Spiller carried the ball 13 times for 67 yards. Though Fred Jackson received more work, Spiller had a better yard per carry average. Spiller's boom or bust tendencies were apparent during the game. He had four runs of 10+ yards, and five that went for 1 yard or fewer. After his longest run of the day, Spiller was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, which earned him some time on the bench. He also caught a pass for 1 yard. Spiller's other target was picked off by Jacksonville. Spiller will face Miami Week 16.
Jacksonville has had a tough time stopping opposing rushers, allowing them to go for 18.08 Fantasy points per game. Through 13 games, the team has allowed 16 rushing touchdowns. Opposing running back have also averaged 102.92 yards per game against Jacksonville.
Spiller has been a Fantasy disappointment this season, but he's starting to get more work than Fred Jackson. Over the past three games, Spiller has 11 more carries than Jackson. The problem is, Spiller has done nothing with those carries in two games. He's had trouble breaking off big plays this season, while Jackson has been more of a consistent ball-carrier. Spiller remains a big risk, but the matchup is favorable Week 15.
Spiller finished the game with a paltry 48 yards of total offense, but could have easily topped 100 if not for one untimely penalty. Spiller caught a pass in the fourth quarter and easily outran the Buccaneers defense for an 83-yard score, but the gain was called back thanks to a holding penalty behind the play.
Spiller was rewarded with a 26-yard reception on the play, his lone reception of the game. He added just 22 yards on a team-high 11 carries.
Spiller's role in Week 14 was his smallest in three games, but that could have been a result of the Bills playing from behind for much of the game. He will look for more success in Week 15, when the Bills take on the Jaguars.
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