|Falcons see S-Jax as double threat -- Thu Jun 13 3:00 pm --|
Veteran RB impressing new teammates
|The Falcons see Steven Jackson as a multi-dimensional runner-receiver who will amp up the screen game and their zone runs. Jackson comes to Atlanta with 2,395 carries, the most of any active back. He had at least 250 carries in seven of his last eight seasons. He is bigger than he's been at 245 pounds, although he does plan to get down to 237 for camp. The Falcons signed him in large part because he's a double threat. He can get the tough yards in the fourth quarter, something they need more of to burn clock, but he will also make them less predictable on early downs. (CBS Sports)|
FF Today's Take: Despite his age and the punishment he has taken in his career, Jackson is incredibly healthy and a good bet to be productive for at lest two more years. Unlike his final days in St. Louis, Jackson will likely only pound away at defenses late in games and at that goal line while the Falcons utilize his pass-catching abilities to get ahead. Jackson is a good bet to catch 50-60 passes and push his career high in rushing touchdowns (13), making him a rock-solid fantasy RB1 in 2013.