Friday, December 27, 2013, 6:31pm
Bills RB Fred Jackson (ribs, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 17. Jackson is good to go for a pretty nice matchup with the Patriots.
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 6:22pm
Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:36pm
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 6:43pm
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 6:32pm
Bills RB Fred Jackson (ribs) did not practice Wednesday. F-Jax is probably just getting a day off, though we’ll continue to monitor his practice activity. If he isn’t able to play, C.J. Spiller would be an excellent start against a shaky Dolphins rush defense.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 10:48am
Monday, November 4, 2013, 5:18pm
Friday, November 1, 2013, 6:11pm
Bills RB Fred Jackson (knee, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 9. C.J. Spiller (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable. Jackson is ready to face the Chiefs, though Spiller's return puts a dent in his upside. As for Spiller, he looks like a decent RB3/flex start during a heavy bye week.
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 6:10pm
Bills RB Fred Jackson (knee) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Jackson's routine has been to rest early in the week and play through the knee sprain on Sunday. His return confirms that he'll be ready to face the Chiefs on Sunday.
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 6:10pm
Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. The Bills feel like Spiller has a good chance to play against the Chiefs. He'll still be splitting touches with Fred Jackson, but wouldn't be a bad RB3/flex start during a heavy bye week.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 6:49pm
Bills RB Fred Jackson (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Jackson's routine has been to rest early in the week and play through the knee sprain on Sunday. We expect he'll do that again against the Chiefs in Week 9. C.J. Spiller (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. This is an upgrade over last week's practice participation, but Spiller isn't anywhere close to 100 percent yet.
Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:59pm
Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 8. Fred Jackson (knee, probable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 8. With Spiller all but ruled out, Fred Jackson is a low-end RB1 option against a Saints defense that has historically struggled against the run. Tashard Choice enters the conversation as a potential desperation flex play.
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6:31pm
Bills RB Fred Jackson (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. C.J. Spiller (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. For his part, Spiller says his ankle feels better than last week, though a source told WGR 550 in Buffalo that the chances are "extremely slim" that Spiller plays. As for Jackson, he says he'll be "ready to go Sunday" and would be a top 12 play, especially if Spiller is limited or out. Tashard Choice is shaping up as a Sneaky Start as well.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 6:14pm
Bills RBs Fred Jackson (knee) and C.J. Spiller (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Jackson and Spiller simply worked with trainers on the sideline. The Bills are considering shutting Spiller down for a stint to let him heal. This plan might be best for everyone, fantasy owners included.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 9:16am
Outside observers wonder if it’s better to just let Spiller’s ankle completely heal and sit him for a week. Head coach Doug Marrone admitted that playing on it slows the healing process, and indicated that Spiller’s progress will be carefully monitored.
“It’s been up and down,” said Marrone. ”We just monitor him during the week and see where he’s at and if it continues to get better then we go out there and play. There’s going to be a setback when you play the game. He’s not going to come out of there 110 percent. It’s a situation where we keep monitoring it and then if there’s a point where during the week it doesn’t feel as good as it should then we have to look and see what we want to do."
It does make you wonder what the Bills are thinking as they keep putting Spiller out there at clearly less than 100-percent. Unfortunately, that makes him a risky fantasy play right now. Fred Jackson and Tashard Choice combined for 17 carries last week in a tough matchup. Spiller had just six carries for 11 yards. Right now, Jackson looks like a much safer play even if Spiller continues to be active.