Aug 17, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith (22) during the second quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson had a nice night against the Minnesota Vikings. We discuss the fantasy implications.
Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills looked Friday night against the Minnesota Vikings. He only carried the ball five times but managed 27 yards on the ground. Considering they receive limited reps, when analyzing starting backs in the preseason, it's sometimes useful to take a look at their average yards per carry. Jackson average over 5 yards per carry in limited action Friday.
Analysis: Jackson is not one of the household names when it comes to running backs, but he is a productive fantasy back. Buffalo using Jackson as an all-purpose chain mover and red zone threat; he is a big part of their offense. As the team's franchise back, Jackson should receive a lot of touches, and if he can remain healthy, he'll be a very productive fantasy player in 2012. There are too many other big names this year, so this may help Jackson be available after the second round. By the point, he should be considered a steal.
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