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Quiet in win

Moss rushed three times for six yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Ravens.

Analysis: Moss played just six offensive snaps in Week 4, marking his lowest total of the season thus far. On the other hand, starter Devin Singletary played 88 percent of the Bills' offensive snaps in the contest, which was his highest snap percentage in the first four weeks. Taking a major backseat to Singletary, Moss is becoming increasingly difficult to trust for fantasy. The veteran's limited opportunities are a concerning trend, and he should be ignored for fantasy purposes when the Bills host the Steelers in Week 5.

Oct 5, 2022 2:25 AM EST


One big play in Sunday's loss

Moss ran four times for 46 yards and caught his only target for six yards in Sunday's loss to Miami.

Analysis: Moss did have a key play in the game when he ripped off a career-best 43-yarder down the sideline, a run where he showed nice burst for a bulkier back. Moss remains a bit player in the high-powered Buffalo offense, getting between three and six carries in each game this season. If there's anything to learn beyond this, it's that he seems to be ahead of rookie James Cook in the pecking order -- if only by a slight margin -- behind starter Devin Singletary, who's far more advanced in the passing game than either of his teammates.

Sep 26, 2022 9:55 AM EST



Just three touches on MNF

Moss rushed three times for 17 yards and didn't catch his only target in Monday's 41-7 win over the Titans.

Analysis: Devin Singletary got most of the touches in Buffalo's backfield while this game was competitive, while rookie second-round pick James Cook was the primary option after Josh Allen took a seat for the fourth quarter. With the dominant Bills limiting Moss's role even in blowouts, he doesn't have much of a path to touches outside of a Singletary injury.

Sep 19, 2022 8:12 PM EST


Sees more action than Cook

Moss carried the ball six times for 15 yards and caught all six targets for 21 yards in Buffalo's win over the Rams on Thursday night.

Analysis: Devin Singletary -- who saw eight carries for 48 yards -- is the clear leader in the backfield, but it's at least noteworthy that Moss outplayed and outgained second-round rookie James Cook, who coughed up a fumble on his only carry of the game. In the end, Singletary played 59 percent of the offensive snaps, Moss played 37 percent and Cook saw a modest five percent. All that said, this could end up being a backfield where no one has all that much value without an injury, as Josh Allen has plenty of fine receivers to throw to and ended up leading the team in both carries (10) and rushing yards (56).

Sep 9, 2022 5:48 PM EST


Good preseason play continues

Moss ran for 19 yards and two touchdowns on four carries in Buffalo's preseason game against Denver on Saturday.

Analysis: Moss was largely written off earlier in the offseason, especially following Buffalo's second-round selection of James Cook, but the former Utah star has seemingly done well for himself in training camp and preseason. Tentatively expected to establish himself as Buffalo's third runner behind Cook and Devin Singletary, Moss could especially carve out usage in short-yardage and passing down situations. Consistency and volume don't figure to be his strong suit, however.

Aug 20, 2022 1:45 PM EST



Looks good in preseason action

Moss gained 37 yards on three carries in Saturday's 27-24 preseason victory over the Colts. He also chipped in two receptions on three targets for five yards.

Analysis: With Devin Singletary held out of the game, Moss was the first back on the field for Buffalo. He began the contest with two rushes of five yards but proceeded to rip off a 27-yard gain on a play that was originally designed to go up the middle. However, Moss was able to bounce off of a tackle and turn the corner for a big gain. After the exhibition, coach Sean McDermott complimented Moss's growth, both on and off the field, per Dan Fetes of ABC Rochester. Singletary is almost certain to begin the season as Buffalo's lead back, though Moss could hold off rookie James Cook for a secondary role in the backfield.

Aug 13, 2022 8:35 PM EST


Making noise at camp

Teammate Devin Singletary recently said Moss has been "looking good" in training camp and is "getting back to himself" after a disappointing 2021, Dom Tibbetts of WKBW reports.

Analysis: Singletary implies that Moss had a tough time coming back from ankle surgery after his 2020 rookie season, helping to explain the loss of production (and role) last year. There's more competition for playing time after the Bills used a second-round pick on potential passing-down back James Cook, but it's possible Moss could earn a role of his own and force a three-way committee to start the season. ESPN's Alaina Getzenberg believes Moss is "trending toward" having a role in the Bills offense under new coordinator Ken Dorsey,

Aug 1, 2022 8:41 AM EST


Potentially crowded backfield

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

Analysis: This spells a bit of trouble for Moss, a third-round pick in 2020. His struggles to date are probably part of the reason the Bills drafted a running back so high. Meanwhile, 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. Moss last received double-digit carries all the way back in Week 5, and he was even a healthy scratch at times. Expect the Cook to start chipping in on Singletary's workload right away, and the rookie could even leapfrog Moss in short order for the No. 2 role.

May 1, 2022 10:31 PM EST


Barely plays behind Singletary

Moss carried once for no gain across his six snaps on offense in Sunday's 42-36 loss to the Chiefs in the divisional round.

Analysis: Though he had a clear path to the top backup role for a second straight game with Matt Breida a healthy inactive once again, Moss did little Sunday beyond providing an occasional breather for starting back Devin Singletary. After he and Singletary mostly worked in a timeshare over the first three quarters of the season, the backfield clearly became the latter's domain down the stretch as the Bills aimed to solidify playoff positioning. With averages of 4.5 yards per carry and 5.7 yards per target over Buffalo's final seven games dating back to Week 14, Singletary seemingly answered any questions about his ability to handle a three-down workload. The Bills may pare down some of Singletary's snap counts over the course of the full 2022 campaign to ensure he's able to carry the load in the games that mean the most, but Moss probably shouldn't be viewed as much more than a high-end handcuff entering the upcoming season.

Jan 25, 2022 1:11 PM EST


Quiet Week 18

Moss carried five times for eight yards and caught two balls for six yards during Sunday's 27-10 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Perhaps Moss would have gotten more work had the Bills pulled away from the 4-13 Jets earlier, but it was close enough for most of the afternoon that the team stuck with hot hand Devin Singletary, who's emerged as the team's clear-cut No. 1 running back in recent weeks. At this stage, Moss is fortunate just to have separated himself from Matt Breida, but the former will be a dart option in playoff pools even if you believe the Bills will advance far. Moss finishes his second regular season with 96 carries for 345 yards and four rushing scores, which equates to a disappointing 3.6 yards per carry. He also had a modest role in the passing game with a 23-197-1 line. All in all, it was a rough sophomore campaign for the 2020 third-round pick.

Jan 10, 2022 6:27 PM EST


Strong runs but limited chances

Moss had five carries for 39 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game during Sunday's 29-15 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: The good news was that Moss has retaken his spot on the depth chart above Matt Breida, who was made a healthy inactive again. The bad is that Devin Singletary has gotten hot down the stretch (23 carries for 110 yards and two scores Sunday) and seems to be the main guy as the Bills ramp up for the playoffs. Moss might get some extra action if the Bills jump out ahead of the feeble Jets in the regular-season finale, but this is clearly Singletary's show for now and Moss doesn't offer much value as a clear-cut No. 2 on a team where the quarterback also serves as an extra running back.

Jan 3, 2022 9:48 PM EST


Active again Week 17

Moss will be active for the second consecutive game Week 17 against Atlanta.

Analysis: There was a point this season in which Moss ended up as a healthy scratch for three of four games, but Sunday will represent the second contest in a row he'll make the active list in favor of Matt Breida, who is again a healthy scratch. Moss was on the field for roughly a third of the offensive snaps last week against the Patriots, but it amounted to just four touches, making his role this week quite a bit uncertain. Meanwhile, starter Devin Singletary saw 12 carries and six targets in the passing game, and has now averaged 12.6 carries per game over his last five contests.

Jan 2, 2022 8:40 AM EST


Four touches in Week 16

Moss rushed three times for 12 yards and caught his only target for 13 yards in Sunday's 33-21 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Moss suited up for the first time since Week 13, with Matt Breida sitting as a healthy scratch. Devin Singletary dominated touches in Buffalo's backfield and finished with 78 scrimmage yards and a touchdown on 17 touches. The touchdown came from two yards out, so Singletary has supplanted Moss as Buffalo's preferred short-yardage option. Without a role near the goal line, Moss doesn't see enough volume to garner much fantasy consideration, even with a favorable Week 17 matchup against the Falcons up next.

Dec 26, 2021 1:57 PM EST


Suiting up against Patriots

Moss will take the field for the first time since Week 13 in Sunday's matchup against New England.

Analysis: Moss had been a healthy scratch in back-to-back weeks and three of the last four overall, giving way to Matt Breida as the backup to Devin Singletary. Breida now finds himself as the healthy scratch, with Singletary and special-teamer Taiwan Jones the only other backs on the active roster. The last time Moss suited up was Week 12 against the Patriots, when he took eight carries for 21 yards and added two catches for 12 yards. It's unclear if a similar usage pattern will be reflected here, or if Moss will purely be used in a reserve capacity.

Dec 26, 2021 8:41 AM EST


Another healthy scratch

Moss will be a healthy scratch Week 15 against Carolina.

Analysis: Moss will be sidelined for his second contest in a row, as well as his third in the past four games. Look for the backfield to once again be led by Devin Singletary, with Matt Breida also available for what is likely a passing-down role.

Dec 19, 2021 8:35 AM EST


To hit bench again

Moss will be a healthy inactive for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: This will be Moss's second time hitting the bench out of the last three games as the Bills' running back carousel keeps going round and round. Devin Singletary and Matt Breida will get an extra slice of the pie Sunday without Moss at the dessert table.

Dec 12, 2021 12:02 PM EST


Gets eight carries

Moss rushed eight times for 21 yards and caught two of three targets for 12 yards in Monday night's 14-10 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Moss returned after being a healthy scratch in Week 12 and ultimately tied Devin Singletary to lead Buffalo's backfield with 10 touches while managing just three fewer scrimmage yards than his teammate. Although his overall production still wasn't anything special, very windy conditions Monday resulted in New England loading up on the running game, restricting space for Moss to maneuver. On the bright side, after his Thanksgiving absence, Moss seems to be back in the rotation alongside Singletary and Matt Breida as Buffalo now prepares for a matchup in Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Dec 6, 2021 8:57 PM EST


Avoids inactive list Monday

Moss is active for Monday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: Moss was a healthy scratch in the Bills' last game on Thanksgiving at New Orleans, yielding RB reps to Devin Singletary and Matt Breida. It's unclear how offensive coordinator Brian Daboll intends to reincorporate Moss into the lineup, but he may be available due to the need for a consistent ground game due to the windy and snowy conditions in Buffalo on Monday. On the season, Moss has averaged 3.5 yards on his 75 carries, reeled in 18 of 26 targets for 166 yards and scored five total TDs in nine appearances.

Dec 6, 2021 4:19 PM EST


Inactive Thursday

Moss is inactive for Thursday night's game against the Saints.

Analysis: With the Bills making Moss a healthy scratch in Week 12, what had recently been a three-back arrangement is now down to a time-share that will feature Devin Singletary and Matt Breida on Thursday. In the process, the two backs will be operating against a New Orleans defense that has allowed an average of 89.8 rushing yards per game to date.

Nov 25, 2021 3:56 PM EST


Expected to be inactive

Moss is expected to be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Saints, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Moss was a healthy scratch in the season opener but had suited up for each of the last nine games. However, he had a minimal role in last week's loss to the Colts and rushed three times for five yards while failing to secure his lone target. If Moss is ultimately inactive, Devin Singletary and Matt Breida should handle the majority of the rushing duties for Buffalo.

Nov 25, 2021 12:52 PM EST


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