Just when you thought a move to Atlanta would help, running back Steven Jackson has been a complete disaster with the Falcons. It made all the sense in the world for him to get it going after the Falcons lived in the red zone and had tons of chances inside the five-yard line last season.
Even after an injury cost him a month of playing time, Jackson still hasn’t got it going. He has no rushing TDs all season and his 3.3 yards per carry is by far the worst of his career. The Falcons do not have a strong offensive line and not having Julio Jones has caused defensive safeties to creep in to the line of scrimmage.
Fantasy impact: They get a nice matchup this week against the Saints at home. The Falcons have usually been able to put up points against the Saints, but they had just 17 points in the Week 1 opener. Plus, that was with Julio Jones. It won’t be easy to play S-Jax this week, so fantasy owners might want to look at other options. The short week certainly doesn’t help matters either.