Report: C.J. Spiller has knee surgery, will be ready Week 1

ESPN - [Full Article]

New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this week but is expected to be back for the team's regular-season opener, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Mike Triplett.

The surgery took place Friday in Pensacola, Florida, according to the source.

The Saints visit the Arizona Cardinals in their opener Sept. 13.

Fantasy Impact: 

Spiller did not play in the team's the Black & Gold scrimmage last Friday and missed camp practice Tuesday after limited work Sunday and Monday. He did not participate in the team's first preseason game against the Ravens Thursday but was reportedly present for the game. It's actually more of a relief as there was starting to be some concern around the oft-injured Spiller. He's expected to be ready for Week 1, but it's something we'll continue to monitor as camp progresses. He's ranked 14th on our PPR RB list, giving him high-end RB2 potential in those formats. We project him to lead all backs in receptions in 2015.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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