RB T.J. Yeldon - Buffalo Bills

6-1, 226Born: 10-2-1993College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 2, pick 2015

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General News (Thu Dec 5): did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

Week 14: vs Baltimore Ravens

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Since returning from injury in Week 8, Devin Singletary has assumed the starting role in Buffalo's high-volume rushing attack already in just his rookie campaign. Since returning to action, Singletary has played at least two-thirds of the Bills' offensive snaps in every game, totaling at least 14 carries in 4 out of 6 those games. Buffalo's offense as a whole has tallied the fifth-most rushing attempts in the NFL, which is partially a product of quarterback Josh Allen's propensity to scramble on designed passing plays, but it also represents the team's general offensive strategy. Frank Gore, now in his 15th professional season, typically hovers around 10 carries per game, poaching a significant amount of work away from Singletary and keeping him from true bell-cow status. Overall, Buffalo's rushing attack is a high-volume unit led by an uber-efficient rookie running back, Devin Singletary, who averages over 5.5 yards per carry thus far in the 2019 campaign. Baltimore's defense has faced the least rushing volume in the NFL, as they typically drain the clock with their high-volume rushing offense that lights up the scoreboard. The lack of volume has preserved the sixth-best defense in the NFL in fantasy points allowed per game to opposing running backs, but their efficiency totals have been unimpressive. The Ravens have allowed over 4.5 yards per carry this season, the 22nd-best mark in the league, while also allowing 11 touchdowns, ranking 18th in the league. Along the defensive line, Brandon Williams dominates along the interior as one of the league's best run-stoppers. Then, at the second-level, Josh Bynes, who has been limited by some injuries this season, has returned to the Ravens and continued to be one of his team's most-valued run defenders. On the season, the Ravens have allowed 3 different 100-yard rushers, including 2 in their last 4 games. When the opposition has attempted to establish a rushing attack early, they have found success against Baltimore's susceptible run defense. However, that is easier said than done, as teams frequently find themselves playing from behind with little time to spare before they get the chance to try to run the football. Expect Devin Singletary to lead the way in the backfield for Buffalo, as their run-heavy offense attempts to keep up with Baltimore's league-leading attack. Overall, it will likely be a comparatively low-volume day on the ground for the Bills' running backs, stacking the odds against Buffalo's rookie running back posting his second career 100-yard game.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 at MIA 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
12 vs DEN 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
13 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
14 vs BAL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *
14 vs BAL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

T.J. Yeldon's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 5 vs TEN (2 / 15 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 13 / 0 rec)

T.J. Yeldon played in a committee role with Frank Gore with Devin Singletary absent for the third straight game. Yeldon was the primary passing game back, including designed screen passes, and played well despite a small statistical game. He was limited in the running game behind Gore but had a critical carry for a first down on a clock-killing drive at the end of the game. Yeldon is likely to take a reduction in snaps when Devin Singletary returns in week seven after a bye next week.

2019 Week 4 vs NE (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 68 / 0 rec)

T.J. Yeldon was limited in the first half against the New England Patriots but got good passing game work in the second half. Yeldon had four receptions including a catch in the intermediate middle of the field. He was targeted on a trick play at the goal line but was unable to secure a catch in tight coverage. Yeldon's role has been nearly exclusively in the passing game with Devin Singletary missing his second consecutive week with a hamstring injury. Yeldon will face the Titans in week five.

2019 Week 3 vs CIN (8 / 30 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

T.J. Yeldon saw his first extended work against the Cincinnati Bengals in week three. He was the primary beneficiary of Devin Singletary missing the game with a hamstring injury. He worked consistently behind Frank Gore but showed quickness on his carries. He had a bad fumble on a perimeter sweep where he had bad ball security. Notably, Yeldon worked ahead of Gore in the hurry-up offense at the end of the first half. He will be an interesting monitor player this week if Singletary misses next week, as Buffalo projects to be a home underdog against the Patriots and may be forced into a hurry-up situation.


Latest News

Bills | Thursday's injury report for Buffalo (Thu Dec 5, 02:47 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore (rest), LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), OG Quinton Spain (illness) and RB T.J. Yeldon (illness) did not take part in practice Thursday, Dec. 5. OT Ty Nsekhe (ankle) was not given a practice designation.

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Bills | Week 13 Buffalo Bills inactives (Thu Nov 28, 03:04 PM) - The Buffalo Bills have declared TE Tommy Sweeney, WR Duke Williams, OT Ty Nsekhe, OL Ike Boettger, DT Vincent Taylor, S Dean Marlowe and RB T.J. Yeldon inactive for Week 13.

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Bills | Week 12 Buffalo Bills inactives (Sun Nov 24, 11:33 AM) - The Buffalo Bills have declared TE Tommy Sweeney, WR Duke Williams, OT Ty Nsekhe, OL Ike Boettger, DT Vincent Taylor, SS Siran Neal and RB T.J. Yeldon inactive for Week 12.

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