Buffalo Bills
Position
RB
 
Jersey
28
Name  C.J. Spiller
Born  8/15/1987
Height  5-11
Weight  200
College  Clemson
12/19/2014 2:05:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) is probable for Week 16.
Insight: Head coach Doug Marrone said this week's practice will dictate how much Spiller plays. We still like Fred Jackson to get the majority of the work, so leave Spiller on your bench.
 
12/15/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) has been activated from injured reserve/designated to return.
Insight: Head coach Doug Marrone said this week's practice will dictate how much Spiller plays. He will be no more than a low-end flex option against Oakland.
 
11/4/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller thinks he can make it back from injury by the playoffs, according to Chris Brown of buffalobills.com.
Insight: Spiller has a broken collarbone and at the earliest might return for Week 16. That's not going to help fantasy owners.
 
10/21/2014 2:15:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller was placed on injured reserve/designated for return.
Insight: Spiller has a broken collarbone and at the earliest might return for Week 16 if the Bills are still in the playoff hunt. Fantasy owners can safely job him.
 
Cold10/19/2014 2:37:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller had to be carted off the field on Sunday against the Vikings. UPDATE: Spiller has been diagnosed with a broke collarbone according to Jason La Confora of CBS Sports.
Insight: Spiller has a shoulder injury. We do not yet know if he will return. Fred Jackson is already out of the game with a groin injury.
 
Cold10/18/2014 7:37:00 PM
Description: Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett told ESPN he "wants to continue feeding" C.J. Spiller.
Insight: That slightly puts a damper on Fred Jackon's big game last week. Owners of either Bills running back should continue to expect a split backfield. Spiller played just 12 snaps last week, but in every previous game, he had at least 13 touches. He likely saw only 12 snaps against the Patriots last week because he lost a fumble.
 
Cold10/13/2014 4:28:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller played just 12 of 69 snaps, according to the box score.
Insight: It wasn't long ago that he was supposed to be the fantasy darling who was going to be run until he puked. His fantasy value is minimal these days with Fred Jackson seeing 75 percent of the snaps and 14 touches to six against New England.
 
9/28/2014 4:57:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller has decent day on Sunday.
Insight: He had 15 carries for 60 yards and three receptions for 24 yards, but continues to be handcuffed by Fred Jackson. Jackson finished the day with 33 rushing yards and six catches for 52 yards. If both players are in the lineup, they are both RB3/flex options at best.
 
9/14/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller returned a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown against the Dolphins in Week 2.
Insight: Spiller is still not the focal point of the Buffalo rushing attack as Fred Jackson and Spiller each had 12 carries, but Spiller proved Sunday that he is the bigger splash player. He will be boom or bust all year long but his ceiling is much higher than Jackson's.
 
9/4/2014 11:41:00 AM
Description: C.J. Spiller will be the Bills' No. 1 kickoff returner this season according to buffalobills.com.
Insight: Although this sounds great from the outside, Spiller will likely see a drop in touches on the offense if he is indeed returning kicks. Featured running backs are never used on special teams. Conversely, Fred Jackson owners love hearing this because it reaffirms what we believed in preseason: Jackson will still have a major role in the Bills backfield this year.
 
7/16/2014 4:37:00 PM
Description: According to buffalobills.com, C.J. Spiller is likely to touch the ball 20 times per game "if the offense is operating at peak efficiency."
Insight: The Bills also said last year that Spiller would get the ball until he threw up and then gave him 15.7 touches per game, so we aren't buying he's going to be a 320-touches-per-year guy even if he's 100 percent healthy. Fred Jackson is still around to steal third-down work and goal-line carries and the Bills added Bryce Brown in case the 33-year-old Jackson finally hits a wall. At most, Spiller will get 275 touches this season. He's being drafted 16th among running backs on fantasyfootballcalculator.com, so while he's not as risky as last season he still a high-risk, high-reward option.
 
12/1/2013 7:50:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller had a 77-yard run early in Sunday's game against the Falcons and finished with a season-high 149 rushing yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.
Insight: Coming off the Week 12 bye, Spiller may finally be fully healthy after playing through an ankle sprain for several weeks. He's back on the RB2 radar, though he's best used as a flex play given his boom-or-bust nature.
 
11/28/2013 1:11:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller (ankle) said he feels like he's getting back to his "old self" after the bye week. "I feel good," said Spiller Wednesday. "I definitely feel like I’m getting back to my old self, making the cuts, making that explosion, so just looking forward to seeing how Sunday goes." SOURCE: buffalobills.com
Insight: We heard Spiller say something similar after running for 116 yards on 12 carries in Week 9, but he managed just 29 yards on 21 carries over the last two games. He has a good matchup Sunday against the Falcons, but shouldn't be trusted as anything more than a flex play.
 
11/17/2013 5:37:00 PM
Description: The Bills made the effort to get C.J. Spiller more involved Sunday against the Jets, but he failed to take advantage.
Insight: Spiller led Buffalo with 13 carries but managed a measly six yards rushing. He had one fantasy point due to his 10 receiving yards. Hopefully he'll come out of the bye week 100 percent healthy and ready to make a difference in the final five games, but we aren't hopeful.
 
11/11/2013 5:10:00 PM
Description: Bills coach Doug Marrone said that running back C.J. Spiller's lack of playing time in Week 10 "doesn't have anything to do with his ankle," according to Joe Buscaglia of WGR550.
Insight: After sitting out Week 8 to heal his ankle sprain, Spiller rushed for 116 yards on 12 carries in Week 9 against the Chiefs. Marrone removed him from the injury report entirely going into Week 10 and indicated he was excited to get him more touches. However, he saw just 11 against Pittsburgh Sunday. He'll be a boom-or-bust RB2 going forward.
 
11/7/2013 7:04:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller said he is "very close" to being where he wants to be with his ankle injury, according to WGR550.com.
Insight: After sitting out Week 8 to heal his ankle sprain, Spiller rushed for 116 yards on 12 carries in Week 9 against the Chiefs. Bills coach Doug Marrone removed him from the injury report entirely going into Week 10. With Spiller expected to see an increase in touches Sunday against the Steelers, fantasy owners can confidently start him for the first time since Week 4.
 
11/6/2013 3:46:00 PM
Description: Buffalo head coach Doug Marrone expects to give running back C.J. Spiller even more touches this week against the Steelers. SOURCE: Joe Buscaglia, WGR 550
Insight: Spiller's ankle injury is no longer an issue as evidenced by his breakout game last week versus Kansas City (12 rushes for 116 yards). Spiller and his backfield mate Fred Jackson will both be worth starting this week against a Pittsburgh defense that let up 55 points Sunday at New England.
 
11/3/2013 5:30:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller looked rejuvenated Sunday against the Chiefs after sitting out Week 8 to heal his ankle sprain.
Insight: Spiller was still sporting a limp, but he was able to cut effectively and galloped for 116 rushing yards on 12 carries. He added 39 receiving yards on two catches. Fantasy owners now have to hope his ankle responds from the expanded workload. If it does, he could be in for an explosive second half of the season.
 
11/3/2013 12:12:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller is active for Week 9
Insight: The return of Spiller will certainly help the Bills as they face the undefeated Chiefs, but having to split carries with Fred Jackson makes Spiller a flex option, at best, for Week 9.
 
10/31/2013 2:18:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller still hasn't been a full participant in practice, but coach Doug Marrone appears confident that he'll be ready to play on Sunday.
Insight: The return of Spiller would certainly help the Bills as they face the undefeated Chiefs. The combination of a tough KC run defense and having to split carries with Fred Jackson makes Spiller a flex option at best for Week 9.
 

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