Jackson recorded three solo tackles, one pass breakup and one interception Sunday against the Jaguars. Jackson played 58 of 70 defensive snaps Sunday. The veteran corner hasn't been logging many tackles lately, with just nine in his last three games, and with a matchup against the run-happy Jags, the trend likely will continue. Jags QB Blake Bortles has thrown only one pick in his last three games, which hurts Jackson's chances of creating value in other ways.
Jackson will start at cornerback Sunday against the Titans. With Kevin Johnson and Marcus Burley (both knee) both inactive for Sunday's game, the Texans will look to Jackson to step up. The eighth-year cornerback has played substantial defensive snaps this season, recording 20 tackles (14 solo) and a sack. Since he was a fantasy threat before being named starter, we expect serious IDP output from Jackson now that he's starting.
Jackson had seven tackles, one sack and a forced fumble in Thursday's 13-9 win over Cincinnati. Jackson isn't listed as a starter, but he's typically on the field plenty as the Texans' third corner. That was especially the case Thursday, when both Johnathan Joseph (shoulder) and Kevin Johnson (knee) left the game. No cornerback on the team supports the run better than Jackson, whose forced fumble led to a 49-yard return by Jadeveon Clowney, setting up Houston's first score of the game.
Jackson scored on a 42-yard interception return during the first quarter of Houston's 24-21 win over Jacksonville on Sunday. Jackson read the eyes of Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles and undercut an out route to give Houston a lead before the offense ever stepped onto the field. He missed some time this season due to a hamstring injury, but has been back three weeks now and registered 11 tackles over the last two games.
Jackson had two tackles in his return to the lineup after missing two games, but also gave up a red-zone touchdown to Denver's Demaryius Thomas and a game-long 31-yard reception to Emmanuel Sanders in the Texans' 27-9 loss to the Broncos on Monday night. Jackson struggled in his return, but has had a rough year even when healthy, surrendering a touchdown pass to the Bears' Eddie Royal and a 60-yard reception to Titans' wideout Rishard Matthews. With Kevin Johnson (foot) on the injured reserve, the Texans need Jackson to be better.