Fred Jackson ran 12 times for just 24 yards in Buffalo's Week 2 victory over Miami. He also caught two passes on four targets for 27 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Jackson and C.J. Spiller got the same amount of carries, but Spiller did far more with them. In a crowded backfield, Jackson delivers value only if he scores touchdowns, and he hasn't yet this year. He's a passable PPR flex, but keep him on your bench otherwise unless Spiller gets hurt.
Fred Jackson rushed for a team-high 61 yards on just seven carries, including a 38-yard rumble in overtime to set up Buffalo's victory in Chicago. He also had three catches for 13 yards.
Fantasy Impact: At a league-high 33, the old man is still Buffalo's best running back. That said, 10 touches is not a formula for fantasy success. He had just 31 yards from scrimmage in regulation time. With Buffalo's crowded backfield, none of their backs are reliable plays, but Jackson's receiving and TD potential make him a PPR flex play.
Fred Jackson should be the focal point of the Bills' offense Sunday at Chicago. He fits the running scheme better than C.J. Spiller, and the Bills will want to keep the Bears' explosive offense off the field while limiting shaky QB E.J. Manuel. Look for Jackson to get a lot of dumpoffs, and he'll be the goal-line back if they get that close. But he won't get the touches of a feature back, and he's dependent on an offense that didn't score a single touchdown against a first-team defense in five preseason games. (Source: FantasyPros)
Fantasy Impact: Jackson is projected for 66 total yards and a better-than-average chance at a touchdown. He's an ideal flex play, especially in PPR, and a serviceable RB2 in Week 1.
Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller will be splitting time heading into the 2014 season. The Bills will have to run the ball early and often this season given the state of their offense.
Fantasy Impact: With Jackson in-line to get most of the goal line work for Buffalo, he looks to be the more valuable fantasy RB for the Bills. Given his ADP, Jackson is the back to target in your drafts. Jackson posted 187.1 standard scoring fantasy points in 2013 while Spiller posted 124.4 (233.1, 158.4 respectively in PPR).
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.
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.
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).
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.