Fred Jackson RB BUF 6 Days

Jackson had 12 carries for 24 rushing yards and two catches on four targets for 27 receiving yards Sunday against the Dolphins.

11 of Jackson's 24 rushing yards came on a single play, leaving him with 11 carries for 13 yards otherwise. He finished with the same number of carries as C.J. Spiller, though the latter had 68 yards on the ground. Jackson will continue to get enough touches to keep himself relevant in many fantasy leagues, but Spiller has more upside.

Fred Jackson RB BUF 12 Days

Jackson had seven carries for 61 yards and caught three passes for 13 yards in Sunday's overtime win at Chicago.

Jackson made a couple of big plays, including a long rush of 38 yards. He also saw most of the red zone work, although C.J. Spiller caught a seven-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Spiller finished with eight more carries than Jackson, although the veteran runner was much more effective on a per-play basis. If Jackson can stay healthy at 33-years old, expect him to be heavily involved most weeks, although the distribution of carries remains to be seen.

Fred Jackson RB BUF 14 Days4 Comments

Jackson's teammate Boobie Dixon is listed as questionable for Week 1 due to a hamstring injury.

If Dixon were to miss the game, it gives Jackson a slight upgrade because he'd be more likely to see any goal-line carries, something he's done well with before but an area where the Bills seem to really like Dixon.

Fred Jackson RB BUF 1 Month1 Comment

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

This might be the only time we see a running back catch seven passes in the first half of a preseason game, but the odd stat line really has no significance. Jackson and C.J. Spiller figure to split the workload, and with Spiller believed to be at full health, the 33-year-old Jackson will likely have the lesser share. Both backs are active in the passing game, and Jackson figures to get most of the goal-line carries. Bryce Brown, who struggled in Saturday's game, may be a threat to poach a bit of work from both running backs.

Fred Jackson RB BUF 2 Months

Bills signed RB Fred Jackson to one-year, $2.6 million extension.

The extension comes as somewhat of a surprise. Already the oldest running back in the NFL at 33, Jackson is now under contract through 2015. The arrival of Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon may prevent Jackson from getting the 252 touches he saw last season, but this contract suggests he will remain a big part of a run-first offense. He is worth a flier in the ninth round.

Fred Jackson RB BUF 2 Months

WGR 550 Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia suggests Fred Jackson could lose snaps this season to Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon.

We see Dixon more as a special teamer, but the Bills gave up significant compensation for Brown (a conditional fourth-round pick that could improve to a third-rounder), and will probably want to carve out a role for him. While Jackson should remain heavily involved due to his pass-protection prowess, his touches are a virtual lock to sink. Jackson will be 33 1/2 years old in Week 1.

Fred Jackson RB BUF 4 Months

The Bills used several formations during OTAs that had C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson on the field at the same time.

Despite Jackson and Spiller being arguably Buffalo's two best offensive weapons, the Bills have been oddly resistant to playing both players at the same time. Thankfully those reservations seem to be dissipating. Jackson's role may be slightly reduced in 2014, but he is still a good bet for eight-plus touchdowns and a solid flex option. Spiller is a boom-or-bust RB2.

Fred Jackson RB BUF 4 Months

WGR 550 Buffalo expects Fred Jackson's role to be reduced a bit in 2014.

Jackson played 663 offensive snaps a year ago. With C.J. Spiller back to 100 percent and the addition of Bryce Brown to the backfield, it's only natural for 33-year-old Jackson to see his workload scaled back. He'll still have an important role that will likely include red-zone work in a run-heavy offense. But a year after finishing as a standard scoring top-ten fantasy back, we expect a major drop-off. Jackson is more RB2/flex than RB1.

Fred Jackson RB BUF 8 Months

Fred Jackson (ribs, knee) said he's now feeling "90 to 95 percent."

Fred Jackson RB BUF 8 Months

Fred Jackson thinks he can play 3-4 more years.

Jackson has already beaten long odds by remaining highly productive into his age-32 season. Now he's getting greedy, looking to hang around the league until he's 35 or 36. "I confidently believe I can do that," he said. "Especially with the workload being split between C.J. and I. That definitely gives me the opportunity to be out here three or four more years." Realistically, the Bills figure to try to squeeze more out of a healthy Spiller next season, the final year of Jackson's contract.