RB Patrick DiMarco - Buffalo Bills
|6-1, 243||Born: 4-30-1989||College: South Carolina||Drafted: ---|
2015 Week 11 vs IND (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 21 / 2 rec)
The fullback had a career day after Devonta Freeman exited the game with a concussion and the Falcons confirmed early on that Roddy White can't earn separation like he used to. Ryan found a wide open, DiMarco in the left flat in the end zone on 3rd and 1 for the score on a 15-yard corner route during the third offensive series. DiMarco followed up with a flat route for a score on 3rd and goal. A third target arrived in the right flat on 2nd and 4, but Ryan overthrew the fullback. DiMarco's final target was a five-yard gain off a flat route to the left side. While it's possible Ryan will look to DiMarco more often, don't expect the red zone production to continue or for DiMarco to earn more than a handful of yards per target.
2015 Week 13 vs TB (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
The fullback continues to see more opportunities as an outlet option on passing downs. He caught a 3rd and 7 circle route from the backfield on the first drive, hauling it to his inside shoulder a few yards down field while Ryan was under pressure. Good job getting most of the yards for the first down. He then gained 9 on a 3rd and 11 with a minute left in the half, but had his progressed stopped by two defenders at the end of the run. He's used enough that he could earn a red zone target, but he's not a weapon to rely on.
2015 Week 14 vs CAR (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Down 14-0, DiMarco's first gain was a pass to the flat for five yards on the opening play of the third series. He was targeted again on 3rd and 8, but pressure got to Matt Ryan and forced a hasty, inaccurate throw to end the second series with another punt. Down 21-0 at the end of the quarter, Ryan led off to DiMarco to the same flat for another positive gain. This was the extent of DiMarco's production. He's a predictable option that opposing defenses gladly give Matt Ryan between the 20s because he's not a big-play threat.
2015 Week 17 vs NO (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
The fullback took a short flat route for seven yards from inside the Atlanta one late in the game after the Saints fumbled away it's 8-minute, 94-yard drive. It was his only meaningful play as ballcarrier or receiver in this game.