The Buffalo Bills are thankfully deep at the RB position. After Fred Jackson was injured in Week 1, C.J. Spiller took over and made many wonder why he wasn't the starter to begin with. So how has Jackson's injury really impacted the team?
The answer is complicated, to say the least.
As the Bills look ahead to their Week 4 matchup at home versus New England, the health of both backs remains a question. According to James Walker of ESPN.com, Jackson is giving himself a 70 to 75 percent chance of suiting up Sunday against the Patriots. CBSSports.com's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that Spiller has a sprained joint in his shoulder and is likely to miss this week's game.
Jackson's return would be perfect timing for Buffalo. They have a chance to put two games between themselves and the Pats with a win, and they're going to need as much firepower as possible to do that.
Ahead, we're going to examine a few different ways Fred Jackson's injury has affected the Bills.