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Week 1 vs. NE
Rushing: 15 / 57 / 0
Receiving: 5 / 83 / 1 on 7 targets
Jackson basically the engine of the offense. He ran very hard and strong for a back who isn't built for power. Jackson was patient and shifty in the open field, and he got a lot of yards after the catch on his receptions. Most of his yardage came in big chunks, and he scored on a screen pass in the red zone. Jackson will be a great start in PPR leagues until Marshawn Lynch returns, and he's probably closer to a 1A than a backup when Lynch is back.
Week 2 vs. TB
Rushing: 28 / 163 / 0
Receiving: 6 / 25 / 0 on 8 targets
Nothing Jackson does wows you, but at the end of the game, the numbers are there. For an average sized back, Jackson ran with great power, often getting yards after contact and making subtle moves to let hits deflect off of him instead of stop him. His elusiveness was also based on those subtle moves, harnessing the defenders overaggressiveness, as opposed to the kind of breathtaking suddenness that makes other backs elusive. His conditioning let him really take advantage of a tired Bucs D in the fourth quarter, which included his longest run of the day. His footwork, leg drive, and burst from a standstill all helped him get additional yards all day, and he even showed a spin move. This offense is perfect for an efficient, savvy back like Jackson.
Week 3 vs. NO
Rushing: 18 / 71 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 26 / 0 on 5 targets
Jackson did well considering how badly the offense was sputtering overall. He played the workhorse back role this game, but being behind for most of the game limited his opportunity for yards on the ground. He was shifty and looked close to breaking away a few times, in the end his longest run was of twelve yards. His 4.2 YPC average wasn't bad, but on a day where the passing game all but disappeared, more was needed from the ground game.
Week 4 vs. MIA
Rushing: 9 / 42 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 26 / 0 on 5 targets
Jackson was sneaky-good on his rushes, as he seems to find room even when there is no hole to run through. He got the red zone carries later in the game, but as the whole offense came up lame on this day, that didn't amount to much.
Week 5 vs. CLE
Rushing: 13 / 30 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 17 / 0 on 3 targets
Jackson fared even worse than Lynch. You could say he has mastered the art of the two yard gain. He was never in danger of breaking a long one.
Week 6 vs. NYJ
Rushing: 15 / 52 / 0
Jackson got punt return duties today in place of Roscoe Parrish, and he got a decent amount of touches because it was a close game, but the offensive line isn't opening very many holes, and Jackson is playing second fiddle to Marshawn Lynch right now. He is getting some of the same crafty yards after contact that he was during his prodigious stretch early in the season, but Jackson doesn't look explosive enough to have significant value in a time share.
Week 7 vs. CAR
Rushing: 5 / 2 / 0
Jackson has settled into a smaller role, getting an occasional series here and there, but no longer truly a 1A committee back. He did get a few goal to go carries that he did not turn into TDs. Jackson was tackled in the end zone for the Panthers safety, but the poor blocking was to blame, not the running back.
Week 8 vs. HOU
Rushing: 9 / 28 / 0
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Jackson hasn't been the same since Marshawn Lynch returned from his suspension. In week 8, Jackson spelled Lynch on the games 3rd series. He showed good patience and vision, but continues to find very little running room behind the Bills O-line. In the 2nd quarter, Jackson lined up in the Bills version of the wildcat taking a couple of direct snaps for a short gain and a handoff to Lynch. He's worth a bench spot at best right now.
Week 10 vs. TEN
Passing: 1 - 1, 27 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 8 / 48 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 23 / 0 on 5 targets
Jackson displayed the same savvy running he has all year. He doesn't have an amazing initial burst or power, but he always seems to pick the right hole, and he makes subtle moves in the open field to get extra yards. He ran the wildcat in the first quarter and hit Lee Evans with a long pass for a TD, and he also broke some tackles when he kept the ball out of the formation. His value is greatly limited by playing in this offense and sharing with a more talented back, but Jackson could still have great value if something happens to Marshawn Lynch.
Week 11 vs. JAX
Rushing: 9 / 35 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 20 / 0 on 4 targets
Jackson ended up resuming his first three weeks role of primary back in the offense after Marshawn Lynch left with a shoulder injury. He was not especially effective as a runner or a receiver, but as Jackson usually does, he was crafty in the open field and found ways to make subtle moves to an extra yard here and there. Jackson had a good gain on his wildcat carry, and he also had a TD called back by penalty. Jackson was more effective than Lynch, so even if Lynch has no lingering effects from his shoulder injury, Jackson could still earn more work going forward.
Week 12 vs. MIA
Rushing: 15 / 73 / 2
Receiving: 5 / 43 / 0 on 5 targets
Jackson got the start and never looked back on his way to two scores and a lot of important plays to keep the Dolphins from pinning their ears back and going after Fitzpatrick on every down. He used his vision and agility to make the same subtle moves to find the hole at the line that he has been making for his whole career. Jackson ran with terrific determination, always getting a tough extra yard or two at the end of his touches, and he was also consistently making tacklers miss in the hole and in open field. Jackson helped release the buildup of pressure as a receiver out of the backfield, and he made a terrific one-handed snag in the red zone to set up one of his touchdowns. He even ran some wildcat in the red zone against the team that started the fad. Jackson should be the starter for the rest of the season. His value took a big leap on Sunday in dynasty and redraft leagues alike.
Week 13 vs. NYJ
Rushing: 13 / 31 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 24 / 0 on 3 targets
Jackson got the start over Marshawn Lynch but failed to make any noise carrying the rock. The versatile back just couldn't find any room, running for only 33 yards on the night. Jackson had limited carries in the red zone, but did get a direct snap where a pass went awry and he was forced to turn it into a run for no gain, settling for a FG instead. He did contribute in the pass game with some nice plays, but for the most part was held in check the entirety of the contest.
Week 14 vs. KC
Rushing: 20 / 99 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 23 / 0 on 4 targets
Jackson never looks spectacular getting the job done, but his numbers always surprise you at the end of the day. He gobbled up chunks of yards on cutback runs, getting yards after contact and finding yards when it looked like the play was stacked up. Jackson was a rugged runner after the catch, and he was patient picking through holes at the line of scrimmage on rushing plays. He made tacklers miss, and he also run through their weak arm tackles. His efficiency and effort are among the best of any RB in the league even though his tools are not. He has earned a big role for this team in 2010.
Week 15 vs. NE
Rushing: 15 / 80 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 32 / 0 on 5 targets
The Bills continue to run their offense through Fred Jackson, who despite an ugly game filled with Buffalo penalties, pitched in with 19 touches for 112 yards of offense. Jackson had three opportunities inside the red zone on the Bills opening drive and had a TD called back due to a false start, stealing his lone scoring opportunity. While there is nothing overly fancy in his game, Jackson does everything well and is turning into a nice feature RB in his own right. He hit the hole hard today, protected the ball, and ran relentlessly, refusing to be wrestled down by initial contact, which is becoming a trademark of his. Jackson's ability to shake tackles, though unspectacular, keeps him on the field and heavily involved in the Buffalo offense.
Week 16 vs. ATL
Rushing: 13 / 39 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 14 / 0 on 3 targets
Jackson got the lion's share of the backfield touches, but save for a few production toss plays, he was held in check. Jackson did fight hard for every inch, bouncing off of contact and wriggling out of tackles to get an extra yard here and there, but that mentality also caused him to get held up for a gang-tackle fumble deep in the Bills end that was returned for a TD. Jackson has had better days this season and it doesn't look like he'll get to 1000 yards in his best season as a pro.
Week 17 vs. IND
Rushing: 33 / 212 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 15 / 1 on 2 targets
The Bills came in wanting to get Jackson to 1000 yards, and they were successful. Jackson was patient, giving him sure footing on the snowy surface, and he turned plenty of toss plays into good gains with subtle moves and determination to break tackles. Jackson's vision and cutbacks were almost perfect, and he foiled would-be tacklers with both moves and will. Jackson's TD catch came on a perfect stop-start move in his route to freeze Gary Brackett. As the snow kept falling, Jackson's gains just got larger. He had one impressive 22-yard run in the second half, breaking at least three tackles and only going down when he stumbled in the snow. Jackson will enter the offseason as the starter at RB for the Bills.