Fantasy Football: Buffalo Bills' C.J. Spiller A Top-5 RB?

By Josh Sippie
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Buffalo Bills‘ Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett claims that the Bills plan to give C.J. Spiller the ball “until he throws up.” Ignoring the health concerns this brings up, fantasy owners have to be licking their chops at the thought of Spiller getting the rumored 30 carries a game.

Spiller started the second half of last season after fellow running back Fred Jackson went down with an injury. In the end, Spiller ended up with a whopping 6.0 yards per attempt.

Did they say 30 carries a game?

Projections are never 100% accurate, but it sure does get the imagination flowing. If Spiller gets just 25 carries a game, barring any vomiting to decrease his carries, at 6.0 yards per carry, that’s 150 yards per game and 2400 yards on the year.

Is that realistic? Not at all. But the commitment is there. Fred Jackson is taking a backseat to Spiller, who put up six touchdowns in only seven games started.

And that doesn’t take into account his receiving stats.

Spiller put up 459 yards on 43 receptions last year, tying for second on the team in receptions. Can it get any better?

It sure can. Spiller also only fumbled three total times.

The potential is overwhelming. If Spiller can stay healthy, he could see a career year fantasy wise. While 2400 yards may be a little outrageous, it would not be surprising to see him flirting with 2000 yards.

All things considered, with no injuries, Spiller could be looking at 1800-yards rushing, 500 receiving, and 15 total touchdowns.

That’s a lot of points (320 to be exact), and even more conjecture. Either way, Spiller is going to rock out at the starting position in Buffalo.

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