Justin Jackson making the most of his opportunity.— Ricky Henne (@ChargersRHenne) November 25, 2018
7 carries for 57 yards (8.1 ypc) with seven minutes left in the game.
Austin Ekeler is the bigger name in the backfield, but it was Jackson who really impressed in Gordon's wake. The rookie had a number of nice runs and ended with the stat line above. Fellow rookie Detrez Newsome also got a shot, but only had 15 yards on four carries. The number of touches plus the yard output should give Jackson the nod, but both could see touches.
It's promising for Jackson owners that he had more carries than Ekeler, but he still had fewer opportunities as Ekeler has the receiving opportunities on lock for the Chargers.
Chargers snap counts vs. Cardinals, OFF: M Schofield 69, D Feeney 69, M Williams 63, R Okung 59, M Pouncey 56, P Rivers 56, K Allen 52, J Barksdale 45, V Green 45, T Benjamin 44, S Tevi 35, M Gordon 27, A Gates 26, A Ekeler 25, G Davis 13, J Jackson 13,... https://t.co/FNoxNIX61Z— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) November 26, 2018
With 103 total yards, 10 catches, and a touchdown, Ekeler is going to get a ton of touches.
Ekeler is still the top dog to own, but that doesn't mean you should shy away from Jackson. He's likely to get more carries once again than Ekeler and is going against an Arizona defense that is one of the worst against running backs in fantasy this season. They've allowed 100+ rushing yards in eight of their 11 games this season, giving you a reason to trust both backs this week.
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