C.J. Spiller injury update: Bills RB probable, fantasy value low for Sunday
Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller is slated to make his return in Week 16. We break down the fantasy implications.
Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller is listed as probable for Week 16 against the Oakland Raiders. Spiller has been inactive since playing against the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 19, thanks to a collarbone injury. His broken collarbone has healed up and he’s now expected to play — the “probable” designation is supposed to denote a 75 percent chance of playing and it would be a big surprise if he missed the game.
That said, it’s unclear what his role will be in the offense. Spiller was playing well before he went down, with 69 carries for 287 yards and a 4.2 yards per carry average. He also had 14 receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown. But the Bills’ running back situation has been a mess for much of the year, with Fred Jackson, Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown all taking meaningful snaps. Jackson leads the team with 457 yards and two touchdowns.
Fantasy Impact: Jackson also missed some time with injury, but he’s back and has been handling the bulk of the duties. He will likely be the starter against the Raiders on Sunday, and while Spiller could have fantasy value in the passing game, he’s not a smart start at this point. Not with so much riding on fantasy matchups in Week 16.