C.J. Spiller to Remain Role Player in 2011?
According to Chris Brown on the Buffalo Bills official blog, second year running back C.J. Spiller is expected to remain a role player in 2011.
Spiller had a difficult time adapting to the inside running asked of him in 2010, while the more polished veteran, Fred Jackson, stepped up and offered a more balanced approach.
Rotoworld.com assumes Spiller will be used in more of a Reggie Bush-like role, and we can’t help but agree. That was one of our thought’s when he was first drafted – that Spiller is more of a “scat-back” and that his speed and explosiveness is best suited for returns, third downs, and special situations.
It was painfully clear last year that (like Bush), Spiller isn’t a beast as a runner between the tackles, and he’s made for outside running and making plays on screens or underneath routes as a receiver. We still like his potential for 2010, but envision Jackson as the more complete and reliable fantasy option.