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Fred Jackson injury update: RB probable, will play for fantasy owners

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Bills running back is listed as probable and will suit up for Week 17. We break down the fantasy implications.

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (ribs) is listed as probable and will play in the team's Week 17 game against the New England Patriots. Jackson was limited in practice on Thursday but fully participated on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson is dealing with broken ribs but that didn't seem to slow him down last week. He rushed 19 times for 111 yards and one touchdown. The 100-yard game was the first of the season, but Jackson has nine touchdowns on the year, including one through the air, and is averaging just under three receptions per game. Johnson has once again proven to be solid late-round value with his moderate but consistent production. Fellow running back C.J. Spiller saw 20 carries last week and the two continue to limit each other's fantasy value as they are close to dead even on carries per game.

Jackson doesn't have a particularly tough matchup in the Patriots and figures to be heavily featured in the run game again. He will continue to be a moderate asset in standard and PPR leagues. Jackson remains a decent RB2.

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