RB Devin Singletary - Buffalo Bills
|5-7, 203||Born: 9-3-1997||College: Florida Atlantic||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2019|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Devin Singletary's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 18 vs HOU (13 / 58 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 76 / 0 rec)
Devin Singletary had a stellar performance against the Houston Texans in a loss in the wild card round of the playoffs. Singletary was elusive and made life miserable for the first Houston defender as he broke tackles and consistently created beyond what was blocked. Singletary was heavily involved in the passing game, including leading the team in receiving yards, half of which came on a throwback screen for 38 yards late in the game. Singletary was also split out in the formation and made catches from a wide receiver alignment which he has done sporadically this season. Despite the loss, Singletary enters the offseason on a high note.
2019 Week 17 vs NYJ (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Devin Singletary was a healthy inactive in week 17 against the Jets. The game had no impact on Buffalo's playoff seed and Buffalo sat multiple starters in preparation for a wild card matchup against the Texans Singletary will be all systems go in the playoffs.
2019 Week 16 vs NE (15 / 46 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Devin Singletary was held in check by a strong defensive effort from New England on the road on Sunday night. He ran tough, including multiple powerful interior runs, but was held to only 15 carries as the Buffalo offense could not get New England's offense off the field. Singletary caught his only target but was held to only two receiving yards. Buffalo has nothing to play for in week 17 with a 5 seed locked up, so news about Singletary's workload during the week is important to watch if you have a week 17 championship.
2019 Week 15 vs PIT (21 / 87 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 2 / 0 rec)
Devin Singletary ran hard against a tough Pittsburgh defense on Sunday, carrying the ball a team-high 21 times. Singletary ran with power and elusiveness on the interior but had another fumble which was recovered by the Steelers. Singletary was held out of the next series after the fumble, where Frank Gore got three red zone opportunities but lost yardage. Gore had an opportunity on the edge on the series that Singletary would have been a threat to score a touchdown on. Singletary returned on the following series and got a chunk gain of 15 yards. Singletary did get a red zone carry and was tackled at the 1-yard line which set up a Josh Allen rushing touchdown. He caught both of his targets but was held to short gains on each. Singletary faces a good Patriots defense at New England on Sunday but should have a manageable game script with Buffalo's defense against New England's struggling offense.
2019 Week 14 vs BAL (17 / 89 / 0 rush, 8 / 6 / 29 / 0 rec)
Devin Singletary started for the Bills against the Ravens on Sunday. Singletary was elusive and slick between the tackles, with efficient cuts and running with more power than his size would suggest. His big carry was a long gain where he got tackled at the 2-yard line, which set the Bills up for a touchdown. Singletary was heavily involved in the passing game, including lining up split out in the formation. He had multiple catches, but missed out on multiple opportunities with drops, including a long pass down the field. Notably, Frank Gore got the opportunity for Buffalo's lone goal line carry after Singletary got the Bills in scoring position. Singletary is the lead back in Buffalo late in his rookie season, but faces a tough test at Pittsburgh in week 15.
2019 Week 13 vs DAL (14 / 63 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 38 / 1 rec)
Devin Singletary continued his stretch of strong play against Dallas on Thanksgiving. Singletary started and played ahead of Frank Gore outside of Gore handling two fourth-quarter clock-killing drives. Singletary was elusive in the game and was the beneficiary of good play by the offensive line. He scored a touchdown in the receiving game on a reverse pass by John Brown where he was wide open. Singletary was also used split out in the formation for an out route for a first down, which was an expansion of his passing role in recent weeks. He also had another scoring opportunity on a target in the red zone where he broke open over the middle but Josh Allen threw the ball into the ground while under pressure. Singletary will face a Ravens defense in week 14 that gave up a big game to Raheem Mostert at home on Sunday.
2019 Week 12 vs DEN (21 / 106 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Devin Singletary continued to be the lead back in the Buffalo backfield against the Denver Broncos and recorded his first career 100 yard game on Sunday. Singletary was continuously elusive during the game and made life difficult on first defenders, running with more power than his size would suggest. Singletary benefitted from a positive game script and a good performance from the Buffalo offensive line which consistently opened interior running lanes for Singletary. He caught a short reception and was missed by Josh Allen on another perimeter flat route, but had minimal passing game involvement in a game the Bills ran 47 times to only 25 passes. He will get a tougher matchup on Thursday against the Cowboys.
2019 Week 11 vs MIA (15 / 75 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Devin Singletary continued to the featured running back in the Buffalo offense against the Dolphins. Singletary continued his recent stretch of strong play, including a big gain on the first play from scrimmage. Singletary ran well between the tackles despite his short frame but fumbled the ball twice. Fortunately for Singletary, both fumbles were recovered by Buffalo but Frank Gore was notably the primary clock-killing back at the end of the game. Singletary had only one short reception for four yards on his only target. Singletary will get a good matchup next week as a home favorite against the Broncos.
2019 Week 10 vs CLE (8 / 42 / 0 rush, 7 / 3 / 8 / 0 rec)
Devin Singletary again saw the lead work in the Buffalo backfield on Sunday in a loss at Cleveland. Singletary saw the first work in the running game ahead of Frank Gore but only saw eight carries in a game where Buffalo featured a pass centric game plan. Singletary was the primary receiving back and caught multiple passes on the final drive of the game as Buffalo attempted a comeback. Singletary projects to lead the backfield in touches each week, but this week, with a more pass centric offense, has been more common than last week's running heavy approach. That may change next week as Buffalo projects to have a positive game script against Miami.
2019 Week 9 vs WAS (20 / 95 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)
For the first time this season, Devin Singletary saw the first carries of the game ahead of Frank Gore and consistently gauged the Washington defense. Buffalo used a lot of pre-snap motion by Isaiah McKenzie which kept the defense off balance and Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll did a good job of getting Singletary room to run on the edge and well-schemed screen plays in the passing game, including a 49-yard reception. Singletary was consistently elusive in the game, showing good speed to the edge and a slippery running style on the interior. He scored a touchdown on a carry near the goal line and Frank Gore failed three times on another drive an indication that Singletary has the potential to gain a bigger role in the offense. He had an opportunity for a massive game, but a deep target on a would be touchdown was broken up. Singletary has the potential for positive game script against Cleveland, Miami and Denver in the next three weeks and this week is a sign the keys to the backfield have officially been turned over to Singletary.
2019 Week 8 vs PHI (3 / 19 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 30 / 1 rec)
Devin Singletary played behind Frank Gore against the Eagles on Sunday but grew into a larger role as the game progressed. Singletary was inconsistent during the game. On the positive side, he was able to turn a dump-off pass in the flat into a touchdown by making a defender miss and setting a block up on the perimeter. He also had a chunk play on the first offensive play in the second half that was called back by penalty. On the negative side, Singletary had two drops in the passing game. Singletary is a role player in the Buffalo offense that needs a score for fantasy viability while he is playing behind Frank Gore. He will get positive game script in week nine against Washington.
2019 Week 7 vs MIA (7 / 26 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Devin Singletary returned to the Buffalo offense after missing a month with a hamstring injury. Singletary returned to his role behind Gore and relegated T.J. Yeldon to an inactive status. Singletary was limited to only seven touches and was unable to break a big gain like he was consistently doing prior to his injury. He will face the Eagles next week at home.
2019 Week 2 vs NYG (6 / 57 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Devin Singletary had a strong performance for the second consecutive week. Singletary has had 2018 Phillip Lindsay-like efficiency, playing against 8-man boxes on only 10% of his carries, and has benefitted by creating big plays. He scored a red zone touchdown on a well-blocked misdirection play to the perimeter where he got into the end zone untouched. Singletary played behind Frank Gore and only saw 6 touches to Gore's 19, so he is far from an every-down player at this point in the season. Singletary gives the Buffalo an added dimension, but his numbers are likely to regress towards normal efficiency with more touches. In week three, he faces the Cincinnati Bengals who gave up three touchdowns to 49ers running backs in week two.
2019 Week 1 vs NYJ (4 / 70 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 28 / 0 rec)
Devin Singletary struggled early against the New York Jets, dropping two passes, including one that was negated by an offensive penalty. Singletary worked behind Frank Gore, who led the running backs in carries, but Singletary was the far superior performer after he settled into the game. Singletary broke big gains on each of his four carries, including two that set up a Josh Allen rushing touchdown and his explosiveness sparked the Buffalo offense in the comeback attempt. He faces the Giants next week and his workload is a critical story to monitor in the coming weeks.
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