CJ Spiller returned back to fantasy relevancy on Sunday with a monster game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Showing his old form of speed and quickness, Spiller gained 116 yards on just 12 carries while adding 39 receiving yards. With such an effective all-around game this week, Spiller seems to be back in the good graces of his owners.
As healthy as he has been in nearly a month, Spiller was finally given a respectable workload by the Buffalo coaches as his 12 carries against the Chiefs were the most he has had since Week 4. Spiller also broke off some long runs throughout the day including a 61 yard scamper showing that he may finally be nearing 100% health-wise.
While Spiller’s health may be taking a turn for the better, there are some obstacles that may continue to hamper Spiller’s immediate fantasy value. Fred Jackson continues to take carries away from Spiller and actually led the team in carries once again on Sunday. The more Jackson plays a role in the Bills offense, the more fantasy owners need to rely on a big play from Spiller in order to get a productive fantasy day from him.
Spiller and the Bills are also hitting a rough patch in their schedule in the coming weeks. They face off against the Steelers next week and then face the Jets and their stout run defense in Week 11 before getting a bye in Week 12.
That being said, Spiller could provide value after the Bills Week 12 bye. He should be fully healed by then and will be facing a favorable schedule when the fantasy playoffs roll around (the Bills face the Buccaneers, Jaguars, and Dolphins in Weeks 14-16).
While owners who have drafted Spiller are probably not in playoff contention, today’s performance should make other owners feel confident in trying to acquire Spiller for a stretch run.