a day off.

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Devonta Freeman to push Steven Jackson?
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Steven Jackson is fully expected to begin the season as the Falcons' primary rusher, but ESPN has seen enough from rookie running back Devonta Freeman to believe that he'll push Jackson enough to make it a camp battle worth watching

Per ESPN, Freeman was drafted with the intention of eventually being a three-down player for the Falcons. But "[i]f he looks as good in pads as he did in shorts, Jackson might have a battle on his hands." 

Jackson will turn 31 before the start of the season and has well over 2,500 career carries. 

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'No sweeping changes' to Falcons run game
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Falcons' official team website reports that there will be "no sweeping changes" to the team's run game after finishing 32nd in the league in rush yards in 2013. Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said there wouldn't be an uptick or a downswing in the number of run plays he calls. Instead, he's expecting new players on the O-line and in the backfield to mesh with the old strategy. 

"We're going to be a better running football team, starting with the offensive line and progressing throughout the team," Koetter said. "We'll be more committed to it."

Steven Jackson is expected to be the starter with rookie Devonta Freeman and vet Jacquizz Rodgers behind him. After having a down year that included missing time with an injury, he says he'll be ready. 

"I've always prided myself on being able to go stronger through the game," he said. "With having favorable boxes, which I anticipate, I think we'll be quite OK."

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Falcons still like big back Steven Jackson
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Falcons coach Mike Smith admitted that the running back position was going through a transition "in terms of value." But speaking at the NFL Owners Meeting this week in Orlando, Smith still believes it's important to have a big, physical back, which he has in Steven Jackson

"You've got to be able to run the football and run the football when everybody knows that you're going to do that," Smith said. "And when you're in that situation you've got to have a big back. We felt that Steven was the type of running back that we were looking for. Unfortunately Steven was injured last year and we really didn't get a chance to see what he was capable of doing until the last four or five games. But you've got to have a big back when you've got to get two or three yards or you've got to change your gameplan based on weather, especially late in the season, and you've got to be able to run the football."

Jackson finished last year with 543 yards on 157 carries (3.5 avg.) with six touchdowns in 12 games. He added 33 grabs for 191 yards and another score. 

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Mike Smith: We'll see the real S-Jax in 2014
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Falcons coach Mike Smith said an early-season hamstring pull prevented running back Steven Jackson from showing his full talent in 2013. Smith expects a much better running game, bolstered by a stronger offensive line, in 2014.

"I don't think we really got a chance to see what Steven was capable of doing until the last three or four games," Smith said.

Jackson, who turns 31 in July, averaged a career-low 3.5 yards per carry but scored six touchdowns over the final six games.

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Schedule
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2004St. Louis Rams1431346735.0484537
2005St. Louis Rams151525410464.1518650
2006St. Louis Rams161634615284.45913974
2007St. Louis Rams121223710024.2545836
2008St. Louis Rams121125310424.1567658
2009St. Louis Rams151532414164.45841061
2010St. Louis Rams161633012413.8426760
2011St. Louis Rams151526011454.4475650
2012St. Louis Rams161625810454.1464547
2013Atlanta Falcons12121575433.5506326
TOTAL1431312553106814.2596265499
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2004St. Louis Rams143191899.9280406
2005St. Louis Rams1515433207.42721012
2006St. Louis Rams1616908069.06437131
2007St. Louis Rams1212382717.13713012
2008St. Louis Rams1211403799.55315215
2009St. Louis Rams1515513226.33803016
2010St. Louis Rams1616463838.34904115
2011St. Louis Rams1515423337.95011117
2012St. Louis Rams1616383218.42203013
2013Atlanta Falcons1212331915.82511010
TOTAL14313144035158.0649325147
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2004St. Louis Rams14300---0---0000/000---
2005St. Louis Rams151500---0---0000/000---
2006St. Louis Rams161600---0---0000/000---
2007St. Louis Rams121211100.022.002100/000118.8
2008St. Louis Rams121100---0---0000/000---
2009St. Louis Rams151500---0---0000/000---
2010St. Louis Rams161600---0---0000/000---
2011St. Louis Rams151500---0---0000/000---
2012St. Louis Rams161600---0---0000/000---
2013Atlanta Falcons121200---0---0000/000---
TOTAL14313111100.022.002100/000118.8
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2004St. Louis Rams1447919.82300
2005St. Louis Rams1500---000
2006St. Louis Rams1600---000
2007St. Louis Rams1200---000
2008St. Louis Rams1200---000
2009St. Louis Rams1500---000
2010St. Louis Rams1600---000
2011St. Louis Rams1500---000
2012St. Louis Rams1600---000
2013Atlanta Falcons1200---000
TOTAL14347919.82300
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2004St. Louis Rams1411.000000.0000
2005St. Louis Rams1522.000000.0000
2006St. Louis Rams1611.000000.0000
2007St. Louis Rams1211.000000.0000
2008St. Louis Rams1211.000000.0000
2009St. Louis Rams1511.000000.0000
2010St. Louis Rams1611.000000.0000
2011St. Louis Rams1511.000000.0000
2012St. Louis Rams1600.000000.0000
2013Atlanta Falcons1211.000000.0000
TOTAL1431010.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2004St. Louis Rams1411000000
2005St. Louis Rams1533001010
2006St. Louis Rams1642020020
2007St. Louis Rams1252020020
2008St. Louis Rams1253010010
2009St. Louis Rams1522010-210
2010St. Louis Rams1611010010
2011St. Louis Rams1521020020
2012St. Louis Rams1600000000
2013Atlanta Falcons1200000000
TOTAL1432315091-2100
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/240
Birthdate:
7/22/1983
Age:
31
Hometown:
Las Vegas, NV, USA
School:
Oregon State
NFL Experience:
11
Awards:
Fantasy Games