August 27, 2015

Overall Ranking

98 '13 '12 '11
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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    BUF @ CHI

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    MIA @ BUF

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    SD @ BUF

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    BUF @ HOU

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    BUF @ DET

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    NE @ BUF

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    MIN @ BUF

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    BUF @ NYJ

  • Week 9 - Nov 02


  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    KC @ BUF

  • Week 11 - Nov 13

    BUF @ MIA

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    NYJ @ BUF

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    CLE @ BUF

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    BUF @ DEN

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    GB @ BUF

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    BUF @ OAK

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    BUF @ NE

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    BUF 28 @ NYJ 48

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    KC 17 @ BUF 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    BUF 24 @ CLE 14

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    NE 52 @ BUF 28

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    BUF 3 @ SF 45

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    BUF @ ARI

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    TEN @ BUF

  • Week 8 - Oct 28


  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    BUF @ HOU

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    BUF @ NE

  • Week 11 - Nov 15

    MIA @ BUF

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    BUF @ IND

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    JAC @ BUF

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    BUF 41 @ KC 7

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    OAK 35 @ BUF 38

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    NE 31 @ BUF 34

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    BUF 20 @ CIN 23

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    PHI 24 @ BUF 31

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    BUF 24 @ NYG 27

  • Week 7 - Oct 23


  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    WAS 0 @ BUF 23

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    NYJ 27 @ BUF 11

    132 rushes

    721 rush yards

    6 TDs

    27 receptions

    353 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    BUF 7 @ DAL 44

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    BUF 8 @ MIA 35

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    BUF 24 @ NYJ 28

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    TEN 23 @ BUF 17

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    BUF 10 @ SD 37

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    MIA 30 @ BUF 23

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    DEN 14 @ BUF 40

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    MIA 15 @ BUF 10

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    BUF 7 @ GB 34

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    BUF 30 @ NE 38

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    NYJ 38 @ BUF 14

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    JAC 36 @ BUF 26

  • Week 6 - Oct 17


  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    BUF 34 @ BAL 37

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    BUF 10 @ KC 13

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    CHI 22 @ BUF 19

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    DET 12 @ BUF 14

    25 rushes

    133 rush yards

    1 TDs

    6 receptions

    37 rec yards

    1 TDs

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    BUF 49 @ CIN 31

    21 rushes

    116 rush yards

    2 TDs

    3 receptions

    13 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    PIT 19 @ BUF 16

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    BUF 14 @ MIN 38

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    CLE 6 @ BUF 13

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    BUF 17 @ MIA 14

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    NE 34 @ BUF 3

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    BUF 7 @ NYJ 38


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Fred Jackson

Buffalo Bills

2008 - 2011 Statistics

                          RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY

                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats         170      934      6        39        50       442      0         173.6     17.4

2010 Stats         222      927      5        31        54       215      2         156.2       9.8

2009 Stats         237     1062      2        46        60       371      2         167.3     10.5

2008 Stats         130      571      3        37        45       317      0         106.8       6.7

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Before his injury, Fred Jackson was one of the most productive backs in the league and considered a high-end MVP candidate

(+) In just ten games last year, he compiled more rushing yards then he did the entire previous season

(+) Also set career highs in yards per carry, rushing touchdowns and receiving yards in those ten games

(+) Jackson was on pace for double-digit rushing TDs before his injury

(+) A solid receiver out of the backfield who can do almost anything coaches ask of him

(+) Being an undrafted back from a Division II school that came up from the Indoor Football League, Jackson is a hard worker who still has plenty of motivation to continue his success

(–) The injury he suffered looked pretty gruesome and who knows if he will be back at full strength to begin the year

(–) C.J. Spiller played well in relief and earned himself a place in the weekly game-plan

(–) Jackson has never been the fastest back in the league and if this injury slows him down anymore, he could return to pedestrian-status real quick

(–) The Bills are a passing team now as they had the sixth-fewest rushes in the league last season

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2009 Review

With the fugliest man in the NFL (Marshawn Lynch) suspended for the first three games of the season, Fred Jackson was given an opportunity to take advantage of the 2008 starter’s absence… and capitalize he did.  In his first game, Jackson accumulated 20 touches for 140 yards and a touchdown, while in his second he racked up 34 touches for a whopping 188 yards.  Not since Frank the Tank has anybody taken as much of an advantage of an opportunity. However, Fred’s impressive start to the 2009 season would be cut short by the return of Lynch as the Bills immediately threw Jackson back into his RB2 role on the team.  For the next seven games, Buffalo used an RBBC out of the backfield, a stretch that not only saw the team go 2-5, but also showed just how weak of a running back Lynch was.  The final six games were given to Jackson to see what he could do, and again, he did not disappoint.  The team went 3-3 over that stretch, while Jackson averaged 114.2 yards on 21.3 touches/game including 3 touchdowns.

~ Ranked 16th in the league with 163.3 RB fantasy points (basic scoring system)

~ Tied for 49th in the league with 2 rushing touchdowns

~ Tied for 93rd in the league with 4 total touchdowns

~ Ranked 15th in the league with 1,062 rushing yards

~ Ranked 17th in the league with 66.4 rushing yards per game

~ Ranked 13th in the league with 237 attempts

~ Tied for 20th in the league with 5 rushes of 20+ yards

~ Tied for 20th in the league with 43 rushes for first downs

~ Lost 2 fumbles on the year

~ Ranked tenth among running backs with 46 receptions

~ Ranked twelfth among running backs with 371 receiving yards

~ Set career bests in yards (1,062), attempts (237), total touchdowns (4), yards/game (66.4), receptions (46), receiving yards (371), and total yards from scrimmage (1,433)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

Jackson did well enough last season to secure the starting job heading into 2010.  Bills new head coach, Chan Gailey, happens to cater to the running game, so that bodes well for Fred, but Gailey also likes to use a couple of backs to make his system work.  Jackson could still end up averaging around 20 touches a game, and if he does, he has a chance to plant himself among the second tier of RBs come draft day.  The one big caveat to that possibility is that the Bills happen to be the worst team in the league at the moment.  Jackson doesn’t have the skills of a Steven Jackson to make it work on a losing team, so his upside is extremely limited.  He certainly has the size and skills to be a decent RB2 for your fantasy team, especially in PPR formats, but his ceiling tops out right around there.

~ The Bills drafted C.J. Spiller to complement Jackson, so his touches will fall off even further

~ If they keep Marshawn Lynch around, Jackson will be part of a 3-man RBBC.  Not good

~ The Bills will likely be playing from behind a bunch, so the running game will suffer

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Jackson does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here:  Bills Player Tweets



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Fred signed himself a nice little four-year deal in May of 2009 to the tune of $7.5 million.  The deal included a $1.1 million signing bonus with $50,000 available annually through workout bonuses.  Here's how the rest shakes out:

2010 - $1.195 million (+ $250,000 reporting bonus)

2011 - $1.625 million

2012 - $1.83 million

2013 - Free Agent

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Rookie C.J. Spiller is the handcuff for FredJax this year with Marshawn Lynch likely headed out of town

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

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Injury Report


Clean bill of health for Freddie

Tweaked Groin

Fred Jackson was absent from the Bills game last night due to a groin tweak. He suffered the injury in practice, and in the game against the Chiefs last Sunday, which limited his snap count. “It’s tough,” he said. “You never want to be on the sideline especially when you see the offensive struggles like we had today. I have to do everything I can to get back out there and help my teammates and do everything I can to get us out of this funk that we’re in.”

“Hopefully,” he said. “It’ll be good to get 10 days off from our next game. It can only help so I’m going to do everything I can to get back out there as soon as I can.”

Pyro's take: Apparently his groin is not at the health mark as people had hoped. Sitting out last night was probably the right decision, that way he can get the extra rest.

Look for Jackson to return next Sunday, and hopefully he can get enough so he is not continually tweaking it.

11/14/14, 06:01 PM CST by Vaaal-verde


Fred Jackson was limited in practice today according to Mike Rodak. "Fred Jackson was limited in practice Wednesday with a groin. Sammy Watkins (groin) also limited"

Pyro's take: Its hard to say if this is the week, Fred Jackson returns or not. He is getting closer though, so be prepared to roll him out, if he is back to full health by Sunday

11/05/14, 05:52 PM CST by Vaaal-verde

Fred Jackson

Did not practice according to Joe Buscaglia, Buffalo Bills beat reporter.

Pyro's take: Jackson, who already said he's unsure of his Week 10 status, was off to the side with trainers. We likely won't have a clear picture of his status until much later in the week, but owners need to be making other plans.

Expect the return of Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown in their regular duties, if Jackson is a no-go.

11/03/14, 02:28 PM CST by Vaaal-verde

Time Table

Mike Rodak, reporter for the Buffalo Bills has stated via his twitter account that "Bills RB Fred Jackson says on weekly @WGR550 appearance this morning that his groin injury is typically a 4-week injury. No surgery."

Pyro's take: Good news for fantasy owners as he has the bye week in week nine to use as one of his healing weeks. So, you will only be without him for three. He was playing well up to the point of his injury at the end of the first quarter.

10/21/14, 01:10 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde


Jason La Confora has stated via his twitter that "Fred Jackson out at least 2 weeks with his groin injury after undergoing an MRI. Bills have the bye Week 9. Possible he plays Week 10"

Pyro's take: The Bills took a crushing blow losing Jackson and Spiller both in the same day. Spiller will be gone for the season. This makes Bryce Brown an intriguing product which should be on your radar.

10/20/14, 12:15 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde


In the seasons prior to 2014, nobody ever gave Fred Jackson a chance. Even the Bills didn't like him, as both CJ Spiller and Marshawn Lynch were taken to kick him to the curb. He is the oldest running back in the league, and he was never drafted, or even offered a scholarship, graduating out of Coe College a Division III school.

He landed with the Bills in 2006, because former Coe College alum Marv Levy wanted to take a chance on him. In 2007, he got his first start, and by 2012, he had beat out Lynch for the starting job. Since then he has had to battle CJ Spiller for touches.

As of last week, Buffalo was fighting hard for a victory, they took Chicago into overtime, and that's when FJax took over. He busted out of the hole, and ran up around the guard side, and through for a 38 yard run, taking out Chris Conte in the process, with two vicious stiff arms. This run put the Bills at the three yard-line and a chip field goal won the opening week game.

Pyro's take: Fred Jackson is 6'1" but only 195 lb, Spiller ways the same amount and is 5'11" There has been no doubt that Jackson is the heart of the Buffalo Bills, and has outplayed anyone trying to take his role. Yes, he's old, and yes, CJ Spiller has more talent, but sometimes this game isn't about talent, and Jackson proves it every time he's on the field.

09/13/14, 09:06 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

F-Jax completes rare feat in 2013

One of the more unexpected surprises of 2013 came in the form of Buffalo Bills running back, Fred Jackson, who put up a combined 10 touchdowns (9 rush, 1 rec) despite carrying the ball just 206 times and starting only six games.

In doing so, Jackson became just the 11th RB in NFL history to amass double-digit TDs at the age of 32 or older.

Pyro's take: Do I expect this sort of output to happen again?

Would I be surprised if it did?

The Bills will likely head into 2014 looking to unleash C.J. Spiller once again, but after the disastrous attempt to do so in 2013, my confidence in it's fulfillment has waned more than a smidgen.

I'm not saying I would draft F-Jax as an RB2 next season, but I wouldn't let him fall to the 128th pick (last year's ADP) either, especially since he'll be in a contract year and still wants to play 3-4 more seasons.

01/27/14, 07:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Fred Jackson has a sprained MCL

Running back Fred Jackson was injured against Baltimore. He said he sprained his MCL, the same injury he suffered last season, but that this injury is "less significant" and he expects to play Thursday.

Pyro's take: Jackson should be able to go on Thursday, but this is tough news for the Bills as both of their running backs are dealing with injuries on the short week. C.J. Spiller says he is going to play, but that will be a game time decision. Jackson has been a pleasant surprise this season and if Spiller is unable to go Jackson is a good option, as long as he is able to play.

09/30/13, 06:19 PM CDT by Houdini

Lynch and Jackson to split carries?

Bills coach Dick Jauron had this to say about running back Marshawn Lynch coming off his three-game suspension: "Now Marshawn's back and we'll take some of that load off [Fred Jackson] and evenly distribute it because both those guys are good. It'll make us a better team."

Pyro's take: Fred was a diamond in the fantasy football rough for the first three weeks of the season, but it seems time to stash him back on your bench as "Fugly" Lynch works himself back in the fold.

09/29/09, 04:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå

RB Fred Jackson plans on playing Thursday night

Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson said that if it were up to him, he would play Thursday night. “I still need to get out there and get my timing down like everybody else,” said Jackson. ”I need to make sure I’m in the playbook and know what I’m doing so I want to get out there as much as possible.”

Pyro's take: Jackson has been dealing with a sprained wrist lately and hasn't seen live action in awhile, so we can't blame him for wanting to get his timing down. Look for coach Dick Jauron to get Jackson in for a couple of series Thursday night.

09/03/09, 01:30 PM CDT by

Fred Jackson's X-rays come back negative, should be ready for season

Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson went through a bit of a scare recently when he took a hit on his left hand during a running play, the same hand he injured a week ago. "It was a little scary yesterday when I first did it, but I feel fine right now," Jackson said. "That's always a good thing when the X-rays come back negative, so I'm enthusiastic about that." Coach Dick Jauron said it's too early to say if Jackson would play in the exhibition game on Saturday.

Pyro's take: Jackson will be leaned on while Lynch serves his suspension, so this is good news. Dominic Rhodes is also on the depth chart but is a downgrade relative to Jackson.

08/27/09, 07:30 AM CDT by

More touches for Fred Jackson

The Bills backup RB will have an increased role in the offense according to RB coach Eric Studesville. "So we’re going to do it, get him more touches and find more ways to get him in the game."

Pyro's take: Jackson proved last season that he can handle the load. He put up 151 all-purpose yards against the Redskins and 131 rushing yards against the Patriots- both times he started for the injured Marshawn Lynch.

08/03/09, 11:30 AM CDT by

Fred Jackson to start first three games

The Bills RB will start the first three games of the season due to the three-game suspension of Marshawn Lynch.

Pyro's take: This could be a career changer for Jackson. Last year, he totaled 151 all-purpose yards against the Redskins and 131 rushing yards against the Patriots when starting for an injured Lynch. If Jackson can capitalize, Lynch could find his touches very limited.

08/03/09, 11:30 AM CDT by