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RB Fred Jackson - Buffalo Bills

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

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Summary

At 33 years of age, Fred Jackson is definitely getting closer to the end of the line. His production has been defying the age stereotype for a few years now (injury-riddled 2012 the exception) and will likely still be a solid producer again this season. It's the last one on his contract with the Bills, so he has a lot of incentive to put a good year together. The Bills will split carries with he and C.J. Spiller (and new addition Bryce Brown) again, and we see another productive season from him, though likely not like last year when he finished as the 11th back in fantasy. Brown is likely in Buffalo to replace either Jackson or Spiller (or both, with Jackson being more likely since he is the elder of the two and has less upside. Jackson is good fantasy depth --he plays hard and will put consistent yards on the board but the risk of an age-related drop-off as well as injury and other backs stealing carries hurts his overall potential for fantasy owners, but the volume of the Bills running game can sustain his bench value. (June 19)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 33, 20, 28, 28, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 34, 35, 36, 37, 37, 38, 40, 40, 45, 46
Overall Redraft - 95, 58
RB Redraft PPR - 34, 19, 26, 27, 28, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 46, 46
Overall Redraft PPR - 100, 58
RB Dynasty - 66, 49, 52, 62, 71, 72, 74

Stats and Projections

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2011 BUF 10 170 934 6 49 39 442 0
2012 BUF 10 115 437 3 42 34 217 1
2013 BUF 16 207 896 9 65 46 375 1
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 140 * * 39 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 15 155 * * 40 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 170 * * 40 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 155 * * 39 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 97
RB: 37
Overall-PPR: 98
RB-PPR: 37

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Latest News

Bills | Run game shines in practice (Tue Jul 22, 08:50 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson and RB Anthony Dixon both reached the second level on runs during team drills Tuesday, July 22, and the team's top four backs all had runs that would have gone for first down yardage.

Our View: The Bills are stacked at the running back position. Dixon is the forgotten fourth-string back behind Jackson, C.J. Spiller and Bryce Brown. We'll see if they have to lean on Spiller and Jackson, or if they can jump start the passing game led by E.J. Manuel this year.
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2014 Schedule

1@ Chicago Bears
2vs Miami Dolphins
3vs San Diego Chargers
4@ Houston Texans
5@ Detroit Lions
6vs New England Patriots
7vs Minnesota Vikings
8@ New York Jets
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Kansas City Chiefs
11@ Miami Dolphins
12vs New York Jets
13vs Cleveland Browns
14@ Denver Broncos
15vs Green Bay Packers
16@ Oakland Raiders
17@ New England Patriots