2010 Fantasy Football Preview: The Ram-ifications of Drafting Steven Jackson

September 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's not often you see a top-five talent in the league get so widely passed over in fantasy drafts, but that's exactly the current case for Rams starting RB Steven Jackson.
Thanks to a taciturn offensive line and a horrendous passing game, Jackson saw the end zone just four times in '09, disappointing fantasy owners who had burned a first round pick on him. It wasn't all bad for S-Jax and his owners, though, as he did manage 1,416 yards on the ground and another 322 through the air which adds up to 1,738 yards all-purpose yards for the hard-nosed gamer.
Entering 2010, Jackson is routinely ranked by experts as a fringe top-10 RB behind guys like DeAngelo Williams, Shonn Greene, and even behind rookie Ryan Matthews. While I'm certainly not discrediting the past production of the aforementioned players, it'd be foolish to base Jackson's ability to contribute in 2010 off of his '09 campaign alone, so let's dig a little deeper.
S-Jax enjoyed his best season in '06-'07 when he...

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