C.J. Spiller, RB, Bills: Fantasy Football Outlook
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C.J. Spiller, RB, Bills

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #12 38.92 BUF Active 5 years 26 5'11 200 @CJSPILLER

2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Jul-06-2014 by Brian Murphy

YOU GOTTA BELIEVE: It is understandable if a large number of fantasy owners skip over this section of the article. Spiller was a first-round pick for many of them last year. He was going to be the focal point of the Bills' offense. Then an ankle injury hampered him for much of the season, and he burned his owners so badly with inconsistent outputs that some may never forgive him. It also didn't help that he was misused by the Bills' coaching staff even when he was running at full strength. Hopefully they learned the error of their ways, because Spiller remains this team's most dangerous weapon on offense. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry on just 201 totes last season. And there's reason to believe he will see much more work this season. Similar things have been spoken regarding Spiller before, but there is no denying that he presents massive upside when healthy. And right now, he is. The former Clemson alum could be a major steal at his current third-round average draft position.

Editor's note: Last year, Spiller was typically drafted around the middle of the first round of fantasy drafts. He was supposed to be the next big thing. He still can be; you just have to take the risk to glean the reward.

Latest Update

Jul-30-14 Bills give RB Fred Jackson 1-year extension

The Bills' practice today was delayed by rain earlier. It looks like they did some business while waiting. The team has extended running back Fred Jackson through the 2015 season, as reported by Tim Graham of The Buffalo News. Jackson, 33, ran for nearly 900 yards and scored nine times last season. He is expected to play second fiddle to C.J. Spiller more often this season.

Fantasy Analysis:

Apparently, Jason La Canfora was right. With Spiller and Bryce Brown on the roster, I didn't think the Bills had a compelling reason other than sentimentality to keep Jackson past 2014. The team disagrees. I wonder if this has anything to do with Brown being listed as a fourth-string player on the Bills' initial depth chart. Perhaps the coaching staff is skeptical of whether he will ever be ready to handle more responsibility so they decided to keep Jackson as insurance. Jackson is an RB4 behind Spiller, but he proved last year that he can still get it done at a pretty respectable rate.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/30 - Bills give RB Fred Jackson 1-year extension
7/28 - Bills RB Bryce Brown listed as fourth option
7/27 - Jason La Canfora: Bills could trade RB C.J. Spiller before season
7/25 - Bills RB Fred Jackson injured Injury
7/14 - Bills RB C.J. Spiller to possibly see 20-plus touches a game
7/11 - Bills RB Fred Jackson to lose carries
7/9 - Bills might have big future plans for RB Bryce Brown
7/1 - Bills might use RB C.J. Spiller on kick returns

Latest References to C.J. Spiller on FFToolbox:

2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
3.01 Scout PRO - A first Rd pick just a yr ago has upside to be top 5
1 Comment | Add Yours

very crowded backfield now with freddy and bb both expected to get touches

Posted by:
kcmule 07/19/14 06:41 PM

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