Steven Jackson salvages fantasy point total with 2 touchdowns

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The Falcons' veteran running back found the end zone twice during a 27-26 victory over the Redskins. We break down the fantasy implications.

Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson did not have much room to run on Sunday, but it didn't stop him from finding the end zone against the Washington Redskins..

Jackson finished with two touchdowns, the first on the Falcons' opening drive and the second resulting from a drive that began at the Redskins' two-yard line. Jackson carried the ball 15 times for just 38 yards and added five yards on four catches.

Fantasy Spin: It was a usual line for Jackson, who has not found the burst that made him so devastating earlier in his career. But when Atlanta was knocking at the door versus a porous Washington defense, Jackson capitalized. Despite the inefficiency on a per-carry basis, fantasy owners who started Jackson during this plus matchup got 19.5 points from him in PPR leagues.

Jackson will have much tougher sledding in Week 16 in a Monday night matchup with the San Francisco 49ers' stout front seven. As a result, Jackson will make for a desperation flex play that will not carry much value unless he gets a fortunate and cashes in on a goal-line carry. Approach with caution.

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