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C.J. Spiller | Running Back | #28

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (9) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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C.J. Spiller is inactive for Week 8 against Arizona.
Spiller is a healthy scratch. The Seahawks will go with C.J. Prosise as their third-down back behind Christine Michael. Also inactive for Seattle are RB Thomas Rawls, SS Kam Chancellor, CB Kevin Pierre-Louis, OG Rees Odhiambo, TE Luke Willson, and DT Quinton Jefferson. Oct 23 - 7:14 PM

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C.J. Spiller caught 3-of-6 targets for 38 yards in the Seahawks' Week 6 win over the Falcons.

Spiller lost three yards on his lone carry. Spiller nearly scored a 26-yard touchdown in the second quarter, but got taken down at the two. Spiller has looked fine as a Seahawk, but hasn't done enough to bury a rehabbing C.J. Prosise (hand). He's not much of a PPR asset.
Oct 16 - 8:15 PM

C.J. Spiller rushed two times for 12 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for five yards and one touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 4 win over the Jets.

Spiller was signed earlier in the week but was immediately active over C.J. Prosise as the No. 2 back. Spiller didn't do a whole lot, but did play a series in the red zone in the first half and caught an eight-yard touchdown to get the scoring started for the Seahawks. Spiller isn't yet worth adding in 12-team leagues.
Oct 2 - 5:46 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll declined to say if C.J. Spiller will be active this week.

Spiller was just signed on Wednesday. He’s still learning the offense, and doesn’t project for more than a limited role if he plays. C.J. Prosise (hand) practiced fully all week and is listed as questionable.
Sep 30 - 8:11 PM

Seahawks signed RB C.J. Spiller to a one-year contract.

Spiller visited with the Jets and Packers before signing. He was a healthy scratch for the Saints in Week 1, and spent the last two weeks out of football. Spiller hasn't been productive since 2013, but lands in a great situation in Seattle. He will be in the mix for a passing-game role behind Christine Michael with Thomas Rawls (fibula) and C.J. Prosise (hand) sidelined.
Sep 28 - 6:34 PM

Free agent C.J. Spiller will work out for the Jets on Tuesday.

Spiller played for OC Chan Gailey in Buffalo and had the best season of his career in Gailey's final year as the Bills' head coach in 2012. Spiller amassed 1,703 total yards and eight touchdowns in Gailey's spread scheme that season. In New York, he'd be insurance behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell.
Sep 26 - 6:30 PM

Free agent C.J. Spiller is visiting the Packers on Tuesday.

The Packers' rushing attack is off to a slow start, but Spiller wouldn't help with that. Eddie Lacy and James Starks have combined for only five passing-game targets. Spiller would help with that. Of course, Spiller didn't help with anything during his brief time in New Orleans.
Sep 20 - 2:46 PM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's JP Finlay reports the Redskins are not interested in free agent RB C.J. Spiller.

Washington certainly could use some help in the backfield, but they have a solid passing-game option already in Chris Thompson. Spiller will find a new home, but it is unlikely he earns a big role no matter where he lands. Spiller has not had more than 425 total yards in a season since 2013.
Sep 15 - 9:16 AM

Saints released RB C.J. Spiller.

Signed to a "four-year, $16 million" deal in March 2015, the writing has been on the wall for Spiller in New Orleans since pretty much his first game. Brutally ineffective and in the doghouse last season, Spiller got showcased for a trade this summer before being a healthy scratch for Week 1. He simply never meshed with coach Sean Payton and Drew Brees' offense. Spiller is an on-paper home run hitter, but now 29 with just 776 yards from scrimmage over the past two seasons. He'll get another chance, but will be on a short leash.
Sep 13 - 5:26 PM

Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed C.J. Spiller was a healthy scratch Week 1.

Payton said Spiller was sat because Travaris Cadet was going to have a bigger role on offense and rookie Daniel Lasco is a bigger contributor on special teams. With both facts unlikely to change in the near future, Spiller could find himself in street clothes often this season. Spiller is not worth holding in any formats.
Sep 12 - 1:10 PM

Saints RB C.J. Spiller is a healthy scratch for Week 1 vs. the Raiders.

The Saints went to great pains to pretend they still liked Spiller this summer, but it must have been to try to create a trade market. He's apparently at the very bottom of the 53-man roster. Tim Hightower will back up Mark Ingram and get 6-8 touches. Also inactive for the Saints are LB Dannell Ellerbe, CB Sterling Moore, LB Obum Gwacham, OL Landon Turner, TE Chris Manhertz and WR Tommylee Lewis.
Sep 11 - 11:44 AM

C.J. Spiller (knee) said he's feeling the best he's felt since signing with the Saints.

"Just hopefully I can stay on the right track with everything, and once we kick this thing off, be ready to go," Spiller said. "I definitely feel real good." Spiller's early-season role remains uncertain, but he has volunteered to return kickoffs on top of whatever offensive role he holds. It was notable that in the preseason, Spiller ran extensively with the first-team offense as Mark Ingram's COP back.
Sep 7 - 9:48 AM

C.J. Spiller rushed four times for 20 yards and caught 3-of-3 targets for -1 yards in the Saints' third preseason game.

The biggest takeaway is Spiller ran extensively with the first-team offense. He also got first-team run in the second week of preseason, making this a recurring theme. Spiller "started" and essentially rotated evenly with Mark Ingram when Drew Brees was in the game. Spiller seemingly came close to breaking a few big runs, but was caught by his shoelace once and dragged down in the open field on another. Spiller has burned fantasy owners plenty in the past, but he's worth a look in the late rounds of PPR leagues. He'd be easy to drop if he does nothing when the real games start.
Aug 26 - 9:59 PM

C.J. Spiller is listed with the fourth-team offense on the Saints' latest unofficial depth chart.

Specifically, the Saints list players beyond the third-team offense as "other." It obviously bodes poorly for Spiller's odds of keeping his 53-man roster spot. In addition to Mark Ingram and Tim Hightower, he's listed behind Marcus Murphy. Spiller was a comprehensive bust last season. If he doesn't impress the coaching staff in preseason action, he will be let go.
Aug 16 - 5:20 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune is "not so sure" C.J. Spiller's roster spot is safe.

The paper reports it is possible the Saints try to trade Spiller during camp or cut him outright. Clearly behind Tim Hightower and with Travaris Cadet angling for work in the passing game, Spiller needs a strong and healthy camp to keep his job. Spiller has 776 total yards in the last two seasons.
Jul 26 - 12:45 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Russell Wilson
2Trevone Boykin
RB1Christine Michael
2Thomas Rawls
3C.J. Spiller
4Alex Collins
GLB1Christine Michael
2Thomas Rawls
3RB1C.J. Prosise
2Thomas Rawls
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Paul Richardson
3Tanner McEvoy
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2Tyler Lockett
WR31Tyler Lockett
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Nick Vannett
4Brandon Williams
LT1Bradley Sowell
2George Fant
LG1Mark Glowinski
2Rees Odhiambo
C1Justin Britt
2Joey Hunt
RG1Germain Ifedi
RT1Garry Gilliam
2J'Marcus Webb
K1Steven Hauschka