Rams' Jackson still productive sans touchdowns

Updated: October 26, 2009, 4:05 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
After his 134-yard outburst Sunday, Steven Jackson is third in the NFL in rushing yards, behind only the rejuvenated Cedric Benson and the fantastic Adrian Peterson. Jackson also is second in attempts. However, Benson and Peterson are the top scorers among fantasy running backs; Jackson is nowhere to be found in the top 10. You see, there's this thing called an end zone, and Jackson (and the Rams?) seems to be allergic to it. Yes, touchdowns matter. I know fantasy owners have noticed this … but they're also panicking because of it.

Jackson was traded in one of my leagues last week for a RB-WR package I'd prefer not to mention, lest you think the league features a bunch of bozos. It's not only that league, though. Jackson's name seems to be floating around in many leagues as the owners who made him a top-eight pick worry he'll end up scoring as many touchdowns this season as they do. I admit it's a frightening thought, a touchdown-less season; Redskins punter Hunter Smith has scored a rushing touchdown. Giants backup quarterback David Carr has done so as well. There have been touchdowns scored by 247 players this season. None are named Steven Jackson. But now is a time to buy low, not sell for what you can get.