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22 Fred Jackson RB
Height/Weight: 6-1/216 | Birthdate: 2/20/1981 | Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX, USA | Team: Buffalo | College: Coe | NFL Experience: 8 | Owned/Started%: 95/33 | Average Draft Position: 88.46
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C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson share workload again in dress rehearsal game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) 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.

Fred Jackson gets the start, outperforms C.J. Spiller Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Bills running back C.J. Spiller shared first-team reps with Fred Jackson Saturday night against the Steelers in preseason action.

Spiller returned the opening kickoff and took a backseat to Jackson on offense. Both running backs played the entire first half.

Jackson earned the start and was heavily involved on both facets of the offense. He took six handoffs for 27 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per attempt. He caught all of his seven targets for 28 yards. Spiller had six carries for 16 yards, averaging 2.7 yards per attempt. He was not targeted by EJ Manuel in the passing game.

Bryce Brown the odd man out?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Bills coach Doug Marrone said he prefers to use two running backs, not three. That's presumably bad news for newly-acquired Bryce Brown, who's behind C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson.

"I don’t know if I want to get it down to three. I’ve never been a guy that has three backs playing in the game," Marrone told ESPN.com. "I’ve always believed, and you guys know, in the two backs. It’ll come down to two backs; the two backs going in there."


Fred Jackson gets two series of action vs. Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Bills running back Fred Jackson did little during Sunday's preseason opener against the Giants in Canton.

Jackson shared the load with C.J. Spiller and the rest of the first-team offense for two series. He ripped his first handoff for a gain of seven yards in the opening drive before losing a yard on his second and final touch of the game. He rushed for six yards on two carries, averaging 3.0 yards per attempt. He was not targeted in the passing game.

The Bills will travel to Carolina for their second preseason game on Friday.

Fred Jackson gets one-year extension


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) The extension signed by Bills running back Fred Jackson is for one year at $2.6 million, reports Fox Sports. Jackson can earn an additional $1 million in incentives. He'll make about $2.5 million this year before the extension kicks in.

Bills sign Fred Jackson to extension


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Bills running back Fred Jackson signed a contract extension, the team announced. Terms were not released. The 33-year old posted a career-high nine rushing touchdowns and led the team with 10 total scores last year while amassing 1,277 all-purpose yards and catching a career-high 47 passes.

Before the extension, Jackson was scheduled to make $2.5 million this season, the final year of his deal.


Fred Jackson a no-go for Saturday night practice


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Doug Marrone has revealed that Bills co-featured back Fred Jackson will miss the Saturday night practice with a lower body injury. He did not go into any details.

Jackson started six games last year, but played in all 16 and finished with 890 yards on the ground.


Fred Jackson's injury deemed minor


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/26/2014) Fred Jackson left Bills practice on Friday with a lower leg injury but the Buffalo News reported that it's considered minor and he didn't finish working as a as a precaution. Jackson has a leg bruise and is day to day, NFL Network added. 

Fred Jackson exits practice with lower leg injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Bills running back Fred Jackson was escorted to the locker room with team trainers after sustaining a lower leg injury during Friday's training camp practice, WGR50 in Buffalo reports. Jackson totaled 1,283 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns last season while playing 663 snaps last season. The Bills will open preseason Aug. 3 against the Giants.

Fred Jackson in danger of losing carries


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Bills running back Fred Jackson might not approach the 207 carries he received last year. According to WGR550.com, Jackson will once again split time with C.J. Spiller but also potentially lose snaps to the team's additions at running back, Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon.

The website said Jackson, 33, who's entering the last year of his deal, will be trying to prove how much he has left.


Fred Jackson's role expected to diminish


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Bills running back Fred Jackson is expected to have a reduced role in 2014, reports WGR550.com. Jackson is 33, C.J. Spiller is fully healthy, and the Bills just acquired Bryce Brown, the report noted.

"Jackson will still have a solid role in the offense, it just may not be as big as it was in 2013," the report said.

Jackson totaled 1,283 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns last season while playing 663 snaps.


Early projections for the Bills RBs


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/6/2014) I spent a little time Monday digging into the Bills running backs and what should be expected from them in 2014. Maybe it's just the upside of C.J. Spiller that has me pumped, or maybe it's the obvious red flags parading around Fred Jackson, but I have the younger, faster running back outperforming the old owl who scored 10 touchdowns last season. 

You can read about it here. One of my favorite nuggets from research: Only two of C.J. Spiller's 12 career rushing touchdowns came from 5 yards or closer. By comparison, seven on nine touchdowns by Fred Jackson last year alone came from 5 yards or closer. It's the roles these guys have that should keep stat trends like that going, and keeping Jackson relevant in Fantasy after all. 


Marrone impressed with Fred Jackson


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/25/2014) While Bills running back C.J. Spiller was a disappointment in 2013, his backfield partner in Fred Jackson was a star. That surprised coach Doug Marrone based on his expectations for Jackson coming into the season.

"When we were in training camp, I didn't know if Fred was going to perform at the level he performed at before," Marrone said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings. "All of the sudden the season came, and I was like, wow. When the season came, he was outstanding. He really, really played extremely well, and he's probably one of the toughest players I've ever been around."

Jackson, 33, finished the 2013 season with 207 carries for 896 yards and nine touchdowns and 47 catches for 387 yards and one touchdown.


Fred Jackson says he's '90 to 95 percent'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2014) Bills running back Fred Jackson, who dealt with broken ribs and a sprained knee in 2013, pronounced himself "90 to 95 percent," reports the Buffalo News.

"Just about there," he told the paper. "We've had enough time off to start trying to get back into doing things now. Still got a little bit of tweakage with the rib, but that's going to be there for probably another two or three months."

Jackson, who's entering the final year of his contract, produced 1,284 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns in 2013.


Sharing load limits Fred Jackson production on Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson took advantage of a heavy workload in the first half Sunday at New England, then watched backfield mate C.J. Spiller do the same after intermission.

Jackson was particulary effective in the second quarter and finished the first half with 47 yards on nine attempts, but he was given just five more carries in the game.

He did produce a 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that cut the Buffalo deficit to 24-17 and added a season-high 53 yards on three receptions.

Jackson ends the season with 896 rushing yards.


Fred Jackson good to go against Patriots


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) A rib injury will not prevent Bills running back Fred Jackson from playing Sunday at New England. He had been listed as probable.

Handful of Bills probable for Week 17 battle


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) The Bills have deemed five players as probable for Sunday at New England, including quarterback Thad Lewis (shoulder), who has replaced doubtful EJ Manuel (knee) as the starter, and running back Fred Jackson (ribs).

The others are wideouts Marcus Easley and Marquise Goodwin with knee injuries and defensive tackle Kyle Williams (Achilles).


Bills two-headed backfield beast worthy Fantasy options


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Fantasy owners of C.J. Spiller or Fred Jackson should not be deceived. The dynamic backfield duo were both fine plays in Week 16, but that is a rare rather than typical occurrence.

The Bills were in the process of a stunningly easy shutout victory over Miami, which allowed them to feed the two-headed beast. Jackson had a season-high 19 carries, rushing for 111 yards and a touchdown. Spiller added 20 attempts, his second-highest total of the year, and produced 77 yards along with three receptions for 26 more.

That luxury will almost certainly not be repeated against New England on the road. The Patriots powerful offense will likely force the Bills to throw the ball far more than they did against the Dolphins whether or not quarterback EJ Manuel is healthy enough to play.

Spiller is averaging 4.5 YPC this season while Jackson is at 4.3 and a bit more productive as a pass-catcher. They are both pretty strong No. 2 Fantasy options, but one always takes the risk of poor results because they share the backfield. The Patriots rank 29th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed (1,976) and 24th in average YPC (4.4). So keep either one in your lineup. Just understand that it's a risk.


Fred Jackson does not practice Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/25/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson was listed as "did not practice" Wednesday.

Jackson is dealing with a rib injury. The team did not practice, so they released a projected injury report. 


Fred Jackson sits out Tuesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson, who ran for 111 yards and a touchdown in the win over Miami, did not practice Tuesday due to a rib injury, reports WGR 550. However, Jackson is expected to play Sunday at New England.

Fred Jackson rushed for 100-plus yards with broken ribs


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson ran all over the Dolphins for his first 100-yard game of the season in a 19-0 Week 16 win. After the game, he revealed that he was playing through broken ribs, according to The Buffalo News, making the feat all the more impressive.

Jackson finished the game with 111 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. It is not yet clear whether this injury is something that will keep him out of the season finale against the Patriots in Week 17.  


Fred Jackson runs over Dolphins in season-best game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson had another solid game against the Dolphins in Week 16 Sunday, as he scored against them for the second time this season in a 19-0 win.

Jackson rushed the ball for 111 yards on 19 carries, both of which represent his best total of the season. He scored on a 9-yard run in the second quarter, giving him eight touchdowns on the season, and he added two receptions for 7 yards.

Jackson heads into the final game of the season, Week 17 against the Patriots, with 836 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns.  


Ribs don't keep Fred Jackson out


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson (ribs) is on the injury report for Week 16 against the Dolphins, but the injury was not enough to keep him out Sunday. Jackson is active and in uniform at kickoff.

Bills foursome probable for Sunday game action


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) Four Bills players have been deemed probable for their battle against Miami on Sunday. They are defensive linemen Kyle Williams (Achilles) and Marcell Dareus (ankle), running back Fred Jackson (ribs) and defensive back Brandon Smith (ankle).

Fred Jackson prepares for improved Dolphins' D


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson snapped a long string of subpar performances last week, rushing for 80 yards in a win over the Jaguars. He will try to make it two solid games in a row in week 16, with the Dolphins on the schedule.

Jackson was mostly held in check against the Dolphins the last time these two teams faced off, in a 23-21 Week 7 Bills' victory. However, he did score a rushing touchdown in the game, to make up for his subpar 36-yard total on the ground.

The Dolphins boast one of the worst rushing defenses in the league over the course of the full season, but they have been much better recently. Only one running back has topped double-digit Fantasy points against Miami over the last five. Given the fact that he still splits carries with C.J. Spiller, Jackson remains more of a low-end starting option against an improving defense.