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C.J. Spiller

27-Year-Old Running Back – New Orleans Saints

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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78

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300

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125

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2015 Rush/Rec Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Spiller's tenure in Buffalo ended with a whimper, as a broken collarbone cost him seven games and former head coach Doug Marrone's insistence on trying to run right up the middle resulted in plenty of...

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2015 ADP:  86.97

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  11

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:

Reached an agreement with the Saints in March of 2015.

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Saints head coach Sean Payton said he wants to get the ball to Spiller in space, whether the running back is in the backfield or flexed out, the Saints' official website reports.

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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 4 0 0 33 185 5.6 0 40 0 0 0 0 4 1
2014 26 Buf 9 78 300 0 3.8 3 2 0 0 0 19 125 6.6 1 22 306 1 0 0 3 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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 9 5.4 7.5 6.4 9 33 3 0 0 2 14 5.7 2 1 0
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C.J. Spiller – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Running Back
Also Listed As:  #2 Kick Returner

Snap Count Stats

188

Offensive Snaps in 2014

C.J. Spiller was on the field for 188 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

31

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

C.J. Spiller was on the field for 31 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 569 0
2013 356 0
2014 188 31
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 @Atl 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 @Cle 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 Min 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 @Dal 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 TB 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 @Det 9 2 1 53 0 53.0 1 1 1 3 3.0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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8 @Car
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12 @Pit
13 Car
14 @Chi
15 Atl 17 0 4 -4 0 -1.0 0 0 4 14 3.5 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @TB 14 0 5 17 0 3.4 0 0 1 2 2.0 0 2 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"
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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 )

Spiller has reached an agreement to sign with the Saints, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Spiller will join a backfield that already includes Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson, which could make carries somewhat hard to come by. However, with Pierre Thomas recently being released, the Saints were unsurprisingly in the market for a pass-catching back. If he can put his injury issues behind him, Spiller could prove to be an upgrade on Thomas in that role, offering breakaway speed to go with the strong receiving skills. It's an interesting landing spot for Spiller, as the Saints already have a lead back in Ingram, but have long made heavy use of their backfield through the air. The gap between Spiller's value in PPR and standard leagues will be significant.
Spiller, about to become a free agent, appeared on the NFL Network on Tuesday and said he won't be returning to Buffalo. He also said the Bills called him and thanked him for his service following the reported LeSean McCoy trade, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

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GM Doug Whaley and coach Rex Ryan have expressed a desire to keep Spiller, who will be a free agent this offseason, in the mix, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Whaley, "We believe so and we’re going to try to do our darndest to get this guy in the fold and get him back. I’m sure he’s disappointed with how last year went with the injuries, but we want him to come back with us and get back to the form we know he can play at.”

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Spiller will head into the 2015 as a free agent for the first time in his career, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Spiller ran five times for 17 yards in Sunday's win over New England. He caught one of two targets for just two yards.

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Seeing his first action since Week 7, Spiller (collarbone) rushed four times for an unsightly minus-four yards during Sunday's loss to Oakland. He caught all four of his targets for 14 yards.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2014

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 bigger workload entering the year, he ended up ceding 206 rushing attempts and 66 pass targets to the 32-year-old Fred Jackson. However, Spiller seemed to get healthier over the season's last three games – averaging 4.8 yards per carry in that span – and appears strongly motivated by last season's failures to come back and have the big year that had been expected from him. Fantasy owners would be wise to remember that Spiller averaged a ridiculous 6.0 YPC on 207 carries just two years ago, and at 26 years old with relatively limited mileage, he's in a good place. The newly acquired Bryce Brown will surely figure into the mix, and Old Man Jackson's still around for his share, but a healthy Spiller could hit 250 carries in what's likely to be a run-reliant Buffalo offense and should return to being a major factor through the air when the Bills do pass the ball. The one big downer is that Spiller doesn't factor into much goal-line work – at 5-11 and 200, he's not very strong, and the Bills have shied away from using him in short-yardage situations. Of course, he does have breakaway speed, and when healthy, is good for quite a few long runs that end in paydirt. Even last year, he had eight runs of more than 20 yards, and the year before, he had a dozen.

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.