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Buffalo Bills news, 7/19: C.J. Spiller high in fantasy rankings

The Buffalo Bills running back is a lock to be a first round pick in your fantasy leagues, folks.

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Top 300 Combined Offense / IDP Fantasy Football Rankings |
C.J. Spiller is the fifth overall player in this fantasy football projection. Fred Jackson is No. 121, while Stevie Johnson is No. 142. Mario Williams is the highest-rated Bills defender at No. 122 while several other Bills make the list.

2013 Fantasy Football Rankings & Projections - ESPN
Kevin Kolb is No. 31 and EJ Manuel is No. 32 in's fantasy football quarterback rankings.

If Nathaniel Hackett is going to protect his quarterbacks, he's going to ride his stud running back(s). That's the prevailing wisdom, at least, as the Buffalo Bills are put under the microscope for fantasy football season. Look to see Spiller come off the board in the first round of most fantasy drafts in 2013 with a new coordinator and coach in town.

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