2013 Fantasy Football Preview: C.J. Spiller

By Scott DelleFave
C.J. Spiller
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There are so many words that describe Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller that ring true including fast, dynamic, home run hitter and so on. Another one after 2013 and beyond will be “Fantasy football stud.” Despite only touching the ball a combined 250 times, Spiller amassed 1,244 yards rushing with six touchdowns on 207 carries, and also had 43 catches for for 459 yards with two touchdowns in 2012.

Now that there is a new coaching regime in place for the Bills who are extremely high on Spiller’s abilities, those numbers are likely to sore in 2013 especially now that the team invested in an offensive attack via the draft and undrafted free agents as well, including the names of Da’Rick RogersRobert Woods and Marquise Goodwin to list the biggest names they brought in.

Also, another thing that will contribute to Spiller’s stats going through the roof this year is that he’s the feature running back starting week one with Fred Jackson behind him, not the other way around like last season. Spiller’s projected numbers even if provided he plays in all 16 games, would be something around 1,770 yards rushing with 14 rushing touchdowns and 650 yards receiving and five receiving touchdowns, and that’s with giving some carries to Fred Jackson as well.

Will Spiller actually put up these huge numbers? If he gets the number of touches that he should get in this year and stays healthy, it is extremely likely that it will happen. Finally, if this were to happen, it is likely that the Buffalo Bills will end their drought of not getting into the playoffs since 1999.

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