Fantasy Football: Good Break for C.J. Spiller, Bad Break for Ben Tate

August 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For C.J. Spiller, the NFL Draft could not have been much worse.
Sure, he got paid. But as far as situations went, his was a bad one. For all that Buffalo has been terrible at lately—and there has been a lot—the one thing the Bills had going for them was the running game.
Both Fred Jackson and touchdown vulture Marshawn Lynch have been fantasy football relevant for quite some time. Lynch, a former first round pick, and Jackson produced quality fantasy lines behind suspect offensive line play. And without the support of a competent passing game.
Spiller figured to have less opportunity than some of his rookie cohorts to succeed this season. But luckily for Spiller, the NFL preseason has been more fortunate than his draft day.
Not that anyone should smile when it comes to players getting hurt (they are people, in case you forgot), but those who drafted Spiller in the last few weeks may be giddy this morning. Both Jackson and Lynch have gone down with length...

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