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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%: 98/58 | Average Draft Position: 92.25
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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. 


Fred Jackson leads the Bills in rushing Week 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson led the way for the team Week 15.

Jackson carried the ball 17 times for 80 yards. Though he received four more carries than C.J. Spiller, Jackson had a lower yard per carry average. Jackson also caught one pass for 8 yards. Jackson missed his only opportunity at a goal line carry when the team opted to pass on the 1 yard line. Prior to that play, Jackson had carried the ball twice, getting the team down to the one. Jackson will take on Miami Week 16.


Fred Jackson in favorable matchup Week 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson is facing a strong matchup Week 15 against the Jaguars. 

Jacksonville cannot stop opposing rushers, allowing them to go for 18.08 Fantasy points per game. The team has allowed 16 rushing touchdowns through 13 games. Opposing running back have averaged 102.92 yards per game against Jacksonville. 

Jackson has been the most consistent runner of the Bills this season, but he's starting to lose carries to C.J. Spiller. Over the past three games, Spiller has received 11 more carries than Jackson. Jackson hasn't been able to do much with his reduced workload. In those three games, he's failed to average over four yards per carry. The matchup is strong, but it's tough to trust Jackson given the team's recent workload split.


Fred Jackson stumbles in loss to Buccaneers


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson did little in Week 14 against the Buccaneers, in a 26-7 loss.

Jackson took a backseat to C.J. Spiller Sunday, though neither player managed to do much in a game that saw the Bills offense do little. He finished with just 12 rushing yards on five carries, but added 26 yards on four receptions to finish second on the team.

Jackson scored twice last week, but has seen his overall production fall off recently. He enters Week 15 against the Jaguars with less than 60 rushing yards in each of his last four games.  


Fred Jackson a questionable play Week 14?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson needs 136 rushing yards to join Thurman Thomas and O.J. Simpson as the only Buffalo players to reach 5,000 career rushing yards. Though, seeing how he hasn't surpassed 100 rushing yards in a game this season, it seems unlikely Jackson will hit the career milestone Week 14 at Tampa Bay.

Running backs haven't had a ton of success from a Fantasy standpoint against Tampa Bay. Running backs average just 13.2 Fantasy points per week, which is the sixth-lowest average. However, the number is weighed down by Tampa Bay allowing just five touchdowns (two rushing) to running backs.

The good news is that running backs have averaged 101 rushing yards the last five games against Tampa. But the bad news is that Jackson's Fantasy value has been tied to the fact he has totaled eight touchdowns (seven rushing) in 12 games, so going against a team that doesn't give up many touchdowns to running backs could be a problem. 

We still consider Jackson a No. 2 Fantasy running back Week 14, but if you have players like Bobby Rainey (vs. BUF), Steven Jackson (@GB), Shane Vereen (vs. CLE) or Ben Tate (@JAC) on your bench, then they could be viable substitutes for Jackson.


Fred Jackson finds the end zone twice Week 13


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson found the end zone twice Week 13 against the Falcons.

Jackson struggled on the ground, carrying the ball 11 times for 42 yards. He did manage to score on a 4 yard run in the first quarter. Jackson was out-played by C.J. Spiller during the game. Spiller received four more carries, and rushed for 149 yards. Spiller also flashed more big-play ability, with runs of 36 and 77 yards. Jackson’s longest carry went for just 8 yards. Jackson did manage to contribute more in the passing game. He caught four passes for 36 yards, including a 21 yard touchdown.

Jackson will take on the Buccaneers Week 14.


Fred Jackson looking at favorable matchup Week 13


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson is looking at a favorable matchup Week 13 against the Falcons.

Atlanta has struggled with running backs, allowing them to average 18.36 Fantasy points per game. Through 11 games, the team has allowed eight rushing touchdowns. Despite the team's struggles, they've only allowed three 100 yard rushers this season. Two have come the past three weeks. While Marshawn Lynch isn't a surprise, the Falcons were the team that allowed Bobby Rainey to run all over them Week 11.

Jackson continues to get more work than C.J. Spiller in the running game. For the most part, that's been the right decision. Jackson has out-rushed Spiller in six of the 10 games both players have played. Even though Jackson doesn't have any 100 yard games this season, he's been the more consistent player. He's likely the better bet to find the end zone Week 13.


Fred Jackson motivated to play through knee injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson gave Buffalo fans and the coaching staff a scare when he was writhing in pain on the ground in the third quarter Sunday against the Jets. Jackson aggravated the sprained MCL in his left knee, an injury which first occurred Week 4, but he continued to play through the issue.

"It was sore initially but I wasn't worried, thinking that I'd did any further damage to it," Jackson said, per The Buffalo News. "I thought I just re-aggravated it, which is what I did. ... It was the same hit that I took in previous weeks. It was sore for a little while. I needed to get up and walk it off a little bit. They told me not to rush getting up.

"I could definitely feel it the rest of the game, being it was the exact same hit I'd taken on it before. But the knee brace I had on did its job. It protected it. It's just something I have to deal with the rest of the season."

Jackson is looking forward to resting the injury during the Week 12 bye.

"I think any time you get a chance to get of any type of injury and not take any shots on it for a week, it's going to help you," he said. "Hopefully it can help get some of the pain down a little bit. I'll be around here the whole time getting some more treatment on it."


Fred Jackson averages 2.8 yards per carry in Week 11 win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson averaged 2.8 yards per carry during a 37-14 win Week 11 vs. N.Y. Jets. Jackson finished with a team-high 34 rushing yards on 12 carries -- his longest rush going for 7 yards -- while adding two catches for 5 yards.

Jackson gave the Bills a bit of an injury scare when he went down with a knee injury on the opening drive of the second half. However, Jackson would return to action on the next offensive drive.

Jackson was held without a rushing touchdown for a third straight game Sunday. The 2.8 yards per carry was his second-lowest average this season. 

The Bills are on a bye Week 12 before returning to action Week 13 vs. Atlanta.


Fred Jackson could see scoring slump hit three games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2013) Bills running back Fred Jackson has gone two games without a touchdown. He will look to bring his scoring slump to an end Week 11 vs. N.Y. Jets.

Jackson averaged a season-high 10.29 yards per carry (seven for 72 yards) during a 27-20 loss to New York in Week 3. Though, it was one of the five games Jackson didn't score this season.

Running backs have not had a lot of success against the Jets this season. Running backs average 65.3 rushing yards, 24.6 receiving yards and 11.8 Fantasy points per week, which is the second-lowest average. Running backs have totaled just six touchdowns (five rushing) as well.

Gone are the days of Jackson being a 100-yard rushing threat. He has just one 100-yard performance since the start of the 2012 season. He obviously shares playing time in the backfield with C.J. Spiller, which cuts into his production.

Jackson has had less than 10 carries just once this season, but he really needs to record a touchdown to make an impact in Fantasy. Jackson is more of a No. 3 Fantasy running back or flex option Week 11.