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Rams vs. Bills fantasy: C.J. Spiller is incredible, but will Buffalo give him carries?

The Buffalo Bills have one of the most dangerous running backs in the NFL—so how come they refuse to give him a starter's workload?

Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Few 2012 fantasy football gambles have been as handsomely rewarded and consistently frustrating as the one owners made on Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller. Spiller's emerged as perhaps the most dangerous running back in football, averaging 6.6 yards per carry and 10 per reception, but the Bills have given him just 137 carries in which to do it. (That's not quite twice as many as Daryl Richardson, and 60 fewer than Steven Jackson in the midst of his worst season ever.) As the Bills take on the St. Louis Rams Sunday afternoon, the question isn't whether they'll be able to contain Spiller, because they won't; it's whether the Bills will again contain Spiller for them.

Unluckily for the Rams, the Bills finally seem to have realized what they've got: For the first time all season—seriously, all season—he's carried the ball at least 10 times in each of his last three games. He's become invisible in the passing game, but the Bills are making up for it by finally giving him the ball consistently more often than the Rams give the ball to their seventh-round rookie complementary back.

Which is a start, I guess. If it's any consolation to fantasy football owners everywhere, I think Buffalo Bills fans are even more desperate to see C.J. Spiller take 20 carries every so often.