Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller was taken off the injury report on Wednesday, and while he still says he is not completely back to where he wants to be, he is certainly healthy enough to be an explosive weapon once again.
The Bills and fantasy owners across the spectrum were reminded just how explosive Spiller could be last week, when he went off against a stout Chiefs defense. Spiller looked like the best player on the field during his 23 snaps that he was given after missing a week due to his lingering ankle injury.
The rest seemed to have done him a lot of good, because despite the limited field time, Spiller totaled 154 yards on just 14 touches and reasserted himself as one of the league's most dangerous players with the ball in his hands.
Fantasy Spin: Going forward, expect Spiller's workload to increase in correlation with his healthiness. As long as he is ready, willing and able, he will be in line to receive the bulk of the Bills backfield duties with the veteran Fred Jackson spelling him. That isn't to imply that Jackson won't be involved in the mix, just that Spiller is the favorite going forward. As a result, Spiller is back in RB2 territory with RB1 upside, and versus a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that has allowed an average of 131 rushing yards per game, he is in line to put together a late-season surge. Jackson remains a low-end flex play as long as Spiller is off of the injury report.