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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:12:54 -0700
Buffalo Bills OT Cordy Glenn (illness) has been cleared to participate in team drills, according to head coach Doug Marrone. The team will see how he performs during practice before deciding if he will play in the third preseason game.
Fantasy Tip: Glenn has miss most of training camp because of an undisclosed illness but has time to prepare for the start of the season. His presence on the offensive line should help the values of EJ Manuel, C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, because he is a Pro Bowl player.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:10:28 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller has not been talked about with other teams, according to general manager Doug Whaley. "Again, no one, I'll tell you guys and you know I'm a straight shooter. We have not been contacted by any teams. I can probably see where people see our depth at running back and try to connect the dots with teams that don't have depth, but, again, nobody has contacted us," Whalen said.
Fantasy Tip: There was much excitement over Spiller leading up to last season, but he wound up being a huge disappointment after an ankle injury in Week 4 that he never really recovered from. Now, he's fully healthy again, but with Fred Jackson likely to cut into his touches, he's no longer a top-tier consideration at running back.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:29:27 -0700
Buffalo Bills RBs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson will likely see the bulk of the action in Buffalo's backfield this year, barring any roster changes. Head coach Doug Marrone recently frowned upon the idea of utilizing three running backs.
Fantasy Tip: Spiller has recently been involved in trade rumors, though those rumors lack substance. Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon seem to be headed for not much more than backup roles.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:31:59 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller is staying focused on football despite being the subject of trade rumors. Spiller said he is excited to be with the Bills and hopes a deal can get worked out.
Fantasy Tip: Buffalo has one of the more crowded backfields in the league with Spiller, Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon. For now, Spiller should still be considered an RB2, though that could obviously change if he is traded.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:02:37 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller will likely touch the ball 20 times per game if the offense is operating efficiently, according to BuffaloBills.com.
Fantasy Tip: With his speed and big-play ability, Spiller could do some serious damage with 20 touches. However, he has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, and increasing his usage probably won't help in that regard. Spiller has RB1 upside, but draft him as an RB2 because of the injury concerns.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:17:46 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller recently said there's a noticeable difference in the team's running game with a year of experience under the new offensive system. At the same time, Spiller admitted there's still work to be done before the season starts.
Fantasy Tip: Spiller will be splitting time with Fred Jackson as usual this season, but he's expected to be used more after recovering from a nagging ankle injury that hindered him for the better part of the 2013 season. Spiller should be considered an RB2 with added value in PPR leagues.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:26:26 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Marquise Goodwin appears to be the leading candidate for the kick return job entering training camp but will have to compete with WR T.J. Graham, CB Leodis McKelvin, RB C.J. Spiller and WR Sammy Watkins for the job.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:39:13 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller has received reps as a kick returner during organized team activities this week and could be an option for the role this upcoming season.
Sat, 31 May 2014 09:22:07 -0700
Buffalo Bills RBs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson lined up in the same formation at times during organized team activities Friday, May 30. Jackson would line up at running back while Spiller would motion to different spots in the formation.
Fri, 30 May 2014 12:26:18 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) said he feels great while taking part in organized team activities this week. Spiller wasn't the same after battling through an ankle injury for most of last season. "I don't feel nothing, I feel great," said Spiller. "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."
Fantasy Tip: If Spiller returns back to full health and avoids injuries in 2014, he should be expected to be one of the more productive backs in the league, even with Fred Jackson sharing carries.
Sat, 10 May 2014 09:47:16 -0700
The Buffalo Bills have acquired RB Bryce Brown from the Philadelphia Eagles for an undisclosed draft choice.
Fantasy Tip: Brown will be behind C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson on the depth chart but could receive some playing time this upcoming season. Brown probably should not be drafted in most leagues but could be a waiver wire pickup during the season.
Fri, 02 May 2014 16:32:54 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller said there is no timetable for when contract extension talks with the team will start but is interested in staying with the team. Spiller is entering the final year of his contract but will have to hire a new agent before talks can begin.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:08:38 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles tried to land Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller before they traded for RB Darren Sproles this offseason, according to two league sources familiar with the situation. However, the Bills weren't interested in trading their running back.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:20:21 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) said his ankle has responded well since the offseason began and has been able to plant his foot and make cuts. Spiller dealt with a high ankle sprain during most of the 2013 season.
Fantasy Tip: Spiller appears to be on track to be healthy for next season. Owners should consider Spiller as a starting fantasy running back in 2014 even though he splits carries with Fred Jackson.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:10:43 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller said he is working out with QB EJ Manuel in California this week. Spiller said they have been working on improving their timing.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:10:44 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) was never close to "110 percent" healthy last year with his nagging high ankle sprain. Marrone also reiterated his preference for a two-running back system.
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 18:58:04 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller triggered an escalator in his contract and is scheduled to make $3.498 million in 2014. He was originally scheduled to make $1.75 million.
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:53:19 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller said he is confident in his role in the offense next season even though he struggled with an ankle injury this season. "I don't have any concerns or any doubts what my role will be," Spiller said. "I think we just had an obstacle in the road when I got injured in Week 4. It kind of hindered some of the things that we were able to do with me. When you keep coming in and out of games, it's hard to really get a guy going like that."
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:33:47 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) said his ankle was fine after the team's Week 13 game, even though he was seen limping noticeably at times.
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 17:43:09 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) said he is feeling good and believes he is getting closer to his pre-injury form. "I feel good," Spiller said. "I definitely feel like I'm getting back to my old self, making the cuts, making that explosion, so just looking forward to seeing how Sunday goes."
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:43:42 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller is unlikely to be used as a wide receiver in Week 11 against the New York Jets with both WRs Stevie Johnson (groin) and Robert Woods (ankle) out. "Well I think in the backfield it's much easier to hand him the football than it is to throw him the football, especially vertically down the field. Intermediate throws I have no problem, (or) screens, intermediate routes, but it's really difficult to push that ball downfield to running backs at any position," head coach Doug Marrone said. Spiller had 11 touches (eight carries, three catches) in Week 10. Marrone plans to use multiple tight end sets with the receiving game hurting.
Fantasy Tip: Spiller may be targeted a little more than usual on passes coming out of the backfield as a result. However, the Jets run-stopping unit has been solid all year, so Spiller is a rather weak play. Consider him an RB3 or flex.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:01:13 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller could be more involved in the passing game Week 11 because of the injuries to WRs Stevie Johnson (groin) and Robert Woods (ankle).
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:57:06 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said the team sees RBs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson as No. 1 running backs and both will see playing time. Marrone said the team will favor the running back that is more productive during games.
Fantasy Tip: It is not known how the team will divide the playing time among the two running backs, but Spiller and Jackson should be in the starting lineup most weeks for owners.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:37:32 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) was on the field for only 22 of the team's 67 offensive snaps during the team's Week 10 game, but head coach Doug Marrone said Spiller was not limited because of his ankle injury. Marrone said the team planned to use RB Fred Jackson more during the game and that Spiller's playing time will vary from week to week.
Fantasy Tip: The team likely will continue to use Spiller and Jackson each game, but their production will change each week depending on what the team wants to do on offense. Both should be in the starting lineup most weeks.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:18:39 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) is not on the injury report for the team's Week 10 game but said his ankle is not completely healed at this point. He said he believes his ankle is close to being 100 percent.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:21:56 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) felt good after the team's Week 9 game.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:52:08 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (knee) said he's not 100 percent yet after having a productive game in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Spiller had 155 total yards (116 on the ground) and averaged 11.1 yards per touch on 14 touches. "It's still not there, but it's definitely very close," Spiller said of his ankle. "Today was very encouraging to me."
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:37:59 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) returned to the Week 9 game and opened the third quarter with a 61-yard run.
Fantasy Tip: Spiller looked fine and finished the game with 116 yards rushing against one of the better defenses in the league. It looks as though he's finally getting over his ankle injury. Consider him a must-start moving forward.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:07:01 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) appeared to aggravate his left ankle injury on a long run in Week 9.
Fantasy Tip: He's on the sideline grimacing in pain. We'll update you when more is known.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:17:54 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is probable for Week 9.
Fantasy Tip: All signs point to Spiller being good to go. If he is on the field, he needs to be in your lineups.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:40:18 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle), WR Stevie Johnson (hip), LB Manny Lawson (hamstring), QB EJ Manuel (knee) and CB Brandon E. Smith (illness) all were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 31. WR Marquise Goodwin (elbow), DT Kyle D. Williams (Achilles) and RB Fred Jackson (knee) all were full participants. QB Thaddeus Lewis (ribs) and WR Chris Hogan (back) both did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:41:10 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 31, but is expected to play in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs after sitting out due to a "nagging" high ankle sprain in Week 8. "I feel good about C.J. playing," head coach Doug Marrone said. "In talking with him, without any setbacks, we feel like he'll be ready to go."
Fantasy Tip: Despite the encouraging news on Spiller, he remains a pretty risky start this weekend against a tough Chiefs defense. Fred Jackson (knee) should continue to see the majority of the carries, too. Consider Spiller more of an RB3 or flex option.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:02:55 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB Thad Lewis (ribs), RB Fred Jackson (knee), DT Kyle D. Williams (Achilles) and WR Stevie Johnson (hip) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. QB EJ Manuel (knee), RB C.J. Spiller (ankle), WR Marquise Goodwin (elbow), LB Manny Lawson (hamstring) and OL Kraig Urbik (knee) all were limited in practice.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:06:43 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) is still considered day-to-day and is not sure if Spiller will be able to play Week 9.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:16:58 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) is participating in some individual drills during practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:12:18 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (knee) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Fantasy Tip: The Bills are likely just resting F-Jax for the upcoming week. He faces a tough matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend, but with C.J. Spiller (ankle) still banged up, it'll be hard to keep him out of your starting lineups.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:26:05 -0700
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) has a chance to return in Week 9 to face the Kansas City Chiefs despite dealing with a high ankle sprain. He'll be evaluated this week, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Spiller had just six carries for 11 yards in Week 7.
Fantasy Tip: High ankle sprains don't heal quickly, so this could be an injury that limits Spiller all season long. Don't expect him to be very effective if he returns this weekend, especially against a stout Kansas City Chiefs run defense.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:18:46 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) is dealing with a high ankle sprain, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Spiller will be reevaluated later in the week.
Fantasy Tip: This could be bad news for Spiller, as the dreaded high ankle sprain is not an easy injury to come back from. Keep an eye on this one as the week goes on.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 08:45:19 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 8 game.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 08:38:49 -0700
The Buffalo Bills have declared OG Antoine McClain, RB C.J. Spiller, QB EJ Manuel, CB Justin Rogers, LB Manny Lawson, QB Matt Flynn, LB Ty Powell inactive for Week 8.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 06:44:24 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) is highly unlikely to play in the team's Week 8 game.
Fantasy Tip: Get Fred Jackson into your lineups, he is a must start in all formats.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:03:08 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 8 but will remain a game-time decision, according to head coach Doug Marrone. RB Ronnie Wingo was signed off the practice squad for depth.
Fantasy Tip: Plan to keep Spiller on your bench this week. Marrone has been adamant all week that Spiller isn't right and needs to rest. Fred Jackson will see the majority of the workload and needs to be in all lineups.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:11:00 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) is not practicing Friday, Oct. 25.
Fantasy Tip: He'll probably be a gametime decision. However, his ineffectiveness probably makes him a RB3 if he goes.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:38:21 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) seems to understand that his ankle injury robs him of his most important asset: his speed. "Everybody understands that speed and quickness are 98 percent of my game. If I'm not able to go out there and make a guy miss with my quickness it kind of works in their favor. But to me I think I can out run a lot of guys with a bad ankle. But the quickness and the cutting part is the hurdle I have to climb over," Spiller said. It seems as though head coach Doug Marrone is leaning toward resting Spiller in Week 8 over reducing his role.
Fantasy Tip: Everything is pointing toward Spiller taking a rest in Week 8. Keep him on your bench this weekend if that's the case. Fred Jackson's value receives a big boost.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:29:48 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) missed his second straight day of practice Thursday, Oct. 24, but said there is "no feud" between himself and head coach Doug Marrone on the condition of his ankle. "I have no problem with Coach Marrone. I think we have a great relationship. Concerning my injury, I think we're both on the same page. He wants what's best for me, and he also wants what's best for this team. He's going to make the right decision," Spiller said. "And I'm going to back him. So there's definitely no feud, no miscommunication." Marrone has indicated that Spiller may not be feeling that great and hinted that the team could sit him out in Week 8.
Fantasy Tip: There's a very real chance that Spiller is held out against the New Orleans Saints. Plan for that possibility. Fred Jackson is a must-start either way.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:48:44 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Fantasy Tip: It is likely that Spiller will play this week, but this is still something to keep an eye on as the Week goes on.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:53:17 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) said his ankle is improving. "A whole lot better. 10 times better," Spiller said. "There's a couple more hurdles that I need to pass over before I'm 100 percent. I definitely feel a whole lot better today than I did last Wednesday." Spiller said he's better than head coach Doug Marrone made him out to be earlier this week. Spiller's workload has been limited lately because Marrone said "there is going to be a setback" each week. Spiller had just six carries for 11 yards in Week 7.
Fantasy Tip: It's not going to be completely up to Spiller. If Marrone doesn't feel that Spiller will be as effective, he will continue to limit him in favor of Fred Jackson. For now, as long as Spiller is playing, temper your expectations.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 09:02:54 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:43:08 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (knee) said he expects to deal with pain in his knee during the week throughout the rest of the season, but he intends to keep playing through it.
Fantasy Tip: This is very similar to C.J. Spiller's (ankle) situation, but F-Jax's situation appears to be less severe. Regardless, it's something to watch, but for now, Jackson will continue to see a very healthy share of the workload.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:59:27 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) has been playing hurt for the last three games, and head coach Doug Marrone said that Spiller's progress will be monitored moving forward. "The injury has everything to do with it, not some of it," said Marrone of Spiller's production. "We're looking at the production, seeing if he's getting better and not putting him out there in jeopardy."
Fantasy Tip: Don't be surprised if the Bills ease up on Spiller's workload in upcoming weeks to keep him healthy for the home stretch of games. With Fred Jackson able to handle more of the workload to ease the pressure on Spiller, the first-round fantasy pick is better left as an RB2 or high-end RB3 while he continues to play at less than 100 percent.