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.

Category: Game Recaps


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.


WalterFootball | Aug 19th
The Saints kept Spiller and believe he was never truly healthy last season. The fact that they didn't let him go after his non-season does give me some hope for him. The offense is set up for his ability, but he just needs to stay healthy and get on the field
RotoBaller | Aug 16th
The only thing less exciting than drafting a running back to handcuff the top tailback on your fantasy football team is drafting a third-string running back who is not handcuffing anybody. My last two articles revolved around the handcuff running backs that fantasy owners should eye down during their draft days.  This article deals with
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 11th
Should make some noise in PPR but Ingram firmly entrenched as starter