Frank Gore has had a stronghold on touches in Buffalo's crowded backfield for most of the 2019 season, but rookie Devin Singletary's usage over the past couple of weeks might indicate that the former will take a back seat to the latter as the season continues. Really, it's already started to happen.
Singletary's career day (140 total yards, one touchdown) against the Washington Redskins in Week 9 should come as no surprise to fantasy owners who have been paying close attention to Buffalo's backfield situation in recent weeks, as the dynamic rookie has more than doubled Gore's snap count (81 to 38) since Week 8.
Singletary's increase in usage is encouraging for his fantasy owners. If he continues to see a similar workload going forward, his 23 PPR-point day in Week 9 serves as a pretty solid baseline for what his weekly ceiling could be.
Currently rated as the RB23 in our Week 10 PPR rankings, Singletary has a favorable matchup this upcoming week against a Cleveland Browns team that's allowing 141.2 yards rushing per game (No. 30 in the NFL) and 4.9 yards per attempt (No. 29 in the NFL) to opposing backs.
With the Miami Dolphins, who allow 150.8 rushing yards per game (No. 31 in the NFL), also on the horizon, Singletary could become an RB2 with high upside for the next two weeks and maybe beyond.
As for Gore, the ageless wonder may be nothing more than a touchdown-dependent flex play, as he's out snapped Singletary in the red zone (nine to seven) in the four games in which both backs have played.
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