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C.J. Spiller injury: Bills RB hopeful for Week 5, putting fantasy value in flux

Tom Szczerbowski

Spiller's disappointing start may get even worse.

Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller said he has a chance to play in the team's Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football, according to Albert Breer.

Spiller has been dealing with an ankle injury but said it felt better than he anticipated on Monday. With the Bills playing on a short week, Spiller's progress will be important to monitor.

Fantasy spin: Spiller has been less than impressive for fantasy owners that rolled the dice on him in the first round. He has 230 rushing yards this season and hasn't scored a single touchdown in four games.

It's not time for Spiller owners to panic just yet, but this is not the output they were hoping for. If he doesn't bounce back from this ankle injury, the season could get away from him in a hurry. Spiller missing Thursday night's game may be the best thing for him longterm.

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