Fred Jackson
RB SEA (5)
5 months ago

Jackson wants to keep playing, but the Seahawks may not be interested in retaining him, the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although the team doesn't have an obvious replacement for the third-down role, Seattle may want to bring in a younger back to replace Jackson, who had 26 carries for 100 yards and 32 catches for 257 yards (on 41 targets) last season. Wherever he ends up, the 35-year-old Jackson will likely have to compete for a roster spot.

Fred Jackson
RB SEA (5)
7 months ago

Jackson caught five passes off of eight targets for 43 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams. He added 11 yards on the ground on two rushes.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson's five receptions marked a season high and he tied a season high with 54 total yards. In the two full games since Thomas Rawls went down with an injury, The Seahawks have dropped back to pass 77 times and run it 58 times, 11 of those rushes coming courtesy of quarterback Russell Wilson. Without a clear lead back in place, Christine Michael disappointed on Sunday after coming off of an 84-yard game, the most valuable member of the stable may be the one who can best contribute to a more pass-focused scheme. For the season, Jackson has more receptions than carries.

Fred Jackson
RB SEA (5)
7 months ago

Jackson did not receive a carry and caught two of three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 30-13 win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Other than a nice one-handed catch to pick up a first down in the second half, Jackson was a non factor. He did easily lead his backfield mates in targets, as Bryce Brown and Christine Michael saw a combined one look. Michael finished with one of the best games of his career, rushing for 84 yards on 16 carries, and Brown was in the mix too, toting the ball nine times for 43 yards. Next week, Jackson will take his pass-catching prowess into a matchup with NFC West rival St. Louis.

Fred Jackson
RB SEA (5)
7 months ago

Jackson will stay in his third-down role even though Thomas Rawls is out for the season, the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Seahawks like Jackson as the third-down back in passing situations. DuJuan Harris, who took over for Rawls on Sunday against the Ravens, and Bryce Brown, who was signed Monday, will compete for the starting job. Both likely will be used Week 15 against the Browns.

Fred Jackson
RB SEA (5)
7 months ago

Jackson carried a season-high seven times for 15 yards and caught one of four targets for eight yards in Sunday's win over the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran saw an increased workload after Thomas Rawls left with a season-ending injury, finishing second on the team to only DuJuan Harris. Harris appears in line to handle the majority of the carries until Marshawn Lynch returns from an injury of his own, but Jackson could handle the pass-catching duties, as the former was not targeted Sunday. Jackson still carries little fantasy value until Seattle proves willing to lean on him.

Fred Jackson
RB SEA (5)
8 months ago

Jackson caught two passes off of two targets for 13 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Minnesota and added a five-yard rush.

EDGE Analysis

The touchdown was Jackson's first since Week 2. In theory, Jackson is Seattle's No. 2 back behind Thomas Rawls, but the veteran back has just 12 touches over the past three weeks and quarterback Russell Wilson's 22 carries over the same span is more than Jackson has accumulated all season. DuJuan Harris, in his first game of the season, tallied three carries on Sunday, two more than Jackson - further clouding the veteran's role.

Fred Jackson
RB SEA (5)
8 months ago

Jackson caught two passes off of two targets for seven yards and added a four-yard run in Sunday's win over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson has nine touches combined over the past two weeks after garnering just eight in previous four outings. With Marshawn Lynch on the shelf for the next few weeks, Jackson has climbed up a spot on the depth chart, but with a young, fresh starting back and a mobile quarterback under center, it'd be unrealistic to expect too much from the veteran back.

Fred Jackson
RB SEA (5)
8 months ago

Jackson, who had six touches for 22 yards Sunday against the 49ers, will continue in a limited backup role to Thomas Rawls while Marshawn Lynch is out with an injury.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch is not expected to play Week 12 and could be out longer. Jackson will relieve Rawls from time to time, but he won't get significant touches as long as Rawls is healthy. If Rawls were to go down while Lynch is out, then Jackson would have fantasy value, though at 34 he doesn't have the upside of the other two.

Fred Jackson
RB SEA (5)
9 months ago

Jackson caught two passes off of two targets for seven yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Despite it being Marshawn Lynch's first game back in action, Jackson did not record a single carry in the contest. Rookie Thomas Rawls appears established as the backup behind Lynch, leaving Jackson as the intermitent receiving threat out of the backfield. Through six games, Jackson has more catches, 12, than carries, 10, and does not appear to be worth having on a fantasy roster.

Fred Jackson
RB SEA (5)
9 months ago

Jackson (ankle) rushed twice for five yards and had three catches on three targets for 29 yards Sunday against the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Less than a week removed from suffering a high-ankle sprain, Jackson was back on the field Sunday, though very much in a reserve role behind starter Thomas Rawls, who rushed 23 times for 169 yards and a touchdown. Despite Rawls' huge day, it was Jackson who played the opening drive of overtime, though he ended up with little to show for it. Whether it's Rawls or Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) starting, Jackson will continue to be used sparingly in the rushing game, and the Seahawks' passing attack doesn't lend itself to significant receiving yard totals.