Jackson hasn't played since suffering a groin injury in Week 7. His absence on Sunday would trigger another heavy dosage of Anthony Dixon, who churned out just 44 yards on 22 carries against the Jets in Week 8. With C.J. Spiller also sidelined, Bryce Brown and Phillip Tanner are the next in line to see snaps.
We consider the Watkins absence precautionary, but the Bills won't be the same if their dazzling rookie pass-catcher isn't fully operational for Sunday's battle between two promising 5-3 teams.