Spiller’s knee scope doesn’t really damper our optimism about Spiller having a big fantasy impact in 2015. A scope to remove loose/rough cartilage is usually a three-week injury, so Spiller should be good to go for Week 1. While New Orleans may not be an ideal landing spot in the carries department, Spiller should have a major role in the passing game with Pierre Thomas, Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills no longer on the roster. He’ll likely take over the role of Thomas, who averaged 11.6 touches in the last two seasons. Thomas finished with a top 30 PPG (PPR) in six of the last seven seasons, so that's a reasonable floor for Spiller. Darren Sproles twice finishee in the top 15 in a similar role. New Orleans running backs caught 275 passes in the last two seasons, so there are plenty of catches to go around. In short, he has significant PPR upside in this offense, but his workload will be somewhat limited since he'll be part of a committee. For more on Spiller, Senior Editor John Paulsen lays out his case for the Saints' passing-down back.
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