Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Steven Jackson - Could Miss 2-4 Weeks

The Atlanta Falcons could be without newly acquire RB Steven Jackson for the next month, due to a thigh injury he suffered in Week 2.  Jackson had stud fantasy season written all over him in the Falcons prolific offense, but this injury will force Atlanta to rely on Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling in the backfield.  Rodgers COULD be a beast in this offense if he can catch some balls in open space but as a running back in the NFL he has yet to impress.  He has rushed for just 583 yards on 164 career rushing attempts, and has scored twice.  He has also caught 2 touchdowns and hauled in 79 career receptions for 621 yards.  Snelling should see all the goalline carries, so for me Rodgers is only valuable in PPR leagues.  This is actually pretty exciting news for Julio Jones, Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez and Matt Ryan owners, as the Falcons should become a pass heavy offense.

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