Steven Jackson finally scores for fantasy owners in Week 12

Kevin C. Cox

The Falcons starting running back managed to score his first rushing touchdown with the Falcons in Week 12. We break down the fantasy implications.

Steven Jackson rushed for 63 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints. The 1-yard score in the first quarter was the first rushing touchdown for Jackson since signing with Atlanta in the offseason.

Jackson also added three receptions for 16 yards on four targets on Thursday night.

Fantasy impact: How many owners guessed it would take 12 weeks for Jackson score a rushing touchdown? The veteran back was overly hyped in fantasy drafts prior to the 2013 season, and those who picked him in the early rounds have been suffering all year long.

The Falcons remained determined to feed him the ball, and it somewhat worked against the Saints. Jackson only averaged 3.9 yards per carry, but it was an improvement from some of the dismal displays we've seen from him in recent weeks. He'll face the No. 24 run defense in Buffalo next week. Consider him a flex play for that matchup.

More fantasy football news from SB Nation:

Get live advice daily in the Fantasy War Room

Today's fantasy football player updates

Week 12 fantasy football position rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST

Week 12 fantasy football waiver wire advice: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.