C. J. Spiller RB BUF 6 Hrs1 Comment
After being diagnosed with a broken collarbone, Spiller is slated to undergo surgery Monday, according to ESPN.com.
In any case, coach Doug Marrone confirmed Sunday that Spiller will be out an "indefinite" amount of time and with Fred Jackson dealing with a groin injury, it looks like the Bills may have to turn to a combo of Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown next Sunday against the Jets, and possibly beyond.
C. J. Spiller RB BUF 10 Hrs1 Comment
According to CBS's Jason LaCanfora, the initial diagnosis of the injury that Spiller suffered Sunday is a broken collarbone.
We'll await confirmation of the report, but with Fred Jackson slated for MRI on his groin, the Bills will turn to Anthony Dixon on Sunday, with Bryce Brown now a candidate to enter the team's backfield mix next week.
C. J. Spiller RB BUF 10 Hrs
Spiller suffered an apparent left shoulder injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game against Minnesota, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
Spiller ripped off a 52-yard run, but came up grabbing his shoulder after hitting the ground hard on the tackle. The training staff brought a cart out almost immediately to carry him off, and Spiller left with a towel hanging over his head in an unfortunate reenactment of Fred Jackson being carted off earlier in the quarter. With Spiller and Jackson both in the locker room with injuries, Boobie Dixon is all that is left at running back for the Bills.
C. J. Spiller RB BUF 7 Days14 Comments
Spiller had six carries for 19 yards, failed to catch the only pass thrown his way and lost a fumble Sunday against the Patriots.
While the Bills' backfield struggled as a whole, Spiller was easily the worst of the bunch, as Fred Jackson had 45 total yards and a touchdown and third-stringer Anthony Dixon had 23 rushing yards on seven carries. Spiller has yet to break 70 rushing yards this season and his only offensive touchdown came through the air in Week 1 against the Bears. His 27 rushing yards on 16 carries over the last two games are making fantasy owners move him to their benches, and while he has a decent matchup in Week 7 against the Vikings, he's just not getting enough touches to warrant starting in many fantasy leagues.
C. J. Spiller RB BUF 14 Days7 Comments
Spiller had 10 carries for eight rushing yards and three catches on four targets for 25 receiving yards Sunday against the Lions.
Spiller struggled so much early that he was all but ignored from early in the second quarter to late in the third. Fred Jackson finished with the same number of carries but turned them into 49 rushing yards, while also catching seven passes on nine targets for 58 receiving yards. Spiller continues to have more big-play ability than Jackson, but the big plays just aren't happening, as he's now gone four straight games without a touchdown, while failing to reach even 70 rushing yards. Up next is a Week 6 matchup against a Patriots' defense that is excellent against the pass and poor against the run, but after this recent run of games, it's tough to expect big things from Spiller.
C. J. Spiller RB BUF 21 Days3 Comments
Spiller (chest) had 15 carries for 60 rushing yards and three catches on three targets for 24 receiving yards Sunday against the Texans.
Spiller finished with more than double the carries of Fred Jackson (15 to seven), but the latter accumulated 85 total yards versus the former's 84 thanks to 52 receiving yards (six catches on seven targets). The team seems content with giving Spiller a bigger share of the rushing load, but Jackson continues to show his worth through the passing game, while also getting goal-line carries when they arise. Spiller still has plenty of fantasy value, but his touchdowns appear to be dependent on longer plays.
C. J. Spiller RB BUF 22 Days2 Comments
Spiller (chest) is active Sunday at Houston, Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 reports.
Spiller has handled a decent workload this season -- 14.3 touches per game -- meaning he should fare well against a Texans defense that has given up 5.2 YPC in 2014.
C. J. Spiller RB BUF 23 Days1 Comment
Spiller (chest) was able to practice on a full basis Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Houston, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
As with teammate EJ Manuel, Spiller's status was never in doubt for this one. What is always in doubt is his week-to-week usage, and we'll continue to track his opportunities vs. Fred Jackson, and to a lesser extent Boobie Dixon.
C. J. Spiller RB BUF 24 Days2 Comments
Spiller was added to the Bills' injury report Thursday as a full practice participant with a chest injury, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
That said, coach Doug Marrone noted that there is no concern at this stage that Spiller's Week 4 status will be impacted by the issue.
C. J. Spiller RB BUF 28 Days11 Comments
Spiller gained just 25 yards on 10 carries during Sunday's loss to the Chargers. He also caught all three of his targets for 37 yards.
Spiller was a monster in Week 2, but the Chargers weren't going to let that happen and he never really got much going. Fred Jackson only carried the ball six times, so that's a good development for Spiller owners, though Jackson was far more involved in the passing game, hauling in eight balls on 10 targets for 78 yards and a score. Spiller and the Bills take on the Texans next week, a defense that was chewed up by Rashad Jennings and the Giants this week.