News: 1 day agoJackson (quadriceps) isn't practicing Friday, per Daniel Popper of The Athletic. He is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Kansas City, Gilbert Manzano of the Orange County Register reports.
Spin: That's three consecutive missed practices for Jackson this week, so it's not surprising that he's more likely than not to sit out against the Chiefs come Sunday. If Jackson can't go, rookie Joshua Kelley will have an opportunity to further cement himself as the team's No. 2 running back behind Austin Ekeler following an impressive debut.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Jackson is positioned for a run at a breakout 2020 season following Melvin Gordon's departure to Denver. Jackson will compete with rookie Joshua Kelley for No. 2 duties behind Austin Ekeler, with the latter unlikely to handle a workhorse role at 5-foot-9, 195 pounds. That positions Jackson with an opportunity for roughly 10-12 touches per game and perhaps primary goal-line duties. The 2018 seventh-round pick has been effective on 79 career carries, averaging 5.1 YPC (2.2 YAC). Jackson is worth a late flier in deep leagues but can be ignored if he falls behind Kelley.