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RB Fred Jackson - Buffalo Bills

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

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Week 3: vs San Diego Chargers

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. So far this year C.J. Spiller is the 1A running back, with 27/122/0 rushing and five targets for 4/20/1 receiving, while Fred Jackson has seen 19/85/0 rushing and seven targets for 5/40/0 receiving in the 1B role. As expected, the Bills' rushing attack is a two-headed monster. The Chargers lost a hard-fought 17-18 decision at Arizona on Monday Night Football in Week 1, holding Andre Ellington and company to 26/109/0 rushing on the night. Last season, San Diego ranked 12th in the NFL averaging 107.8 yards rushing allowed per game - they gave up 14 TDs on the ground over 16 games played. To date this year, the Chargers are 15th in the NFL averaging 108.5 rushing yards allowed per game (right in line with 2013's finish), with just one rushing score allowed so far (Seattle had 13/108/1 rushing at San Diego last week). Spiller and Jackson have a neutral matchup in this one.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at CHI 7 61 0 3 3 13 0 0
2 vs MIA 12 24 0 4 2 27 0 0
3 vs SD 6 34 0 10 8 78 1 0
3 vs SD PROJ-Dodds 10 * * 3 * * *
3 vs SD PROJ-Tremblay 10 * * 3 * * *
3 vs SD PROJ-Bloom 11 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs CHI (7 / 61 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)

Ageless Fred Jackson had 10 touches on Sunday, but really his game boiled down to one brutalizing, game-clinching, 38-yard run in overtime. After a quick cut in the backfield to avoid an immediate threat, Jackson found a Grand Canyon-sized hole off the left guard with a waiting Chris Conte as the only roadblock between him and an opening weekend victory. Poor Chris Conte. Jackson caught the much-maligned safety flat-footed as he hit the 2nd level and rounded his cut to the left and towards the sideline. Conte was able to recover and cut Jackson off just as he approached the end zone. Poor Chris Conte. Like Godzilla playing in a Pee-Wee jamboree, Jackson played the part of radiated reptile as he viciously spurned Conte not once, but twice with his right hand before help arrived. The first stiff-arm redirected Conte, pushing the defender even more in front of Jackson as he clearly wasn't done with his meal before he extended his arm once more and put Conte flat on his back. Jackson went airborne, but the timing was just off as Jon Bostic was able to clip the running back and force him out of bounds at the one-yard line, his 2nd near touchdown. Early in Sunday's game, Jackson took a carry at the seven-yard line on a read-option and was just barely dragged down at the two-yard line. The following drive, Jackson just missed another big play in the passing game. A beautifully designed screen and a legion of blockers in front of him, Jackson only needed RG Erik Pears to occupy Tim Jennings to spring him. Unfortunately Pears whiffed and Jackson was taken down for a short five-yard gain. Clearly the 3rd down back, however, Jackson only received seven carries and six of those came on 2 of the 11 drives. Jackson was not the sole red zone back either, as Spiller's touchdown came inside the Bears 10-yard line.

2014 Week 2 vs MIA (12 / 24 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)

Fred Jackson matched Spiller's carries and while he couldn't match the latter's explosion on Sunday, Jackson frequently manufactured positive yards on mere effort. The Dolphins were well prepared for the Bills option rushing attack as Jackson was often hit behind or at the line of scrimmage, but only had one rushing attempt result in negative yardage. The ageless running back also showed he can still run away from tacklers on his 28-yard catch on the first scoring drive. A safety valve, Jackson was left uncovered sneaking across the middle of the field and took the short throw 28 yards down the sideline. Jimmy Wilson tried to direct Jackson out of bounds, but the surly one lowered his shoulder and put it on the Miami cornerback.


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4@ Houston Texans
5@ Detroit Lions
6vs New England Patriots
7vs Minnesota Vikings
8@ New York Jets
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10vs Kansas City Chiefs
11@ Miami Dolphins
12vs New York Jets
13vs Cleveland Browns
14@ Denver Broncos
15vs Green Bay Packers
16@ Oakland Raiders
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