Fred Jackson | RB | Buffalo Bills
Posted: 10/20/2014 10:44am et
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) had an MRI Sunday, Oct. 19, and he will be out at least two weeks due to the groin injury he suffered in the Week 7 game against the Minnesota Vikings. The team has a bye in Week 9, so it is possible he returns in Week 10 and misses just one game.
Huddle Up: One game is a best-case scenario for Jackson; don't be surprised if it's closer to a month before he's back on the field. With CJ Spiller also out, Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown are left to handle the Bills' backfield workload.
Posted: 10/10/2014 4:28pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (ankle, illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Jackson got in limited work Wednesday and Thursday before a fever kept him out Friday, and he's expected to play Sunday against the Pats. Of course, check back in before kickoff with the Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injury and Weather report to get the final word.
Posted: 10/9/2014 10:38pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (ankle, knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: Jackson, who tweaked his ankle in the Week 5 win over the Lions, been limited in both of the Bills' practices this week, but much to the chagrin of C.J. Spiller owners, he's not believed to be in any real danger of missing Sunday's clash with the Patriots.
Posted: 10/6/2014 10:36am et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (ankle) left the Week 5 game against the Detroit Lions due to a sprained right ankle. He said Sunday, Oct. 5, that he should be fine.
Huddle Up: If Jackson is at all limited the Bills could give more work to CJ Spiller. It's a situation that bears watching.
Posted: 8/8/2014 12:31am et
Buffalo Bills RBs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson will likely see the bulk of the action in Buffalo's backfield this year, barring any roster changes. Head coach Doug Marrone recently frowned upon the idea of utilizing three running backs.
Huddle Up: There has been talk that free-agent acquisition Bryce Brown will get his fair share of the action but fantasy GMs might have to be content to deal with the Jackson-Spiller RBBC for a 5th straight season.
Posted: 7/30/2014 5:10pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson signed a 1-year contract extension worth $2.6 million on Wednesday, July 30, according to a source. Jackson could earn an additional $1 million in incentives.
Huddle Up: Jackson turned 33 in Feb. and the Bills' backfield is more crowded than ever with the free-agent signing of Bryce Brown, but expect the vet to be a big part of the team's 2014 plans coming off his 253-touch season of a year ago -- the second-highest single-season total of his 7-year career.
Posted: 7/26/2014 1:00pm et
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (leg) suffered a lower leg injury during practice Friday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Meanwhile Bryce Brown has looked great in the early going. It's too early in camp to be overly concerned about Jackson's injury, but if he's out of the lineup and Brown is on the field looking good it could shuffle the Bills' backfield committee.
Posted: 7/1/2014 7:55pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson said he hopes to be able to play three or four more seasons but understands he needs to stay healthy and produce on the field.
Huddle Up: Having turned 33 earlier this year, Jackson is long past the typical RB prime, but he is coming off his third-best yards-from-scrimmage season (1,277) and his best in terms of total TDs (10). Expect him to continue to get ample work splitting duties with C.J. Spiller for at least another season.
Posted: 6/1/2014 2:08pm et
Buffalo Bills RBs Fred Jackson and Fred Jackson lined up in the same formation at times during organized team activities last week. Jackson would line up at running back while Spiller would motion to different spots in the formation.
Huddle Up: At 33, Jackson is AARP age by RB standards, but don't be shocked to see another workload split develop in the Buffalo backfield this fall. Jackson had 253 total touches to Spiller's 237 last year, and now Philly import Bryce Brown has been added to the mix.
Posted: 12/25/2013 12:41am et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (ribs) was not on the practice field Tuesday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: Just a maintenance day for the 32-year-old back, who leads the Bills in yards from scrimmage (1,170) and TDs (9).
Posted: 12/20/2013 12:22pm et
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said he expects RB Fred Jackson (ribs) will be able to play Week 16 even though he is dealing with injured ribs.
Huddle Up: Jackson will continue to share the workload with C.J. Spiller, which takes a bite out of both players' respective fantasy values.
Posted: 11/11/2013 4:55pm et
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) was on the field for only 22 of the team's 67 offensive snaps during the team's Week 10 game, but head coach Doug Marrone said Spiller was not limited because of his ankle injury. Marrone said the team planned to use RB Fred Jackson more during the game and that Spiller's playing time will vary from week to week.
Huddle Up: Well this is annoying. Hopefully Doug Marrone is just blowing smoke, because this makes little sense. Spiller is the team's best offensive player.