Justin Jackson
Justin Jackson
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Los Angeles Chargers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Melvin Gordon's holdout last season gave Jackson a bit of sleeper appeal, but when Austin Ekeler proved capable of shouldering the load as the lead back and then Jackson had trouble staying healthy, his window to make a splash quickly closed. A seventh-round pick in 2018, the Northwestern product has the elusiveness and balance in traffic to break through to the second level with regularity, and despite his limited workload in the NFL he's been a big-play threat on the ground, gaining at least 20 yards on three of his 29 carries last year. He's worked hard to bring his receiving skills up to average, but his thin frame (6-0, 199) isn't an advantage in pass protection. With Gordon now in Denver, Jackson is penciled in as the No. 2 back, but 2020 fourth-round pick Joshua Kelley offers more size and power and could ultimately prove himself to be a more effective complement to Ekeler in the Chargers backfield. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Chargers in September of 2018.
Returns to full practice
RBLos Angeles Chargers
September 30, 2020
Jackson (quad) practiced fully Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Jackson is thus on track to return to action Sunday against the Buccaneers, but it remains to be seen how much work he'll see in Week 4, given that Austin Ekeler and 2020 fourth-rounder Joshua Kelley are also in the Chargers' backfield mix.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Justin Jackson's 2020 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.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
25.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
0.5
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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J.Justin Jackson
% of Team Snaps

153
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Buccaneers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
62.4
 
Cornerbacks
76.0
 
Safeties
30.6
 
Linebackers
72.7
 
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2020 Justin Jackson Split Stats
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
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.
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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Sidelined again Week 3
RBLos Angeles Chargers
Quadriceps
September 27, 2020
Jackson (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Panthers.
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Draws doubtful tag
RBLos Angeles Chargers
Quadriceps
September 25, 2020
Jackson (quadriceps) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
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Still not practicing
RBLos Angeles Chargers
Quadriceps
September 23, 2020
Jackson (quadriceps) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
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Out as expected Week 2
RBLos Angeles Chargers
Quadriceps
September 20, 2020
Jackson (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 tilt against the Chiefs.
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Not in line to play Week 2
RBLos Angeles Chargers
Quadriceps
September 20, 2020
Jackson (quadriceps), who is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, isn't expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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