The Buffalo Bills' official website noted that running back C.J. Spiller is a long shot to play on Sunday against the New England Patriots. No. 2 back Fred Jackson also experienced some minor swelling after a light practice. "I'm just taking it day by day," Spiller said Wednesday. The site also noted that Spiller is more likely return in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers. Should Spiller and Jackson be unable to play, Tashard Choice would be the team's primary ball-carrier. Spiller is currently listed as doubtful and F-Jax is questionable.
Spiller has been electric this year after an incredible finish to the 2011 season. After treading water for his first two seasons, the dynamic back formerly from Clemson has carved a niche as a potential superstar when the ball is in his hands. Choice is a solid back and should be on a roster in every league format. Unfortunately, throughout his career, Choice has been more of a grinder. The type of player that can grind out 70 yards on 15 carries and little else. If you only need a warm body that will go uncontested for carries, Choice will do.