I’m doing it. I am, inch by inch, going back on that C.J. Spiller plank. I’m forcing myself out onto that branch. And I’m being ever so bold as to say that C.J. Spiller will be a top-10 running back in fantasy football. For week two. I know, he’s burned us all too many times to count and the ageless wonder that is Fred Jackson still resides in Buffalo. But I can’t ignore two amazing FACTS.
1. Spiller had more touches than Fred Jackson.
2. He’s healthy.
He also scored last week and he is facing a Miami Dolphins defense that is going to be without ALL THREE of it’s starting linebackers due to injury. That’s not good for Miami, but it should be for Spiller. I know he only had 3.5 yards per carry last week and he’s handed in some goose egg performances, but in an age when even the studliest of stud backs crater (see: Eddie Lacy, Doug Martin, Jamaal Charles in week 1) you have to take a stab at a great talent facing a great matchup every now and then. I might be wrong, but I doubt it.
With that, here are the remainder of my week two fantasy player rankings: