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|LA snapped-up Spiller in the fourth round of this year's draft, hopefully providing them with stability down the depth chart. Like the man in front of him, Spiller is a three-down back, showing toughness and elusiveness between the tackles, and good hands as a receiver and instinctive running ability with the ball in space. The Texas A&M alum is also regarded as a good pass blocker, so nothing should be off the table when he checks in to spell Ekeler. He lacks elite speed, though, and had issues with ball security in college, which he'll need to clean up post-haste.
While he doesn't carry more than RB5 value on his own, Spiller would be a smart addition as a handcuff to anyone that spends a first-round pick on Ekeler.
|Chargers sign RB Sony Michel, waive Larry Rountree|
Not great for the fantasy value of rookie Isaiah Spiller
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Aug 31, 2:49 pm
|#Chargers have signed RB Sony Michel and waived RB Larry Rountree III. (Daniel Popper on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The search for a backup to Austin Ekeler continues. Not great news for the fantasy value of rookie Isaiah Spiller who was running behind Joshua Kelley during camp. Michel could have some spiked weeks this season in a high-powered offense as Ekeler's backup but is probably a better pick in best-ball given deep running back room.
| Isaiah Spiller dealing with ankle injury|
Could miss Week 1
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Aug 22, 2:28 pm
|RB Isaiah Spiller (ankle) will miss the final preseason game and there is “a chance” he’ll miss the season opener Week 1 against the Raiders, Brandon Staley said. (Daniel Popper on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Spiller has been a popular best-ball pick in the double-digit rounds as a potential backup to Austin Ekeler. However, it's been Joshua Kelley running with the second team and currently sitting ahead of Spiller on the depth chart. Kelly may have more early-season value while Spiller could be a fantasy factor in the back half of the season.