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Jackson rushed six times for just 10 yards during Sunday's loss to Oakland, but made up for it in the passing game with nine catches for 93 yards.
Jackson actually has more receiving yards (497) than rushing yards (467) this season, but his overall totals aren't bad at all for a 33-year-old. That's a career high in receiving yardage for Jackson, something he has a decent chance of adding to if the Bills find themselves behind the Patriots in the season finale.
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Jackson's teammate C.J. Spiller appears set to return to action this week from a collarbone injury that has sidelined him since Week 7,
Jackson received 20 carries last week in the win over Green Bay, and while the matchup against the Raiders could prove to be a juicy one, Spiller could get in the way a bit if the Bills want to give the exciting player some work.
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Jackson had 20 carries for a season-high 71 rushing yards and three catches on six targets for 27 receiving yards during Sunday's win over the Packers.
Jackson co-led the team in targets with wideout Sammy Watkins, one week after he had a team-high 14. The Bills' passing game has struggled of late, and they could rely on Jackson again in Week 16 against the Raiders, who are allowing the ninth-most rushing yards per game, while only six teams have allowed more rushing touchdowns.
Fred Jackson RB BUF 20 Days
Jackson had eight carries for 35 yards and caught 10-of-14 targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 24-17 loss at Denver.
Even though the final score was close, the Broncos led by 21 points in the second half, limiting Jackson's opportunities as a ball carrier. He was gold for those that play in PPR leagues though, easily posting a season high in catches. He'll have an easier matchup next week, at least on paper, facing an ordinary Packers' rush defense.
Fred Jackson RB BUF 27 Days
Jackson had 21 carries for 70 yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 26-10 win against Cleveland.
Jackson appears to be mostly over his previous groin injury, as he saw 15 more carries than Boobie Dixon. While he didn't bust any big plays -- his long rush was just eight yards -- the heavy workload is encouraging for the future. Next up for Jackson and the Bills is a trip to Denver.
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Jackson (groin) was not listed on the injury report following Wednesday's practice.
Jackson had 10 carries for 32 yards and a touchdown while adding three receptions for 13 yards on four targets in Monday's win over the Jets. We'd expect that workload to increase in the coming weeks as he moves past the groin issue and the Bills fight for a playoff spot. Just keep in mind he might be playing on slippery surfaces the last five games, and if the team does get eliminated they could ease the reins on the veteran.
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Jackson (groin) had 10 carries for 32 yards and a touchdown, adding three receptions for 13 yards on four targets, in Monday's 38-3 win over the Jets.
The workload was split between three running backs, but Jackson got a somewhat better share than the final stats indicate, as he was the only one rested in the fourth quarter. Anthony Dixon had 12 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown, but with a bunch of those totes -- including a 30-yard touchdown -- coming after the outcome was determined. Bryce Brown added six carries for 20 yards, with only two of those carries occurring in the fourth quarter. Dixon caught his only target for an eight-yard gain, while Brown surprisingly wasn't targeted. Assuming no setbacks with his groin, Jackson should be the strongest choice among Buffalo's three running backs for a favorable Week 13 matchup with the Browns. However, the three-back committee puts somewhat of a cap on his ceiling.
Fred Jackson RB BUF 1 Month
Jackson (groin) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Jets.
This was expected, but at least now you can feel better about using the veteran running back if you took the chance he'd play in what has become the penultimate game of Week 12. We'll be watching Jackson's usage closely now that he's at least healthy enough to return after missing last week's loss to the Dolphins, though for this one we expect Bryce Brown and/or Anthony Dixon to get a number of looks as well.
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The Bills expect Jackson (groin) to play in Monday's game against the Jets, ESPN.com reports. "We're planning on him to be ready to go," coach Doug Marrone said Saturday. "Just take the injury and that's how we have to list it to protect ourselves."
While officially questionable, Jackson was able to on a limited basis Friday and Saturday and Marrone's words suggest there's little chance the 33-year-old will be inactive come Monday. It seems likely the Bills will give Jackson as much work as he can handle, but he's averaging just 3.00 yards per carry over his last three games and will face a Jets defense Monday that ranks fourth in the league against the rush (83.2 yards per game).
Fred Jackson RB BUF 1 Month
Jackson (groin) will be listed as questionable for this week's game against the Jets, which is being played in Detroit on Monday, Joe Buscaglia of WGR550.com reports.
The Bills understandably have an odd practice schedule leading up to the game, so assuming Jackson is able to participate on some level later Saturday, we'd feel pretty good about him suiting up for the Monday night game.