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.
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.
ANALYSIS
The second-year back led the Chargers in both totes and rushing yards, with his 17-yard scamper in the second quarter helping to set up the game's first touchdown. Jackson got work alongside Austin Ekeler with the first-team offense, and if Melvin Gordon's holdout drags on into the regular season, Jackson could see a significant workload as part of a backfield committee rather than merely being Ekeler's backup.
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How do Justin Jackson's 2018 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.
Broken Tackle %
24.0%
 
Positive Run %
82.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
58.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.4
 
Rushing TD %
4.0%
 
Touches Per Game
5.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
43.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.09
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.4%
 
% Team Targets
3.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
83.3%
 
Drop Rate
5.6%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.4
 
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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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Scores touchdown in preseason debut
RBLos Angeles Chargers
August 9, 2019
Jackson carried the ball five times for 22 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 17-13 preseason loss to the Cardinals.
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Should get more work in camp
RBLos Angeles Chargers
July 24, 2019
Jackson stands to benefit the most after starting running back Melvin Gordon revealed Wednesday that he'll hold out during training camp until he receives a new long-term deal, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
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Little competition added
RBLos Angeles Chargers
June 22, 2019
Jackson saw extra reps while Melvin Gordon sat out OTAs, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
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Ranks third in backfield usage
RBLos Angeles Chargers
January 14, 2019
Jackson played 13 of the Chargers' 71 offensive snaps and finished with one carry for four yards and three receptions for 22 yards in Sunday's 41-28 divisional-round loss to the Patriots.
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Active in passing game Saturday
RBLos Angeles Chargers
December 24, 2018
Jackson played 21 of the Chargers' 63 offensive snaps (33 percent) and finished with seven receptions for 47 yards on 10 targets and one carry for minus-1 yard Saturday in a 22-10 to the Ravens.
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