C.J. Spiller injury update: Fantasy value hampered more by Fred Jackson than shoulder

Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

C.J. Spiller is not expected to be limited at all when the Bills visit the Texans on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

C.J. Spiller is not expected to be limited when the Buffalo Bills visit the Houston Texans on Sunday. Spiller was listed on the Bills' injury report with a shoulder injury on Friday. He was able to fully participate in practice throughout the week, however.

Spiller is still in a timeshare with Fred Jackson out of the backfield. Last week, Spiller earned 18 touches (12 carries, 6 receptions) compared to 17 for Jackson. The two backs are both expected to contribute heavily to the Bills' offense going forward.

Fantasy Impact: Head coach Chan Gailey has explicitly stated that he would like to split touches evenly between Spiller and Jackson, and two weeks ago he proved it against the Tennessee Titans. Both backs were productive, and if the Bills continue to emphasize the short passing game, they can continue to be productive.

That said, the Texans have one of the best defenses in the league. If one of Spiller or Jackson struggles early, there is a chance that the Bills roll with the hot hand. The situation is not ideal for fantasy owners, but Spiller and Jackson should still be considered solid RB2/Flex options in standard leagues.

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