Buffalo Bills: Ceiling/Floor projections for Devin Singletary in 2020
Should the Buffalo Bills expect more production from Devin Singletary in his second season?
Entering training camp last year, the Buffalo Bills had two aging veterans at the top of the depth chart with LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore. However, by the end of the season it was clear that Devin Singletary was going to be the future with McCoy cut prior to the season and Gore playing minimal snaps.
Singletary finished the year with 775 rushing yards, 194 receiving yards and four total touchdowns while only playing 12 games. He suffered a hamstring injury in Week 2 against the New York Giants that cost him four games in the middle of the season.
However, Singletary’s role in this offense got a little murkier as the offseason went on as the Buffalo Bills drafted Zack Moss in the third round of the NFL Draft. While at one time, Singletary looked like the featured running back it seems like this is going to be more of a running back by committee.
Ceiling/Floor projections for Devin Singletary in 2020
Ceiling: When looking at Devin Singletary’s potential for the upcoming season, it is really going to be determined by Zack Moss. The ceiling for Devin Singletary is probably what he did on a per game basis last year, but playing all 16 games.
This would give Singletary about 15 touches per game (12 rushing attempts and 3 receptions) and if the Bills do not increase rushing attempts from last year would leave 12 rushing attempts for Moss and about six for Josh Allen on a per game basis. He would finish the year with 201 rushing attempts for 1,033 rushing yards, 38 receptions for 258 receiving yards and five total touchdowns.
Floor: Regardless how the split breaks out, Singletary is going to be a big part of this offense regardless of the direction the team goes. If the Buffalo Bills go with more of a passing attack, it should cut into his rushing attempts but he should see a bump in receptions and receiving yards.
The other possible scenario is that Moss gets more of the rushing work and Singletary becomes a back similar to how the Chicago Bears use Tarik Cohen or the Los Angeles Chargers use Austin Ekeler. Both of these running backs are change of pace backs but both key pieces of their offense.
The floor for Singletary is likely still breaking 1,000 total yards but maybe something like 600 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards.