C.J. Spiller injury update: Ankle injury keeps him out of practice, fantasy owners can still start him

Rick Stewart

C.J. Spiller (ankle) doesn't practice on Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Bills running back C.J. Spiller (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. He suffered an ankle injury last month and has been held out of practice on several occasions, so this is nothing new.

The speedy back is expected to play in the divisional game against the Dolphins. He's having a very disappointing year so far, averaging just 4.2 yards per carry after the massive 6.0 he posted in 2012.

The Bills also said that Spiller will get the ball "until he throws up" back in the preseason, but Fred Jackson has been highly involved in the offense and even has more TDs, catches and yards from scrimmage.

Fantasy impact: Spiller was widely viewed as a top-five pick, but the injury to E.J. Manuel has really stunted the offense's growth this season.  His fantasy value can't really get much lower than it is since he had just 55 yards and no scores on Sunday. Savvy owners might want to float a buy-low offer over to a Spiller owner to see if they'd dump him as a low-end RB2 option. His upside is still there despite the struggles.

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