Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Nov 2011

Fred Jackson Placed on IR

The Bills bandwagon hit another bump today as star running back Fred Jackson has been lost for the season with a fractured fibula. Through Week 11, he had the second-highest rushing DYAR in the league, and had been mentioned on the fringes of the midseason MVP conversation.

Former first-rounder C.J. Spiller will get the lion's share of the carries for the rest of the year.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 23 Nov 2011

12 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2011, 7:38pm by jebmak

Comments

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by silvermike (not verified) :: Wed, 11/23/2011 - 9:45pm

Guuuhhhhh. Season's over, nothing to see here, gang.

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by andrew :: Thu, 11/24/2011 - 12:09am

Major fantasy news anyway.

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by AnonymousA (not verified) :: Wed, 11/23/2011 - 11:10pm

I believe you mean that Spiller will get the Bills' share of the carries. The Lions' share probably belongs to Kevin Smith, though I don't know how anyone could trust him after Jersey Girl.

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by Malene, Copenhagen (not verified) :: Thu, 11/24/2011 - 6:01am

I can't tell if this is dense or joking.

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by rfh1001 :: Thu, 11/24/2011 - 6:41am

I can't tell if this is dense or joking.

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by Ivarsson.se :: Thu, 11/24/2011 - 9:40am

Win.

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by jebmak :: Fri, 11/25/2011 - 7:38pm

Nice.

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by BlueStarDude :: Thu, 11/24/2011 - 9:35am

Inability to detect sarcasm can be a sign of early dementia. Either that or you're from California. Judging from your screen name I'm guessing it's not the latter, sorry.

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by Mr Shush :: Thu, 11/24/2011 - 6:40am

I'm one of the very few people alive who actually liked Jersey Girl, particularly the Will Smith material, though he wasn't really in a position to carry it, being a defensive end, not a running back. Possibly he gets the Saints' share of the sack, which given his eminently employable status as Hollywood's biggest star may explain the lousiness of their pass rush.

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by RickD :: Fri, 11/25/2011 - 11:28am

You had to go and jinx Kevin Smith, didn't you?

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by AnonymousBoob (not verified) :: Fri, 11/25/2011 - 1:33pm

Sorry that was me. I picked up Kevin Smith to replace Jackson. Good times.

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by MooseIsLoose (not verified) :: Thu, 11/24/2011 - 10:23am

My early season Cam Newton for Matt Schaub/Fred Jackson trade now looks brilliant!