If you selected C.J. Spiller in the first round of your fantasy football draft then you probably are regretting the day you even starting watching football. Spiller hasn’t been awful in 2013, but when you draft a guy in the first few rounds you expect more than 5 points a week out of him.
To make matters even worse, the Buffalo Bills‘ running back left Sunday’s game with a knee injury in the first half and didn’t return to their game versus the New York Jets. Spiller has been splitting carries with Fred Jackson — not sure why — and Spiller was quickly replaced by the 32-year-old Jackson on Sunday. Now, if Spiller’s knee injury is serious then expect the 1-2 Bills to throw the ball more in the coming weeks.
The main problem that Spiller owners have with the Buffalo back is the fact that he hasn’t even sniffed the endzone in three weeks of action. Keep in mind, Spiller was a fantasy football stud last year with eight total touchdowns, nearly 1,800 yards from scrimmage and averaged 6.0 yards per carry.
Hopefully, this injury can light a fire under this one-time fantasy hero, yet the odds are against Spiller as the Bills have avoided him like the plague in the early going of 2013. The aforementioned Jackson has got a bulk of the red-zone opportunities, which is not what fantasy football owners want from their supposed number-one pick.