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.
Mundane conclusion to season
RBLos Angeles Chargers
December 30, 2019
Jackson (hamstring) carried the ball once in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. He finished his season with 200 rushing yards on 29 attempts, and he also recorded nine receptions for 22 yards while playing just 93 offensive snaps.
ANALYSIS
What the Chargers ultimately do with star running back Melvin Gordon in the offseason could have a trickle-down effect for Jackson. The Northwestern alum was electric with a handful of opportunities in 2019, particularly in the opening three weeks with Gordon sidelined due to a holdout. Just 93 offensive snaps is a small sample size, but Jackson was incredibly productive throughout his four-year collegiate career, posting over 1,100 rushing each season. He would be a cost-effective backup to Austin Ekeler in the event Gordon were to ultimately sign elsewhere. With contracts likely needed for defensive end Joey Bosa and tight end Hunter Henry in the offseason and a possible change at quarterback, a frugal approach at running back could benefit the Chargers, and in turn, Jackson.
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Advanced NFL Stats
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.
Broken Tackle %
6.9%
 
Positive Run %
79.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
71.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
4.9
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
5.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
40.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.13
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.2%
 
% Team Targets
1.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
81.8%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.3
 
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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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Practicing in full
RBLos Angeles Chargers
December 25, 2019
Jackson (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
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Unable to play Sunday
RBLos Angeles Chargers
Hamstring
December 22, 2019
Jackson (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
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Wears questionable tag for Sunday
RBLos Angeles Chargers
Hamstring
December 20, 2019
Jackson (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Oakland.
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Nursing hamstring injury
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Hamstring
December 18, 2019
Jackson (hamstring) was limited during Wednesday's practice.
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Gets involved in offense
RBLos Angeles Chargers
December 17, 2019
Jackson carried the ball five times for 15 yards and also caught both of his targets for eight yards in Sunday's 39-10 demolishing at the hands of the Vikings.
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