Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 8: C.J. Spiller

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The Bills and fantasy owners alike have seen a scarcity of production from C.J. Spiller. Is there a rebound in store for him? We break down the fantasy implications.

Bills running back C.J. Spiller is no stranger to the injury report this season and although he has been playing through an ankle injury, his status is in serious doubt for Sunday.

Since tweaking his ankle versus the Ravens in Week 4, Spiller has been severely limited. Last week's matchup with the Dolphins showed that he isn't progressing. If anything, the opposite is the case, as Spiller saw the field for just 14 snaps while Fred Jackson and Tashard Choice carried most of the workload.

Fantasy Spin: Spiller has since proclaimed that his ankle feels "10 times better," but a report by Joe Buscaglia of WCG550 states that Spiller's odds of playing this week are "extremely slim." With Spiller failing to see much playing time in recent weeks, a week of rest would serve him well. With the Bills bye week not slated until Week 12, Doug Marrone and company may see it fit to give him sooner rest and a chance for his explosive back to reclaim his 2012 form.

It's that very form which prompted fantasy owners to select Spiller in the first round, and if there's a measure to be taken that could get him back to that, fantasy owners should welcome it. In the meantime, Spiller should be relegated to benches around fantasy leagues until he can cut into Jackson's and Choice's snaps. The fact that Spiller should be benched during a juicy matchup with the Saints run defense is a tough pill to swallow, but one that must be.

More fantasy football news from SB Nation:

Get live advice daily in the Fantasy War Room

Today's fantasy football player updates

Week 8 fantasy football rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST

Week 8 fantasy football waiver wire: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.