William Jackson III
William Jackson III
26-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Cincinnati Bengals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for William Jackson III in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a four-year, $9.71 million contract with the Bengals in June of 2016. Bengals exercised team option for 2020 in April of 2019.
Under contract through 2020
CBCincinnati Bengals
April 24, 2019
The Bengals exercised the fifth-year option on Jackson's contract Wednesday.
Jackson started all 16 games for the Bengals during his third NFL season in 2018, notching 41 tackles, 13 pass breakups and no interceptions. Though he's only produced one turnover thus far in his career, Jackson has received positive marks for his work in coverage and should be locked into a starting role in the Cincinnati secondary through 2020.
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Measurables Review
How do William Jackson III's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics 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.
6' 0"
196 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.37 sec
Broad Jump
116 in
Bench Press
10 reps
Hand Length
9.25 in
Arm Length
31.75 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
After missing his rookie season with a torn pectoral muscle, Jackson emerged as a potential star in 2017, though you couldn't necessarily tell by looking at his 27 tackles and one interception. However, if you dig a little deeper at the advanced metrics at Pro Football Focus, you can see just how effective he was in defending against the passing game. He led NFL corners in the lowest catch rate (34.9% on 43 targets), cover snaps per reception (26.4) and yards against per snap (0.38). Many of those ratings were of a historically good level. The only issue for us is that often the best cover corners aren't great fantasy investments, as we are limited to interceptions, sacks, tackles and scores, even in deep IDP leagues. Jackson simply isn't going to get targeted a lot as the word starts to get out how effective he is.
Jackson was selected with the Bengals' first-round pick, 24th overall, in the 2016 NFL Draft. Some experts considered Jackson to be the second-best corner in the draft, standing six feet tall with a blazing 4.37 40-time. A shutdown corner in college, Jackson allowed only 40 percent of the passes thrown in his direction to result in completions the past two seasons at Houston. He might have pushed Dre Kirkpatrick for a starting job, but Jackson is now expected to miss most or all of his rookie season after suffering a torn pectoral during training camp.
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Will play vs. Steelers
CBCincinnati Bengals
October 14, 2018
Jackson (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
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Questionable for Week 6
CBCincinnati Bengals
October 12, 2018
Jackson is dealing with a knee injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Ready to go Week 17
CBCincinnati Bengals
December 31, 2017
Jackson (knee) has avoided the inactive list Sunday against the Ravens.
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Wears questionable tag
CBCincinnati Bengals
December 29, 2017
Jackson (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
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Full practice participant
CBCincinnati Bengals
November 23, 2017
Jackson (toe) practiced without limitations Thursday and is in line to play Sunday against the Browns, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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