The Atlanta Falcons' new running back Steven Jackson didn't find the end zone in his debut, but he did rush for 77 yards on 11 carries for a 7.0 yards-per-carry average. Still, fantasy owners didn't get the bang they bargained for as Jackson didn't score in the season opener. The Falcons offensive line is still a work in progress and hopefully Jackson's numbers will get better. This situation will bear watching in the coming weeks.
Fantasy impact: Jackson is still a good running back but fantasy owners expected more against a Saints defense that traditionally hasn't been very good. Jackson got the bulk of the carries but the Falcons only ran the ball 13 times. Jackson's Sunday numbers are typical of a running back that works in a platoon so keep an eye on this situation. Still, he should continue to get the bulk of the carries and should still be considered a good fantasy start, particularly in deeper leagues.
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