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Fred Jackson

34-Year-Old Running Back – Buffalo Bills

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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525

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501

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2015 Rush/Rec Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

By some measures, Jackson's 2014 campaign was his worst since he became a regular part of the Bills' backfield in 2008, as he posted his lowest YPC and scored fewer touchdowns than ever before. CJ Spi...

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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.

June 23, 2015  –  Fred Jackson News

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Jackson said he expects he'll have to compete for a roster spot, the Bills' official website reports. "We'll see what happens with me getting cut or not," Jackson said. "I'll go out and do whatever I can to make sure that doesnít happen. Weíve got to compete every year. This year is no different than any other year. Iíve got to go out and compete for my job."

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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
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 1 0 0 47 387 8.2 1 66 0 0 0 0 3 0
2014 33 Buf 14 141 525 2 3.7 1 0 0 0 0 66 501 7.6 1 90 0 0 5 0 5 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
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
2014 33 Buf 14 8.6 13.3 11.0 10 38 28 13 3 5 36 5.6 8 1 1
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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
Also Listed As:  #2 Punt Returner

Snap Count Stats

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Offensive Snaps in 2014

Fred Jackson was on the field for 548 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Fred Jackson was on the field for 22 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 330 1
2013 627 0
2014 548 22
Fred Jackson 2014 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 @Chi 26 1 7 61 0 8.7 1 0 3 13 4.3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
2 Mia 31 0 12 24 0 2.0 0 0 2 27 13.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0
3 SD 45 4 6 34 0 5.7 0 0 8 78 9.8 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
4 @Hou 39 3 7 33 0 4.7 0 0 6 52 8.7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
5 @Det 46 2 10 49 0 4.9 0 0 7 58 8.3 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
6 NE 52 1 10 26 1 2.6 0 0 4 17 4.3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 0 0 0
7 Min 10 1 3 12 0 4.0 0 0 3 16 5.3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NYJ
9 KC 27 0 3 10 0 3.3 0 0 4 39 9.8 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
10 @Mia
11 NYJ
12 NYJ 32 8 10 32 1 3.2 0 0 3 13 4.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 4 3 1 0 0 0
13 Cle 48 1 21 70 0 3.3 0 0 3 27 9.0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Den 61 0 8 35 0 4.4 0 0 10 37 3.7 0 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
15 GB 50 1 20 71 0 3.6 0 0 3 27 9.0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
16 @Oak 47 0 6 10 0 1.7 0 0 9 93 10.3 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @NE 34 0 18 58 0 3.2 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 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 expects LeSean McCoy to get 300 carries and is thus uncertain about his own role in the offense, WGR 550 reports. "I don't know exactly what my role is going to be," Jackson said. "They say that they want Shady (McCoy) to get 300-plus carries next year. So that's a guy you're feeding the ball all the time. So I'll be ready when my number is called."

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Bills running back coach Anthony Lynn said he'd like to see Jackson's workload cut roughly in half this season, The Buffalo News reports. Said Lynn, "I think he wore down a little bit at the end of the season. If we could take half of that off his plate, I think youíre going to see a fresher Fred Jackson and a more explosive Fred Jackson.Ē

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Jackson has not yet been cleared for participation in the Bills' voluntary offseason conditioning program because he is among the team's players who is bouncing back from an unspecified offseason procedure, the team's official site reports.

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Following the latest offseason activity, Jackson remains with the Bills amid reports that he's been told the team plans to have him in the mix for next season.

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Jackson had 18 carries for 58 rushing yards and one catch on three targets for four receiving yards during Sunday's win over the Patriots.

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2014

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 setting new career highs in touchdowns and receptions. Despite the 32-year-old's always-lingering knee problems as well as a late-season rib injury, he also played 16 games for the first time since 2010. It's hard to expect a repeat this year. The Bills have long intended to hand Spiller a full-time role, but were forced to protect his ankle last season; now that he's healthy, Jackson's role seems likely to dip into the range of 100-150 carries, though his usefulness in the pass game should mean he retains PPR value. Jackson saw a huge increase in goal-line carries last year, too, toting 15 times from inside the five, and his 6-1, 216 frame should still be heavily utilized there this season. The Bills dealt for Bryce Brown during the draft to figure into the mix, too, but he shouldn't significantly cut into Jackson's carries as long as he can stay healthy. That said, it should be noted that 33 years old is quite ancient in running back terms. Even though Jackson is a relatively low-mileage guy, the league's oldest running back has been near-constantly bothered by injuries for the last three seasons.

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.