By Keith Kraska, Bills Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 9:40pm EDT
C.J. Spiller ran nine times for 36 yards and caught three passes for 23 yards in Saturday's game against Tampa Bay. He also lost a fumble. Half of Spiller's rushing yards came on one run.
Fantasy Impact: That's a microcosm of the risk he carries. Most of the time, he'll get mashed as the coaches stubbornly keep pounding him between the tackles. But if he breaks free, he could go the distance. His ADP has fallen to the end of the third round, and he just might be worth the gamble at the 3-4 turn.
By Keith Kraska, Bills Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 5:46pm EDT
Seeking to squelch trade speculation, Bills GM Doug Whaley said Wednesday there has been no contact with other teams about C.J. Spiller. (Source: BuffaloBills.com
Fantasy Impact: And that's all it's been: speculation. The trade for Bryce Brown and the fact that it's the last year of Spiller's contract have produced the smoke, but right now there's no fire to report. His fate could depend on how the Bills do before the trade deadline, but for now, he's healthy and the clear leader of the backfield.
By Keith Kraska, Bills Correspondent, Fri, Aug 8th 8:56pm EDT
After a nondescript preseason opener last week, C.J. Spiller rushed for 22 yards on three carries Friday night. He had a 14-yard run and also caught one pass for three yards.
Fantasy Impact: Give Spiller some room, and he'll break a few. He got taken out near the goal line, so that limits his upside a bit, but he's a worthy RB2 on par with Gio Bernard. His skill set is limited, but his talent in that skill set is elite. The coaches just need to set him free from between the tackles.
By Shane Fitzgerald, Bills Correspondent, Wed, Aug 6th 10:00pm EDT
As expected, Doug Marrone has confirmed the Bills will be a RB1 and RB1A team with C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson sharing time. Marrone sees an expanded role for Spiller through his ability to catch the ball. (Source: Syracuse.com
Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Spiller who will certainly be very motivated entering a contract year. If E.J. Manuel struggles, we could see him checking down to the RB more often than not. Spiller's value and upside looks stronger in PPR formats and his current projection for around 37 receptions could be much higher as the season goes on.
By Keith Kraska, Bills Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 4:53pm EDT
With Fred Jackson signing a one-year extension, C.J. Spiller is now the only Bills RB not under contract for 2015.
Fantasy Impact: Several questions linger for Spiller: Will the Bills trade him this year? Does he fit the inside running game they want to execute? What's known is that he's healthy after playing most of last year on one wheel, and if the coaches get more creative with him, he could have an explosive season playing for a new contract, in Buffalo or elsewhere.
FantasySharks | Aug 11th
C.J. Spiller is on the trading block. Check out why Indianapolis would be the logical choice.
Beast Dome | Aug 7th
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Breaking Football | Aug 6th
When you think of Buffalo, two things come to mind; them chicken wings and that cold weather. Not so much football and the Buffalo Bills, or for that matter, fantasy football. However, this offseason, the Bills made one of their most exciting moves in a long time, drafting sure-handed, explosive wide receiver out of Clemson University, Sammy Watkins. This move could potentially put both of the afo...
Razzball | Jul 26th
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Breaking Football | Jul 22nd
C.J. Spiller is one of the most mysterious fantasy football values of 2014. He burned owners badly in 2013 as a top-5 pick only to end up finishing as the 26th best RB in fantasy football. Spiller was so terrible he was actually dropped in a large portion of fantasy leagues, which is nearly unheard of for your first round pick. Spiller was a total bust in 2013. He allowed O...
FantasyOMatic | Jul 21st
The Bills' site calls Spiller the "bell cow" in a quartet also involving Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon.
4for4.com | Jul 16th
It’s a slow time in the world of the NFL, where news continues to trickle out of camps at a slow pace about almost anything that could make for an interesting headline. Injuries have been relatively quiet so far, which is always great this time of year, and hopefully that trend will continue as training camps get into full swing. With that be...
FantasySharks | Jul 16th
C.J. Spiller dazzles. Spiller can illuminate defensive backfields like a Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza. Spiller has moved past the legend of workout wonder where combine numbers get retold and rebuilt into tales of monsters and dragon slayers, where physical feats inspire for ages. So where do we draft Spiller and how do we catch this exhilarating talent?
Rotoprofessor | Jul 15th
According to the Buffalo Bills’ official website (click here for the article): “If the offense is operating at peak efficiency Spiller is likely to touch the ball 20 times a game, they just won’t all be carries out of the backfield.” Thoughts: While that statement
EDSFootball | Jul 14th
One year after his breakout 2012 season, the plan for Bills running back C.J. Spiller was "to give him the ball until he throws up" in 2013.
It was fantasy owners that used an early-to-mid first-round draft pick on Spiller, however, that were sick to their stomachs last season.
Even though the team traded for Bryce Brown and added Anthony Dixon to the duo of Fred Jackson and Spiller, the tea...
Breaking Football | Jul 14th
Every year fantasy owners leave their draft having little doubt in their mind as to who drafted the best team. Them, of course. Yes, all 12 teams in the league somehow drafted the best team. In 2013, many of those owners drafted a player like C.J. Spiller (i.e. Doug Martin, Ray Rice, Trent Richardson) with their first round selection. Spiller was a player with plenty of talent and upside and seeme...