All those fantasy football players out there who get to keep C.J. Spiller this year will be happy to know that the Buffalo Bill running back will likely get around 20 touches per game, according to the Bills official website.
The Bills finished second in the league last year in rushing offense on the legs of Fred Jackson and Spiller. Both players however were banged up throughout the season and now both are quite healthy. The Bills didn’t take any chances this off-season however, as they added Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon. The Bills played most of last season with a two back system which seems to be the norm for the NFL these days.
Spiller is a huge talent that can’t be overlooked this season. The biggest issue with the Buffalo Bills has been consistency at the quarterback position and the team is expecting that to improve this year which will make the running game far more diversified. The additions of Dixon and Brown will help Buffalo keep their runners fresh and by doing so, should keep Spiller running all season long.
With the additions at running back and the improved health of Fred Jackson, the site points out that Spiller will now be free to move around the field in different formations. The idea is to get Spiller the best on-field match-up. Spiller is dangerous out of the back-field but he is more dangerous in the passing game and in open space. He is a legitimate home run threat and it is beginning to look like the Bills could make a run at the division.
The Bills look to be a strong team on paper this season but a lot of that is going to ride on the shoulders of rookie head coach Doug Marrone. He will need to rely on his coaching staff and more than likely the legs of his running backs. C.J. Spiller has always been a dynamic player and this year we may see far more highlights if the pieces fall into place like they should.