Fred Jackson active, but C.J. Spiller to start: Fantasy implications

Tom Szczerbowski

Fred Jackson is active for Sunday's game between the Bills and the Colts after sitting out last week with a concussion. We break down the fantasy implications.

Fred Jackson has been marked active as the Buffalo Bills gear up to play the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Jackson missed last week's game against the Miami Dolphins with a concussion suffered in Week 10 against the New England Patriots.

Jackson won't be playing in a timeshare, however, after C.J. Spiller was announced as the Bills' starter at running back earlier in the week. Jackson is expected to play a change-of-pace role against the Colts.

Fantasy Impact: The Bills' coaching staff apparently heard the cries of frustrated fantasy owners, and will give Spiller a chance to pace the running game despite having an apparently healthy Jackson available. Spiller has been one of the NFL's most effective running backs this season, averaging 6.6 yards per carry.

That isn't to say that Jackson won't have a role, but a pure timeshare as in weeks past is not expected. Jackson is probably better left on fantasy benches this week, assuming the Bills are true to their word.

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