Justin Jackson
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Chargers in September of 2018.
Totals 85 yards and scores
RBLos Angeles Chargers
December 13, 2018
Jackson carried the ball 16 times for 58 yards and a touchdown, and also caught three of his four targets for 27 yards in Thursday's 29-28 come-from-behind win over the Chiefs.
ANALYSIS
Fantasy players can't be too disappointed with 85 total yards and a touchdown, but the rookie running back could, and quite possibly should have scored on two other occasions, most notably on an underthrown wheel route during the Chargers' final possession. While 3.6 yards per carry doesn't seem fantastic, Jackson displayed a promising amount of explosiveness, often times falling forward for a handful of additional yards. With an extra couple of days of rest, Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (neck/concussion) figure to be close to returning to the field in Week 16, thus ending Jackson's brief run atop the depth chart.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Justin Jackson's 2018 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 the number of times he touched the ball.
  • 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 %
21.9%
 
Positive Run %
85.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
62.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.2
 
Rushing TD %
3.7%
 
Touches Per Game
3.2
 
% Snaps w/Touch
27.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.13
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.5%
 
% Team Targets
1.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-3.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
15.2
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Chiefs pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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@ Chiefs
Thursday, Dec 13th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
85.9
 
Cornerbacks
72.9
 
Safeties
105.1
 
Linebackers
104.5
 
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Added work on tap with Gordon out
RBLos Angeles Chargers
December 13, 2018
With Melvin Gordon (knee) inactive, Jackson is in line to lead the Chargers' backfield in Thursday night's game against the Chiefs.
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Likely to lead Week 15 backfield
RBLos Angeles Chargers
December 11, 2018
Jackson is trending toward starting and serving as the Chargers' lead back Thursday against the Chiefs after coach Anthony Lynn told Steve Wyche of NFL Network he's "not optimistic" Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (neck/concussion) will be available for the contest.
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Disappoints behind Ekeler
RBLos Angeles Chargers
December 10, 2018
Jackson had seven carries for 12 yards and caught both of his targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 26-21 win over the Bengals.
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Expected to come off bench
RBLos Angeles Chargers
December 7, 2018
Coach Anthony Lynn said Wednesday that Jackson should get more work before halftime this week, though Austin Ekeler is still in line for the start Sunday against Cincinnati.
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Takes advantage of opportunity
RBLos Angeles Chargers
December 2, 2018
Jackson rushed eight times for 63 yards and a touchdown, adding 19 more yards on his lone reception in Sunday's 33-30 win over the Steelers.
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