If fantasy football is good for one thing, it allows casual NFL fans to notice when a from-nowhere running back starts dominating the league. That's the case this year with Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson; a known commodity on the fantasy landscape for a while, Jackson now leads the AFC in Pro Bowl voting among running backs thanks to his break-out start to the 2011 season.
Through Week 10, Jackson is the NFL's leading rusher with 917 yards (at 5.6 yards per carry - a figure that ranks second in the NFL among backs with at least 100 carries behind rookie DeMarco Murray). He's also got 392 receiving yards, putting him at 1,309 total yards from scrimmage through 10 games. His six rushing touchdowns are already a career high.
Jackson is second in Pro Bowl voting among league running backs, trailing only the NFC's Adrian Peterson in that category. He also ranks in the Top 10 in overall voting, looking up at Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Calvin Johnson, Peterson, Wes Welker, Greg Jennings and Drew Brees.