Based on statistics and performance from the 2012 NFL season. C.J. Spiller ranked in the ProFootballFocus Top 20 players in the league last season.
After seeing Jairus Byrd (25th) and Kyle Williams (22nd) crack the Top 25, Spiller followed with a ranking of 18th overall in the NFL. Here’s what the PFF folks wrote about Spiller’s season.
18. C.J. Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills (Unranked)
The only reason Spiller isn’t higher is because he didn’t get enough carries in 2012. When he did, he was something to behold. As explosive a player as there was in the league during the 2012 season, he made his blocking seem better by turning nothing into something, frequently. His 6.0 yards per carry average is amazing, while forcing 53 missed tackles on 207 rushes is astonishing. A real game-changer.
Best Performance: Week 10 at New England, +5.0
Key Stat: The most elusive back in all of football with a 94.6 Elusive Rating (22.6 points better than the next best).
Spiller, Byrd and Williams were the only three Bills to appear on the PFF Top 100 list for 2012.
Tags: C.J. Spiller, Jairus Byrd, Kyle Williams
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