August 28, 2015

Overall Ranking

286 '13 '12 '11
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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    NO @ ATL

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    ATL @ CIN

  • Week 3 - Sep 18

    TB @ ATL

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    ATL @ MIN

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    ATL @ NYG

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    CHI @ ATL

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    ATL @ BAL

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    DET @ ATL

  • Week 9 - Nov 02


  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    ATL @ TB

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    ATL @ CAR

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    CLE @ ATL

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    ARI @ ATL

  • Week 14 - Dec 08

    ATL @ GB

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    PIT @ ATL

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    ATL @ NO

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    CAR @ ATL

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    ATL 40 @ KC 24

  • Week 3 - Sep 17

    DEN 21 @ ATL 27

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    CAR 28 @ ATL 30

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    ATL 24 @ WAS 17

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    OAK @ ATL

  • Week 7 - Oct 21


  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    ATL @ PHI

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    DAL @ ATL

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    ATL @ NO

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    ARI @ ATL

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    ATL @ TB

  • Week 13 - Nov 29

    NO @ ATL

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    ATL 12 @ CHI 30

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    PHI 31 @ ATL 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    ATL 13 @ TB 16

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    ATL 30 @ SEA 28

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    GB 25 @ ATL 14

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    CAR 17 @ ATL 31

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    ATL 23 @ DET 16

  • Week 8 - Oct 30


  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    ATL 31 @ IND 7

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    NO 26 @ ATL 23

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    TEN 17 @ ATL 23

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    MIN 14 @ ATL 24

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    ATL 10 @ HOU 17

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    ATL 31 @ CAR 23

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    ATL 16 @ NO 45

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    ARI 17 @ STL 13

    22 rushes

    81 rush yards

    0 TDs

    4 receptions

    6 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    ARI 7 @ ATL 41

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    ATL 27 @ NO 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    SF 14 @ ATL 16

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    ATL 20 @ CLE 10

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    SD 17 @ STL 20

    29 rushes

    109 rush yards

    1 TDs

    1 receptions

    2 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    CIN 32 @ ATL 39

  • Week 8 - Oct 31


  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    TB 21 @ ATL 27

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    STL 20 @ SF 23

    20 rushes

    81 rush yards

    1 TDs

    8 receptions

    67 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    ATL 34 @ STL 17

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    GB 17 @ ATL 20

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    ATL 28 @ TB 24

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    ATL 31 @ CAR 10

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    ATL 34 @ SEA 18

  • Week 16 - Dec 27

    NO 17 @ ATL 14

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    CAR 10 @ ATL 31


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Steven Jackson

Atlanta Falcons

2008 - 2011 Statistics

                          RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY

                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats         260     1145      5        42        58       333      1         183.8     12.3

2010 Stats         330     1241      6        46        61       383      0         198.4     12.4

2009 Stats         324     1416      4        51        74       322      0         197.8     13.2

2008 Stats         253     1042      7        40        62       379      1         190.1     15.8

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Steven Jackson has been very reliable over the years so you can feel pretty safe about what you’ll get if you take him on draft night

(+) His touchdown rate has the potential to increase with the expected improvement across the rest of the offensive unit

(+) Pretty much the “go-to guy” of the Rams offense as they comfortably lean on him on a game-to-game basis

(+) Slightly above-average receiver out of the backfield who will usually give you 40+ catches and 300+ yards a year

(+) His 4.4 yard per carry average last season was one of the best of his career…and it was done with opposing defenses almost solely keying in on him

(+) This could be the most talented offense he’s ever had around him, especially with a healthy Sam Bradford

(+) Has a streak of seven-straight seasons of 1,000+ yards and in two of those seasons, he only played 12 games!

(–) Has averaged only 6.5 rushing TDs a year during his career (eight seasons) and has put up more than eight TDs just once

(–) Defenses will continue to play eight men in the box unless the Rams rookie receivers step up and Sam Bradford returns to rookie form

(–) Typically will miss a game or two every season because of his bruising running style

(–) Will be 29-years-old this season, which is typically when running backs tend to slow down (the S-Jax breakdown could be coming)

(–) Isaiah Pead is clearly the heir apparent and has looked the part so far in OTAs

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2009 Review

steven jackson is a badass

Steven Jackson is an absolute beast.  He can do pretty much anything you ask him to do out on a football field, and he showed us this all again in 2009.  The fact of the matter is that his supreme talent is starting to corrode beyond repair the longer he suits up for the St. Louis Doormats.  As usual, the Rams ran SJax into the ground in 2009 despite the team’s woeful record and regardless of his annual injury problems.  They simply lack the talent around him to do anything else, and so Jackson continues to pay the price for the rest of the team’s ineptitude.  However, his desire for the game forced his battered body out onto the field where once again, he demonstrated that it doesn’t matter if opposing teams throw eight in the box against him; he simply can’t be stopped if he doesn’t want to be.

2009 stats - steven jackson

~ Made his second Pro-Bowl team

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

Unless one of the other Rams players does something to give SJax some help in 2010, don’t expect to see better stats than what he put up in 2009.  Not that those numbers aren’t back-end #1 fantasy RB material, but if he happens to get some help from rookie QB Sam Bradford and another WR to team up with Donnie Avery, he could end up among the top 3-5 fantasy RBs in the league.  That said, if the Rams don’t do something to take the pressure off of SJax now, you’re looking at one of the biggest injury-risk players in the league and should be wary of that fact when drafting him to your fantasy team.

~ Despite Bradford being in the mix, defenses will still load up in the box for the first couple of months until he shows he can beat them through the air consistently

~ Without another ‘skill position’ player added to the team, Jackson will be depended on too highly yet again

~ The Rams offensive line is actually shaping up to be pretty darn good unit

~ Jackson’s offseason back surgery to repair a herniated disc could have a lingering affect on his running style

~ SJax is still one of the top 3-5 talented RBs in the league


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Steven Jackson 2009-2010 Season Highlights


Steven Jackson Jacked Up by Sheldon Brown...

...fact is, we think he may have actually liked it

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Jackson signed a six-year, $44.805 million contract in August of ‘08 that contained $20.5 million guaranteed and another $4.495 million available through incentives.  If he averages 1,200 yards rushing and 400 yards receiving over the first four years, he can void the final two seasons of this deal.  Here's the breakdown:

2010 - $6.105 million

2011 - $7.2 million

2012 - $7 million (voidable year)

2013 - $7 million (voidable year)

2014 - Free Agent

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Kenneth Darby is the (weakest in the league) handcuff to SJax

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

Strength of schedule


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Indoor vs Outdoor

Here's a red alert for all Jackson owners.  Over the past three seasons (2007-2009), Jackson has played in 39 games.  He's scored a total of 18 touchdowns and ALL OF THEM have been indoors.  He's scored zero touchdowns in outdoor games the past three seasons.  ZERO.  That's a bigger contrast than Jessica Simpson before and after Tony Romo.  The good news for Jackson owners:  The Rams play 11 indoor games this season...  You might wanna find a handy backup for those other five.

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Injury Report


This guy gets hurt on a more regular basis than Johnny Knoxville. He had offseason back surgery to repair a herniated disc. We considered making him a red light...

Jackson injured again

Head coach Mike Smith announced that tidbit after Tuesday's session, during which Jackson was noticeably absent. Smith said Jackson injured his left hamstring during Monday's practice, which was the first session in pads.

Smith said he doesn't believe the injury is significant and said that the running back is expected to be ready for the Falcons' Week 1 regular season matchup against the Saints at the Georgia Dome on Sept. 7.

Pyro's take: Jackson missed five weeks last season with a hamstring injury, and this is a very inauspicious start to 2014. I hate hamstring injuries, because you can never be 100% sure that they player is not going to re-aggrevate it. This moves SJAX down my tiers.

07/29/14, 08:01 PM CDT by Houdini

Jackson seems at peace in Atlanta

From Steven Jackson's website:

Having a year under my belt here in Atlanta helps tremendously. My teammates and the coaching staff know what it's like to go through a season with me. They trust me to be where I need to be and to be the leader that I am, and they know what they're going to get out of me on a consistent basis.

For me, it helps to not have to learn a new offense, new personalities, and to understand the way things work around here. That allows for all the anxiety to move to the side, and for football to be the focus. I can come in and be confident in what I'm doing, and that itself allows me to be more patient and more trusting.

Personally, I've spent these last four weeks working on timing. A lot of times when you have the offseason to mull over what has possibly gone wrong or what you can do better, you can become a little antsy, so I've focused on doing the reverse of that. I've tried to become a little more patient.

That starts with trusting my offensive linemen, trusting the scheme and trusting that they're going to do their job, which will allow me to do my job. That's a big thing. When things fall apart, you tend to press more and stress out over things when sometimes all you need to do is take a step back and relax, and allow for the trust factor to come back in.

That way, the offensive line will trust in me, and I will trust in them as well.

Pyro's take: I was quite impressed reading Steven Jackson, and he really seems to have a good sense of what is coming this year. He is embracing his role as a team leader, and veteran in the locker room. There is no doubt his first season in Atlanta was a disaster, but the added competition of Davonte Freeman should help his growth as well. He wants to help the rookie and be that leader.

He is going to fall in fantasy drafts, but he could be a good value. There is so much talent on this team, that he should be able to find a lot of open holes. Last season everything that could go wrong did, if all goes right this season, he will be a steal on draft day.

06/30/14, 10:58 PM CDT by Houdini

SJAX unimpressive in return

Falcons running back Steven Jackson, who was returning from a hamstring injury, was held in check in the 27-13 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Jackson, the leading active rusher in the NFL, was held to six yards on 11 carries.

“It was some tough sledding today,” Jackson said. “The Arizona defense came out there and did a really good job against the run. It was definitely not the production that I wanted to see out of myself.”

Pyro's take: We saw this poor outing coming a mile away. When asked last week if he was 100% Jackson had said he was as good as he was going to be. That was the first tip off that he was not 100%, but going to give it a go anyway. Then there was the fact that the Cardinals are one stout defense against the run.

Jackson should be able to find more openings next week against the Panthers, but he would greatly benefit from Roddy White making his return, but there is no guarantee that will be any time soon.

10/28/13, 05:36 PM CDT by Houdini

Jackson to return this week

Falcons running back Steven Jackson met with the media today for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on Sept. 15.

He returned to practice on Wednesday and plans to play against Arizona on Sunday.

Here’s what he had to say:

ON HOW HE FEELS: “Good. Going to get out there this afternoon and see how it feels and just go from there, being mindful that the game is Sunday and now Wednesday.. Looking forward to it.”

ENCOURAGED: “The leg is feeling a lot better. I've seen the doctor more times than I'd like to and finally he and I are on the same page. It's been encouraging enough, the progress that I've made, to give it a go.”

HOW CLOSE TO 100 PERCENT: “I don't think any time after Week 1 you are 100 percent. But I feeling up to this point well enough to give it a go and be out there and be effective like Day One.”

Pyro's take: Hooray, finally SJAX is going to get back on the field. Those of you who have been holding onto him will finally get to reap some rewards with him back in your lineup.

There is no doubt that with Julio Jones gone for the season, and Roddy White still unable to return, Jackson is going to play a prominent role in the Falcons offense. Get him in your lineup.

10/23/13, 06:03 PM CDT by Houdini

Steven Jackson out for week 5

Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson has been ruled out for Monday's game against the New York Jets because of a hamstring injury, coach Mike Smith said Saturday.

Smith held out hope that Jackson might recover in time to suit up. But the veteran running back was simply an observer at practice throughout the entire week.

Pyro's take: Well now it looks like you can peg week 7 after the Falcons bye for Jackson's return. This will give Jason Snelling and Jacquizz Rodgers another week to split the carries. Jackson had better come back with a vengeance when he returns to help ease the pain he has caused fantasy owners this season.

10/05/13, 01:29 PM CDT by Houdini

Steven Jackson might be out till week 7

Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson could be out longer than originally anticipated because of a lingering hamstring injury,’s Vaughn McClure reported Monday.

According to the report, Jackson will be out another 2-3 weeks — which could keep him on the sidelines until Week 7. He will likely miss this week’s game against the New England Patriots, as well as the following week’s matchup against the New York Jets. The Falcons have a bye in Week 6.

Pyro's take: This is not the news we were looking to hear on Jackson's injury. The good news is if your team is able to survive until his return he should be 100% healthy and ready to use those fresh legs to his advantage in the second half of the season.

09/24/13, 06:19 PM CDT by Houdini

Steven Jackson has a thigh injury

Falcons running back Steven Jackson left Sunday's game against the Rams with a first-quarter thigh injury. Jackson apparently was injured when he scored on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan in the first quarter. Jackson was escorted to the locker room during the ensuing kickoff.

Pyro's take: So much for Jackson's revenge as it turned into Montezuma's revenge for him leaving with a thigh injury. This is the same type of injury that happened to him in 2011 and caused him to miss 2 weeks. It will be important to see if he can practice this week, but you should have a backup plan if he is inactive.

Jacquizz Rodgers would step into the starting role, and could give you a decent 1 week replacement, but he will not come close to putting up the fantasy points that Jackson will in this offense.

09/16/13, 05:47 PM CDT by Houdini

Steven Jackson eager to face the Rams in week 2

“I mean, I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to get the win. Of course I want to get the win, but I have to come out there and just remain in the zone, in my focus and not get too up. When you allow emotions to take over, your wind becomes shorter, you are not even thinking, you’re not on your A-game, so I have to remind myself to stay in control, have the intensity that I normally play with and dial in and treat this game as (any other) I have done over the years.”

Pyro's take: This should be the game that Jackson had circled on schedule as soon as it came out. Jackson was sent out of St. Louis with the coaching staff wanting him to accept a committee role in the running game. Jackson is now the workhorse back for the Falcons and had 77 yards on 11 carries in week 1, including a 50-yard run. Jackson should see a lot more carries this week as his new team looks to help him exact some revenge on his old team.

09/12/13, 09:09 PM CDT by Houdini

Pro Bowl: SJax replaced by Frank Gore

Rams running back Steven Jackson will be sitting out this year's Pro Bowl due to a herniated disc in his back. 49ers RB Frank Gore will be taking his place on the NFC roster.

Pyro's take: Jackson dealt with his back problem for the most of the season, so missing this game comes as no surprise. Even though Gore missed a couple of games this year, he still put up a career high in touchdowns this year (10 rushing, 3 receiving).

01/28/10, 04:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Steven Jackson active and ready to go

The Rams decided to keep running back Steven Jackson active for the game against the 49ers today. He will of course make his normal start.

Pyro's take: Great news for those of you who play in your fantasy Super Bowl this week. You got lucky, though, as the Rams have nothing to play for and would likely rather lose this game to secure the No. 1 overall draft pick next year.

01/03/10, 11:45 AM CST by Dawgmaticå

Steven Jackson active and starting

Rams running back Steven Jackson (back, illness) has been declared active and will start against the Texans today.

Pyro's take: The flu bug that hit the team seems to have come and gone as most of the regular players are active today. As usual, SJax is a must-start on your fantasy football team.

12/20/09, 11:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå

Steven Jackson very questionable for Sunday

Not only is Rams running back Steven Jackson dealing with back spasms, but he also sat out practice today with flu-like symptoms and is highly questionable to play against the Texans this Sunday.

Pyro's take: The Rams had to cancel practice on Thursday because members of the team, including QB Kyle Boller and possibly WR Brandon Gibson, had caught the swine flu, but it's unclear if that is what SJax came down with as well. Check back Sunday to see what the story is and whether you can play him on your fantasy team this weekend or not.

12/18/09, 03:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Steven Jackson takes Wednesday off

Rams running back Steven Jackson (back spasms) took the day off on Wednesday in the hopes he can get in some practice time later in the week.

Pyro's take: Jackson doesn't seem to be missing games due to the injury, so it's safe to use the big RB on your fantasy football team this weekend.

12/17/09, 11:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå

Steven Jackson listed as questionable

Rams running back Steven Jackson (back spasms) went through a few plays in practice for the first time in weeks and is being listed as questionable on the team's Week 14 injury report.

Pyro's take: Jackson should play as usual on Sunday, but he might have a tough time finding holes against a strong Titans rush D. He's still a must-start on your fantasy football team this weekend.

12/11/09, 05:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Steven Jackson still sitting out practice

Rams running back Steven Jackson (back spasms) was still on the sidelines at practice today.

Pyro's take: This is the same routine he's been going through for a couple of weeks now, and since he hasn't missed a game yet, we don't expect him to this week either. Check back just to be sure, but we're guessing it's safe to keep him in your fantasy football lineup for now.

12/10/09, 06:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Steven Jackson takes Wednesday off

Rams running back Steven Jackson (back spasms) sat out practice Wednesday as he continues to try and rest up his back for the game against the Titans this weekend.

Pyro's take: SJax will almost certainly play on Sunday, as he has fought through his injury the past two weeks to suit up on game day. As usual, he is a must-start on your fantasy team regardless of the matchup.

12/10/09, 09:45 AM CST by Dawgmaticå

Steven Jackson active and ready to go

Rams running back Steven Jackson (back spasms) is active for the game against the Bears today and will start as usual.

Pyro's take: Get him in your fantasy football lineup if you took him out for any reason. He should have a lot of fun going up against a Lance Briggs-less Bears D today.

12/06/09, 11:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå

Steven Jackson misses full week of practice

Rams running back Steven Jackson (back spasms) missed the full week of practice and is being listed as questionable on the team's Week 13 injury report. According to coach Steve Spagnuolo, Jackson's back “just hasn’t calmed down to where we want it, and we certainly don’t want to reaggravate it.”

Pyro's take: This doesn't sound good for SJax, as Jackson was also quoted as saying that he is extremely concerned that the Chicago weather will have a bad effect on his back.
Check back with us Sunday morning to see if he is active against the Bears or not before sticking him in your fantasy football lineup.

12/04/09, 03:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Steven Jackson only does jog-through Thursday

Rams running back Steven Jackson (back spasms) missed practice on Thursday, but did do the jog-through with the team. He also said that he will be playing against the Bears on Sunday.

Pyro's take: We expect Jackson to play as he did last week, but keep checking back with us just to be sure you can keep him as the RB1 on your fantasy football team.

12/03/09, 05:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Jackson sits out Rams practice on Wednesday

Rams running back Steven Jackson (back spasms) sat out practice on Wednesday in order to have a better chance of going against the Bears this weekend.

Pyro's take: Jackson shouldn't miss the game, but you might want to keep checking back with us this week before starting him on your fantasy football team this Sunday.

12/02/09, 03:45 PM CST by Dawgmaticå