Buffalo Bills: Predicting the answer to the top questions still unanswered

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SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 06: Running back Zack Moss #2 of the Utah Utes carries the ball against the Oregon Ducks during the first half of the Pac-12 Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium on December 06, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Rotation at Running Back

There is no question that at the top of the depth chart is returning starter Devin Singletary and third round draft pick Zack Moss. The question around the position is how will the touches be split between the two backs.

Over the past two seasons, the Bills have split the carries pretty evenly although the team clearly had a more talented back. In 2018, LeSean McCoy had 195 total touches while Chris Ivory had 128. This past season, Frank Gore finished with 179 touches while Devin Singletary finished just one ahead of him with 180.

This season though there is not a clearly more talented running back so the idea that Singletary is going to finish with a majority or a clear advantage in touches doesn’t make sense based on the past few years. Both backs are similar in their skill set as they are shifty and elusive that can catch the ball out of the backfield. The biggest difference is Zack Moss brings a little more power so he will likely be the team’s primary goal line back.

Prediction: The Buffalo Bills will split the touches evenly between the two backs and it wouldn’t be surprising if Zack Moss actually finishes with more.

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