|Week 3 (SD) - Average||8.5||38.5||0||3.5||34.5||0||6|
|Week 3 (SD) - Dave Richard||6||31||0||4||38||0||6|
|Week 3 (SD) - Jamey Eisenberg||11||46||0||3||31||0||7|
|2014 Season - Average||171.5||733.0||6.0||42.0||337.5||0.5||128|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||155||664||7||41||298||0||120|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||188||802||5||43||377||1||135|
|Current Player Ranking: 28|
|Red Zone Stats|
|43||144||9|| 46.7||2||2||10||0|| 5.1|
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|09/16/2014||Chris Johnson, RB NYJ|
Markus Wheaton, WR PIT
Darren Sproles, RB PHI
Demaryius Thomas, WR DEN
|Toby Gerhart, RB JAC|
Julius Thomas, TE DEN
Fred Jackson, RB BUF
Antonio Brown, WR PIT
|09/16/2014||Fred Jackson, RB BUF||Kendall Wright, WR TEN|
|09/16/2014||Fred Jackson, RB BUF||Bobby Rainey, RB TB|
Rank Among Leaders
|Fred Jackson held in check in win |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/14/14) Bills running back Fred Jackson couldn't find much room to operate in a 29-10 win over the Dolphins in Week 2.
Jackson ran the ball 12 times, up from seven in the first game, but had just 24 yards on the ground. He made up for that somewhat with two receptions for 27 yards, but still fell well short of the 74 all-purpose yards he managed in the opener.
Jackson has 85 yards on 19 carries through two games, but has yet to find the end zone. He will look to break the drought in Week 3 against the Chargers.
|Fred Jackson rips off decisive run in overtime win Sunday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/7/14) Bills running back Fred Jackson rushed for 61 yards on seven carries while gaining 13 yards on three receptions in his team's 23-20 overtime win over the Bears in Week 1.
Jackson only had 18 rushing yards at the end of regulation, but he rumbled for 38 yards his second carry of the extra period to take his team down to the one-yard line and set up a game-winning field goal. Jackson did well to salvage his performance in overtime, and he'll look to build upon that key run when the Dolphins come to town in Week 2.
|Bills offensive line to play first game together Sunday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/7/14) The Bills starting offensive line will see its first playing time together in a game Sunday against the Bears, with Cordy Glenn, Chris Williams, Eric Wood, Erik Pears and Seantrel Henderson lining up left to right, the Buffalo News reports.
The Bills are walking into a hostile environment in Chicago, and the fact that the starting five on the offensive line didn't see any time together could make things difficult on running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson if the linemen suffer a communications breakdown. It also bodes well for the Chicago defense, providing an increased opportunity that a pass rusher breaks through unblocked on a missed assignment.
|Fred Jackson may have trouble finding running room in Week 1 |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/2/14) Bills running back Fred Jackson will face a Bears team in Week 1 that did a terrible job at defending the run last season. However, his Week 1 success may not be as pre-ordained as that of running mate, C.J. Spiller.
Unlike Spiller, Jackson does much of his work without the benefit of big plays, grinding out his numbers by taking what the defense gives rather than providing a home-run threat on any down. While most of the members of the Bears back seven that was responsible for surrendering so many big plays has returned, the team has overhauled the defense line, signing three new defensive ends and drafting two rotational defensive tackles.
Two of those free-agent additions are Lamarr Houston and Willie Young, the two players that graded out as the best 4-3 defensive ends in run stop percentage last season, per Pro Football Focus. With those two players in tow and second-round draft pick Ego Ferguson taking up space in the middle, Jackson could have difficulty converting on short-yardage or goal-line situations.
It's also fair to wonder how many long scoring drives the Bills will be able to put together if Jackson and the offensive line can't stymie the line's potentially improved rush defense. EJ Manuel hasn't done enough at this point in his career to trust his ability to pick defenses apart with his arm. If the Bills have trouble finding the red zone, Jackson could wind up being a Week 1 Flex option Fantasy owners come to regret.
|C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson share workload again in dress rehearsal game |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(8/23/14) As expected, Bills running back C.J. Spiller shared reps with Fred Jackson again Saturday afternoon against Tampa Bay.
Both players had productive games. Spiller got the start and took nine handoffs for 36 yards, averaging 4.0 yards per attempt. He caught all three of his targets for 23 yards.
It took until the final drive of the afternoon with the first unit for Jackson to find the end zone. He broke free for an 8-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He finished with five carries for 15 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted seven times and had four receptions for 23 yards.
Week 3 Fantasy Trade Values
Owners are starting to get the itch to pull off that blockbuster trade. Our Dave Richard helps you get the better end of the deal with his Fantasy Trade Values for Week 3.
Fred Jackson held in check in win
The Daily Dose for Week 2
Who might be some good buys in weekly leagues for Week 2? Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his good and bad values by position and his winning lineup for FanDuel's 250,000 tournament.
Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
The Dolphins started the season in style, thanks in large part to Knowshon Moreno. Jamey Eisenberg explains why he likes his chances of keeping it going in Week 2.
Week 2 Fantasy Cheat Sheet
Week 2 means owners have tougher decisions to make with their lineups. Our Dave Richard is here to help and shares his Fantasy spin on every relevant player for each game.
|Fred Jackson was one of the biggest surprises in 2013, and he's hoping for another good season in what could be his last year in Buffalo. Last season, Jackson was expected to take a backseat to C.J. Spiller. Instead, with Spiller battling injuries and inconsistent play, Jackson finished as the No. 10 Fantasy running back in standard leagues with 207 carries for 896 yards and nine touchdowns and 47 catches for 387 yards and a touchdown. The rushing and total touchdowns were a career high, as were the catch total. Jackson, 33, is entering a contract year, but he should continue to share touches with Spiller and possibly Bryce Brown, who was added via trade. How much work Jackson gets will likely depend on his own health and Spiller. While Spiller was ineffective playing hurt, Jackson played through broken ribs and a knee sprain. We expect Spiller to rebound this year, but Jackson is still worth drafting as a No. 3 Fantasy running back with a mid-round pick. If Spiller again falters, we know Jackson will be there to pick up the slack.
(Updated 5/8/14) |