C.J. Spiller
C.J. Spiller

C.J. Spiller

New Orleans Saints
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Wed, Jul 13th 4:46pm EDT
Spiller is a very talented football player, but his role corners him to the point where he isn't fantasy relevant. He might get a touchdown here or there, but he is too far buried on the Saints list for carries to ever get enough yards to be worth starting. If a player is never worth starting, he is never worth owning. Move along.

C.J. Spiller continued to demonstrate his health this preseason, rushing for 20 years on four carries. He was also targeted five times in the passing game, resulting in three catches and negative one yard.

Fantasy Impact: Spiller's made a clear case the past two games that he can and should be the pass catching option in the Saints' backfield. Head coach Sean Payton has been singing his praises, so Spiller may be reaching potential buy-low status in PPR leagues.

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ESPN is reporting that Sean Payton had good things to say about C.J. Spiller, stating Spiller "had some juice" in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Pass-catching running backs have always done surprisingly well in the Saints' backfield (see: Pierre Thomas), and the article does go on to highlight Spiller's "elusiveness and cutting ability." However, it is still tough to be excited by a 29-year-old running back coming off knee surgery whose "juice" attributed to two carries and three yards (along with three catches for 16 yards receiving). Spiller has some name recognition, but Payton's comments seem to be about boosting the morale of a veteran and should not be considered a fantasy endorsement.

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