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Jackson A Good Fantasy RB Option

So far it appears the new Falcons running back has everything you want.

Steven Jackson's got the career stats to say he's one of the best in his era at a position that isn't kind to those who seek longevity. He's earned the right to call himself one of the best pass catchers at the position in the league.

He's acting like a leader already on his new squad and his versatility at the position makes a dangerous offense even more dangerous.

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But what many around the country will ask later this year is if Steven Jackson is a good fantasy running back option. says yes.

The website lists Jackson as the 12th running back available, behind younger stalwarts like Minnesota's Adrian Peterson and Houston's Arian Foster. Jackson's age has him lower on the list than perhaps he should be, but the writer, Kyle Soppe, makes an astute observation about the back's potential this season.

In the Falcons, Soppe sees a balanced attack, something every running back needs on his side and Jackson isn't expected to be a traditional workhorse back, carrying the ball 20 or more times each game.

"I like the fact that the aging Jackson will be kept fresh, thanks to both the explosive pass game and the emergence of Jacquizz Rodgers," Soppe said.

One more thing in Jackson's favor is the durability factor. He's played in 47 of the last 48 games in the past three years and while drafting Jackson may not be wise in leagues that hang on to players year after year, he is a back that can win big for you this season.

Add to the fact that Jackson continues his career playing the majority of his games in domed stadiums and it's hard not to consider the back. Jackson's dominated domed stadiums in the past and he's run for 171 yards and two touchdowns in two games inside the Georgia Dome. It's a good bet that Jackson will get his yards in 2013 with the Falcons and continue his string of eight straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Jackson's receiving numbers may see a revival with Matt Ryan and the surrounding weapons on hand. The former Rams running back has shown no signs of slowing down and he will likely reward the fantasy owner this coming season that selects him to lead a team's stable of backs.

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