Jackson carried the ball nine times for 72 yards and also caught one of his two receptions for 32 yards in Sunday's 38-21 win over the Chiefs. It's worth noting the Chiefs benched the majority of their starters having already locked up the No. 1 seed in the AFC prior to Sunday's affair, but the 104 total yards on just 10 touches is still a nice reminder of Jackson's talents after being buried behind Kalen Ballage for much of the second half of the season. Austin Ekeler, who left Sunday's game with a concussion, will still be the unquestioned starter entering next year, but there will be legitimate intrigue regarding the backup role with Ballage, Jackson, 2020 fourth-round pick Joshua Kelley and possibly a few more names all in the mix for the position in 2021. Perhaps more crucially for Jackson's fantasy prospects will be the status of head coach Anthony Lynn, whose insistence on utilizing two backs has given Jackson far more opportunities than one might expect given his prospect profile. A change at head coach and in offensive philosophy might relegate Jackson, and to a larger extent any Chargers running back aside from Ekeler, from a capable fringe backup in deeper leagues to a complete afterthought.
Jackson tallied just four yards on two carries in the 19-16 win over the Broncos on Sunday. Not much to see here as Jackson registered just eight offensive snaps -- eight less than clear-cut backup Kalen Ballage and a whopping 29 less than starter Austin Ekeler. Despite playing in just eight games this season, the third-year pro needs just nine more yards to surpass his career-high in rushing.
Jackson (coach's decision) won't suit up in Thursday's game against the Raiders. Jackson served as a depth option at running back in last week's win over the Falcons, rushing the ball just three times for nine yards. The Northwestern product didn't return to prominence as some might have hoped after coming off injured reserve Saturday, and this news confirms his slide down the depth chart. With Jackson sidelined, Austin Ekeler, Kalen Ballage and Joshua Kelley will be the running backs for Thursday's divisional matchup.
Jackson (knee) carried the ball three times for nine yards and caught all three of his targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Falcons. Fantasy managers hoping Jackson would return to some sort of prominence after coming off injured reserve earlier last week officially had their hopes dashed Sunday, as the third-year tailback saw just 11 offensive snaps and woefully trailed Austin Ekeler and Kalen Ballage in terms of playing time. Ekeler evidently suffered a quad injury during the win, which was serious enough for the Chargers to estimate him as a nonparticipant in Monday's practice, but even if Ekeler were to miss time, expect Ballage to be the primary workhorse with Jackson simply chipping in as a secondary option.
Jackson (knee) was activated from injured reserve Saturday. It'll be interesting to see where Jackson fits into a running back equation that has gotten more complicated with the emergence of Kalen Ballage and return of Austin Ekeler (hamstring). Considering the backfield will likely run through the aforementioned names first and foremost, it's hard to envision a scenario where Jackson returns to fantasy relevancy so long as Ekeler and Ballage are healthy.
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