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RB C.J. Spiller - New Orleans Saints

5-11, 196Born: 8-15-1987College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 1, pick 9

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Summary

C. J. Spiller, like Ingram, signed a four-year free agent contract with the Saints before the 2015 season for $16 Million. His contract included slightly more signing bonus money than Ingram's. Spiller and his agent indicated that they were looking for best fit first and money second. His skill set seemed to be a perfect match for Coach Payton's offensive game plan, but his first season with the Saints was an unmitigated disaster. He had only one game with more than 4 carries and only one game with more than 5 targets. Spiller had averaged 35 receptions per year in his four seasons in Buffalo and with many expecting him to set a career high for receptions, he caught only 34 passes, slightly less than his average in Buffalo. He managed only 239 receiving yards on the season. His rushing average of 3.1 yards per rush was his career low and his receiving average of 7.0 ypc even included an 80-yard touchdown reception. Without that one outstanding play, Spiller would have averaged a paltry 4.8 yards per catch to go along with his career low rushing average. He might not have been fully healthy as he had his knee scoped in pre-season and did not return to the field until game two. Saints GM Mickey Loomis has said that injuries were responsible for Spiller's sub-par season. His play has improved as the season approaches and he should improve on his 2015 numbers. (August 27)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 61, 46, 50
RB Redraft PPR - 62, 46, 50
RB Dynasty - 68, 60, 65

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2013 BUF 15 201 927 2 41 34 197 0 1
2014 BUF 9 77 299 0 22 19 125 1 1
2015 NO 13 36 112 0 44 34 239 2
2016 PROJ-Dodds 15 35 * * 15 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 15 50 * * 36 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 45 * * 38 * * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 16 49 * * 13 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 251
RB: 72
Overall-PPR: 238
RB-PPR: 71

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Latest News

Saints | C.J. Spiller not popping in preseason (Tue Aug 23, 10:53 PM) - New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller hasn't had a lot of flash plays in the preseason, and he also fumbled in the fourth quarter of the preseason game against the Houston Texans.

Our View: Nobody should be shocked. The team wanted to take a look at Spiller as a change-of-pace back, and they may have seen enough.
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2016 Schedule

1vs Oakland Raiders
2@ New York Giants
3vs Atlanta Falcons
4@ San Diego Chargers
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7@ Kansas City Chiefs
8vs Seattle Seahawks
9@ San Francisco 49ers
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11@ Carolina Panthers
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14@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15@ Arizona Cardinals
16vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17@ Atlanta Falcons