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.

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Fred Jackson wound up playing 663 snaps to C.J. Spiller's 389 in 2013.

Spiller's Week 4 high ankle sprain had some effect, but ultimately F-Jax played so many more downs because the Bills trusted him in pass protection. He was Buffalo's go-to third-down back. Under Doug Marrone and Nathaniel Hackett -- who publicly promised before the season to "run C.J. until he pukes" -- Spiller actually ended up playing fewer snaps than he did the year before under Chan Gailey (579). Jackson turns 33 in February. Spiller is 26, so look for the pendulum to swing back C.J.'s way sooner rather than later.

Fred Jackson RB BUF 9 Months

Fred Jackson rushed 14 times for 60 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's Week 17 loss to the Patriots, adding three catches for 53 yards.

Ageless F-Jax finishes his latest solid season with 896 yards rushing, 388 receiving yards and nine total touchdowns. He averaged 4.3 yards per carry, and appeared in all 16 games after combining to miss 12 in 2011-12. Jackson is two months shy of his 33rd birthday, but signed for an affordable $2.45 million, there's almost no way he won't be back for 2014.

Fred Jackson RB BUF 9 Months

Fred Jackson (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 17.

He'll be all systems go against the Patriots on Sunday.

Fred Jackson RB BUF 9 Months

Fred Jackson (ribs) returned to practice Thursday.

Jackson was able to gut it out through broken ribs last week, posting a 19/111/1 line in the win over Miami. We're not expecting him to be limited in the season finale.

Fred Jackson RB BUF 9 Months

Fred Jackson (ribs) did not practice Tuesday.

Jackson played through a rib injury in Sunday's win over the Dolphins, so the Bills are just getting him some rest. He's in no danger of missing Week 17 against the Patriots.

Fred Jackson RB BUF 9 Months

Fred Jackson played through broken ribs in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

Jackson looked to be fine, rushing 19 times for 111 yards with a touchdown. "You want to be a leader on this team? One of the best ways to show that you're with this team is to play hurt. And that's what I wanted to do -- let those guys know that I would be with them," he said. It's yet another reminder that players can often play through broken ribs as long as the pain isn't too overwhelming.

Fred Jackson RB BUF 9 Months

Fred Jackson rushed 19 times for 111 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's 19-0 Week 16 win over the Dolphins.

The Bills absolutely dominated the Dolphins from the jump, leading to tons of volume for both Jackson (21 touches) and C.J. Spiller (23 touches). Of course, F-Jax got the majority of red-zone looks and was more powerful between the tackles, leading to his smooth 9-yard score in the second quarter. It was his first 100-yard rushing game of the season, but Jackson has been remarkably effective in his age-32 season. Heading into the finale, he has 836 rushing yards, 334 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.