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.

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