Where's Spiller in crowded Bills backfield?

September, 2, 2010
9/02/10
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In a column for ESPN.com's fantasy page, Jim McCormick shines a spotlight on the Buffalo Bills' running back situation.

The analysis is written with your fantasy draft in mind, but is detailed enough that it's a compelling read even if you're not a roto geek.

McCormick breaks down incumbent feature back Fred Jackson, 2008 Pro Bowler Marshawn Lynch and star rookie C.J. Spiller in an attempt to determine how new coach Chan Gailey will proceed with all that talent.

Jackson and Spiller appear to be the favored backs, but Jackson's still recovering from a broken hand and might not be at full capacity for a couple games. McCormick predicts "With the team committed long term to Spiller, it's not likely that [Lynch] will get the feature role again in Buffalo outside of an injury-induced promotion."

The projection is for the Bills' backfield to amass 542 touches, with Spiller getting about 45 percent of them.

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