If you're picking a disappointment for the first half of the 2013 NFL season, C.J. Spiller would work nicely. He can't help that he's injured, though, and he does have a whole second half to redeem our faith in his potential.
That redemption could start Sunday against the Chiefs, as Spiller is "good to go" per Bills coach Doug Marrone.
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Spiller has actually only missed one game this year. (Surprising, right?) And that might be the problem: the Bills never let his ankle heal properly.
Instead they've given him a few carries each week and have kind of exacerbated the problem. Spiller sat against the Saints, though, after rushing for just 66 yards on 16 carries the last two weeks.
That should mean he's healthy enough to try and do some damage against the Chiefs. Whether that happens or not remains to be seen. Kansas City has a top-10 defense against the rush in terms of yards per game given up, but they've also allowed opponents 4.7 yards per carry.
With Thad Lewis (maybe) under center, Buffalo might need all it can get from Spiller to pull off an upset.