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Position
RB
 
Jersey
22
Name  Fred Jackson
Born  2/20/1981
Height  6-1
Weight  216
College  Coe College
7/30/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Buffalo running back Fred Jackson has signed a one-year extension worth $2.6 million.
Insight: Jackson is now signed for the next two seasons. The extension is a sign that the team isn't ready to phase out the 33-year-old Jackson from the offense even though C.J. Spiller is healthy and the Bills acquired Bryce Brown. Jackson had 253 touches last season and scored 10 touchdowns. He'll probably see closer to 200 this season but still has RB2 upside because of his goal-line work.
 
12/22/2013 5:59:00 PM
Description: Buffalo running back Fred Jackson had 19 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Miami. He confirmed after the game that he played through broken ribs, according to the Buffalo News.
Insight: C.J. Spiller carried the football 20 times, but once again Jackson outperformed him as Spiller had 77 yards. The 32-year-old Jackson has rushed for 836 yards and eight touchdowns on 193 carries and caught 44 passes for 334 receiving yards and one touchdown this season.
 
11/1/2013 1:50:00 PM
Description: Buffalo running back Fred Jackson is still dealing with a sore knee, but is probable for Sunday's game against Kansas City.
Insight: Jackson and C.J. Spiller will likely share the backfield workload against the Chiefs which isn't a great situation for fantasy owners.
 
10/24/2013 11:20:00 AM
Description: Buffalo running back Fred Jackson is dealing with a sore knee, but is probable for Sunday's game against New Orleans.
Insight: Jackson, who didn't practice Wednesday, told the Buffalo News, "I'm fine. I’ll be ready to go Sunday." Given all the injuries and byes, Jackson is worthy of a fantasy start.
 
10/1/2013 11:48:00 AM
Description: Buffalo running back Fred Jackson practiced in a limited capacity Monday after spraining his MCL Sunday against Baltimore, but is more likely to play than starter C.J. Spiller (ankle).
Insight: Jackson isn't concerned about the injury though he may wear a knee brace and fully expects to play Thursday night against the Browns.
 
9/30/2013 8:43:00 PM
Description: Buffalo halfback Fred Jackson practiced in a limited capacity Monday after spraining his MCL Sunday against Baltimore.
Insight: Jackson isn't concerned about the injury and fully expects to play Thursday night against the Browns. C.J. Spiller is also banged up so Johnson should see a heavy workload in Week 5.
 
9/29/2013 7:04:00 PM
Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson sprained his MCL Sunday against the Ravens, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com.
Insight: He expects to play Thursday. Jackson also suffered a sprained ligament in his knee last season but says this one isn't as significant. The veteran has outplayed C.J. Spiller in all four games this season and could be in for a full workload if Spiller missed Thursday's game with an ankle sprain.
 
9/15/2013 6:33:00 PM
Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson wasn't anything special Sunday versus Carolina.
Insight: The Panthers held Jackson to just 30 yards on 12 carries. Buffalo's running back workload has been a 60/40 split through the first two games.
 
9/8/2013 6:11:00 PM
Description: Buffalo halfback Fred Jackson totaled 108 yards from scrimmage Sunday in a loss to New England.
Insight: He led the Bills with 67 yards rushing on 13 carries. Jackson was expected to play a smaller role in Buffalo's offense after the emergence of C.J. Spiller at the end of last season but if he keeps this up, the Bills' rushing distribution could be closer to a 50/50 split. We'll have to see how he does next week at home against Carolina.
 
8/3/2013 10:46:00 AM
Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson has added weight which should help in his new role as backup to C.J. Spiller.
Insight: Jackson suffered two major injuries that forced him out of games last season and Spiller took advantage of the opportunity. Spiller will be the primary running back in Buffalo this season, but Jackson should get goal line carries as well as change of pace work. Jackson's fantasy value in 2013 will be as a handcuff.
 
1/3/2013 12:15:00 PM
Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson wants to come back to Buffalo even though he's aware that C.J. Spiller will likely be the starter and primary running back, according to a Tim Graham report at buffalonews.com.
Insight: Jackson suffered two major injuries that forced him out of games this season and he only saw 115 rushing attempts and 34 receptions. With Spiller producing big results (1,244 yards rushing, 459 yards receiving, 8 TDs), Jackson's future fantasy value in Buffalo is likely to be as a handcuff only.
 
12/10/2012 3:41:00 PM
Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson is done for the season with a Grade II sprain of his MCL, coach Chan Gailey confirmed Monday. SOURCE: Buffalo Bills' official Twitter account.
Insight: Jackson won't need surgery, but he's still not going to be able to heal fast enough to come back this season. The ligament is still intact but it is torn off the bone. Jackson also suffered a sprained LCL in Week 1 and a concussion in the middle of the season and has been noticeably less explosive than teammate C.J. Spiller this season.
 
12/10/2012 2:07:00 PM
Description: With three games remaining, Bills running back Fred Jackson is likely done for the season with a Grade II sprain of his MCL. SOURCE: Josina Anderson, ESPN
Insight: Jackson won't need surgery, but he won't have enough time to recover from the injury. The ligament is still intact but it is torn off the bone. "They told me I would be out two to three weeks, but I think they might just put me on injured reserve so they can get somebody to come in and play," Jackson said. Jackson also suffered a sprained LCL in Week 1 and a concussion in the middle of the season and has been noticeably less explosive than teammate C.J. Spiller.
 
12/10/2012 9:42:00 AM
Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson will miss 2-3 weeks with a knee injury, coach Chan Gailey said. SOURCE: Buffalo Bills' official Twitter account
Insight: With three games remaining, Jackson could be shut down for the season. He was injured when he took a helmet to the right knee Sunday against the Rams. It's been a disastrous year for Jackson; he sprained his LCL in Week 1 and missed two games, missed another game due to a concussion and has rushed for a career-low 3.8 ypc while backfield mate C.J. Spiller has been explosive with 6.6 ypc.
 
12/9/2012 3:45:00 PM
Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson left Sunday's game against the Rams due to a leg injury.
Insight: Jackson had just 14 yards on nine carries and lost a fumble in the red zone. Not a good day for Fred.
 
11/21/2012 4:10:00 PM
Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson (concussion) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game against the Colts, but C.J. Spiller will start.
Insight: Jackson missed Buffalo's game versus Miami Thursday night, just four days after suffering a concussion. When we last saw him play, he totaled 20 fantasy points. With Jackson out of the lineup, C.J. Spiller received a career-high 22 carries, but Jackson's return will limit both players' fantasy values.
 
11/20/2012 1:30:00 PM
Description: According to coach Chan Gailey, Bills running back Fred Jackson (concussion) is on track to return this week.
Insight: Jackson missed Buffalo's game versus Miami Thursday night, just four days after suffering a concussion. When we last saw him play, he totaled 20 fantasy points. With Jackson out of the lineup, C.J. Spiller received a career-high 22 carries.
 
11/19/2012 3:40:00 PM
Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson (concussion) did not practice on Monday, according to a report on buffalobills.com. Jackson has yet to be cleared to play.
Insight: Jackson missed Buffalo's game versus Miami Thursday night, just four days after suffering a concussion. When we last saw him play, he totaled 20 fantasy points. With Jackson out of the lineup, C.J. Spiller received a career-high 22 carries.
 
11/17/2012 2:30:00 PM
Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson (concussion) and defensive end Chris Kelsay are improving, according to coach Chan Gailey. "We hope to have them both next Wednesday for practice," Gailey said. "That is not set in concrete, but we hope to have both of them." SOURCE: BuffaloBills.com
Insight: Jackson missed Buffalo's game versus Miami Thursday night, just four days after suffering a concussion. C.J. Spiller ran the ball 22 times Thursday, his first 20-carry game this season, and would continue to be a top fantasy back if Jackson had to miss more time.
 
11/12/2012 3:53:00 PM
Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson has been diagnosed with a concussion and ruled out for Thursday's game against the Miami Dolphins.
Insight: Jackson began experiencing concussion-like symptoms on the plane ride home Sunday. C.J. Spiller becomes an immediate top-five RB option for Week 11.
 

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