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ILB Brandon Spikes - Buffalo Bills

6-3, 249Born: 9-3-1987College: FloridaDrafted: Round 2

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The Bills sought to upgrade their run defense and hurt their rival when they signed Spikes away from the Patriots in free agency this offseason. His addition to the middle of the defense allowed them to move last year's breakout star Kiko Alonso to the weakside. An unfortunate training injury has left Alonso out for the year, which means that Spikes will almost certainly wind up with a 3-down role this year. He isn't great in coverage, but the Bills don't have many better options right now. The increase in playing time combined with a lack of surrounding talent at LB makes him a potential LB2 option in 2014. (August 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

ILB Redraft - 28, 21, 23, 28, 43
Overall Redraft - 51, 38, 43, 58
ILB Dynasty - 48, 48

Stats and Projections

2011 NE 8 32 15 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 NE 15 55 35 0 4 0 0 7 0
2013 NE 16 48 38 0 0 1 1 2 0
2014 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 80 * * * * * * *
2014 PROJ-Norton 16 88 * * * * * * *

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2014 Schedule

1@ Chicago Bears
2vs Miami Dolphins
3vs San Diego Chargers
4@ Houston Texans
5@ Detroit Lions
6vs New England Patriots
7vs Minnesota Vikings
8@ New York Jets
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Kansas City Chiefs
11@ Miami Dolphins
12vs New York Jets
13vs Cleveland Browns
14@ Denver Broncos
15vs Green Bay Packers
16@ Oakland Raiders
17@ New England Patriots