C.J Spiller (RB)

03/10/2013 2:30 pm by in Fantasy Football Expert Analysis, Player Spotlights, Running Backs

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Give the man the ball. Buffalo has neglected to use C.J. Spiller to his full potential since drafting him back in the 2010 draft, but next season I expect Spiller to finally get the touches he deserves. Spiller not only averaged a phenomenal 6.0 yards per carry last year (the same as Adrian Peterson), but also caught 43 balls for 459 yards, and a pair of touchdowns. Spiller has lightning fast cuts, runs like a gazelle, and is a threat to take it to the house whenever he gets a touch.

Arian Foster, virtually a fantasy god the last few years, finished his 2012 campaign with 1,424 yards on 351 carries. Now compare that to Spiller’s numbers and you realize that with 144 less carries, Spiller only finished with 180 yards less than Foster. If Spiller had maintained his 6.0 yards per carry (which I realize is doubtful) and received the amount of carries Foster had he would have finished the season with 2,106 yards. (1 more yard than the single season rushing record) Now I realize that defenses would have adjusted and such and this probably wouldn’t have happened, but it illustrates how truly underutilized Spiller was last season.

Going into the 2013 season I believe the Bill’s will rely more on Spiller, and less on the injury prone, aging Fred Jackson. Spiller should be a first round pick in all formats, and owners should expect am overdue monster season.

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