C.J. Spiller runs well, Fred Jackson looks to have limited fantasy value

Matthew Stockman

The Bills backfield looks to have a major talent disparity these days. We break down the fantasy implications.

C.J Spiller rushed for 36 yards on four carries in his first game of the preseason against the Colts. Fred Jackson managed just three yards on three carries while serving as the third-down back with the Bills first-team offense. The veteran appeared to struggle in his limited action.

Buffalo has already named Spiller the workhorse for the upcoming season, but these early showings prove Jackson is going to have a difficult time making much of an impact.

Fantasy impact: Spiller is a first-round pick, while Jackson is a late-round handcuff at best. Most owners should have a good understanding of their dynamic by now.

While it was only the first preseason game of the year, it's clear Jackson is slowing down. He's been through multiple knee surgeries, and at the age of 32 he isn't a real threat in anyone's lineup. Don't pay much attention to him unless Spiller goes down for an extended period.

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