Devin Singletary Fantasy Football Value Could Be Set to Explode in 2020

Devin Singletary's fantasy outlook in 2020 could point to a breakout season.
Devin Singletary's fantasy outlook in 2020 could point to a breakout season. / Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

If you rolled the dice on Devin Singletary in fantasy football for his 2019 rookie season, you were likely disappointed. The inevitable Frank Gore led the Buffalo Bills' backfield for much of the season, and Singletary also dealt with some injury woes.

Singletary is set to take over lead-back duties in 2020, however, and that means his fantasy football value is about to go through the roof.

Devin Singletary Fantasy Outlook 2020

Before he suffered an injury in Week 2, Singletary actually looked like he may have been on pace to be a workhorse early in 2019, playing 68 percent of the Bills' offensive snaps in Week 1.

It took him a few games to get back up to speed when he returned, but from Week 9 through 16 he averaged 20.0 opportunities (16.4 rush attempts plus 3.6 targets) per game, while playing at least 66 percent of the team's snaps in each game. For some context on how impressive that workload is, only 11 running backs averaged at least 20.0 opportunities per game for the entire 2019 season, and only seven played over 66 percent of their teams' offensive snaps when active.

The Bills' offense is also shaping up to be a dynamic one, adding Stefon Diggs to a unit that improved from 31st in Football Outsiders' DVOA metric in 2018 to 21st in 2019. A superior offense is almost always going to be a boon for the fantasy football efficiency of its running backs.

Combining the potential for a top-12 workload with the promise of solid efficiency, the only obstacle for Singletary's 2020 value is holding onto that role. The two big concerns are injury, which is going to be the case for any bell-cow, and the potential that the Bills add another running back in the NFL Draft.

If Singletary can dodge that bullet, or the Bills' running back pick doesn't come until the later rounds, his upside is going to make him worth an early pick in 2020 fantasy football drafts.

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