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C.J. Spiller | Running Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
College: Clemson
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C.J. Spiller rushed four times for minus-four yards and caught four passes for 14 yards in the Bills' Week 16 loss to the Raiders.
It was Spiller's first game back from a stint on I.R./recall with a broken collarbone. He was out-touched by Fred Jackson 15-8, but immediately stepped into the No. 2 role behind Jackson, supplanting Bryce Brown. The Raiders played stout run defense, and Spiller was unable to break anything in space. He may be playing his final games as a member of the Bills in Week 17 at New England. Dec 21 - 8:00 PM

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C.J. Spiller (collarbone) is active for Week 16 against the Raiders, as expected.

Spiller was listed as probable. He's back after an eight-week stay on I.R./recall. With Spiller active, Bryce Brown is a healthy scratch. Also inactive for the Bills are WR Deonte Thompson, CB Ross Cockrell, LB Larry Dean, LB Randell Johnson, OL Cyrus Kouandjio, and TE Chris Gragg.
Dec 21 - 3:00 PM

C.J. Spiller (collarbone) is listed as probable for Week 16 against the Raiders.

It's unclear what Spiller's role will be in his return from I.R./recall due to a broken collarbone. Fred Jackson has been handling the vast majority of the work in the Buffalo backfield of late. Spiller can't be trusted in fantasy lineups during title week, even against a Raiders defense that gets gashed by running backs via the pass. Oakland has surrendered eight receiving touchdowns to running backs.
Dec 19 - 12:39 PM

The Bills have yet to decide if C.J. Spiller (collarbone) will be active for Week 16.

"I think he looks good," coach Doug Marrone said Thursday. "It's just a matter of waiting until the end of the week and make a move there." Marrone went on to say Spiller has looked "explosive," and is "moving well." Spiller will change the pace for Fred Jackson if he's active against the Raiders.
Dec 18 - 5:50 PM

C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) took his pads off halfway through Wednesday's practice.

"Yeah, I was just getting used to" wearing them "again," Spiller said. "It's been two months since I've had them on so I just wanted to see what it felt like to put them back." It's a reminder that he can't be counted on for a major role in Sunday's game at Oakland after not taking any contact since Week 7.
Dec 18 - 8:36 AM

C.J. Spiller (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Spiller was activated from I.R./recall, but isn't a lock to return this week. He won't be more than a boom-or-bust FLEX option if he plays against Oakland.
Dec 17 - 7:45 PM

Bills activated RB C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) from injured reserve/designated to return.

According to coach Doug Marrone, Spiller's "readiness" for Week 16 will be gauged in practice. The Bills' running game really hasn't missed a beat in Spiller's absence, so it's unlikely Marrone will force him back into the lineup if he doesn't believe he's ready. If Spiller does go, he'll be a dart throw FLEX option against the Raiders' pathetic defense.
Dec 15 - 3:11 PM

C.J. Spiller (collarbone) returned to practice Wednesday.

Spiller has been cleared to practice, but remains on I.R./recall. He's expected to return when first eligible in Week 16.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 3 - 6:17 PM

The Bills remain hopeful that C.J. Spiller (collarbone, injured reserve/designated to return) will return when first eligible in Week 16.

"We’re hoping to see C.J. to start coming back," coach Doug Marrone said Monday. "That designation is coming up." Spiller can actually start practicing as early as Wednesday. The Bills' backfield has become a muddled mess in Spiller's absence, with Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown failing to separate from each other behind Fred Jackson. Spiller would be returning as a role player.
Dec 1 - 3:33 PM

C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) is still hopeful he can return for the NFL playoffs.

Spiller is on IR with a designation to return after undergoing surgery on October 20. The earliest he can be activated is Week 16. "Everything is looking good and feeling good," he said. "So rehab is going really well, so I don't want to put the chance of anything on it. If I'm good to go I'll go." The Bills are currently 5-3, firmly in the Wild Card hunt.
Nov 4 - 8:29 AM

Bills placed RB C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) on injured reserve/designated to return.

Spiller can resume practicing in six weeks, but won't be eligible for game action until Week 16. There's obviously a (strong?) chance the Bills are already eliminated from playoff contention by then, but they were running out of time to use their I.R./return spot. There's really no downside to stashing Spiller in the hope that he can return to a team that will be in the thick of the playoff race with two weeks to go. Spiller remains safely droppable in all re-draft leagues.
Oct 21 - 1:58 PM

The Bills are holding off on placing C.J. Spiller (collarbone surgery) on injured reserve.

Spiller went under the knife on Monday. "We'll wait and see what the doctor says," coach Doug Marrone said of placing Spiller on I.R. Despite Marrone holding out hope, all signs suggest Spiller's season is over. It should become official within the week.
Oct 20 - 3:04 PM

A source tells PFT that C.J. Spiller (collarbone) is out for the season.

Spiller will have surgery Monday to repair a broken collarbone sustained in Sunday's win over the Vikings. It's awful timing, as he was just about to get a big chance with Fred Jackson suffering a serious groin injury. Instead, Spiller's wildly frustrating contract-year season ends with 69 carries for 287 yards (4.15 YPC) and zero rushing touchdowns in seven games. Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon will move forward as the Bills' top-two backs.
Oct 19 - 6:57 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the initial diagnosis is a broken collarbone for C.J. Spiller.

It's terrible news for the Bills, who also lost Fred Jackson to a groin injury on Sunday. If true, Spiller would likely be sidelined for at least six weeks. Buffalo is down to Anthony Dixon as their only healthy running back against the Vikings. Bryce Brown should be active for the first time next week and is a must-add in all formats.
Oct 19 - 2:43 PM

C.J. Spiller was carted off in Sunday's Week 7 game against the Vikings with a shoulder injury.

He's been ruled out for the rest of the game. Spiller was injured on the end of a 53-yard run in the second quarter. With Fred Jackson also leaving earlier in the game, the Bills are now down Anthony Dixon at running back.
Oct 19 - 2:27 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kyle Orton
2E.J. Manuel
RB1Fred Jackson
2Anthony Dixon
3Bryce Brown
4C.J. Spiller
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Anthony Dixon
3RB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Thigpen
WR21Robert Woods
2Chris Hogan
3Marcus Easley
4Deonte Thompson
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Scott Chandler
2Chris Gragg
3Lee Smith
4MarQueis Gray
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay