By Tim Graham
In a column for ESPN Insider, ProFootballFocus.com analyst Sam Monson took a crack at trying to justify how the Buffalo Bills have used running back C.J. Spiller.
Monson writes Spiller's season has been "transcendent," but his workload "has been criminally neglected."
PFF's data shows Spiller has played 465 snaps. Even while splitting reps with Fred Jackson, only 20 running backs have played more snaps than Spiller has.
The problem, Monson points out, is that 58 percent of Spiller's snaps have come on passing downs, but 10 running backs have more catches than Spiller does.
Spiller has forced 55 missed tackles on his 198 touches. The NFL leaders are Adrian Peterson and Doug Martin with 60 missed tackles -- but on an average of 121 more touches than Spiller has.
Also in the column, Monson examines how the Minnesota Vikings are replacing injured receiver Percy Harvin and how lackluster Mark Sanchez's supportng cast has been.