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Jackson (groin) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Just in case you're in some super deep league and were hoping for a miracle, it's not going to happen this week. That said, Jackson has always been a fast healer and he may not be out as long as some people fear. In fact, there's a chance his fantasy value could be even higher pre-injury should it not nag him when he returns, as he wouldn't have to share time with C.J. Spiller any more. In the meantime, hopefully you were able to pick up Boobie Dixon or Bryce Brown.
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Jackson (groin) will not require surgery, but said that his injury is typically one that requires a four-week absence, ESPN Buffalo's Mike Rodak reports.
C.J. Spiller is expected to miss the rest of the season with a broken collarbone, leaving Boobie Dixon and Bryce Brown with opportunities for an expanded role in the Buffalo backfield. Presumably, Dixon will have the larger role, as Brown was inactive for the Week 7 game against Minnesota. With a four-week absence, Jackson may be out until Week 12 against the Jets.
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Jackson (groin) will not return any sooner than Week 10 against the Chiefs, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
Buffalo faces the Jets in Week 8, followed by a Week 9 bye. With C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) facing an even longer absence than Jackson, the Bills will turn to Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown, the latter of whom has not been active for a game this season. While his short-term value obviously takes a big hit, Jackson could see some extra touches later this season if he makes it back to the field before Spiller.
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Jackson's groin injury appears serious, but the Bills will have a better understanding of the severity of the injury after the running back undergoes an MRI on Monday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
The Bills have had a devastating day on the injury front: C.J. Spiller was injured just minutes after Jackson and reportedly has a broken collarbone. If Jackson is forced to miss significant time, Boobie Dixon and Bryce Brown (who was inactive Sunday) figure to see a major uptick in carries, and the Bills may look for help from outside the organization to reinforce a suddenly threadbare running back depth chart.
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Jackson suffered a groin injury in Sunday's game against Minnesota and will not return, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
Jackson walked off the field - with assistance - following the injury, but once he made it to the sideline, the Bills brought out a cart to take him to the locker room. It's too early to know much about the severity, but Jackson was emotional as he was carted off, dropping his face into his hands. C.J. Spiller will take over as the primary ballcarrier, and Anthony Dixon may see increased playing time as well.
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Jackson (ankle) had 10 carries for 26 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as four catches on six targets for 17 receiving yards Sunday against the Patriots.
The Patriots' defense effectively slowed the Bills' rushing attack, holding them to only 68 yards on 23 carries. Of note is that Jackson finished with more carries and more catches than C.J. Spiller, who gained 19 yards on six carries, failed to catch a pass, and lost a fumble. Jackson continues to be the steadying force in the Bills' backfield and figures to keep getting enough touches to keep him relevant in most fantasy leagues, especially as he gets the goal-line carries (his touchdown Sunday was a one-yarder). Up next is a trip to face a Vikings defense that allows over 118 rushing yards per game.
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Jackson (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Evidently past the illness that kept him out of practice Friday, Jackson will tough it out through an ankle issue that limited him at practice earlier in the week, but the veteran back has a track record of being a gamer who can stay productive off of questionable and probable designations. Assuming he avoids any in-game setbacks, Jackson -- who has been particularly active in the Bills' passing game of late -- should see his share of touches Sunday, working in tandem with C.J. Spiller, who does not appear on the Bills' Week 6 injury report.
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Jackson (ankle), who missed practice Friday due to an illness, is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, the Bills' official site reports.
Prior to missing practice Friday, Jackson was limited Wednesday and Thursday by an ankle injury, but it's an issue that both ESPN's Mike Rodak and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport indicate that the running back should be able to play through Sunday, a notion that we'll confirm, either way, in advance of the Bills' 1:00 ET kickoff.
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Jackson did not practice Friday due to a fever, but he is expected to play Sunday against the Patriots, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Rapoport notes that if it were Sunday, Jackson would have been able to play, so there doesn't appear to be any serious worry here, though it should be noted that Jackson was limited in practice Thursday due to an ankle injury he suffered last Sunday against the Lions.
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Jackson (leg) did not practice Friday, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.
We're still waiting for the official injury designations, so it is not immediately clear whether this was a rest day or an indication that Jackson's ankle may keep him out of Sunday's matchup with the Patriots.