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Fantasy Update

Jul 29, 2014
FFChamps.com
Atlanta running back Steven Jackson suffered a left hamstring injury Monday, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com.Fantasy Spin:It isn't the same hamstring that Jackson strained last season. Falcons coach Mike Smith said he's fully confident Jackson will be ready for Week 1, but the injury is a reminder that Jackson isn't getting any younger. The 31-year-old missed four games last year and rushed for just 3.5 ypc. Rookie Devonta Freeman has a good chance to start at some point this season.
Jul 29, 2014
Rotoworld
Steven Jackson is out indefinitely with a left hamstring injury, but is expected to be ready for Week 1.
Jul 28, 2014
FFToolbox.com
Jackson appears to have some of his explosiveness back early in training camp, according to ESPN's Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure. Jackson suffered from nagging injury concerns, but according to McClure, Jackson "still has a good year in him if he remains healthy. The 31-year old Jackson will compete with Falcons RB Devonta Freeman for touches in 2014, as he endeavors to improve on his 3.45 yards per carry average from last year. FANTASY ANALYSIS: 31 is old for an NFL running back. But Jackson showed some decent stuff in the final games of last season. He's not going to be an elite RB1...
The Falcoholic Jul 29, 2014
With Steven Jackson out until the season opener, it's Devonta Freeman's time to shine

With Steven Jackson out until the season opener, it's Devonta Freeman's time to shine

Fact: Devonta Freeman once put out a fire with a gallon of gasoline With Steven Jackson's hamstring injury, the door appears to be wide open for Devonta Freeman. As Dave pointed out earlier today, it's very possible that he will take the majority of the preseason snaps at running back. And for what it's worth, he's already getting rave reviews from Matt Ryan (credit goes to the AJC for the quote). "He's done a nice job. He's got a lot to learn. Every rookie has a lot on their plate. But specifically, that running back position is tough because you're asked to do so much in the run game....
The Falcoholic Jul 29, 2014

Steven Jackson Injury: RB Hurts Hamstring, Expected Back For Season Opener

The first injury of Falcons training camp strikes, and it's a hamstring issue for Steven Jackson. We now know why Steven Jackson missed practice today, as he apparently suffered a left hamstring injury in Monday's first padded practice. Steven Jackson injured, but expected to be ready for Week 1: http://t.co/O9Tdt7VEPB #aftc14 — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) July 29, 2014 This is an unfortunate blow for Jackson, who was trying to come back healthy and rejuvenated after an injury-marred, frustrating 2013 season that saw him rush for a career-low 543 yards and 3.5 yards per carry. The...
FFToolbox.com Jul 29, 2014

Falcons RB Steven Jackson out with hamstring injury

Jackson injured his hamstring during training camp on Monday, according to Falcons digital media manager Jay Adams via Twitter. Adams says that it was not the same hamstring that kept Jackson out of several games in the 2013 season. The 31-year-old Jackson has amassed 2,395 carries over his nine-year career. In 2013, his first year in Atlanta, Jackson tallied 543 rushing yards on 157 carries, for a 3.5 YPC average. Adams says that Jackson will be in the Falcons lineup for Week 1. FANTASY ANALYSIS: This news puts a damper on the theory that Jackson was primed for a comeback season. While...
Rotoworld Jul 29, 2014

S-Jax out indefinitely with hamstring injury - Steven Jackson (RB) Atlanta Falcons

Steven Jackson is out indefinitely with a left hamstring injury, but is expected to be ready for Week 1.
FFToday Jul 29, 2014

Steven Jackson the latest to be hamstrung

Will be ready for Week 1 Falcons running back Steven Jackson suffered a right hamstring injury and did not participate in practice on Tuesday. "Steven injured his hamstring yesterday," Smith said. "We kept him out. We don't think it's going to be real significant. He will be ready for the first game." (Atlanta Journal Constitution) FF Today's Take: The fact that Smith mentioned Jackson would be ready for the first game gives the impression that the Falcons running back is going to miss a significant amount of time this preseason. This is not the same hamstring that Jackson...
KFFL Jul 29, 2014

Falcons | Steven Jackson has hammy issue

Updating a previous report, Atlanta ...
KFFL Jul 29, 2014

Falcons | Steven Jackson not practicing

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson ...
FFToolbox.com Jul 28, 2014

Falcons RB Steven Jackson looks 'rejuvenated'

Jackson appears to have some of his explosiveness back early in training camp, according to ESPN's Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure. Jackson suffered from nagging injury concerns, but according to McClure, Jackson "still has a good year in him if he remains healthy. The 31-year old Jackson will compete with Falcons RB Devonta Freeman for touches in 2014, as he endeavors to improve on his 3.45 yards per carry average from last year. FANTASY ANALYSIS: 31 is old for an NFL running back. But Jackson showed some decent stuff in the final games of last season. He's not going to be an elite RB1...
Turf Show Times Jul 25, 2014
St. Louis Rams position battles: A closer look at the running back competition

St. Louis Rams position battles: A closer look at the running back competition

The St. Louis Rams have a few running backs on their roster that will be battling to stick to the 53 man roster. One of the most interesting battles in camp for the Rams will revolve around the running back position. Which is a big difference from prior years when All-Pro Steven Jackson was the starter. The Rams don't have Jackson anymore, but this season the Rams will run the ball early and often with Zac Stacy and a powerful offensive line that is ready to smash into defenders. These running backs will be expected to perform well. The Starters When the Rams drafted Stacy last season no...
The Falcoholic Jul 21, 2014

Steven Jackson talks with The Falcoholic about the 2014 season

We've seen the veteran running back do several interviews so far in 2014. It's time for us to ask him some of our own questions. Falcons running back Steven Jackson turns 31 tomorrow. He has 10,681 rushing yards in his career. All the stats look impressive in his bio, but he's certainly not done. Jackson has been busy in the offseason with the media. He's posted several times on his blog, he's been interviewed by a few major news outlets, but I thought it was time for us to see what he thinks about 2014. I asked Jackson about the upcoming season and what his expectations are. Here's what he...
The Falcoholic Jul 18, 2014

Steven Jackson talks Falcons changes, personal life in interview with TDdaily.com

Chatty Steven. Steven Jackson is no stranger to the media these days. The veteran running has showed up several times throughout the offseason in various interviews and personal interest pieces, along with posting his thoughts on his own website. Jackson recently sat down with TDdaily.com to discuss a few topics like Mike Tice's arrival in Atlanta and the upcoming Hard Knocks series on HBO. Jackson has already praised Tice's work with the offensive line. He went on to talk a little more about the style of play in today's NFL, and what Tice brings to the table. It's kind of a new world...
FFToday Jun 30, 2014

Will S-Jax share carries with Freeman?

Veteran turns 31 in July; rookie stood out in OTAs Steven Jackson is the starter. He turns 31 next month and probably has one good season left in him -- but if he is slowed by nagging injuries, the Falcons will turn to someone else. They drafted Devonta Freeman in the fourth round with thoughts of grooming him as the three-down back of the future. If he looks as good in pads as he did in shorts, Jackson might have a battle on his hands. Even the battle for the third running back will be interesting with Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith in the mix. (ESPN) FF Today's Take: It'd...

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