Buffalo Bills: Predicting 2023 stats for the running backs

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The Buffalo Bills made notable changes at running back this offseason with Devin Singletary leaving in free agency to sign with the Houston Texans. In his four seasons with the Bills, Singletary has had between 150 and 188 rushing attempts and 40 to 50 targets.

This is a large part of the run game for this offense and while the Bills did sign Damien Harris and Latavius Murray this offseason, neither should get all that work. The player who should benefit the most is second-year running back James Cook, who could have a breakout season because of his skill set.

With that in mind, it is time to make some predictions on what the stat lines might be for the Buffalo Bills running backs.

Predicting the 2023 stats for the Buffalo Bills running backs

Damien Harris

The Buffalo Bills are likely to only have three running backs on the 53-man roster and I believe Damien Harris will beat out Latavius Murray for that spot while Murray should be a part of the practice squad.

Damien Harris is a veteran running back who spent the past four seasons with the New England Patriots. During that time he saw his work almost exclusively come on the ground with 449 rushing attempts and only 51 targets.

That should continue with the Buffalo Bills as Damien Harris will be more of a power running back and not only take some of the workload off James Cook but also Josh Allen. I expect Harris to finish second in rushing attempts but lead the team in rushing touchdowns because a majority of that work should be around the goal line.

Damien Harris 2023 stats with Buffalo Bills: 150 rushing attempts, 675 rushing yards, 11 rushing touchdowns