Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson is officially listed as probable heading into Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. Jackson has not played since sustaining a hamstring injury in Week 2 against his former team, the St. Louis Rams.
But the veteran back did manage to participate in practice all three days in the lead-up to this game, the first time he's done so since Week 2. Jackson had a solid first week, putting up 77 yards on 11 carries and catching five passes for 45 yards against the New Orleans Saints. But that's just about all he's managed this season.
Jackson probably won't be 100 percent on Sunday, even if he does play. It seems likely that he will play and get a good portion of the carries, though seeing him come off the field on passing downs to take some of the load off of the hamstring wouldn't be surprising .
Fantasy Impact: Jackson owners should be wary of the possibility that he won't play, or that he will be limited. For now though, it's appears he'll play and if he does, he should be started. The Falcons are likely getting tired of the lack of production from Jackson's backups and may push him. It doesn't hurt that Arizona is not a very good team.