Devin Singletary Injury Update Doesn't Change Frank Gore Fantasy Outlook for Week 4

Zach Brunner
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Buffalo Bills rookie running back Devin Singletary had an impressive start to the season, but things slowed down considerably when a hamstring injury forced him to sit out in Week 3. He still wasn't back at practice on Wednesday, and it looks as though he's at risk of sitting again in Week 4 as his team faces the New England Patriots.

Singletary received limited work in his first two games, carrying the ball just 10 times, though he did turn those touches into 127 yards and a touchdown. The third-round rookie out of FAU also caught five passes for 28 yards.

Frank Gore remained the lead back for Buffalo with Singletary sidelined last week, but did not see an increase in workload. He saw 16 total touches, which was actually five fewer than his Week 2 game against the Giants. Quarterback Josh Allen was second on the team in rushing with nine carries for 46 yards. Again, this was not an increase in workload. Instead, it was T.J. Yeldon that saw an uptick in work, seeing eight rushes and two catches, turning those 10 touches into 49 yards.

Even with a crucial divisional matchup against the Patriots on tap, Singletary will be a long-shot to suit up without getting in at least a limited practice on Thursday.

Don't expect his absence to have much of an effect on Gore's fantasy value though, which could take a hit this week if the Bills find themselves playing from behind. Instead it's Yeldon, more of a receiving back, who could have some added appeal as a deep sleeper in Week 4.

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