Justin Jackson
Justin Jackson
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Los Angeles Chargers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The 2018 seventh-round selection was forced into action during Week 12 of his rookie campaign thanks to injuries to Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler. He ended up recording 190 rushing yards, 116 receiving yards and two touchdowns during a four-game stretch, which also included his lone start. This offseason, the Chargers didn't add any notable options to their running back depth chart, but they do have some turmoil in the form of Gordon's contract holdout. Jackson and Ekeler are getting the first-team snaps at training camp, potentially headed for a committee in September if Gordon can't work things out with the team. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Chargers in September of 2018.
Breaks another long run
RBLos Angeles Chargers
September 16, 2019
Jackson carried the ball seven times for 59 yards and caught his lone target for five yards in the 13-10 loss Sunday to the Lions
Jackson continues to be ultra efficient despite a small workload, breaking off yet another long run -- this time a would-be 60-yard touchdown, only for a holding call to ultimately relegate it to a 40-yard gain. Still, it was the Austin Ekeler Show once more Sunday, with the tailback posting a combined 133 yards from scrimmage while out-snapping Jackson, 49 to 18. It's clear the second-year back from Northwestern is simply second fiddle to Ekeler, but Jackson likely is still worth rostering in deep leagues considering his immense fantasy potential should the former ultimately struggle to maintain his current workhorse numbers.
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How do Justin Jackson's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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Rushing TD %
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Sunday, Sep 22nd at 4:25PM
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Jackson was a wrecking ball during his four-year collegiate career with Northwestern, eventually finishing as the university's all-time leading rusher with 5,440 yards. That production was thanks in part to an uncharacteristically high workload, but the added wear and tear shouldn't mean much in the immediate future given he figures to merely be a rotational option for Melvin Gordon. Not necessarily known as a receiving threat, Jackson will likely cede snaps to last year's standout rookie running back, Austin Ekeler, but should Gordon suffer an injury, it wouldn't be a surprise for Jackson to see the majority of the carries.
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Only plays 16 snaps
RBLos Angeles Chargers
September 9, 2019
Jackson carried the ball six times for 57 yards and also caught one pass on three targets for four yards in a 30-24 overtime win over the Colts on Sunday.
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May get extended run in timeshare
RBLos Angeles Chargers
September 8, 2019
Jackson could be in store for an extended run as the Chargers' No. 2 running back behind Austin Ekeler with top option Melvin Gordon (contract dispute) potentially extending his holdout until late November, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Expected to share work in Week 1
RBLos Angeles Chargers
September 5, 2019
Coach Anthony Lynn hinted that he'll likely have Jackson share the backfield snaps with Austin Ekeler in Sunday's game against the Colts, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports. "I've always used those guys as a tandem," Lynn said. "That's not going to change. We're going to put guys in good positions to do what they do best.
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Six touches in preseason loss
RBLos Angeles Chargers
August 24, 2019
Jackson rushed five times for 13 yards and brought in his only target for four yards in the Chargers' 23-15 preseason loss to the Seahawks on Saturday.
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Leading rusher in preseason loss
RBLos Angeles Chargers
August 18, 2019
Jackson carried the ball eight times for 33 yards and caught his only target for nine yards in Sunday's preseason loss to the Saints.
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