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Fred Jackson

37-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

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There was no outlook written for Fred Jackson in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 215   DOB: 2/20/1981  College: Coe College  Show ContractHide Contract


Fred Jackson Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $875,000 deal with the Seahawks in September 2015.

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Jackson is working toward signing a one-day contract with Buffalo to retire from the NFL as a member of the Bills, Kaley Lynch of WIVB 4 Buffalo reports.

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Fred Jackson NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 27 16 130 571 3 4.4 - - - - - 37 317 8.6 0 49 - - - - - -
2009 28 16 237 1062 2 4.5 5 1 - - - 46 371 8.1 2 60 - - - - - -
2010 29 BUF 16 222 927 5 4.2 6 0 3 0 0 31 215 6.9 2 55 0 0 0 0 5 2
2011 30 BUF 10 170 934 6 5.5 9 3 6 0 0 39 442 11.3 0 50 0 0 0 0 2 2
2012 31 BUF 10 115 437 3 3.8 0 0 1 0 0 34 217 6.4 1 42 0 0 0 0 5 4
2013 32 BUF 16 206 890 9 4.3 1 1 1 0 0 47 387 8.2 1 66 0 0 0 0 3 0
2014 33 BUF 14 141 525 2 3.7 1 0 0 0 0 66 501 7.6 1 90 0 0 5 0 5 0
2015 34 SEA 16 26 100 0 3.8 0 0 0 0 0 32 257 8.0 2 41 0 0 0 0 1 1

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Fred Jackson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2008 27 16 6.7 9.0 7.8 8 36 22 - - 2 20 6.5 5 - -
2009 28 16 10.8 13.6 12.2 15 66 29 8 5 3 23 6.2 7 1 0
2010 29 BUF 16 9.8 11.7 10.7 14 58 32 13 8 2 13 3.9 6 4 3
2011 30 BUF 10 17.4 21.3 19.3 17 93 21 10 4 4 44 8.8 5 0 0
2012 31 BUF 10 8.9 12.3 10.6 12 44 11 6 6 3 22 5.2 5 1 1
2013 32 BUF 16 11.7 14.7 13.2 13 56 42 26 15 3 24 5.9 3 0 0
2014 33 BUF 14 8.6 13.3 11.0 10 38 28 13 3 5 36 5.6 8 1 1
2015 34 SEA 16 3.0 5.0 4.0 2 6 3 0 0 2 16 6.3 6 2 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Fred Jackson – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2017

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

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Fred Jackson 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 FREE AGENT Free Agent
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3 FREE AGENT Free Agent
4 FREE AGENT Free Agent
5 FREE AGENT Free Agent
6 FREE AGENT Free Agent
7 FREE AGENT Free Agent
8 FREE AGENT Free Agent
9 FREE AGENT Free Agent
10 FREE AGENT Free Agent
11 FREE AGENT Free Agent
12 FREE AGENT Free Agent
13 FREE AGENT Free Agent
14 FREE AGENT Free Agent
15 FREE AGENT Free Agent
16 FREE AGENT Free Agent
17 FREE AGENT Free Agent
21 PRO BOWL Pro Bowl

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Fred Jackson
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Height:   6' 1"
Weight:   215 lbs
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Fred Jackson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jackson said he hasn't filed his retirement players and is hoping to continue playing somewhere this season, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

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Jackson wants to keep playing, but the Seahawks may not be interested in retaining him, the Seattle Times reports.

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Jackson caught five passes off eight targets for 43 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams. He added 11 yards on the ground on two rushes.

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Jackson did not receive a carry and caught two of three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 30-13 win over the Browns.

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Jackson will stay in his third-down role even though Thomas Rawls (ankle) is out for the season, the Seattle Times reports.

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Jackson carried a season-high seven times for 15 yards and caught one of four targets for eight yards in Sunday's win over the Ravens.

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Jackson caught two passes off two targets for 13 yards and a touchdown Sunday against Minnesota. He added a five-yard rush in the win.

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Jackson caught two passes off two targets for seven yards and added a four-yard run in Sunday's win over the Steelers.

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Jackson, who had six touches for 22 yards Sunday against the 49ers, will continue in a limited backup role to Thomas Rawls while Marshawn Lynch is out with an injury.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks


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By some measures, Jackson's 2014 campaign was his worst since he became a regular part of the Bills' backfield in 2008, as he posted his lowest YPC and scored fewer touchdowns than ever. C.J. Spiller's collarbone injury pushed Jackson into the starting role for a spell, but his own ankle and groin injuries eventually surfaced, and he failed to play 16 games for the third time in four seasons. Even when healthy, the 34-year-old doesn't wow anyone with his foot speed, but his vision and patience serve him well, and he runs with tremendous power that allows him to pick up yards after contact. His hands, route-running and blocking all remain excellent, and even in an otherwise down year he set career highs in targets, catches and receiving yards. With Robert Turbin dealing with a high ankle sprain in advance of Week 1, Jackson was signed by Seattle to step into a backup role in the team's backfield behind Marshawn Lynch and ahead of Christine Michael. While Jackson is zero threat to challenge Lynch's position atop the Seattle RB depth chart, his new assignment puts him an injury away from fantasy relevance and a worthy late-round target for those looking insure Lynch.


Jackson, pressed into heavier-than-expected work by C.J. Spiller's ankle issues, delivered a surprisingly valuable 2013 campaign, improving his rushing average to 4.3 from the prior year's 3.5 while setting new career highs in touchdowns and receptions. Despite the 32-year-old's always-lingering knee problems as well as a late-season rib injury, he also played 16 games for the first time since 2010. It's hard to expect a repeat this year. The Bills have long intended to hand Spiller a full-time role, but were forced to protect his ankle last season; now that he's healthy, Jackson's role seems likely to dip into the range of 100-150 carries, though his usefulness in the pass game should mean he retains PPR value. Jackson saw a huge increase in goal-line carries last year, too, toting 15 times from inside the five, and his 6-1, 216 frame should still be heavily utilized there this season. The Bills dealt for Bryce Brown during the draft to figure into the mix, too, but he shouldn't significantly cut into Jackson's carries as long as he can stay healthy. That said, it should be noted that 33 years old is quite ancient in running back terms. Even though Jackson is a relatively low-mileage guy, the league's oldest running back has been near-constantly bothered by injuries for the last three seasons.


The 32-year old Jackson played only 10 games last season, as multiple knee injuries cost him time at the beginning and end of the year. In Jackson's absence, C.J. Spiller emerged as a dynamic playmaker, averaging a league-leading 6.0 YPC. Jackson's role should continue to diminish this season with a new coaching staff that won't be quick to sit Spiller, though it's possible Jackson's still able to vulture some goal-line work.


Jackson was the NFLís leading rusher when he went down with a fractured right fibula in Week 11 last year, and the former undrafted back also had 442 receiving yards at the time, making him one of the bigger surprises in fantasy football. He was as impressive as it gets, leading all backs with 5.5 YPC (minimum 100 rushing attempts), thanks in no small part to an NFL-high 3.75 YPC after contact. Pro Football Focus graded Jackson as the best blocking back in the league, and he also had zero drops. Still, heís coming off a serious injury, will be 31.5 years old this season (a dangerous age for running backs) and will have to compete with C.J. Spiller for touches. Jackson signed a two-year extension in the offseason and should enter the year as the favorite to get the most touches in the teamís backfield, but it will almost certainly be a timeshare of some sort, as Spiller really proved himself in Jackson's absence and the Bills would like to have him much more active than the first part of 2011.


Jackson was something of an afterthought entering 2010, as the Bills used the No. 9 overall pick to draft C.J. Spiller and still had Marshawn Lynch on their roster. After Spiller proved unready for the NFL and Lynch was traded, Jackson once again was the last man standing. In fact, after Lynch was jettisoned, Jackson totaled 1,055 yards with six touchdowns over 12 games. His eight dropped passes were most among running backs, but he also improved greatly in pass protection. With a young and unproven offensive line, Buffalo isnít an ideal situation, but Ryan Fitzpatrick gives the team a better QB in 2011 than a handful of teams who will be relying on rookies. In the end, though, Jacksonís value ultimately comes down to Spillerís development. Unless Spiller takes great leaps, Jackson will yet again be an underrated and productive fantasy option.


Jackson was finally given a real chance last season, and during 11 starts, he totaled 1,233 yards. He scored a rushing touchdown during just one game, as his five goal-line attempts tied for 40th in the NFL. That was actually more of a function of playing on a bad offense, though, as Marshawn Lynch was given only two attempts from in close. Jacksonís value took a major hit with the drafting of C.J. Spiller, and Jackson could end up losing some third-down or split wide work. Heíll remain the favorite for goal-line carries, and Lynch could still get traded, but Jackson is in a committee on a bad team, so heís fighting an uphill battle. That said, he displays a very good runner/receiver combination and he's the best guy to own of the three backs in play. If Spiller or Lynch gets hurt, or if Lynch gets dealt or put on the bench, Jackson's numbers could take off again.


Jackson has averaged 4.6 YPC over his two-year career and is excellent as a receiver. While Marshawn Lynch is typically held in higher regard, the undrafted Jackson often looks more impressive, and heíll be given the opportunity to shine with Lynch serving a three-game suspension to open the season. If Jackson gets off to a fast start, itís possible heíll earn more touches. He could be a monster if it ever worked out that he got a full workload. But as it stands, Lynch is still the main guy when he comes back, plus the Billsí offensive line is shaky. However, with Terrell Owens now in Buffalo, the passing attack should improve, opening up the running game. Jackson is one of the better No. 2 backs to target in the fantasy landscape.


Jackson is a key guy for owners who draft Marshawn Lynch early in their drafts. He emerged as Lynchís primary backup at the end of last season and averaged 53.2 rushing yards per game (5.4 yards per carry) over the last five weeks. In addition to being an explosive threat on the ground, Jackson demonstrated soft hands by snatching 22 receptions in just eight games. He seems like a safe bet to get 5-8 touches a week and presents great value at the end of drafts.


The Bills are eyeing Jackson as a future possible No. 2 back behind Willis McGahee. The Coe College product finished the season ranked second in NFL Europe with 731 rushing yards and was one of only two players with 1,000 yards from scrimmage (1,048 yards). While Anthony Thomas and Shaud Williams (and possibly Lionel Gates) are still ahead of Jackson on the depth chart, the Bills organization is not committed to keeping it this way. If Jackson gives a strong performance in the preseason, there is a small chance he will be backing up McGahee at the start of the regular season. That said, we feel Thomas and Williams are ahead of him now, and he'll have to beat out at least one of those two -- or Gates -- to make the team. Update: Released by the Bills in September of 2006.