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Fred Jackson | Running Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 216
College: Coe
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Fred Jackson rushed 18 times for 58 yards Week 17 against the Patriots.
Jackson easily led the Bills' backfield in touches, but Boobie Dixon got the unit's only touchdown in the second quarter. A free agent this offseason, Jackson finishes 2014 with 141 carries for 525 yards (3.72 YPC) and two touchdowns, adding 66 receptions for 501 yards and another score. Jackson managed over 1,000 total yards for the fifth time in his career, and his 66 catches were a career high. Despite the cumulative totals, Jackson faded down the stretch, and it is not a given the Bills will bring back the almost 34-year-old for a ninth season. Jackson will be given a shot somewhere in 2015, but his days as a lead back are likely finished. Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:55:00 PM

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Fred Jackson rushed for 10 yards on six carries and caught nine passes for 93 yards in the Bills' Week 16 loss to the Raiders.

He led the Bills in receiving, but was greatly aided by a 34-yard catch-and-run late in garbage time. With C.J. Spiller returning from a broken collarbone, Jackson won the touch battle 15-8. Kyle Orton ended up throwing the ball 49 times in the loss. Jackson and the eliminated Bills end the season in New England.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:52:00 PM

Fred Jackson rushed 20 times for 71 yards and caught three balls for 27 yards in the Bills' Week 15 win over the Packers.

Continuing to be utilized as a workhorse, F-Jax now has 65 touches over his last three games. Anthony Dixon only mixes in for a series here and there, and the Bills don't have any urgency to play Bryce Brown despite his superior big-play ability. Jackson will be a strong RB2 start in Week 16 at Oakland.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Fred Jackson rushed eight carries for 35 yards and caught 10 passes for 37 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss at Denver.

Jackson was a rotation back with Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown. But once the Bills fell behind 21-3 very early in the third quarter, F-Jax was essentially an every-down player as the passing back. He used that chance to rack up a big PPR day, catching check-downs and screens from an under pressure Kyle Orton. Jackson will again be a PPR RB2 against the Packers in Week 15 -- the Bills project to be trailing in the second half of that one as well.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 08:04:00 PM

Fred Jackson rushed 21 times for 70 yards in the Bills' Week 13 win over the Browns, adding three receptions for an additional 27 yards.

In his third week back from his groin injury, F-Jax laid waste to the Bills' running-back committee, out-touching Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown 24-9. His YPC remained a disappointing 3.3, however, and is now under 4.0 on the season (3.94). Jackson will be on the RB2 borderline for next week's matchup with the Broncos' stout run defense.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Fred Jackson is not listed on the Week 13 injury report.

Jackson didn't look over his groin issue on Monday night, but this confirms he didn't have any setbacks. The Bills should continue to increase his snaps now that he's getting close to full health. Jackson will remain the lead back in a committee with Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown, making him an RB2/FLEX for Week 13 against the Browns.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 05:29:00 PM

Fred Jackson had 10 carries for 32 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's Week 12 win over the Jets.

Jackson started, but split goal-line and third down work with Anthony Dixon. The Bills continued to use a three-back committee, with Bryce Brown getting six carries in a change of pace role. Jackson's touchdown came on a five-yard run in the third quarter. He didn't look over his groin issue, but should be getting close to fully healthy. Jackson is the favorite to lead the backfield in touches next week, and will be an RB2 against the Browns.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:33:00 PM

Fred Jackson is active for Monday night's game against the Jets.

He was listed as questionable with a groin injury. F-Jax's workload is unclear, but we suspect he'll end up playing the most snaps in Buffalo's backfield. The Bills' inactives are FB Frank Summers, WR Marquise Goodwin, TE MarQuies Gray, OT Cyrus Kouandjio, DL Jarius Wynn, DE Bryan Johnson, and LB Randell Johnson.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 05:34:00 PM

The Bills are planning on Fred Jackson (questionable, groin) playing in Monday's game against the Jets.

Jackson didn't suffer any setbacks in practice and is on track to play this week. At less than 100 percent, he could be limited to third down work in a committee with Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon. Jackson is the No. 27 running back in Rotoworld's Week 12 rankings.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 07:02:00 PM

Fred Jackson (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

Jackson is on track to return after sitting out last week. He hasn't had any setbacks, and was able to practice on a limited basis. At less than 100 percent, Jackson will likely be part of a three-man committee. He should be avoided against the Jets' top-five run defense.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Fred Jackson (groin) practiced Friday.

With Buffalo playing on Monday night, Jackson's status won't be known until Saturday. He should be part of a three-man committee with Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon. Jackson is an RB3/FLEX against the Jets' top-five run defense.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 08:34:00 PM

Fred Jackson (groin) remained "limited" on Thursday.

The Bills didn't actually practice due to the lake-effect snowstorm bearing down on Western New York, but F-Jax is tentatively on track to suit up for Week 12. The game is likely to be played on Monday, giving Jackson an extra day of rest. The Bills waived RB Phillip Tanner on Thursday, a sign they are optimistic about Jackson's status.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 05:06:00 PM

Fred Jackson (groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The Bills didn't hold practice on Wednesday, so Jackson's status is an estimate. Jackson is expected to return after sitting out last week, but will likely be part of a three-man committee with Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon. He'll be just an RB3/FLEX against the Jets' top-five run defense.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Fred Jackson (knee) said he expects to play in Sunday's Week 12 game against the Jets.

Coach Doug Marrone already said that if the Bills had played on Sunday in Week 11, he felt Jackson would have been able to play. Now F-Jax is expressing optimism even though he had a "little setback" during Tuesday's practice. We'd expect a committee kind of approach that also features Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon against the Jets' top-4 run defense.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 09:47:00 AM

Coach Doug Marrone said Fred Jackson (groin) would have been active if the Bills played on Sunday.

Jackson was held out with Buffalo on a short week, but is on track play in Week 12. The Bills would have been better served resting Jackson in Week 10 knowing that they played on Thursday night. Jackson should handle the majority of carries when fully healthy, with Bryce Brown likely staying in a high-volume change of pace role.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 06:58:00 PM