Fred Jackson | RB | Buffalo Bills
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.
Posted: 10/22/2013 11:39pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (knee) said he expects to deal with pain in his knee during the week throughout the rest of the season, but he intends to keep playing through it.
Huddle Up: The 32-year-old RB obviously is closer to end than the beginning, but for those fantasy GMs who have ridden him this far, there's definitely no reason to shy away now. C.J. Spiller also has been hampered by injury issues, but Jackson has been the more productive back by far with 197 more total yards (595-398) and 4 more TDs (5-1).
Posted: 10/4/2013 12:22am et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson rushed 17 times for 53 yards and a pair of TDs Thursday, Oct. 3 in a 37-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Running mate C.J. Spiller (8-66) actually led the Bills in rushing thanks to a 54- yard scoring sprint, but Jackson once again wound up with the better fantasy night thanks to a pair of 1-yard scores. Both backs played at less than 100 percent -- Jackson is dealing with a knee issue and Spiller an ailing ankle -- but they'll now get a few extra days to heal with the Bills not playing again until Oct. 13.
Posted: 10/2/2013 7:15pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 2, and is probable for Week 5.
Huddle Up: With C.J. Spiller's status in doubt, look for Jackson to get most of the touches Thursday night. The Browns are tough against the run but Jackson is still a RB2 if Spiller is out and a solid flex play if he's active.
Posted: 10/2/2013 1:17pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson said he will definitely play Week 5 even though he is still dealing with soreness in his knee.
Huddle Up: Both Jackson and C.J. Spiller are nicked, and the Browns are no longer a pushover in the ground game. That's a bad combo if you're looking for fantasy points.
Posted: 10/1/2013 8:08pm et
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone is confident that RB Fred Jackson (knee) will be able to play in the team's Week 5 game against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, Oct. 4. RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) could be a game-time decision. Jackson was limited in practice Tuesday, and he was wearing a brace on his knee.
Huddle Up: Spiller didn't practice at all Tuesday, and it's looking like more good news for Jackson's fantasy owners, who have seen him post better numbers than the more heralded Spiller so far this season.
Posted: 9/30/2013 10:29pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (knee) was limited during practice Monday, Sept. 30.
Huddle Up: It was a positive to see Jackson doing something a day after a game, but he still faces a short week with a contest in Cleveland up Thursday. Monitor his status the next few days.
Posted: 9/23/2013 3:08pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson rushed 13 times for 67 yards in Week 3's loss to the New York Jets, but 59 of those yards came on one play. RB C.J. Spiller (thigh) gained just nine yards on nine carries in the first half of the game and was injured in the second half. Spiller has 43 carries for just 153 yards and no touchdowns through three weeks.
Huddle Up: This screams "buy low" with Spiller. He will eventually break out of this funk, he's too talented not to. Fred Jackson is eating into his workload more than anyone expected, but he's no Spiller.
Posted: 9/11/2013 12:40am et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson was the team's best offensive weapon in their Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots, and he still feels that he's physically capable of being productive, even with RB C.J. Spiller expected to be the featured back. 'I still feel like I can play. I've said it all along, I wouldn't be in there if I didn't feel like I can still compete and play at this level. Yesterday was just a good way to hit the ground running and show I can still compete,' Jackson said.
Huddle Up: Much to the chagrin of the fantasy GMs who swooped up Spiller in the first round buoyed by offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett's preseason proclamation that they were going to use Spiller in games until "he taps out or throws up," Jackson nearly had 50 percent of the Week 1 touches (17-22) andwas more productive (108-55 yards) than Spiller. Possibly it was a one-game anomaly, but Spiller owners are definitely a bit more anxious heading into Week 2 than they were entering the opener.