Buffalo Bills Running Backs
The hope was that Devin Singletary would continue to handle a majority of the work on the ground but against the Los Angeles Rams, this didn’t happen. He was efficient with his carries as he averaged six yards a carry but only got eight carries and had 48 rushing yards.
He also had two receptions for 14 yards which helped, particularly in PPR leagues. However, without a touchdown, it limited Singletary’s point total.
This week though Singletary has a much better matchup against a Titans defense that allowed the most fantasy points to a running back in Week 1. While Singletary is not Saquon Barkley, he should have a little more room to work and if the Buffalo Bills get up big they may lean on the run game to chew the clock.
Projected Week 2 Finish: Low-end RB2
Week 1 Finish: RB 45
The surprise from Week 1 was how much work Zack Moss got in this offense and he essentially took the role that was expected to go to James Cook. He finished the game with 12 touches (6 rushing attempts, 6 receptions) and had 36 yards from scrimmage.
However, he finished behind Singletary due to a lost fumble in the first half.
Similar to Singletary, Moss should have a much better chance to score more this week and it wouldn’t be surprising if he finishes higher than Singletary because of the receiving work and the expectation that he would be the goal line back and has touchdown upside.
If there are teams that need a sleeper, a player like Zack Moss might not be a bad player to add off the waiver wire this week.
Projected Week 2 Finish: Upside RB3
Week 1 Finish: RB209
Among the three running backs, James Cook still has the most upside as he is probably the most athletic of any running backs on the Buffalo Bills roster. However, Cook had a fumble on his first career carry and he may not have to work his way back to being a contributor.
He would actually be the only running back in the NFL to finish with negative points in Week 1.
If he gets the work, he certainly has the potential to be an upside RB3 but with the uncertainty around his workload, it is worth keeping him on the bench until there is some clarity.
Projected Week 2 Finish: Sit, low-end RB3