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|It would be easy to write off Fred Jackson, who turned 33 years old back in February, but then again the man is coming off of a season where he put up 1,283 total yards while scoring 10 touchdowns. He was able to finish last season as RB11 despite splitting carries with C.J. Spiller. Jackson has surprised people throughout his entire career, beginning with coming out of practically nowhere at age 26. He spent his early professional years playing in low level indoor leagues and then NFL Europe) then earned his way into a timeshare with Marshawn Lynch, a player drafted at No. 12 overall in the NFL draft. So, don't be too surprised if he's able to hold off fatherhood for at least one more season. Jackson is a complete back who is equally adept at taking the ball inside to earn tough yards, busting one outside of the tackles or catching passes out of the backfield. At his age and with Spiller healthy, Jackson will most likely see his workload scaled back a bit this year. It's possible he could even start at some point in the season to give way to the younger Bryce Brown, who was acquired via trade from the Philadelphia Eagles in the offseason.
| Both Spiller, Jackson injured in Week 7|
Spiller likely out for the year with broken collarbone
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 19, 8:30 pm
|C.J. Spiller's shoulder and emotions were wrecked. Ten minutes earlier, Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood helped running back Fred Jackson limp off the field with a groin injury. Spiller's collar bone reportedly was broken. The Bills could be without Spiller and Jackson for a long time. (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: Spiller will have surgery on his collarbone and will likely miss the remainder of the season. Jackson will have an MRI on his groin on Monday. He's likely out for Week 8 and the Bills have a bye in Week 9. Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon will be the top two running backs next week and perhaps for the next few weeks until Jackson can return.