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RB Fred Jackson - Buffalo Bills

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

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Week 5: at Detroit Lions

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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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
4 at HOU 7 33 0 7 6 52 0 0
5 at DET PROJ-Dodds 9 * * 4 * * *
5 at DET PROJ-Tremblay 9 * * 5 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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.

2014 Week 3 vs SD (6 / 34 / 0 rush, 10 / 8 / 78 / 1 rec)

After playing second fiddle to CJ Spiller in Week 2 and with the Bills trailing essentially the entire game on Sunday, Fred Jackson was the go-to all-around back against the Chargers. Jackson has tremendous vision and despite being the league's oldest running back, still has a burst that can beat defenders to the edge. Taking a handoff on a draw, Jackson used one cut right at the line of scrimmage with a defender at his feet to get wide before a well-timed burst allowed him to angle off a crashing Shareece Wright. Once outside Jackson was able to straighten out before delivering one final blow to Eric Weddle just as he stepped out of bounds. The run went for 17 yards, by far his long on the day, and was made almost exclusively by Jackson. The majority of Jackson's damage was done via the air; however, as he had a team high 10 targets and scored the Bills lone touchdown on a screen pass. Far from perfectly executed, the resulting touchdown had more to do with Jackson's vision and determination and less to do with the execution around him. The Chargers appeared to have the play well defended, especially when Jackson cut back into the pursuit. However, like he's done so many times throughout his career, Jackson weaved his way through a collection of bodies before running over Eric Weddle at the goal line. Jackson's longest play went for 21 yards, this time the result of an effective play design on an ill-timed blitz from San Diego. Eric Weddle brought pressure off the Bills right side and both receivers to the same side ran in-breaking routes taking the coverage with them. Jackson slid into the void and Manuel quickly put the ball in his hands. With loads of open space in front of him, Jackson was well on his way to the big gain before San Diego could react. Jackson's usage had more do with game flow that anything else, but it was clear there's production to be had when he's called upon.

2014 Week 4 vs HOU (7 / 33 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 52 / 0 rec)

Looking to be his role going forward, Jackson received only half the carries Spiller did and provided his biggest impact in the passing game. Third on the team in targets, Jackson led the team with six catches as he was Manuel's favorite target when the Bills picked the pace up. Jackson's long went for 14 yards and showed he has still shifty enough to win a battle in the open field. Catching the pass just off the line of scrimmage as he worked towards the sideline, Jackson was able to slip the initial tackle attempt with a sharp cut at the sideline that helped him get up field on the 14-yard gain. Jackson also did his best CJ Spiller in water impersonation on his longest rush of the day. Taking the hand off from Manuel, Jackson had to immediately use one jump cut to his right and outside to avoid JJ Watt as he had penetrated the backfield and sealed the initial hole. Brian Cushing came down, but he was left with only a weak arm tackle attempt as Jackson cut back to his left just beyond the line of scrimmage. Still not done, Jackson used another slick cut to his left as Kareem Jackson broke down and was left looking like Cushing as the ageless one easily burst through his weak arm tackle too. By the time two Texans were gang-tackling Jackson he was 14 yards down field. If Spiller is a scalpel with his cuts, Jackson is a bit more ax-like and yet was every bit as effective on Sunday.

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Schedule

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