29-Year-Old Defensive End – Atlanta Falcons
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
2015 will be Jackson's first year in a 4-3 scheme, so his productivity level is a little hard to project. The Falcons will likely use him on early downs to stop the run, but he's not a big pass rusher...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 10
Tyson Jackson Contract Information:
Agreed to a five-year, $25 million contract with the Falcons in March of 2014.
Jackson racked up 31 tackles in 16 games for the Falcons in 2015.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Although his tackle total was at the lowest of his career on a per game basis, the Falcons decided to take a chance on Jackson by locking him up to a five-year, $25 million deal. While Jackson's tackle numbers were down in 2013, he registered a career high four sacks and played a big role in shutting down the run game. The Falcons hope he operates in a similar role in 2014. He'll stay in a 3-4 system, so another 30-50 tackle season with a handful of sacks would be par for the course.
Jackson will start at defensive end in the Chiefs' base 3-4 defense, but his tackle and sack production through four years has been limited, making him a low-end IDP at best.
Jackson will once again start as a defensive end in the Chiefs' 3-4 scheme. As more of a run-stuffer than pass-rusher however, he's not likely to generate enough sacks to warrant regular use as an IDP.
As a 3-4 defensive end, Jackson does not get many opportunities to rush the passer, so his upside as an IDP lineman is limited. He does bring good athleticism to the position however, so he could be a candidate for strong tackle totals, which would make him a solid option for bye-week play.
Jackson didn't do much as a rookie to quiet the critics who considered him a reach with the third overall pick of the 2009 draft. He played in all 16 games for the league's 30th-ranked defense, but finished with just 38 tackles, no sacks and no forced fumbles. We still like his work ethic and his potential, but he needs to make some strides in his second year.
Run-stopping defensive ends in a 3-4 defense aren't exactly fantasy goldmines. Jackson will likely start from Week One and help the defense as a whole, but he won't have the pass-rushing opportunities needed to be a reliable fantasy performer. Put simply, you'd need to be a in pretty deep IDP league to consider drafting Jackson.