Steven Jackson owners have been trawling the fantasy football waiver wire for nearly the entire season—first with Cadillac Williams, then with any old available running back after Williams briefly seemed as questionable as Jackson. But after Jackson's limited play in the St. Louis Rams' loss to the Baltimore Ravens it looks like Week 4 might be the Sunday where their search is finally over.
The Rams still gave Williams the bulk of their carries, but Jackson looked uninhibited by the quad injury that's dogged him all year when he was on the field, and given the Rams' many and varied problems through three weeks of the 2011 season I can't imagine Jackson allowing the Rams to ease him in for another week.
Cadillac Williams has been adequate in Jackson's absence—fellow backup Jerious Norwood has just been invisible—but Jackson has the potential to give this offense another dimension, one that might keep the Washington Redskins from just waiting for Sam Bradford to throw bullets downfield at Brandon Gibson, Danario Alexander, and Mike Sims-Walker. They can't afford to not give him a shot.