By Keith Kraska, Bills Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 9:45pm EDT
Fred Jackson had five carries for 15 yards, including an eight-yard touchdown, as well as four catches for 23 yards Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Fantasy Impact: The touchdown and the catches are what make Jackson a serviceable RB3 and low-end RB2 in PPR leagues. He's still the primary TD threat in the Bills' backfield and a favorite outlet for E.J. Manuel. If you need some RB depth around the eighth round, that's where he's being drafted.
By Keith Kraska, Bills Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 9:37pm EDT
Fred Jackson caught seven passes for 28 yards during Saturday night's game in Pittsburgh. He also had six carries for 27 yards as the Bills' first-team offense played the entire first half.
Fantasy Impact: Jackson can be useful in PPR leagues, and he'll compete with Anthony Dixon for carries near the end zone. In standard leagues though, his eighth-round ADP may be a little too rich for the NFL's oldest running back in a crowded backfield.
By Keith Kraska, Bills Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 4:38pm EDT
Fred Jackson has signed a one-year contract extension with the Bills. A source tells Ian Rapoport that it's for $2.6 million plus $1 mil in incentives. (Source: BuffaloBills.com
Fantasy Impact: At 33, Jackson is the oldest RB in the NFL. His role as the Bills' No. 2 back is prolonging his career, but it limits his fantasy appeal to low-ceiling, TD-dependent depth. Even if C.J. Spiller got hurt, Jackson would still be in a crowded backfield with Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon (who has been getting goal-line reps in camp).
By Keith Kraska, Bills Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 8:43pm EDT
Fred Jackson came up limping and walked to the locker room under his own power during Friday night's practice. Buffalo News beat writer Mark Gaughan tweeted that "it doesn't look too serious." (Source: Mark Gaughan on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: FredEx has been one of the Bills' few bright spots over the past few years, but this is a reminder that his 33-year-old body is nearing the end. He's being drafted around the eighth round, but that's too high if you want to get ahead of a player's breakdown — especially one who shares a backfield with C.J. Spiller and Bryce Brown.
Breaking Football | Jul 30th
The Buffalo Bills have extended the contract of running back Fred Jackson. The 33-year old running back was primed to enter a contract season in 2014, but the team and Jackson agreed to terms on a one-year extension worth $2.6 million. Jackson filled in admirably for injured running back C.J. Spiller at times in 2013, while also effectively operating as the team’s main goal-line back. Jackso...