C.J. Spiller, RB, Saints: Fantasy Football Outlook

 
 
 
 
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C.J. Spiller, RB, Saints

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #14 63.92 NO Questionable 5 years 28 5'11 200 @CJSPILLER

2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs

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After his breakthrough season in 2012 (1,703 combined yards with eight scores and 43 catches), C.J. has been a bust in back-to-back seasons. Last year, Spiller missed seven games due to broken collarbone. Prior his injury, he had taken 83 touches for just 394 yards with one touchdown. His resume is far from elite and his poor play will lead to him being a value pick in drafts. His high upside was showcased by his 6.0 yards per carry and 10.7 yards per catch in 2012. The Saints completed 133 passes to the RB position last year for 938 yards and four TDs. At a minimum, C.J. should be able to catch 50 percent of that action. He could mirror what Darren Sproles did for the Saints in 2011 and 2012 (161 catches in 29 games for 1,377 yards and 14 scores). Spiller will also be more active in the running game with a chance at 125 carries. Between the rushes and the catches, I expect him to average 7.0 yards per touch. He could total 1,400 yards on 200-plus touches and tally eight touchdowns. That could make him a low-end RB1. His price point is fair in the early draft season (ADP of 56, 22nd RB selected). Spiller has risk for sure, but his impact upside makes it worth taking him as your RB2 in PPR leagues.


New Orleans Saints RB. C.J. Spiller

Latest Update

Aug-29-15 Saints RB Khiry Robinson dealing with an undisclosed injury

New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson missed an entire week of practice with an undisclosed injury. Nonetheless, the injury is believed to be minor and he is fully expected to suit up Week 1. The Saints may be relying on him as C.J. Spiller is predictably out with a knee injury. His status for the season opener is very much in question.

Fantasy Analysis:

Robinson is a talented kid whose been buried on the Saints depth chart. He is an excellent handcuff given Mark Ingram and Spillers extensive injury history. And quite frankly he's better than Spiller. Spiller just so happens to have a different skill set. Robinson is a sneaky good sleeper pick. He may pay dividends if you take a late-round flier on him.


FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

8/29 - Saints RB Khiry Robinson dealing with an undisclosed injury Injury
8/25 - Saints RB Mark Ingram wants to be more involved in the passing attack
8/19 - Saints RB C.J. Spiller is expected to be back for Week 1 Injury
8/15 - Saints RB C.J. Spiller has knee surgery and will miss all of preseason Injury
8/11 - Saints RB C.J. Spiller out with an undisclosed injury Injury

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
3.01 Scout PRO - A first Rd pick just a yr ago has upside to be top 5
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