Zack Moss

Buffalo Bills
Running Back #20
Buffalo Bills
Running Back #20
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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

Suits up and scores

Moss (concussion) rushed seven times for 27 yards and a touchdown but wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 45-17 win over the Jets.

Analysis: After having his practice participation capped while he was in concussion protocol throughout the week, Moss was outplayed by both Devin Singletary and Matt Breida, though all three Buffalo running backs scored at least one touchdown against the hapless Jets defense. Moss's one-yard plunge to put the Bills up 38-3 in the third quarter was his first fifth scrimmage touchdown of the season but first since Week 4. He'll likely continue to get the majority of short-yardage opportunities while working in a backfield timeshare in Week 11 against the Colts.

Nov 14, 2021 1:47 PM EST

Ready for Week 10

Moss (concussion) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: This was expected after the Bills announced Saturday that Moss had cleared the NFL's concussion protocol. The 2020 third-rounder is thus slated to continue to work in tandem with Devin Singletary. While the duo draws a favorable matchup against the Jets' 27th-ranked run defense -- which has allowed an average 133.3 yards per game on the ground to date -- the ongoing time-share caps the fantasy ceilings of both backs. The best bet for both Moss and Singletary is if the Bills can build a lead against a lesser opponent and start running the ball with more frequency than we've seen in recent weeks.

Nov 14, 2021 8:33 AM EST

Cleared for Sunday

Moss was cleared from concussion protocol and is set to play Sunday against the Jets.

Analysis: Moss was a limited participant in both Thursday and Friday's practice, but having cleared concussion protocol the 23-year-old is slated to play Sunday against the Jets. Prior to his injury against the Jags, Moss was coming off a season-high 42 snaps in Week 8 along with a season high in catches (six).

Nov 13, 2021 7:59 AM EST

Status in question for Week 10

Moss (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's road game against the Jets.

Analysis: Moss made tangible progress through the concussion protocol this week, working in a limited fashion on the practice field both Thursday and Friday. Considering he didn't make it back to full, he likely still has to meet with an independent neurologist to be cleared to play. If Moss doesn't pass the requisite tests in time to suit up Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET and misses his second game of the season, Devin Singletary will serve as the Bills' unquestioned lead back, with Taiwan Jones and Matt Breida candidates to get reps as well.

Nov 12, 2021 11:33 AM EST

Limited at practice Thursday

Moss (concussion) was listed as a limited practice participant Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Per Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic, Moss is still in the NFL's concussion protocol and practiced in a non-contact jersey Thursday. That's a step in the right direction for the running back, but there are still hurdles for him to clear in order to be available for Sunday's game against the Jets. Friday's final injury report will reveal whether or not Moss heads into the weekend with an official Week 10 injury designation.

Nov 11, 2021 1:00 PM EST

Not practicing Wednesday

Moss remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and won't practice Wednesday, Alaina Getzenberg of reports.

Analysis: The running back still has two more opportunities to gain clearance to practice in advance of Sunday's game against the Jets, but Moss' absence from practice Wednesday suggests that he's not a lock to suit up this weekend. If he is unavailable, Devin Singletary would be in line for added backfield touches in Week 10.

Nov 10, 2021 9:31 AM EST

Concussion confirmed

Bills head coach Sean McDermott confirmed that Moss (head) was placed in the concussion protocol following his early exit in Sunday's 9-6 loss to the Jaguars, Alaina Getzenberg of reports.

Analysis: Before leaving, Moss carried three times for six yards and reeled in two of his four targets for 18 yards. Moss will now have to clear the five-step protocol to make himself available for the Bills' Week 10 game against the Jets, but if the second-year player doesn't get the green light to play, Devin Singletary could be in store for a three-down role out of the Buffalo backfield.

Nov 8, 2021 2:15 PM EST

Exits Sunday's game

Moss is being evaluated for a head injury during Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Prior to that, Moss had recorded three carries for six yards and caught two passes for 18 yards. In his absence, Devin Singletary figures to log added touches out of Buffalo's Week 9 backfield.

Nov 7, 2021 12:18 PM EST

Records 58 total yards in win

Moss rushed eight times for 19 yards and brought in six of seven targets for 39 yards in the Bills' 26-11 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

Analysis: Moss found surprisingly sparse running room against a Dolphins defense that had been generous on the ground, but he helped make up for it for all those holding him in PPR formats with a busy day through the air. Moss's reception total checked in behind on that of Cole Beasley's on the afternoon for the Bills and qualified as a season high as well. Moss will aim to get back on track on the ground in a Week 9 road matchup versus the Jaguars.

Oct 31, 2021 3:40 PM EST

Garners 10 touches

Moss rushed eight times for 24 yards and caught two of four targets for 15 yards in Monday night's 34-31 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Moss matched running mate Devin Singletary's total of 10 touches, but neither tailback was particularly productive, as Singletary finished with 43 scrimmage yards compared to Moss' 39. Overall, it was Moss' worst output since making his season debut against the Dolphins in Week 2, but he at least scored twice on that occasion. Conveniently, Moss will get an opportunity to rebound while facing Miami when Buffalo returns in Week 8 from its bye.

Oct 18, 2021 9:36 PM EST

Leads backfield in touches

Moss ran the ball 11 times for 37 yards while adding three receptions (four targets) for 55 yards in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Chiefs.

Analysis: The Bills did most of their damage through the air, which explains the light output from their running back duo. Moss did out-touch Devin Singletary 14 to seven, but it is worth noting that the former received a good portion of those carries as the Bills milked the clock while up big in the fourth quarter. It's been a pretty even timeshare between the two Buffalo backs, but Moss has the advantage in terms of touchdowns (three to one) while Singletary has been the more efficient back in terms of production.

Oct 10, 2021 11:35 PM EST

Finds end zone again

Moss carried the ball 14 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Moss split carries exactly evenly with Devin Singletary, and he seems to be settling into consistently earning roughly 15 touches per game. He got work throughout the game, though he once again found the end zone late in the contest with the Bills up 26-0. That was similar to the way he found zone in Week 2 against Miami and could hint at reduced production when games are more competitive. That could be the case in Week 5 when the Bills take on the Chiefs.

Oct 3, 2021 7:00 PM EST

Leads backfield, scores as receiver

Moss rushed 13 times for 60 yards and secured all three targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' 43-21 win over Washington on Sunday.

Analysis: The passing attack will garner a lot of the attention considering Josh Allen's four touchdowns through the air, but Moss' performance was encouraging from both a real-life and fantasy perspective. The second-year back outpaced Devin Singletary in carries by two and also scored his first receiving touchdown after coming in with only two receptions over the first two games, with both having come in Week 2. Whether the ground attack's division of labor Sunday holds true in a Week 4 matchup against the Texans remains to be seen, but it's certainly something for both Moss and Singletary fantasy managers to monitor.

Sep 26, 2021 3:55 PM EST

Scores twice in season debut

Moss rushed eight times for 26 yards and two touchdowns while catching both of his targets for eight yards in Sunday's 35-0 win over Miami.

Analysis: Moss returned to the lineup after being scratched in Week 1 and managed to find the end zone twice. He lost a fumble and was out-gained 82-26 on the ground by Devin Singletary, but Moss' early fumble didn't deter the Bills from giving him the ball by the goal line. Moss capitalized on that usage with touchdowns from seven yards and one yard out in the fourth. Quarterback Josh Allen remains a threat to vulture touchdowns in close, but Moss proved in this one that his role as the goal-line back in the high-powered Bills offense is a valuable one.

Sep 19, 2021 1:53 PM EST

Ready for 2021 debut

Moss will make his 2021 debut for the Bills this week against Miami, Matthew Bove of WKBW reports.

Analysis: In one of the bigger Week 1 fantasy surprises, Moss was a healthy scratch in favor of Devin Singletary and Matt Breida, with Singletary getting the majority of the touches and targets. Moss has managed to avoid the inactive list this week, though his usage still remains a question mark, as there hasn't been much chatter coming out of Buffalo on the matter.

Sep 19, 2021 9:11 AM EST

Expected to suit up Sunday

Moss is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: It appears that Moss was simply a healthy scratch in Week 1, but all signs point to the second-year back returning to the lineup Sunday. In the opener, Devin Singletary led the team with 72 yards on 11 carries. Singletary figures to lead the backfield again, but Moss could operate as the 1B.

Sep 18, 2021 8:20 PM EST

Team mum about Week 1 scratch

Moss has not been on the injury report this week after he was a surprise inactive Week 1 against the Steelers.

Analysis: We can safely assume at this point the second-year back was a surprise scratch. With Matt Breida only notching four yards on four carries in the loss, there's a decent chance Moss gets to suit up Sunday in Miami. It's worth noting the Bills have been constantly mixing things up at running back for the past two seasons, often going with the hot hand for stretches and benching previously productive players for others. We'll see where if the needle lands on Moss for Week 2, though Devin Singletary had an excellent summer and rushed for 72 yards with a 6.5 YPC in the opener.

Sep 16, 2021 3:03 PM EST

Surprise inactive

Moss will be inactive for Sunday's opener against the Steelers,

Analysis: This will be one of the bigger surprises for Week 1. Moss did have offseason ankle surgery, but he was well up to speed early in training camp and played in the preseason. Either he had some kind of injury crop up very late in the week, he broke some kind of team rule, or coach Sean McDermott simply feels he's not fully all the way back and Matt Breida would be a more reliable short-term backup for starter Devin Singletary. This will be an interesting story to follow for those trying to guess which Bills RB will get the most opportunities stemming from the high-flying Buffalo passing game. The current listing for Moss is "healthy scratch," though we're sure there's more to follow on his situation.

Sep 12, 2021 8:37 AM EST

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