Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson rushed 16 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Week 16 Monday Night Football loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He was a complete non-factor in the passing game. Jackson averaged 3.3 yards per carry and did work against a very good 49ers defense. On the year, Jackson has rushed 144 times for 502 yards and six touchdowns. He is averaging 45.6 rushing yards per game.
Fantasy impact: Jackson isn't the great fantasy option he used to be, but he is picking up tough yards behind a generally subpar offensive line. You probably shouldn't rely on him if you have a championship game looming, however. The Falcons will face another tough defense in Week 17 when they face off against the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are giving up the second-fewest fantasy points to running backs.