It's looking like Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson will have opportunities to make an impact all over the field this season. According to AtlantaFalcons.com, Jackson caught two consecutive passes during drills on Tuesday on opposite sides of the field.
Jackson is replacing Michael Turner, who is not as good at catching passes as Jackson and regularly left the field on passing downs in favor of Jacquizz Rodgers. Jackson and the Falcons begin the preseason on Thursday against Cincinnati.
Fantasy Impact: The Falcons got Jackson to be an upgrade to Turner and fantasy owners should treat him that way. Jackson will be a big part of a very explosive offense and will get his chances to rack up the fantasy points.
If he remains healthy, Jackson figures to have a good season for fantasy owners, who will have to be prepared to take him in the early rounds on Draft Day in most formats.