However, I think there's more to why Jackson was active in a somewhat embarrassing (in hindsight) 23.3 percent of ESPN.com standard leagues in Week 12. Clearly people still don't trust him. I mean, c'mon, among the running backs active in more leagues in Week 12 were two players on actual injured reserve and out for the season (DeAngelo Williams and Ryan Grant), several players ruled out for the week (Joseph Addai, Pierre Thomas and Ryan Mathews) and a slew of others who just were worse plays (Beanie Wells, Danny Woodhead and Jahvid Best). Granted, there are plenty of mismanaged (or unmanaged) teams out there, but the low percentage shows that fantasy owners still had something against Jackson entering this week.
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