|Date of Birth:||04/22/1996|
|Drafted:||2018 | Round 7 | Pick 251|
|Depth Chart:||3rd string|
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Justin Jackson (quad) has been ruled out for Week 9.
Jackson broke a big run last week, but he's injured again, so the Chargers should have Joshua Kelley active and with a role this weekend in Philadelphia. The constant shuffling behind Austin Ekeler keeps any one runner from having significant handcuff appeal for Los Angeles.
The Chargers have activated Justin Jackson (knee) from injured reserve.
With everyone now healthy, the Los Angeles backfield is extremely crowded, so Austin Ekeler is probably the only guy you can feel confident about. Jackson could be anywhere from the No. 2 back to a healthy scratch tomorrow versus Atlanta.
Justin Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Week 10.
The Chargers will likely rely on a three-headed committee of Joshua Kelley, Kalen Ballage, and Troymaine Pope this week, so fantasy owners could be in a tough position not knowing which back might emerge. We would lean towards Kelley and Ballage as quality FLEX options in a good matchup.
Justin Jackson (knee) officially did not practice today.
Jackson's situation last Sunday was peculiar, as he apparently injured his knee early and then returned briefly in the middle of the game, getting no touches. Jackson appears to be in serious jeopardy of missing Week 10 against the Dolphins, but we'll see if he can get on the practice field tomorrow or Friday.
Justin Jackson (knee) has returned for the Chargers.
Jackson missed most of the first half with his knee issue, but he's back in the game with under two minutes remaining in the first half.
Justin Jackson (knee) is officially questionable to return for the Chargers.
Jackson had been practicing fully with his knee issue, but it appears to be bothering him again assuming it's the same knee. Hopefully Jackson is able to return to the game soon, but we'll update you when more information becomes available on his status.
Justin Jackson (knee) is officially active for Week 7.
Jackson practiced fully on Friday and will be out there against the Jaguars despite Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn indicating he would be a potential game-time decision. Jackson will split the backfield with rookie Joshua Kelley, but there’s some risk if he’s slightly limited because of the knee.
Justin Jackson (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday.
Jackson looks like a potential game-time decision coming off the bye, and fantasy owners are in a bit of a bind with the Chargers kicking off in the late-afternoon window. Jackson's status might not be locked in until after the early games have kicked off on Sunday.
Justin Jackson (quadricep) officially practiced fully today.
Barring a setback, Jackson looks ready to return to the field after missing the past two games with his quad issue. Jackson will be third in the running back order behind Austin Ekeler and rookie Joshua Kelley for the Chargers.
Justin Jackson (quadricep) is officially inactive for the Chargers.
Jackson continues to deal with injuries early in his career, and the Chargers backfield looks like it will be clearly led by Austin Ekeler and rookie Joshua Kelley this season. Jackson can stay on the waiver wire in most redraft leagues.
Justin Jackson (hamstring) is officially inactive for Week 16.
Jackson has dealt with a couple of soft-tissue injuries this season, and this hamstring issue will keep him out today against the Raiders. The second-year running back does not need to be held in redraft leagues.
Justin Jackson (calf) is officially inactive for Monday night.
Jackson continues to deal with his calf injury, and he was expected to be out after he was listed as doubtful on the final Week 11 injury report. The second-year running back does not need to be owned in redraft leagues.
Justin Jackson (calf) is officially listed as doubtful for Week 11.
Jackson is set to miss another game with his calf issue, and expect him to be ruled out tomorrow or Monday ahead of kickoff in Mexico City. Jackson is only a recommended hold in dynasty leagues.
Justin Jackson (calf) has been ruled out for Thursday night.
Jackson was able to return to the lineup for Week 9, but he's now out again on a short week. The second-year running back does not need to be held in redraft leagues.
Justin Jackson is off the Week 9 injury report.
Jackson is set to return from his calf injury after missing the last five games, and Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn has said that he wants to use him. However, Jackson is behind Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler in the LA backfield.
Justin Jackson (calf) is officially inactive for Week 8.
Jackson is nearing a return to the lineup after being listed as questionable entering today, but he'll miss his fifth consecutive game.
Justin Jackson (calf) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday.
Jackson has a realistic chance to return after missing the last few games with his calf issue, but he won't be a recommended fantasy option behind Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler if active.
Justin Jackson (calf) has officially been ruled out for Sunday.
Jackson apparently injured his calf in yesterday's practice, and it's bad enough that he's already been ruled out for Week 4 ahead of the weekend. Perhaps this will lead to Melvin Gordon entering the lineup quicker than expected, but it looks like Austin Ekeler could be set for a huge workload versus Miami this Sunday. Jackson should be considered week-to-week.
Justin Jackson gets four carries in playoff loss to the Patriots.
Jackson carried one time for four yards and caught three passes for 22 yards in the Chargers' Divisional Round loss. He got most of his action late in the game. The rookie running back played well in his first NFL season, and he should be locked into a role in the offense next season. Jackson likely won't offer much fantasy value behind Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler in 2019 fantasy drafts, though.
Justin Jackson gets two carries in Chargers' playoff win.
Jackson gained five yards on his two rushing attempts against the Ravens. The rookie running back will continue working as the third running back for LA as they head to Foxboro for next weekend's Divisional Round.
Justin Jackson gets six carries in Week 17.
Jackson gained ten yards on his six attempts against the Broncos. The rookie running back is now the No. 3 running back with Austin Ekeler healthy heading into the postseason. Jackson's first NFL regular season ends with 50 carries for 206 yards and two touchdowns along with 15 receptions for 135 yards.
Justin Jackson gets eight touches against the Ravens.
Jackson carried one time for -1 yard and caught seven passes on a team-high ten targets for 47 yards. In Melvin Gordon's first game back after missing the last three with a knee injury, Jackson still had a sizable role spelling Gordon more than usual. The rookie running back handled almost the entire two-minute drill at the end of the first half, and it's unclear if this was just a one-time thing with Gordon perhaps not at 100%. Anyway, Jackson could be poised for a nice workload to end the regular season next week versus Denver if Gordon doesn't play with the Chargers locked into the No. 5 seed in the AFC.
Justin Jackson handles 19 touches in win over the Chiefs.
Jackson rushed 16 times for 58 yards and a touchdown, also adding three receptions for 27 yards. The rookie didn't get much going in the first half, but his night was saved by a one-yard score in the fourth quarter of LA's ferocious comeback. Unfortunately, Philip Rivers threw a bad pass on a would-be touchdown on the game's final possession, but overall, it was a solid night for a spot start. Melvin Gordon (knee) will hopefully be ready to roll next week against Baltimore, but if Jackson draws another start, he would be a solid FLEX in a difficult matchup.
Justin Jackson handles nine touches in win over the Bengals.
Jackson rushed seven times for 12 yards and caught two passes for 23 yards. The workload was a disappointment after the rookie helped spark the LA comeback in Week 13, but Jackson remains a must-hold or add in all leagues depending on the health of Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (neck) for Week 15. If both guys cannot play, then the Northwestern product would be an immediate RB2 in all formats for a potential shootout.
Justin Jackson scores first career touchdown in Chargers’ win.
With Melvin Gordon (knee) out, Austin Ekeler started the game and received most of the work in the backfield, but he struggled to get much going against a tough Steelers defense. However, Jackson gave the offense a jolt when he entered the lineup, as the rookie running back showed great patience and vision with his touches. He had eight carries for 63 yards and a touchdown along with one reception for 19 yards in the Week 13 win. If Gordon misses another game, it’s possible Jackson becomes the lead runner with Ekeler working more as a complimentary runner like he is with Gordon. Jackson should be one of the top waiver-wire pickups this week if he’s still available.
Justin Jackson sees extended work after Melvin Gordon (knee) leaves in Week 12.
Seeing his first touches since Week 7, Jackson rushed seven times for 57 yards. Gordon is expected to miss multiple weeks with a sprained MCL, so the rookie is worth picking up in all leagues as a potential early-down option to pair with Austin Ekeler, who Los Angeles might not want to overwork down the stretch. Jackson will be on the FLEX radar next week for a potential shootout against Pittsburgh.
Justin Jackson handles three touches in Week 7 victory.
Jackson rushed twice for three yards and caught an 11-yard pass. The rookie's lone target was a caught-from-behind tackle away from going all the way on a misdirection screen pass, but Los Angeles was able to hold on in a close London matchup. Jackson won't be a recommended fantasy option coming out of the Week 8 bye.
Justin Jackson gets first career carries against the Browns.
The rookie running back from Northwestern carried three times for four yards and added one reception for one yard in the Chargers' Week 6 blowout win. Jackson hadn't had a carry in his rookie season yet, and he is not on the fantasy radar outside of dynasty leagues.
The Chargers have selected Northwestern running back Justin Jackson with the 251st pick (seventh round) in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Jackson was an extremely productive running back in both high school and college, and he had four years of 1,000 yards rushing at Northwestern. Jackson is an athletic back that teams might have thought was a bit undersized, but he's been drafted and will now look to make an NFL roster as a rookie.