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AFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 7-10-0

2021 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 68 364 5.4 2 75 1

Top Justin Jackson News

  • Chargers' Justin Jackson: Best season to date

    Jackson carried the ball three times for 20 yards in Sunday's 35-32 overtime loss to the Raiders. The fourth-year back finished the season with 68 carries and 364 rushing yards to go along with 22 receptions and 178 receiving yards. He also compiled two rushing touchdowns.

    The 2021 campaign wound up being a career year for the 25-year-old, as Jackson set career highs in carries, rushing yards, receptions and receiving yards, though to be fair almost a third of his total production came in the Week 16 loss against the Texans with Austin Ekeler (COVID-19) sidelined. Jackson has always been a coaching staff's favorite, whether that was Anthony Lynn's braintrust or now current head coach Brandon Staley, but the Northwestern product can never seem to stay healthy long enough to capitalize on the momentum. An unrestricted free agent this offseason, it's unclear whether the Chargers will bring back Jackson on a short-term deal or if recent draft picks Joshua Kelley and Larry Rountree could be asked to take over as the optimal No. 2 behind Ekeler.

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  • Chargers' Justin Jackson: Solid outing as No. 2

    Jackson ran 12 times for 41 yards and caught three passes for 20 yards during Sunday's 34-13 win over the Broncos.

    In Week 16, Jackson exploded for 162 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns in reserve of Austin Ekeler -- who was sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols. However, Ekeler was back with the team in Week 17, but Jackson was still able to produce another solid outing as the No. 2 running back. Ekeler out-touched (20-to-15) and out-paced (112 yards to 61 yards) Jackson, but the ladder was involved enough to warrant fantasy consideration against the Raiders' porus run defense in Week 18.

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  • Chargers' Justin Jackson: Massive effort against Texans

    Jackson rushed the ball 11 times for 64 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 41-29 loss to the Texans. He added eight receptions on nine targets for 98 yards.

    Jackson took on a huge role in the absence of Austin Ekeler (illness) and led the team in both rushing and receiving yards. He was efficient on the ground by averaging 5.8 yards per carry while also finding the end zone on rushes of 17 and nine yards. Jackson further shined in his role as a pass catcher, tallying receptions of 25 and 17 yards. Despite racking up 162 total yards, Jackson will likely be relegated back to his change-of-pace role if Ekeler is back in action for a Week 17 matchup against Denver.

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  • Chargers' Justin Jackson: In line to fill in for Ekeler

    With Austin Ekeler having announced on Instagram that he tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday and won't play Sunday against the Texans, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Jackson is poised for added work in the Chargers' Week 16 backfield.

    As long as Ekeler remains in the NFL's COVID protocols, Jackson figures to head the Chargers' backfield and thus merits fantasy lineup consideration, with Joshua Kelley a candidate for added touches as well and Larry Rountree likely to be active in a depth role against Houston on Sunday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Age: 26
School: Northwestern
Experience: 5