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C.J. Spiller

27-Year-Old Running Back – Buffalo Bills

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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287

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109

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2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Although Spiller suited up for 15 games last season, he was severely limited for much of the year by a nagging ankle injury, which sapped his explosiveness and limited his carries. Set to assume a big...

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2014 ADP:  39.4

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Collarbone
HT: 5' 11"   WT: 200   DOB: 8/15/1987
College: Clemson  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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C.J. Spiller Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal with the Bills in August 2010. $20.8 million has been guaranteed.

October 20, 2014  –  C.J. Spiller News

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Coach Doug Marrone confirmed Monday that Spiller underwent surgery to repair his clavicle.

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C.J. Spiller NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 22 Buf 14 74 283 0 3.8 1 0 0 0 0 24 157 6.5 1 32 1014 1 175 0 5 3
2011 23 Buf 16 107 561 4 5.2 9 2 1 0 0 39 269 6.9 2 53 143 0 127 0 2 0
2012 24 Buf 16 207 1244 6 6.0 12 5 5 1 0 43 459 10.7 2 57 0 0 0 0 3 3
2013 25 Buf 15 202 933 2 4.6 8 4 0 0 0 33 185 5.6 0 40 0 0 0 0 4 1
2014 26 Buf 7 69 287 0 4.2 2 1 0 0 0 14 109 7.8 1 16 306 1 0 0 2 1
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C.J. Spiller Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2010 22 Buf 14 3.6 5.3 4.4 5 20 4 1 0 2 11 4.9 3 0 0
2011 23 Buf 16 7.4 9.9 8.7 7 35 10 6 3 2 17 5.1 11 4 3
2012 24 Buf 16 13.6 16.3 15.0 13 78 21 6 1 3 29 8.1 1 0 0
2013 25 Buf 15 8.3 10.5 9.4 13 62 14 5 1 2 12 4.6 2 1 0
2014 26 Buf 7 6.5 8.5 7.5 10 41 3 0 0 2 16 6.8 2 1 0
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C.J. Spiller – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Running Back
Also Listed As:  #1 Kick Returner

Snap Count Stats

148

Offensive Snaps in 2014

C.J. Spiller was on the field for 148 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

C.J. Spiller was on the field for 29 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 569 0
2013 356 0
2014 148 29
C.J. Spiller 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Chi 30 5 15 53 0 3.5 0 0 3 11 3.7 1 3 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2 Mia 25 3 12 69 0 5.8 1 1 1 9 9.0 0 1 0 0 122 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 SD 25 5 10 25 0 2.5 0 0 3 37 12.3 0 3 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Hou 31 6 15 60 0 4.0 1 0 3 24 8.0 0 3 1 0 82 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
5 @Det 25 3 10 8 0 0.8 0 0 3 25 8.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 NE 12 7 6 19 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 1 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Min 0 0 1 53 0 53.0 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NYJ
9 BYE Bye Week
10 KC
11 @Mia
12 NYJ
13 Cle
14 @Den
15 GB
16 @Oak
17 @NE

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for C.J. Spiller  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 11"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   200 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.27 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length:   30.50 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   126 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   18 reps
WEAK
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
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C.J. Spiller: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

After being diagnosed with a broken collarbone, Spiller is slated to undergo surgery Monday, according to ESPN.com.

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In any case, coach Doug Marrone confirmed Sunday that Spiller will be out an "indefinite" amount of time and with Fred Jackson dealing with a groin injury, it looks like the Bills may have to turn to a combo of Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown next Sunday against the Jets, and possibly beyond.
According to CBS's Jason LaCanfora, the initial diagnosis of the injury that Spiller suffered Sunday is a broken collarbone.

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We'll await confirmation of the report, but with Fred Jackson slated for MRI on his groin, the Bills will turn to Anthony Dixon on Sunday, with Bryce Brown now a candidate to enter the team's backfield mix next week.
Spiller suffered an apparent left shoulder injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game against Minnesota, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports. He will not return to the contest.

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Spiller ripped off a 52-yard run, but came up grabbing his shoulder, after hitting the ground hard on the tackle. The training staff brought a cart out almost immediately to carry him off. Spiller left with a towel hanging over his head, in an unfortunate reenactment of Fred Jackson being carted off earlier in the quarter. With Spiller and Jackson both in the locker room with injuries, Boobie Dixon is all that is left at running back for the Bills.
Spiller had six carries for 19 yards, failed to catch the only pass thrown his way and lost a fumble Sunday against the Patriots.

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Spiller had 10 carries for eight rushing yards and three catches on four targets for 25 receiving yards Sunday against the Lions.

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Spiller (chest) had 15 carries for 60 rushing yards and three catches on three targets for 24 receiving yards Sunday against the Texans.

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Spiller (chest) is active Sunday at Houston, Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 reports.

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Spiller (chest) was able to practice on a full basis Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Houston, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

That Spiller did not see more than 250 touches in 2012 is mindboggling, considering he averaged an eye-popping 6.0 YPC – a mark only five other running backs in NFL history (min. 200 carries) have reached – while adding 10.7 yards per reception (2nd last season). At 5-11, 200, Spiller is blazingly fast (he clocked a 4.37 40 at the Combine in 2010) and elusive in the open field. His 12 runs of 20-plus yards and five runs of 40-plus were both second only to Adrian Peterson, and his 12.1 average yards after the catch ranked first in the league among running backs. The uncertain quarterback situation this season might make Spiller's life more difficult as he'll be the focal point of defenses. But the only thing that slowed him last season was sharing carries with Fred Jackson. A new coaching staff in Buffalo likely won't suppress Spiller's workload this season, as Jackson is 32, coming off an MCL sprain and probably headed for a complementary role. Whether Spiller can hold up to a workload approaching 300 carries remains to be seen, but if he does, he has No. 1 overall upside.

2012

Spiller didn’t receive double-digit carries in any of the first 24 games of his career, but when Fred Jackson went down with a season-ending injury in Week 11, Spiller responded surprisingly well. Over the final six games, he totaled 633 yards with five touchdowns. Spiller also improved greatly as a blocker, proved to be a major threat as a receiver and got 5.2 YPC while holding up just fine with a bigger workload. He’s capable of finishing as a top-10 fantasy back in 2012, were he given the opportunity. However, even while missing the final six games, Jackson was graded by Pro Football Focus as the league’s No. 1 running back last season. There’s going to be serious competition in Buffalo’s backfield, likely resulting in a committee that stifles both players' value to some degree when you compare it to their excellent skill sets.

2011

It would be foolish to write off last year’s ninth overall pick completely, but Spiller fumbled five times on just 74 rushing attempts and struggled mightily in pass protection. Failing to gain any trust among Buffalo’s coaching staff, Spiller didn’t receive double-digit carries in a single game. After scoring 21 touchdowns from 50-plus yards during his collegiate career, Spiller produced just two plays that went for 20-plus yards as a rookie. At his season-ending press conference, coach Chan Gailey referred to Spiller as a “Reggie Bush type back,” which is not an endorsement of Spiller’s ability to log heavy carries. This is Fred Jackson’s backfield in Buffalo.

2010

Spiller ran for 1,212 yards on a career-high 216 carries and added 503 receiving yards and four scores through the air during his final season at Clemson. There’s no doubting Spiller’s explosive ability – his 4.37 40 was the second fastest at the Combine and 21 of his 52 touchdowns at Clemson were from more than 50 yards out. However, he averaged just 151.5 rushing attempts during his four years at Clemson, and while it was impressive he was able to play through a painful toe injury that required frequent injections during his senior year, Spiller’s durability is in question. Marshawn Lynch is a candidate to be traded, but Fred Jackson is still the favorite to lead Buffalo in carries, and this is a team with a bad quarterback situation and an offensive line in even worse shape. The Bills envision Spiller getting about a dozen carries per game, and he’ll likely add 3-4 catches as well, but don’t expect much action at the goal line. Spiller is a special talent, so he could produce good yardage despite failing to total 250 touches, but he’s locked in a timeshare on a bad offense, limiting his upside for 2010. The long-term prognosis looks very good, however.