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Bills' Jackson makes list of underrateds

Author Derek Lofland of fantasyfootballmaniaxs.com doesn't waste any time in taking a shot at the Bills, but he does show some love for running back Fred Jackson.

Lofland recently listed his 10 most underrated fantasy football players, with Jackson coming in seventh.

"Jackson is one of those guys that plays on a bad team in a small market, but quietly tallies solid fantasy numbers," he writes. "In 2009, he ranked 15th and many people thought that a crowded backfield would make him irrelevant in 2010. He still finished with 222 carries for 927 yards and five rushing touchdowns. He also added 31 receptions for 215 yards and two touchdowns."

Lofland continues: "One thing that hurt Jackson last year was the Bills giving carries to Marshawn Lynchwhile they were trying to boost his trade value. Jackson had only 20 carries for 87 yards and one rushing touchdown in the first four games. Once Lynch was sent to the Seattle Seahawks, Jackson averaged 70 yards rushing per game and had five games with more than 20 carries."

Lofland continues by pointing out the role of C.J. Spiller is the big unknown in the backfield for the Bills.

My take: Jackson owners shouldn't be worried about Spiller. The former is going to be the workhorse in the backfield, and barring injury, will get plenty of touches. He's a safe No. 2 running back in fantasy.

To see all of Lofland's list, click here.

---Jay Skurski

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