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C.J. Spiller

27-Year-Old Running Back – Buffalo Bills

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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202

Yds

933

TD

2

Yds

185

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0

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

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.

August 30, 2014  –  C.J. Spiller News

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Spiller finished the preseason with 21 rushes for 73 yards and a 3.5 average. He also caught four passes for 26 yards.

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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
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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
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C.J. Spiller – Playing Time Overview

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

Snap Count Stats

356

Offensive Snaps in 2013

C.J. Spiller was on the field for 356 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

C.J. Spiller was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 569 0
2013 356 0
C.J. Spiller 2013 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 NE 37 0 17 41 0 2.4 0 0 5 14 2.8 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Car 44 0 16 103 0 6.4 2 1 3 14 4.7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
3 @NYJ 19 0 10 9 0 0.9 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bal 31 0 23 77 0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
5 @Cle 13 0 8 66 1 8.3 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cin 17 0 10 55 0 5.5 0 0 2 11 5.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Mia 14 0 6 11 0 1.8 0 0 3 -4 -1.3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NO
9 KC 23 0 12 116 0 9.7 2 1 2 39 19.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
10 @Pit 22 0 8 23 0 2.9 0 0 3 11 3.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
11 NYJ 27 0 13 6 0 0.5 0 0 2 10 5.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
12 BYE Bye Week
13 Atl 24 0 15 149 1 9.9 2 1 2 8 4.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @TB 26 0 11 22 0 2.0 0 0 1 26 26.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Jax 22 0 13 67 0 5.2 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
16 Mia 37 0 21 83 0 4.0 1 0 3 26 8.7 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
17 @NE 0 0 19 105 0 5.5 0 0 5 28 5.6 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
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C.J. Spiller: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

GM Doug Whaley indicated Wednesday that the Bills have not been contacted by any other teams about Spiller, the Buffalo News reports.

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In reference to media speculation that the Bills may have been approached about Spiller's availability, Whaley noted "these rumors are news to me." Said speculation was presumably fueled by the fact that the running back is entering the final year of his contract and the Bills did add depth behind Spiller and Fred Jackson (Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown) this offseason.
Spiller had one carry for two yards in Sunday's Hall of Fame Game against the Giants.

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Spiller says he feels far better during this week's OTAs than at any point last season, when he struggled with an ankle injury for most of the campaign, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said the running back, “I don’t feel nothing, I feel great. This is the best I’ve felt since 2012 when I had that great year. The ankle feels wonderful. I just have to keep doing what I need to do to stay healthy this whole season and try to go out there and make plays.”

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Spiller, who is entering the last season of his rookie contract, feels he has a lot to prove in 2014 after a disappointing, injury-plagued campaign, The Buffalo News reports. Said Spiller, "I won’t forget what everybody was writing in the papers. I’ve kind of got that fire burning inside to really get back out there on the field and really start playing again. I’m going to be ready to go this year. Hopefully I can get back to that 2012 form.”

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Spiller says he didn't feel comfortable with his cuts or burst until very late in the season as he tried to work through an ankle injury most of the year. He was also learning a brand new offense, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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For all the flak he took in fantasy circles as such a high draft pick, you'd have thought Spiller was beaten badly by Fred Jackson when it came to rushing yardage totals, but Spiller actually led the team with 927 yards. That's nowhere near worthy of a first-round pick, but we'll note Jackson will be 33 next season and Spiller should enter the campaign in better health. There might be a buy-low opportunity, so pay close attention next training camp, as Spiller's skills and the new Buffalo coaching staff's emphasis on the run game are certainly there.

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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.