Sep 24, 2013
The news on veteran tailback Steven Jackson continues to get worse for fantasy owners.
According to Falcons beat writer Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Jackson’s ailing hamstring injury will likely sideline him until week 7 or later.
McClure writes: “The Atlanta Falcons running back, who missed Sunday’s 27-23 loss to the Dolphins while nursing a hamstring injury, is still expected to be sidelined another two to three weeks, according to a league source. That means Jackson is set to miss Sunday night’s showdown with the Patriots”
The Falcons will likely continue to use Jason Snelling and Jaquizz Rodgers in tandem at tailback while Jackson is on the mend, with Rodgers acting as the third-down back and Snelling as the goal line carrier.
Neither player is worthy as a start as a number 2 running back in standard 10-team formats, however, each player could be used as a flex option for owners playing in 12 and 14 team leagues.
Snelling rushed for 53 yards on 11 carries, with four receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown week 3 against a tough Miami defense. Rodgers rushed for 86 yards on 18 carries, including an impressive 18 yard carry late in the fourth quarter.