C.J. Spiller scores touchdown, survives injury scare vs. Redskins

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Bills' fantasy stud took a cleat to the knee during a play where he scored a touchdown on Saturday. We break down the fantasy implications.

C.J. Spiller ran for 38 yards on eight carries and scored a touchdown in the Bills' preseason loss to the Redskins on Saturday, and also survived an injury scare.

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The fantasy world held its collective breath when Spiller grabbed his knee in pain after scoring a two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The source of the injury was a cleat that pierced Spiller's knee, although it did not cause any serious damage. Spiller returned to game action, carrying the ball three more times before he was benched for the rest of the day.

Fantasy Spin: Though bloodied and bruised, Spiller survived the preseason dress rehearsal, and is in line to start Week 1. His fantasy owners should resume their plans of doing the same, as Spiller has looked his usual electric self this preseason and will be the Bills workhorse back. He remains a top-five pick in fantasy leagues of all formats, and should thrive in Doug Marrone and Nate Hackett's up-tempo offense.

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