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RB Fred Jackson - Buffalo Bills

6-1, 215Born: 2-20-1981College: CoeDrafted: ---

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Summary

CJ Spiller is gone, but new head coach Rex Ryan has brought in a better back - LeSean McCoy. At best for Jackson, the two will split carries to some extent. Even if that's the case, that hurts his overall production. However, the team also drafted Karlos Williams, a young big-bodied back who could eventually take Jackson's place. There are even rumors Jackson might not make the final roster. All in all things look grim for Jackson this year and he's a tenuous choice for your roster. (May 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 55, 38, 41, 47, 48, 49, 50
RB Redraft PPR - 56, 39, 41, 47, 47, 48, 50
RB Dynasty - 81, 65, 66, 75

Stats and Projections

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2012 BUF 10 115 437 3 42 34 217 1
2013 BUF 16 207 896 9 65 46 375 1
2014 BUF 14 142 526 2 90 66 501 1
2015 PROJ-Dodds 15 85 * * 28 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 14 105 * * 22 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 120 * * 33 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 60 * * 28 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 170
RB: 54
Overall-PPR: 172
RB-PPR: 55

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Latest News

Bills | Several key Bills return to practice (Sat Aug 22, 03:17 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (hamstring) and WRs Sammy Watkins (glute), Robert Woods (hip) and Marcus Easley (knee) all returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 22.

Our View: The Bills need them on the field for Week 1 more than Preseason Week 2, but it is good to see them back in action. The Bills plan to run the ball a ton, so they'll need Jackson, though not as much as in the past. We see him as an RB4 right now, as long as LeSean McCoy stays healthy. With the mess at quarterback, Watkins sits as a low-end WR2 or a solid WR3. That's almost totally because of his ability though, so if the quarterbacks start being productive, he may end up more so as well. Easley isn't worth rostering, as he is too far down the depth chart.
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Bills | Fred Jackson back at practice (Sat Aug 22, 10:05 AM) - Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (hamstring) is participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 22.

Our View: The Bills need all the help they can get at the running back position. Getting Jackson back as their top back (while LeSean McCoy is out) is nothing but a good thing. Jackson should work as McCoy's primary backup when the regular season starts.
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Bills | Fred Jackson focused mentally (Wed Aug 19, 03:53 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (hamstring) is focused on being prepared mentally while he's sidelined with a nagging hamstring injury. 'We have to just get in the playbook and know what to expect when the play is called and know what kind of looks we'll get and just be prepared mentally if we can't do it physically.' Head coach Rex Ryan hopes Jackson will be well enough in time for the Bills' third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Our View: Jackson's hamstring injury has been described as severe, so having him ready in a week or so might be a stretch. The team needs whatever help they can get at running back, and Jackson would be their best option with superstar LeSean McCoy down with his own hamstring injury.
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Bills | Fred Jackson has major hamstring injury (Tue Aug 18, 07:57 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (hamstring) is dealing with a major hamstring injury, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan hopes Jackson will be able to return for their third preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday, Aug. 29.

Our View: Jackson would be the player the team turns to with LeSean McCoy (hamstring) down. However, the aged veteran is dealing with his own--fairly serious--hamstring problem. We'll see if he can get healthy and help the team out as more than a few running backs are banged up in Buffalo.
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Bills | Two Bills RBs out of practice (Mon Aug 17, 04:28 PM) - Buffalo Bills RBs Fred Jackson (hamstring) and Anthony Dixon (calf) did not practice Monday, Aug. 17.

Our View: It seems like everyone outside of LeSean McCoy is dinged up in the Bills backfield. Jackson has barely practiced since the start of training camp, and he's in danger of losing the RB2 job in Buffalo to rookie Karlos Williams.
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