RB Justin Jackson - Los Angeles Chargers

5-11, 190Born: 4-22-1996College: NorthwesternDrafted: Round 7, pick 2018

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Week 14: at Jacksonville Jaguars

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FBG says: Good matchup. Melvin Gordon continues to perform well with a heavy workload in this Chargers backfield, averaging 19 carries and 76 rushing yards per game with three rushing touchdowns over his last four games. Austin Ekeler remains involved, but primarily in the passing game as he is seeing limited carries and doing very little with those rushing attempts. What has been big for Gordon is his per carry productivity, which has been a question mark for most of his career. Gordon has averaged nearly five yards per rush attempt in three straight games after mightily struggling to start his 2019 campaign. He is showing some great speed and tackle-breaking ability while running behind what has been a very shaky offensive line that is rarely making space for him. The Chargers did get both starting tackles back last week though, which should be a big boost for this unit that was otherwise ranking near the bottom of the league. The Jaguars may have allowed just 2.4 rushing yards per carry to Tampa Bay last week, but they still gave up a pair of rushing touchdowns in what was a blowout loss to the Buccaneers. This defense has really struggled against running backs in the past four weeks, giving up the most fantasy points per game to the position since Week 9. While these past few weeks have certainly been hard to watch, this defense actually did show the ability to shut down opposing backfields a few times earlier in the year--as they held opposing running backs to 75 or fewer rushing yards in five of their first eight games. However, they are still allowing the second-most rushing yards per attempt (5.1), the second-most rushing touchdowns (17), and more runs of 40 or more yards (6) than any other team in football. With inconsistent play from their talented defensive line and flat out terrible play from the linebacker position, regardless of who has been playing, this defense will offer a good opportunity for Melvin Gordon to continue his success in Week 14.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 vs KC 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
13 at DEN 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
14 at JAX PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.2 * * * *
14 at JAX PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Justin Jackson's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 3 vs HOU (5 / 26 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 4 / 0 rec)

Justin Jackson worked as the lesser half of a committee with Austin Ekeler against the Texans on Sunday. Jackson saw his first action as a ball carrier on the third drive of the game and ran with patience and vision that created elusive plays. He had a red zone carry where he scored a touchdown, but the play was called back by penalty. He was also involved in the passing game, catching all four of his targets, but he only for four yards, largely the result of a big loss on a doomed screen play. Jackson should continue to work in the lesser half of a committee while Melvin Gordon holds out and faces a good matchup against the Dolphins next week.

2019 Week 2 vs DET (7 / 59 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Justin Jackson played the lesser half of a committee against the Detroit Lions. He could have had a significantly better day but had a big gain called back by penalty, a consistent trend by the Chargers throughout the day. Jackson was out-touched 23 to 8 by Austin Ekeler and is the clear second option in the backfield without Melvin Gordon. Jackson is a serviceable player, but Ekeler is clearly the more explosive and dynamic player. Jackson will face the Texans in week three.

2019 Week 1 vs IND (6 / 57 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Jackson was out-touched 18-7 by starter Austin Ekeler, and the usage patterns suggest that that could be a pretty reasonable expectation of how the split will be handled between the two players. Jackson looked very good in the run game, setting a career high with a 23-yard gain on his first touch of the season. He later beat that career-best run with a 24-yarder late in the second half. In between those two runs, he showed very good shake with the ball in his hands and ran very smooth and fluid. On the first long run, the offensive line opened a gaping hole that he shot through. On the second long one, the hole wasn't as obvious. But he found it and he hit it hard. Jackson had a long gain on a designed screen pass on third and 8 that was called back for an illegal formation penalty on the Chargers. It turned a first and goal inside the 10-yard line into a third and long situation at the 28-yard line. Philip Rivers made sure it didn't matter by throwing a touchdown to Keenan Allen on the ensuing play, but Jackson's afternoon could have had a bit more yardage (and he may have remained in the game on the red zone possession for a scoring chance if the penalty hadn't been called).


Latest News

Chargers | Week 13 Los Angeles Chargers inactives (Sun Dec 1, 03:02 PM) - The Los Angeles Chargers have declared WR Jason Moore, OG Spencer Drango, DL Sylvester Williams, DB Tevaughn Campbell, RB Justin Jackson, QB Easton Stick and S Roderic Teamer inactive for Week 13.

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Chargers | Week 13 injury report for LA Chargers (Fri Nov 29, 04:55 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers OT Sam Tevi (knee) and WR Geremy Davis (hamstring) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and are listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Denver Broncos. OT Russell Okung (groin) was upgraded to a full practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. LB Thomas Davis (knee), WR Mike Williams (knee), RB Justin Jackson (calf) and LB Drue Tranquill (calf) practiced fully Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Chargers | Thursday injury report for LA Chargers (Thu Nov 28, 06:16 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers OT Russell Okung (groin) and OT Sam Tevi (knee) were limited participants in practice Thursday, Nov. 28. LB Thomas Davis (knee), RB Justin Jackson (calf) and LB Drue Tranquill (calf) were full participants.

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Chargers | Wednesday practice report for Chargers (Wed Nov 27, 06:25 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers LB Thomas Davis (knee), OT Russell Okung (groin) and OT Sam Tevi (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 27. RB Justin Jackson (calf) and LB Drue Tranquill (calf) fully participated in practice.

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