C.J. Spiller leading the NFL in rushing is perhaps the most surprising stat after Week 2.
The Buffalo Bills running back took over the starting reins when Fred Jackson injured his right knee Week 1 and has romped for 292 yards with three touchdowns.
Spiller told NFL Network’s “NFL AM” Monday morning that at the start of the season he couldn’t have imagined he’d be leading the league in rushing — not to mention the early favorite for No. 1 fantasy football pickup.
“I couldn’t have guessed it at all, I mean because we had a great guy coming back off injury that was playing at a high level at the time before his injury,” he said. “It’s been mind-blowing but at the same time it’s been a blessing.
Spiller said he prepared like a starter which has helped him gouge defenses in the first two weeks.
“I thought I’ve had great weeks of preparation leading up to games and everything that I’m doing at practice is pretty much just translating over onto Sundays,” he said.
Averaging 146 yards/game we would think Spiller might have finally cemented his spot as a starter, after being drafted 9th overall by the Bills in 2010.
Spiller, however, isn’t worried about keeping the starting job when Jackson returns.
“That’s not up to me, that’s up to the coaches,” he said. “I think they do a great job of making sure that we get all our playmakers on the field at the same time. The only thing I can control is going out there and trying to help my team win my right now until we get him back and the rest of it will take care of itself.”