Buffalo Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott announced that rookie running back Zack Moss will be out for the Bills' Week 3 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Moss didn't' practice at all this week as he recovers from a toe injury.
Zach Moss Injury Update
Moss' absence will most likely lead to an increased workload for starter Devin Singletary and immediately boosts his fantasy value.
Devin Singletary Fantasy Outlook
So far, the two running backs have basically split the backfield work as Singletary has played in 57.43 percent of offensive snaps while Moss has played in 45.27 percent. TJ Yeldon should be active for the first time this season and see some work as the backup running back. However, Yeldon is mostly used as a receiving back, so he poses minimal threat to Singletary's outlook.
Singletary will benefit from getting more touches in the redzone in Moss' absence. Moss saw four carries and two targets within the ten-yard line so far this season while Singletary has only seen one carry in that situation. Look for the Bills to trust Singletary more down on that end of the field.
The former Florida Atlantic running back shined for the Bills as a rookie last year rushing for 775 yards on 151 carries and scoring 4 total touchdowns. He averaed 5.13 yards per carry and proved he has what it takes to be the starter. He draws a decent matchup in Week 3 against a Rams' defense that has given up 128.5 rushing yards per game so far this season (No. 20 in the NFL).
Singletary checks in as the No. 26 running back in our Week 3 fantasy football rankings, but he has an opportunity to easily put up RB2 numbers this week. He also boosts his value up to a low-end RB2 for as long as Moss is out.
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