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Fred Jackson

33-Year-Old Running Back – Buffalo Bills

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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206

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890

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387

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2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Jackson, pressed into heavier-than-expected work by C.J. Spiller's ankle issues, delivered a surprisingly valuable 2013 campaign, improving his rushing average to 4.3 from the prior year's 3.5 while s...

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2014 ADP:  131.93

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Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 216   DOB: 2/20/1981  College: Coe  Show ContractHide Contract

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Fred Jackson Contract Information:

Signed a one-year extension with the Bills worth $2.6 million (with $1 million in additional incentives) in July of 2014.

August 16, 2014  –  Fred Jackson News

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Jackson gained 27 yards on six carries and 28 yards on seven receptions in Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers.

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Fred Jackson NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 26 8 58 300 0 5.2 - - - - - 22 190 8.6 0 29 - - - - - -
2008 27 16 130 571 3 4.4 - - - - - 37 317 8.6 0 49 - - - - - -
2009 28 16 237 1062 2 4.5 5 1 - - - 46 371 8.1 2 60 - - - - - -
2010 29 Buf 16 222 927 5 4.2 6 0 3 0 0 31 215 6.9 2 55 0 0 0 0 5 2
2011 30 Buf 10 170 934 6 5.5 9 3 6 0 0 39 442 11.3 0 50 0 0 0 0 2 2
2012 31 Buf 10 115 437 3 3.8 0 0 1 0 0 34 217 6.4 1 42 0 0 0 0 5 4
2013 32 Buf 16 206 890 9 4.3 1 1 0 0 0 47 387 8.2 1 66 0 0 0 0 3 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Fred Jackson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2007 26 8 6.1 8.9 7.5 7 38 6 - - 3 24 6.6 4 - -
2008 27 16 6.7 9.0 7.8 8 36 22 - - 2 20 6.5 5 - -
2009 28 16 10.8 13.6 12.2 15 66 29 8 5 3 23 6.2 7 1 0
2010 29 Buf 16 9.8 11.7 10.7 14 58 32 13 8 2 13 3.9 6 4 3
2011 30 Buf 10 17.4 21.3 19.3 17 93 21 10 4 4 44 8.8 5 0 0
2012 31 Buf 10 8.9 12.3 10.6 12 44 11 6 6 3 22 5.2 5 1 1
2013 32 Buf 16 11.7 14.7 13.2 13 56 42 26 15 3 24 5.9 3 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Fred Jackson – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Running Back

Snap Count Stats

627

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Fred Jackson was on the field for 627 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Fred Jackson was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 330 1
2013 627 0
Fred Jackson 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 NE 26 0 13 67 0 5.2 0 0 4 41 10.3 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Car 30 0 12 30 1 2.5 0 0 5 35 7.0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
3 @NYJ 62 0 7 72 0 10.3 1 1 4 37 9.3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
4 Bal 41 0 16 87 1 5.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
5 @Cle 50 0 17 53 2 3.1 0 0 4 40 10.0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
6 Cin 39 0 10 35 0 3.5 0 0 4 13 3.3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 0
7 @Mia 39 0 11 36 1 3.3 0 0 4 49 12.3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 1 0 0
8 @NO 51 0 15 45 1 3.0 0 0 2 8 4.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 1 0 0
9 KC 41 0 16 77 0 4.8 0 0 1 22 22.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 2 0 0 0
10 @Pit 44 0 12 55 0 4.6 0 0 3 7 2.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
11 NYJ 36 0 12 34 0 2.8 0 0 2 5 2.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 BYE Bye Week
13 Atl 37 0 11 42 1 3.8 0 0 4 36 9.0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
14 @TB 37 0 5 12 0 2.4 0 0 4 26 6.5 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Jax 52 0 17 80 0 4.7 0 0 1 8 8.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
16 Mia 42 0 18 105 1 5.8 0 0 2 7 3.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 1 0 0
17 @NE 0 0 14 60 1 4.3 0 0 3 53 17.7 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Fred Jackson
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   6' 1"
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Weight:   216 lbs
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Fred Jackson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jackson was given a one-year contract extension with the Bills on Wednesday where he can make as much as $2.7 million, WGR550.com reports. Said the veteran running back, ďI had a tremendous offseason with our strength and conditioning coaches and Iím hungry and motivated. I think a renewed sense of getting this thing turned around with some of the moves we made in the off season putting some pieces around us, I think thatís got to have a lot of guys excited and Iím one of them.Ē

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Jackson returned to practice Sunday after missing a day due to a mild ankle injury, The Buffalo News reports.

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Jackson (lower leg) will not practice Saturday but will not have a "long absence," ESPN.com's Mike Rodak reports.

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Johnson's lower leg injury is not thought to be serious, WGR 550's Joe Buscaglia reports.

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Jackson left Friday's practice with the injury, and while it's unclear whether he'll return to the field Saturday, the early expectation is that he won't be sidelined for long. Both Jackson and C.J. Spiller have been fairly injury-prone in recent seasons, and the Bills traded for Bryce Brown in the offseason. The 32-year-old Jackson isn't in danger of losing the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, but Buffalo may try to work Brown into the rotation this season.
Fred Jackson left Friday's practice early with a lower leg injury, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

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It's not clear how serious the injury is, but he went to the locker room with the training staff after sustaining the injury. Consider him day-to-day for now, while we await word of the exact nature of the injury.
Jackson said Friday that he's "90 to 95 percent" after dealing with broken ribs late last season and a sprained knee earlier in the campaign, The Buffalo News reports. Said the veteran, "Just about there. We've had enough time off to start trying to get back into doing things now. Still got a little bit of tweakage with the rib, but that's going to be there for probably another two or three months. But I'm excited about it."

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Jackson will turn 33 in February, but he hasn't slowed much if any signs of a slowdown and he'll continue to share the load with C.J. Spiller in some fashion next season. Most of the Buffalo offense should be returning for Year 2 of the Doug Marrone/Nathaniel Hackett era.

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2013

The 32-year old Jackson played only 10 games last season, as multiple knee injuries cost him time at the beginning and end of the year. In Jackson's absence, C.J. Spiller emerged as a dynamic playmaker, averaging a league-leading 6.0 YPC. Jackson's role should continue to diminish this season with a new coaching staff that won't be quick to sit Spiller, though it's possible Jackson's still able to vulture some goal-line work.

2012

Jackson was the NFLís leading rusher when he went down with a fractured right fibula in Week 11 last year, and the former undrafted back also had 442 receiving yards at the time, making him one of the bigger surprises in fantasy football. He was as impressive as it gets, leading all backs with 5.5 YPC (minimum 100 rushing attempts), thanks in no small part to an NFL-high 3.75 YPC after contact. Pro Football Focus graded Jackson as the best blocking back in the league, and he also had zero drops. Still, heís coming off a serious injury, will be 31.5 years old this season (a dangerous age for running backs) and will have to compete with C.J. Spiller for touches. Jackson signed a two-year extension in the offseason and should enter the year as the favorite to get the most touches in the teamís backfield, but it will almost certainly be a timeshare of some sort, as Spiller really proved himself in Jackson's absence and the Bills would like to have him much more active than the first part of 2011.

2011

Jackson was something of an afterthought entering 2010, as the Bills used the No. 9 overall pick to draft C.J. Spiller and still had Marshawn Lynch on their roster. After Spiller proved unready for the NFL and Lynch was traded, Jackson once again was the last man standing. In fact, after Lynch was jettisoned, Jackson totaled 1,055 yards with six touchdowns over 12 games. His eight dropped passes were most among running backs, but he also improved greatly in pass protection. With a young and unproven offensive line, Buffalo isnít an ideal situation, but Ryan Fitzpatrick gives the team a better QB in 2011 than a handful of teams who will be relying on rookies. In the end, though, Jacksonís value ultimately comes down to Spillerís development. Unless Spiller takes great leaps, Jackson will yet again be an underrated and productive fantasy option.

2010

Jackson was finally given a real chance last season, and during 11 starts, he totaled 1,233 yards. He scored a rushing touchdown during just one game, as his five goal-line attempts tied for 40th in the NFL. That was actually more of a function of playing on a bad offense, though, as Marshawn Lynch was given only two attempts from in close. Jacksonís value took a major hit with the drafting of C.J. Spiller, and Jackson could end up losing some third-down or split wide work. Heíll remain the favorite for goal-line carries, and Lynch could still get traded, but Jackson is in a committee on a bad team, so heís fighting an uphill battle. That said, he displays a very good runner/receiver combination and he's the best guy to own of the three backs in play. If Spiller or Lynch gets hurt, or if Lynch gets dealt or put on the bench, Jackson's numbers could take off again.

2009

Jackson has averaged 4.6 YPC over his two-year career and is excellent as a receiver. While Marshawn Lynch is typically held in higher regard, the undrafted Jackson often looks more impressive, and heíll be given the opportunity to shine with Lynch serving a three-game suspension to open the season. If Jackson gets off to a fast start, itís possible heíll earn more touches. He could be a monster if it ever worked out that he got a full workload. But as it stands, Lynch is still the main guy when he comes back, plus the Billsí offensive line is shaky. However, with Terrell Owens now in Buffalo, the passing attack should improve, opening up the running game. Jackson is one of the better No. 2 backs to target in the fantasy landscape.

2008

Jackson is a key guy for owners who draft Marshawn Lynch early in their drafts. He emerged as Lynchís primary backup at the end of last season and averaged 53.2 rushing yards per game (5.4 yards per carry) over the last five weeks. In addition to being an explosive threat on the ground, Jackson demonstrated soft hands by snatching 22 receptions in just eight games. He seems like a safe bet to get 5-8 touches a week and presents great value at the end of drafts.

2006

The Bills are eyeing Jackson as a future possible No. 2 back behind Willis McGahee. The Coe College product finished the season ranked second in NFL Europe with 731 rushing yards and was one of only two players with 1,000 yards from scrimmage (1,048 yards). While Anthony Thomas and Shaud Williams (and possibly Lionel Gates) are still ahead of Jackson on the depth chart, the Bills organization is not committed to keeping it this way. If Jackson gives a strong performance in the preseason, there is a small chance he will be backing up McGahee at the start of the regular season. That said, we feel Thomas and Williams are ahead of him now, and he'll have to beat out at least one of those two -- or Gates -- to make the team. Update: Released by the Bills in September of 2006.