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
$Released by the Chargers in September of 2018.
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.
ANALYSIS
Lynn had another interesting quote at his Tuesday press conference, noting that Jackson and Detrez Newsome could get more playing time because Ekeler is wearing down from his combination of snaps on offense and special teams, per Dave Richard of CBS Sports. Of course, Lynn sung a much different tune last week when he deemed Ekeler capable of handling an every-down role. The second-year back was then limited to 21 yards on 13 carries in Sunday's 33-30 comeback win over Pittsburgh, with Jackson providing a spark after halftime on his way to an 8-63-1 rushing line. The rookie made a strong case to get a larger share of the workload Week 14, but he still should come off the bench and may end up with a disappointing number of touches if Ekeler gets off to a strong start. Granted, there's room for more than one running back to be productive against the freefalling Bengals.
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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 %
26.1%
 
Positive Run %
85.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
59.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.8
 
Rushing TD %
5.0%
 
Touches Per Game
2.6
 
% Snaps w/Touch
59.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.15
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.2%
 
% Team Targets
0.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-2.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
14.7
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Bengals pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Bengals
Sunday, Dec 9th at 4:05PM
Overall QB Rating Against
95.5
 
Cornerbacks
89.8
 
Safeties
91.4
 
Linebackers
115.4
 
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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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Looks good in limited opportunities
RBLos Angeles Chargers
November 25, 2018
Jackson carried the ball seven times for 57 yards Sunday in the 45-10 win over the Cardinals.
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Unable to manufacture much production
RBLos Angeles Chargers
October 22, 2018
Jackson carried the ball two times for three yards and also tacked on an 11-yard reception in Sunday's 20-19 win over the Titans.
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Should have enhanced role in London
RBLos Angeles Chargers
October 21, 2018
Jackson is expected to take on an elevated role in the team's offensive game plan Sunday against the Titans in London with Melvin Gordon (hamstring) inactive for the contest, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.
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Records first carries of professional career
RBLos Angeles Chargers
October 15, 2018
Jackson carried the ball three times for four yards and also caught one pass for eight yards in the 38-14 win over the Browns on Sunday.
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