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Devin Singletary

Devin Singletary

Running Back #5
ADP:Round: 3, Pick: 11
Team: Buffalo Bills
Ht / Wt:5'7" / 203 lb.
College:Florida Atlantic
Age:22
Born:September 3, 1997
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 3 (74)
Draft Team:BUF

Devin Singletary: New competition selected

Singletary could be in for some competition for carries in 2020 after the Bills selected Utah's Zack Moss in the third round Friday.

Analysis: For Singletary's sake, we suppose that's better than the team bringing in a top free agent such as Todd Gurley, but Moss was a top-five running back prospect rankings and he'll pose a serious threat for carries if he gets his career off to a good start. That said, Singletary did nothing but shine after passing Frank Gore on the depth chart last season, and with perhaps a shortened summer for Moss to get up to speed with his new team, Singletary should still head into the season as the No. 1 back. Moss, however, has enough of a pedigree to make this a 1A-1B setup like so many other teams in the league operate under.

April 24, 2020 10:28 PM EST

Devin Singletary: Goes over 100 total yards

Singletary rushed 13 times for 58 yards and caught six passes for a team-high 76 yards in Saturday's 22-19 overtime playoff loss to Houston.

Analysis: Singletary was the Bills' top offensive weapon aside from quarterback Josh Allen in this one, finding plenty of room to operate in the ground and as a receiver against the Texans' porous defense. The third-round draft pick finished the regular season with 775 yards and two touchdowns, but most of his numbers came in the second half of the season when he tallied 603 rushing yards over the final eight games as the team's lead back. Singletary's 5.1 yards per carry was tops amongst qualified running backs this season. The 21-year-old is in prime position for a true breakout in 2020, especially if veteran Frank Gore -- who cut into the rookie's touches significantly this year -- departs via free agency.

January 4, 2020 6:09 PM EST

Devin Singletary: Inactive Sunday

Singletary is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: John Brown, Cole Beasley and Dawson Knox will also sit this one out, with the Bills locked into their playoff seed.

December 29, 2019 8:36 AM EST

Devin Singletary: Bottled up by Patriots

Singletary rushed 15 times for 46 yards in the team's Week 16 loss to the Patriots. He also added one reception for two yards.

Analysis: Despite Frank Gore not recording a touch for the first time this season, Singletary was limited as the Bills possessed the ball for just 21 minutes. Even when he did get touches, Singletary averaged only 3.1 yards per carry, with his longest gain going for 12 yards. Though Singletary has shown flashes as a receiver throughout his rookie campaign, he was lightly used through the air for the second consecutive week. He'll look to end the season on a stronger note as the Bills take on the Jets in Week 17, though he may not receive a full allotment of playing time with the Bills' playoff positioning locked in.

December 21, 2019 5:54 PM EST

Devin Singletary: Receives 21 carries

Singletary rushed 21 times for 87 yards and caught both of his targets for two yards in Sunday's 17-10 win over Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Singletary led the Bills' backfield in carries by a decent margin for consecutive weeks, firmly cementing his starting role after playing under the shadow of veteran Frank Gore for the first half of the season. The rookie has displayed big-play ability all year, falling below a 4.0 yards per carry mark just once (Week 7 against Miami). Singletary will face a tough matchup against the Patriots' stout run defense next week, so his ceiling may be a bit lower than in recent weeks.

December 15, 2019 9:05 PM EST

Devin Singletary: Piles up 118 scrimmage yards

Singletary carried 17 times for 89 yards and caught six of eight targets for an additional 29 yards during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Facing a tough Baltimore defense, Singletary averaged a respectable 5.2 yards per carry while breaking off a long gain of 38 yards. He also tied for the team lead in targets and set a new career high fore receptions, though his mark of 4.8 yards per catch wasn't particularly impressive. Singletary has now topped 100 scrimmage yards in three consecutive games and will look to continue his recent success next Sunday against the Steelers.

December 8, 2019 4:34 PM EST

Devin Singletary: Tops 100 scrimmage yards again

Singletary carried the ball 14 times for 63 yards while catching three of four targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 26-15 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: His TD came on a nifty trick play that saw wide receiver John Brown toss a strike to a wide-open Singletary, who trotted into the end zone for a 28-yard score. The rookie RB took a while to earn the trust of the Bills' coaching staff, but over the last five games he's piled up 484 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns, decisively supplanting Frank Gore at the top of the depth chart.

November 28, 2019 5:15 PM EST

Devin Singletary: Tallies 114 yards in win

Singletary ran for 106 yards on 21 carries and added an eight-yard catch during Sunday's 20-3 win over Denver.

Analysis: The Broncos came into Sunday as one of the stingier run defense in the league over the past month or so, but Singletary plugged away for his first career 100-yard rushing performance. The rookie has been magnificent moving the chains this season, averaging 5.9 yards per carry despite just five carries of over 20 yards and none of 25 or more yards this season. His role is continuing to increase, with at least 16 touches in three of his last four games, and he should be counted on Thursday against a Dallas defense that is ranked in the top 10 in the league against the pass, but has been a little more generous against the run this season.

November 24, 2019 2:04 PM EST

Devin Singletary: Picks up 79 yards in win

Singletary ran for 75 yards on 15 carries and added a four-yard catch during Sunday's 37-20 win over Miami. He fumbled twice, but both recovered by the offense.

Analysis: The rookie had a pair of big runs Sunday, including a 25-yard dash through the defense late in the first half to set up a late touchdown. Singletary cut through Miami's front and turned on the jets before fumbling on a play that was recovered by his teammate. Sunday's fumbles were the first two of his career and so there shouldn't be too much concern as he he builds a stronger hold on the lead back job. Over the past four games, Singletary has 46 carries to Frank Gore's 36 and has done far more with them, averaging 5.0 yards per carry to Gore's 2.4. Next up is a visit from a Denver defense that has flummoxed top backs Nick Chubb and Dalvin Cook in recent weeks.

November 17, 2019 3:04 PM EST

Devin Singletary: Ready to roll

Singletary (hamstring) practiced fully Friday for the third straight day and does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: It looks like Buffalo's exciting rookie will be back for Week 7 following three absences and a bye week. Singletary has shown an early ability to rip off long gainers, though Frank Gore has been perhaps surprisingly excellent at 36 years of age, leaving Singletary in line for single-digit carries in his return to action. We'll see how much of the third-down role he re-takes from veteran T.J. Yeldon.

October 18, 2019 12:20 PM EST

Devin Singletary: Appears past hamstring issue

Singletary (hamstring) practiced on a full basis for the second straight day Thursday.

Analysis: It looks like Singletary is ready to rejoin the party following three straight absences and a bye, though with the team handling him with kid gloves ahead of a couple of those games, owners will want to check just ahead of Sunday's 1pm ET kickoff. Although he'll still yield the bulk of the carries to veteran Frank Gore, Singletary -- even with limited touches -- still has the potential to do some damage against the Swiss cheese defense known as the Dolphins.

October 17, 2019 1:09 PM EST

Devin Singletary: Returns to full practice

Singletary (hamstring) will be a full practice participant Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: The rookie seemed close to playing Week 5 in Tennessee, so it's no surprise to see him cleared for full practice participation after a Week 6 bye. Singletary returns to a favorable matchup, with the Bills hosting a Miami defense that's given up the second-most fantasy points (28.7 per game) to running backs. Singletary's expected return could leave T.J. Yeldon without a role, in addition to taking a few touches away from Frank Gore.

October 16, 2019 8:55 AM EST

Devin Singletary: Taking part in practice

Singletary (hamstring) was on the field Monday during the Bills' practice, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Singletary has missed the Bills' last three games, but a Week 6 bye may have provided him with enough time to overcome the hamstring issue. On Wednesday, the team will unveil its first practice report of Week 7, which should provide a better idea regarding Singletary's status heading into Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins.

October 14, 2019 8:40 AM EST

Devin Singletary: Inactive Sunday

Singletary (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: Following a pre-game workout, the Bills elected to play it safe with the rookie running back. As a result, Frank Gore will continue to head the team's ground game in Week 5, with T.J. Yeldon on hand to serve as a complementary option.

October 6, 2019 8:35 AM EST

Devin Singletary: Status hinges on pregame workout

Singletary (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, will stage a pregame workout before the Bills decide on his status, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Fortunately for Singletary's fantasy managers, the Bills and Titans play in the early wave of Sunday's games, so resolution on his status will come when Buffalo releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. EDT kickoff. If Singletary's hamstring issue sidelines him for a third consecutive week, Frank Gore would be in store for another turn as Buffalo's top option on the ground.

October 6, 2019 5:51 AM EST

Devin Singletary: Questionable for Week 5

Singletary (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Tennessee after practicing Friday on a limited basis for the third straight day.

Analysis: It looks like the rookie will be a game-time decision once again, though owners -- in addition to those that own Frank Gore -- will get the benefit of a 1:00pm ET start Sunday.

October 4, 2019 11:41 AM EST

Devin Singletary: Practicing for third straight day

Singletary (hamstring) participated in Friday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Singletary was limited both Wednesday and Thursday, but with him taking the field Friday, he has now taken part in all three of the Bills' official practice sessions this week. Head coach Sean McDermott was non-committal about Singletary's status when asked Thursday, but he will have a chance to return to action this week against the Titans.

October 4, 2019 8:28 AM EST

Devin Singletary: Remains limited at practice

Singletary (hamstring) logged another limited practice Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, coach Sean McDermott commented on Singletary's progress after practice Thursday. "I thought he did some good things today. We'll see where it ends up. Friday we'll know a bit more. It's all about whether a guy comes in sore the next day after getting work." Based on that, Singletary seems to be trending toward being listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, though if the running back feels/looks good during the Bills' final practice of the week, he could head into the weekend minus an injury tag.

October 3, 2019 12:48 PM EST

Devin Singletary: Starts week as limited participant

Singletary (hamstring) will be a limited practice participant Wednesday, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Singletary previously turned in limited practices last Thursday and Friday, ultimately being ruled out in a game-time decision prior to Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Patriots. He seems to have a decent shot at returning for Sunday's game in Tennessee, though it will be hard to have any confidence unless he returns to full participation Thursday and/or Friday. Singletary's eventual return could push T.J. Yeldon out of a passing-down role, in addition to threatening some of Frank Gore's workload on the ground.

October 2, 2019 8:34 AM EST

Devin Singletary: Inactive, but close

Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that Singletary (hamstring) was close to playing Sunday against the Patriots but was ultimately made an game-day inactive, The Buffalo News reports.

Analysis: That means with a good practice week Singletary could be ready to suit up again after missing the last two games, though we'll note the Bills do have a bye in Week 6 so if they really play it safe, Singletary owners may have to wait until Week 7 to get their guy back. We'll also note that Frank Gore has looked like a man 10 years younger the last two games, rushing for 185 yards over the two games Singletary has missed.

September 30, 2019 2:50 PM EST

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