The Buffalo Bills' backfield situation was a bit of a fantasy mystery after the team decided to cut LeSean McCoy before the season began. However, we may now have an inkling as to which Buffalo tailback has the most fantasy football upside.
A lead running back may have emerged during the Bills' come-from-behind victory over the New York Jets Sunday afternoon, as rookie Devin Singletary led the Buffalo backfield with a 70 percent of snap share.
Singletary was easily Buffalo's most productive runner on Sunday, racking up 98 yards from scrimmage (70 rushing yards on four carries, 28 receiving yards on five receptions). For comparison, Frank Gore was the second most productive runner in Buffalo's backfield, racking up just 20 yards on 11 carries, while T.J. Yeldon did not see a single touch.
Gore saw a lot more work on the ground than Singletary, which could be a slight cause for concern. However, three of Gore's carries and five of his rushing yards came when the Bills were trying to run out the clock. Any way you look at it, Gore had a rough game on the ground.
Singletary was the much more effective runner, and his usage in the passing game (backfield-best six targets) should give him the highest fantasy upside of the rest of Buffalo's backfield, pointing to his potential as a safe fantasy football play moving forward.
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