COMMENTARY | Heading into this season, countless experts were pegging C.J. Spiller to build upon the success he enjoyed last season when he ran for 1,244 yards. The multi-threat back picked up 1,703 yards from scrimmage last season and entering his fourth NFL season he looked poised for big things.
Heck, I even bought into the hype when I picked Spiller in a couple fantasy football leagues that I'm in.
Somebody forgot to tell Fred Jackson his 15 minutes of fame were over and it was time to slide into a backup role with the Buffalo Bills. Jackson is currently the only running back on the Bills to score a rushing touchdown and leads the team with 169 yards rushing yards and in total yards (282).
The 32-year-old undrafted running back is old but has filled in admirably when Spiller has missed time due to a thigh injury. He gutted the New York Jets defense on Sunday for 72 yards on only seven carries.
In fact, even when Spiller has suited up, it can be argued that Jackson has been the top back for the Bills.
Can Jackson keep it up? That's doubtful because Spiller will continue to get the majority of the carries and it's not likely Jackson can continue to average more than 5 yards per carry considering he has averaged 4.6 yards per carry over his career.
However, if Jackson can continue to eat up yards while making big plays, it will be tough for the Bills to not give him the football.
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