Is C.J. Spiller Overvalued?

July 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I think C.J. Spiller is so full of talent that it oozes out of his pores. The kid is going to be the real deal.
I just think people should lower their expectations for him in his first year.
In keeper leagues, by all means he should be flying off the draft boards, but in standard leagues, he’s going a bit early for my tastes.
According to Mock Draft Central, Spiller has an ADP of 59, 27th among running backs. I have him a few slots down on the RB rankings (click to see my 2010 RB rankings), but there are players going after Spiller that I would absolutely prefer over the rookie.
For example, proven RBs like Ricky Williams, Ronnie Brown, Marion Barber, and Clinton Portis are higher on my list. Spiller is also going before Jason Witten, Hines Ward, Tony Gonzalez, and Brent Celek, among others.
So why would I wait on drafting Spiller so early?
For starters he’s in a terrible offense. Buffalo ranked 28th in points last year with a mere ...

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