Posted: 10/11/2019 10:44 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson (calf) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and is listed as doubtful for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Melvin Gordon probably will see more playing time this week, but Austin Ekeler will continue to have a solid role in the offense. Gordon can be considered a No. 2 running back, while Ekeler should be a flex option.
Posted: 10/09/2019 11:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: Jackson probably will miss another game if he does not practice at some point this week. Melvin Gordon may receive a bigger role in the offense, but Austin Ekeler will still be involved. Fantasy players can consider Gordon a No. 2 running back or flex option, while Ekeler can be a flex option.
Posted: 10/04/2019 8:18 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson (calf) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 4, and is listed as doubtful for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler likely will share snaps at running back this week and both can be at least flex options in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/03/2019 10:40 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson (calf) didn't participate in practice for a second straight day Thursday, Oct. 3.
Huddle Up: Jackson's fantasy window is already closed with RB Melvin Gordon expected to resume close to his normal workload this week against the Denver Broncos. Jackson can still be stashed in dynasty and deep keeper formats.
Posted: 10/02/2019 11:59 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Huddle Up: Jackson was not able to play in Week 4 and will miss another game he does not return to practice. Austin Ekeler remains the starter for now, but Melvin Gordon will continue to receive more work over the next few weeks. Both running backs should be at least flex options.
Posted: 9/28/2019 1:13 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson (calf) could be sidelined multiple weeks by his calf strain, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.
Huddle Up: The injury, combined with the impending return of Melvin Gordon, will have Jackson third in the pecking order for touches whenever he does return. He can be sent to the waiver wire.
Posted: 9/27/2019 5:38 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson (calf) was not practicing Friday, Sept. 27, and was seen in a walking boot.
Huddle Up: Not good news for one of the final games Jackson could've been usable given Melvin Gordon's return this week. If Jackson can't go, Troymaine Pope could see work spelling Austin Ekeler.
Posted: 9/26/2019 10:32 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson (calf) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.
Huddle Up: Regardless of his final status come Sunday, Jackson's run as an intriguing fantasy asset comes to end with Melvin Gordon reporting to the Chargers this week. He's the second handcuff and can be left on waiver wires unless either Gordon or Austin Ekeler were to miss time.
Posted: 9/15/2019 8:30 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson rushed for 59 yards on seven carries against the Detroit Lions in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Jackson has rushed for at least 50 yards in each of the first two games and will continue to have a role in the running game. He could be a flex option in some leagues next week.
Posted: 7/24/2019 8:08 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson will have 'a ton' of reps available to him if Melvin Gordon follows through on his holdout, according to head coach Anthony Lynn, who told NFL Network's Michael Silver that he is 'looking for big things' from Jackson.
Huddle Up: It's probably no coincidence this report is coming out when it is, as coaches have to preach "next man up" and front office personnel must do their best to create leverage in contract talks with potential holdouts on the brink of training camp. Still, Jackson did show he was at least a very capable committee partner with Austin Ekeler last season when Gordon was hurt. While Ekeler would be the favorite for more touches and a better fantasy option for however long Gordon sits, Jackson would be a strong flex option.