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Fred Jackson could miss Thursday's game; fantasy value low

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson has a "decent chance" of missing Thursday's game. We break down the fantasy implications.

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There's a "decent chance" that Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson sits out Thursday's game against the Miami Dolphinsaccording to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. Jackson has a groin injury that has been bothering him for weeks, though he did play in Buffalo's last game on Sunday. The Bills insist that Jackson didn't suffer any setbacks, but this news would seem to indicate otherwise.

Update: And now Tim Graham of the Buffalo News is reporting that Jackson "almost certainly won't play" in Thursday's game. Fantasy owners should stay away for a variety of reasons.

Jackson seemed like an outside chance to play in Buffalo's last game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he did suit up. He touched the ball just seven times over the course of the game though, with both Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown getting touches. Now, Jackson is questionable for Thursday's game and this report indicates he's not likely to play.

Fantasy Impact: It sure sounds like a setback even if the Bills won't call it that. Even if Jackson didn't injure himself further on Sunday, he still only had a couple touches and is now possibly looking at being inactive. That's a setback. Fantasy owners should probably avoid Jackson even if he does play, as the Bills are keen on splitting carries even when he's healthy.