Jackson, who had six touches for 22 yards Sunday against the 49ers, will continue in a limited backup role to Thomas Rawls while Marshawn Lynch is out with an injury. Lynch is not expected to play Week 12 and could be out longer. Jackson will relieve Rawls from time to time, but he won't get significant touches as long as Rawls is healthy. If Rawls were to go down while Lynch is out, then Jackson would have fantasy value, though at 34 he doesn't have the upside of the other two.
Seahawks running back Fred Jackson caught two passes off of two targets for seven yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. Despite it being Marshawn Lynch's first game back in action, Jackson did not record a single carry in the contest. Rookie Thomas Rawls appears established as the backup behind Lynch, leaving Jackson as the intermitent receiving threat out of the backfield. Through six games, Jackson has more catches, 12, than carries, 10, and does not appear to be worth having on a fantasy roster.
Seahawks premier back Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) has been cleared for Sunday against Carolina. Lynch was able to practice fully both Thursday and Friday, so look for him to head the backfield with Thomas Rawls and Fred Jackson backing up.
Seahawks running back Fred Jackson (ankle) rushed twice for five yards and had three catches on three targets for 29 yards Sunday against the Bengals. Less than a week removed from suffering a high-ankle sprain, Jackson was back on the field Sunday, though very much in a reserve role behind starter Thomas Rawls, who rushed 23 times for 169 yards and a touchdown. Despite Rawls' huge day, it was Jackson who played the opening drive of overtime, though he ended up with little to show for it. Whether it's Rawls or Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) starting, Jackson will continue to be used sparingly in the rushing game, and the Seahawks' passing attack doesn't lend itself to significant receiving yard totals.
Seahawks aging running back Fred Jackson (ankle) is listed as active Sunday at Cincinnati. While Jackson is gutting out a high-ankle sprain, it's difficult to see the veteran back surpass the three carries and two receptions that he received with Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) out in Week 4 against the Lions. In his stead, Thomas Rawls will again head the backfield.
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