Steven Jackson questionable for Thursday but fantasy value should be fine

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Steven Jackson was listed as questionable, but that's not out of the norm. We break down the fantasy implications.

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson was listed as questionable on the injury report for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, but the team is likely just taking precaution with their star back. Jackson (groin) was able to go full bore against the Seahawks in week 4 and he should be set to take the majority of snaps in week 5 against Arizona. If not, Daryl Richardson is next in line. One player who will not be around to help block for Jackson is tackle Rodger Saffold, who has been listed as OUT.

Fantasy Take: Jackson has consistently been on the injury report since hurting his groin but a player with his experience in the league can take it easy and not hurt his value on game day. He didn't explode in week 4 but the Seahawks are a top run defense, whereas Arizona has given up at least 86 rushing yards in all four games, but is 10th in yards per carry. List Jackson as an RB2 or high-end flex play this week.

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