Devin Singletary

Buffalo Bills
Running Back #5
Buffalo Bills
Running Back #5

Devin Singletary News

Finishes with 1,099 scrimmage yards

Singletary rushed seven times for 29 yards, caught his only target for three yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 35-23 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Singletary split carries with James Cook, which could remain the case in the wild-card round against the Dolphins. The former didn't help his chances of an increased workload with a third-quarter fumble, which set the Patriots up with an instant red-zone opportunity in a tie game. Singletary wraps up his fourth NFL regular season with 819 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 177 attempts, as well as 38 catches for 280 yards and one touchdown on 52 targets.

Jan 8, 2023 1:26 PM EST

Eclipses century mark in win

Singletary rushed 12 times for 106 yards and a touchdown and secured two of three targets for 19 yards in the Bills' 35-13 win over the Bears on Saturday.

Analysis: Singletary recorded a critical 33-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter that gave the Bills a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The fourth-year pro was efficient on his other carries as well, gaining 73 efficient yards on his other 11 totes. Singletary has double-digit carries in six of his last seven games, but the 100-yard effort was his first since Week 17 against the Falcons a year ago. Singletary will next look to solve the talented Bengals defense in a Week 17 road showdown on Monday night, Jan. 2.

Dec 24, 2022 2:01 PM EST

Totals 16 touches in win

Singletary rushed the ball 13 times for 42 yards in Saturday's 32-29 win over the Dolphins. He added three receptions on four targets for 28 yards.

Analysis: Singletary earned 16 touches as compared to James Cook's seven. He wasn't particularly impressive in his capacity as either a runner or receiver, though he did help set up a touchdown late in the first quarter with a 13-yard reception. Singletary's involvement as a pass catcher was particularly encouraging, as he entered Saturday's contest having failed to earn more than two targets in five consecutive games. Singletary now has at least 70 total yards three times in that same span.

Dec 17, 2022 9:42 PM EST

Modest numbers in lead role

Singletary rushed eight times for 39 yards and caught one of two targets for four yards in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Singletary was busier and more effective than James Cook, who turned four carries and one target into 15 scrimmage yards. Neither running back was much of a factor, as Buffalo won this one thanks to its defense with an assist from the dual-threat production of quarterback Josh Allen, who led the team on the ground with 47 yards and a touchdown. Singletary remains the team's top running back over Cook, but Allen is the Bills' premier rushing option heading into Week 15 against the Dolphins.

Dec 11, 2022 2:53 PM EST

Solid but outpaced by Cook

Singletary rushed 13 times for 51 yards and a touchdown and failed to bring in either of his two targets in the Bills' 24-10 win over the Patriots on Thursday night.

Analysis: Singletary still enjoyed a solid night overall from a fantasy perspective thanks in large part to his one-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, his fourth rushing score in the last three games. However, it's worth noting rookie backfield mate James Cook logged one additional carry and 13 more yards, and he also posted a 6-41 line through the air on six targets. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how the division of labor shapes up on a Week 14 home divisional showdown against the Jets a week from this coming Sunday.

Dec 1, 2022 9:02 PM EST

Productive Thanksgiving performance

Singletary carried the ball 14 times for 72 yards and caught his only target for eight yards in Thursday's 28-25 win over the Lions.

Analysis: While Josh Allen wound up leading the Bills in rushing with 78 yards, Singletary was at least efficient with his touches. The running back has produced at least 80 combined yards in six of the last nine games, putting him on pace for a career high in yards from scrimmage heading into a tough Week 13 clash with the Patriots.

Nov 24, 2022 3:21 PM EST

Busy, productive in Week 11 win

Singletary rushed 18 time for 86 yards and a touchdown and brought in both targets for 11 yards in the Bills' 31-23 win over the Browns on Sunday.

Analysis: Singletary tied backfield mate James Cook for the team lead in rushing yardage, logging season highs in both carries and yards in the process. The fourth-year back now also has his first consecutive games with double-digit totes, and he's found the end zone on three occasions over the last two games. Given the struggles of the Lions defense to stop the run at times this season, Singletary could potentially be heavily involved again in his return to Ford Field for a Thanksgiving afternoon showdown against Detroit.

Nov 20, 2022 2:46 PM EST

Scores twice in Week 10

Singletary rushed 13 times for 47 yards and two touchdowns while catching one of two targets for no gain in Sunday's 33-30 overtime loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Singletary scored touchdowns of five yards and one yard in the first quarter. He scored seven times on the ground last season, but these were Singletary's first two rushing touchdowns of 2022. Buffalo relied on Singletary more down the stretch last season as the weather got colder, and the same pattern could be emerging again based on this performance in near-freezing temperatures. He'll look to build on this performance in Week 11 against the Browns.

Nov 13, 2022 2:57 PM EST

Gets 12 touches in loss

Singletary rushed eight times for 24 yards and caught four of five targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Singletary finished a distant second to Josh Allen (86 yards, two TDs) on the ground. Buffalo's offense revolves around Allen both through the air and on the ground, so Singletary's volume is contingent on the Bills playing from in front, which wasn't the case in Buffalo's second loss of the season. Rushing opportunities could remain limited in Week 10 against the 7-1 Vikings.

Nov 6, 2022 3:39 PM EST

New speedster as teammate

Singletary will have a new backfield mate after the Bills traded for Nyheim Hines on Tuesday.

Analysis: While the Bills did give up running back Zack Moss in the deal, Moss was barely playing in recent weeks and Buffalo didn't trade for Hines to have him sit on the bench. That said, the Bills were said to be in the market for a big hitter like Christian McCaffrey or Alvin Kamara, so on some level Singletary's value as a No. 1 back in a big offense is at least maintained following the Hines deal. However, we can envision a setup where Hines is out there for the majority of third downs and other passing situations.

Nov 2, 2022 4:36 PM EST

Gains 83 yards on 15 touches

Singletary rushed 14 times for 67 yards and caught one of two targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Packers.

Analysis: Singletary did his usual work in between the 20s to the tune of 4.8 yards per carry, but he was stood up at the goal line on an attempt to score from one yard out. It is a bit unusual how the lead back for one of the best offenses in the league has zero rushing touchdowns through seven games, yet here we are. The 24-year-old has still been a productive player with 506 combined yards from scrimmage to go along with one receiving touchdown. Singletary's fantasy managers are hoping the back can get over his allergy to rushing touchdowns against the Jets next Sunday.

Oct 30, 2022 11:21 PM EST

Triple-digit scrimmage yards

Singletary carried the ball 17 times for 85 yards and caught four of five targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 24-20 win over Kansas City.

Analysis: For the first time this season, Singletary reached the century mark in scrimmage yards, although he'd topped 90 yards in two of the prior three games. While his production is trending up, the running back has still only scored one touchdown through six games in an offense dominated by Josh Allen heading into the Bills' Week 7 bye.

Oct 16, 2022 6:39 PM EST

Limited in big Week 5 win

Singletary rushed six times for 42 yards and brought in one of two targets for four yards in the Bills' 38-3 win over the Steelers on Sunday.

Analysis: Singletary was certainly highly efficient with his rushing workload, but he had precious few opportunities to build on his success despite the Bills boasting a comfortable lead most of the game. The fourth-year back has only logged double-digit carries once this season, and Sunday, he gave way to rookie James Cook once the game was completely out of hand. Singletary and his fantasy managers will hope for more opportunity on his behalf in a Week 6 road showdown against the Chiefs.

Oct 9, 2022 3:56 PM EST

Solid all-around showing in win

Singletary rushed 11 times for 49 yards and secured four of five targets for 47 yards in the Bills' 23-20 win over the Ravens on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.

Analysis: Singletary finished with a strong fantasy performance overall despite the lack of touchdowns and a first-quarter lost fumble that led to a Ravens field goal. The versatile back was once again encouragingly involved in the passing game after racking up a season-high nine receptions in Week 3, and Sunday's effort on the ground marked his first time over 4.0 yards per carry since Week 1. Singletary's next opportunity to build on his early-season production comes in a Week 5 home matchup against the Steelers.

Oct 2, 2022 1:43 PM EST

Stars as receiver in loss

Singletary rushed nine times for 13 yards and brought in nine of 11 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' 21-19 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Analysis: As the lopsided stat line implies, Singletary was absolutely stymied on the ground but stellar through the air. The versatile back led the Bills' air attack in receptions and receiving yards while tying with Stefon Diggs in targets. Singletary's two-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter was his first score of any kind this season, and he's now collected 13 catches over his first three games. Singletary will aim to boost his rushing totals back up in a Week 4 road matchup versus the Ravens.

Sep 25, 2022 3:44 PM EST

Limited impact in blowout win

Singletary rushed six times for 19 yards while catching two of four targets for two yards in Monday's 41-7 win over the Bills.

Analysis: Singletary was Buffalo's primary running back while the game was still competitive, but Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs dominated through the air during that time, leaving little left over for Singletary. Once the game got out of hand, Buffalo took the opportunity to get rookie second-round pick James Cook some reps. Singletary should be more involved in what should be a closer game against the Dolphins on the road in Week 3.

Sep 19, 2022 7:59 PM EST

Paces backfield in Week 1 win

Singletary rushed eight times for 48 yards and secured both targets for 14 yards in the Bills' 31-10 win over the Rams on Thursday night.

Analysis: Singletary's rushing yardage total was second only to that of Josh Allen's, and he also was efficient on his pair of opportunities in the passing game. The fourth-year pro only logged two more carries than backfield mate Zack Moss, but he was exponentially more efficient, considering the latter gained all of 15 yards. Meanwhile, rookie James Cook, who's expected to eventually be much more of a threat to Singletary's role, fumbled on his first and only touch of the contest. Therefore, Singletary appears to have no immediate threat of serious encroachment on his opportunities as the Bills prepare to next take the field in a Week 2 Monday night home clash against the Titans on Sept. 19.

Sep 8, 2022 9:02 PM EST

Effective in preseason debut

Singletary ran for 39 yards on four carries in Buffalo's preseason game against Denver on Saturday.

Analysis: Singletary started and played effectively with his four carries, though every other Buffalo running back also ran wild in the game. Backfield competition like James Cook (four carries for 38 yards, one 12-yard reception on one target) and Zack Moss (four carries for 19 yards and two touchdowns) were effective as well, and even fringe players like Duke Johnson (nine carries for 55 yards and two touchdowns) and Raheem Blackshear (five carries for 58 yards) got hot against Denver. The Buffalo backfield is a favorable one for whatever player is on the field, and Singletary should be its primary heir despite the presence of Cook and Moss.

Aug 20, 2022 1:38 PM EST

Expected out for Saturday

Singletary is not expected to play in Saturday's preseason contest, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: This shouldn't be surprising as Singletary is locked in as one of the team's top running backs. Expect a bevy of backs, including James Cook, to get extended work with the majority of the Bills' projected starters healthy inactives.

Aug 13, 2022 11:41 AM EST

Competition cooking

The Bills drafted James Cook out of Georgia in the second round of the NFL Draft, and the rookie will presumably compete with Singletary and Zack Moss for playing time in 2022.

Analysis: Singletary ended the 2021 season on a tear, scoring nine touchdowns over the team's last six games (three regular season, three playoffs) while surpassing 80 rushing yards in four of them. However, the Bills have mostly run a committee system during coach Sean McDermott's tenure, and with Moss being a shaky option and Singletary being limited to one very nice hot streak in a three-year career, Cook will now fill out the room. While we imagine the No. 1 job in the committee is Singletary's to lose, the Bills didn't use a second-round pick on a benchwarmer. Expect the rookie to start chipping in on Singletary's workload right away, and Cook could even leapfrog Moss in short order for the No. 2 role.

May 1, 2022 9:28 AM EST

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