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C.J. Spiller

27-Year-Old Running Back – Buffalo Bills

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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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:  Probable     INJURY:  Collarbone      FRI PRACTICE:   Limited
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.

December 19, 2014  –  C.J. Spiller News

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The Bills have officially added Spiller (collarbone) to their 53-man roster in advance of Sunday's game against the Raiders, the team's official site 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 7 69 287 0 4.2 3 2 0 0 0 14 109 7.8 1 16 306 1 0 0 2 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 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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#2 Running Back

Snap Count Stats

157

Offensive Snaps in 2014

C.J. Spiller was on the field for 157 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 31 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 569 0
2013 356 0
2014 157 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 @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 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
8 @NYJ
9 BYE Bye Week
10 KC
11 @Mia
12 NYJ
13 NYJ
14 Cle
15 @Den
16 GB
17 @Oak
Playoffs @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
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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
Questionable
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C.J. Spiller: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Bills have submitted paperwork to the NFL to add Spiller (collarbone) back to 53-man roster, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak.

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Spiller (collarbone) looked to be running in decent shape during Thursday's practice, The Buffalo News reports. Said coach Doug Marrone, "I think he looks good. He really does. It’s just a matter of waiting until the end of the week and making a move there. The only concern I have is – it’s not really being in shape, but to be able to play and run plays in and out, in and out, in and out and to make sure his conditioning is right at that level. It seems to be okay. I think it will just get better. I know he looks explosive. He’s moving well."

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Spiller (collarbone) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday, the Bills' official site reports.

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Spiller, currently on IR/designated to return after suffering a collarbone injury during Week 7, will be added to the active roster this week. The running back is eligible to play Sunday against the Raiders, though Doug Marrone will first see how Spiller practices in the coming days.

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The Bills haven't gotten anything great from the running back position since Spiller and Fred Jackson both got hurt in the same game, as Jackson seems to be doing the best he can but has lost some explosiveness. And the other two options -- Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown -- have had their ups and downs. You'd really need to be hurting to expect Spiller to come in in Week 16 and get a full load of carries, but he may be worth a dart for a deep bench if you know you're going to be working through the usual Week 17 guesswork.
Spiller, who was placed on IR/designated to return after suffering a collarbone injury during Week 7, is practicing Wednesday on his first day eligible.

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2014

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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.