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 Stats > C.J. Spiller  
 
Running Back, Buffalo Bills

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Draft: 2010 Round 1 (9)
College: Clemson
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 200 DOB: 1987-08-15 Age: 27
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#27 4 4.04

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2010 BUF 14 1 74 283 3.8 0 32 24 157 6.5 1 50.0 3.6
2011 BUF 16 11 107 561 5.2 4 53 39 269 6.9 2 119.0 7.4
2012 BUF 16 - 207 1,244 6.0 6 57 43 459 10.7 2 218.3 13.6
2013 BUF 15 - 202 933 4.6 2 41 34 197 5.8 0 125.0 8.3
2014 BUF 4 - 52 207 4.0 0 10 10 81 8.1 1 34.8 8.7
2014 (Projected) BUF     191 956 5.0 6   30 214 7.1 0 153.0  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
C.J. Spiller was a tremendous disappointment to those owners who used a first-round pick to draft him last season based on his tantalizing skill set and his coaching staff's promise to “run him until he pukes.” Due to an early season high ankle sprain, Spiller decreased his workload, but he was still effective running the ball, averaging 4.6 yards per carry. Of course that was still a steep drop from his 6.0-yard-per-carry average in 2012. Spiller's numbers dropped across the board as his total yards went from 1,703 to 1,112, 8 to 2 in touchdowns and 43 to 33 in receptions. The staff has talked up an expanded role for the former Clemson Tiger once again. With his ankle now fully recovered, Fred Jackson entering the season at 33 years old and with the Bills commitment to the run, Spiller could end up as a draft-day bargain. Short-sighted owners, who are only looking at his 2012 numbers, are missing Spiller's elite-level speed, great lateral agility and a toughness that belies his smallish stature. The Bills led the NFL in rushing attempts (546) last season and should be near the top of that list once again this season. If Spiller is able to grab the lion's share of those carries a top-10 season is easily within his reach. Although he does have a $2.1MM player option for the 2015 season, he will be entering the last season of his rookie contract in 2014, so he'll be playing for his last big payday this year. Health + Motivation + Talent + Opportunity = Good Things for Spiller in 2014.

Comment: Spiller played through an ankle injury the majority of last season and still managed 4.6 ypc. He can crack the fantasy top ten at RB if he remains healthy.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 C.J. Spiller
RB2RB1 Fred Jackson
RB3RB3 Anthony Dixon
RB4RB4 Bryce Brown
RB5FB1 Frank Summers
Bills Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Spiller set to return kicks
Bills running back to be used on special teams
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 4, 8:00 am

Buffalo Bills
He hasn’t made a kick return for the Bills since 2011, but RB C.J. Spiller will be the lead man on kick returns this season. Buffalo’s depth chart has Spiller is listed as the starting kick returner ahead of last year’s starter Marquise Goodwin. Head coach Doug Marrone confirmed Wednesday that Spiller will be used on kick returns. (BuffaloBills.com)

FFToday's Take: Spiller gets some added value in leagues that provided fantasy points for return yardage but also gets the added injury risk that comes with task. Marrone went to say that he sees Spiller as 20-touch per game player. "I think with the right touches yes, I do,” he said. “With the right touches yes and where they come from. Every which way you can get him the ball, (a guy) who is an explosive playmaker, yes (you do it)."


Spiller to average 20 touches?
Bills less concerned about RB depth in 2014
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 14, 4:20 pm

Buffalo Bills
The bell cow in this quartet, however, is still expected to be C.J. Spiller. After spending a year working with Spiller and understanding where he really excels and how diversified his game can be, OC Nathaniel Hackett is confident he can maximize Spiller’s talents for the offense. And now with an extra pair of backs (as well as Fred Jackson) he can freely maneuver Spiller to any position on the field. 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. (BuffaloBills.com)

FFToday's Take: Hackett famously claimed that Spiller would get the ball "until he throws up" last season, so skepticism is natural. However, the additions of Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon may allow Hackett to use Spiller liberally in his up-tempo attack, especially now that his ankle is no longer an issue. It is unlikely Spiller will average 20 touches per game in such a deep backfield, but he should have no problems leading the group by a wide margin if he can stay healthy.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at CHI W 23-20 15 53 3.5 0 3 3 11 3.7 1 12.4
2 MIA W 29-10 12 69 5.8 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 7.8
3 SD L 10-22 10 25 2.5 0 3 3 37 12.3 0 6.2
4 at HOU L 17-23 15 60 4.0 0 3 3 24 8.0 0 8.4

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 NE L 21-23 17 41 2.4 0 6 5 14 2.8 0 5.5
2 CAR W 24-23 16 103 6.4 0 5 4 26 6.5 0 12.9
3 at NYJ L 20-27 10 9 0.9 0 1 1 1 1.0 0 1.0
4 BAL W 23-20 23 77 3.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 7.7
5 at CLE L 24-37 8 66 8.3 1 0 0 0 - 0 12.6
6 CIN L 24-27 10 55 5.5 0 2 2 11 5.5 0 6.6
7 at MIA W 23-21 6 11 1.8 0 3 3 -4 -1.3 0 0.7
9 KC L 13-23 12 116 9.7 0 3 2 39 19.5 0 15.5
10 at PIT L 10-23 8 23 2.9 0 3 3 11 3.7 0 3.4
11 NYJ W 37-14 13 6 0.5 0 2 2 10 5.0 0 1.6
13 ATL L 31-34 15 149 9.9 1 4 2 8 4.0 0 21.7
14 at TB L 6-27 11 22 2.0 0 1 1 26 26.0 0 4.8
15 at JAC W 27-20 13 67 5.2 0 2 1 1 1.0 0 6.8
16 MIA W 19-0 20 77 3.9 0 4 3 26 8.7 0 10.3
17 at NE L 20-34 19 105 5.5 0 5 5 28 5.6 0 13.3

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at NYJ L 28-48 14 169 12.1 1 3 2 25 12.5 0 25.4
2 KC W 35-17 15 123 8.2 2 3 3 47 15.7 0 29.0
3 at CLE W 24-14 4 16 4.0 0 2 2 42 21.0 1 11.8
4 NE L 28-52 8 33 4.1 0 2 2 5 2.5 0 3.8
5 at SF L 3-45 7 24 3.4 0 1 0 0 - 0 2.4
6 at ARI W 19-16 12 88 7.3 1 5 4 22 5.5 0 17.0
7 TEN L 34-35 12 70 5.8 0 6 6 32 5.3 0 10.2
9 at HOU L 9-21 6 39 6.5 0 5 5 63 12.6 0 10.2
10 at NE L 31-37 9 70 7.8 0 4 4 61 15.3 0 13.1
11 MIA W 19-14 22 91 4.1 0 4 3 39 13.0 0 13.0
12 at IND L 13-20 14 107 7.6 0 3 1 -4 -4.0 0 10.3
13 JAC W 34-18 14 77 5.5 1 1 1 7 7.0 0 14.4
14 STL L 12-15 7 37 5.3 0 1 1 15 15.0 0 5.2
15 SEA L 17-50 17 103 6.1 1 5 3 -2 -0.7 0 16.1
16 at MIA L 10-24 22 138 6.3 0 5 4 35 8.8 0 17.3
17 NYJ W 28-9 24 59 2.5 0 7 2 72 36.0 1 19.1

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