Steven Jackson Misses Another Practice, Fantasy Value In Question

Sep 19, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson (39) spikes the ball after being called short of the end zone on a run against the Washington Redskins during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Jackson was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

Steven Jackson was held out of practice again on Thursday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Rams running back Steven Jackson (groin) missed another practice on Thursday and his status for Sunday's game against the Bears could be in question. It's certainly possible that St. Louis just wants to take it easy with their star running back so that he will be fully healthy by Sunday, and the veteran could certainly play without practice, but his status will have to be monitored up until game time.

Fantasy Analysis: How well the Rams run the ball will depend a lot on how the score goes and if the Rams are able to disrupt Jay Cutler, it will add to any carries for Jackson or backup Daryl Richardson. Either way, the groin injury could still lean towards more carries for Richardson if Jackson is active and hinder the starters fantasy value on Sunday. If Jackson is inactive, Richardson could be a decent flex play, but not necessarily a solid start.

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