Fred Jackson Gets Extension From Buffalo
ESPN is reporting that the Buffalo Bills signed RB Fred Jackson to a contract extension. Jackson is easily one of the best Running Backs in the league. He ran for 571 yards and 3 TDs on 130 carries (4.4 ypc) and show his versatility by catching 37 passes for an additional 317 yards. He started in place of Marshawn Lynch in Week 17 and rolled up 136 yards on New England.
Buffalo also signed Dominic Rhodes recently, giving them one of the deepest RB sets in the league. Marshawn Lynch will miss the first three games due to suspension against New England, Tampa Bay, and New Orleans. Before the Rhodes signing, Jackson had decent fantasy value as the primary handcuff to a guy one misstep away from a year-long ban. Even if Lynch were to mess up again, the best Jackson could hope for is a shared load with Rhodes. With three solid backs and the addition of T.O. in the passing game, I’m afraid all Buffalo RBs will suffer in 2009.