Yeldon has a new teammate in the running back corps after the Bills drafted Utah's Zack Moss in the third round of this weekend's draft. Moss won't really be competing with Yeldon per se, since the former is a lock to make the team as a high draft pick and can already be considered the No. 2 guy behind Devin Singletary. The Buffalo brass has been singing Yeldon's praises this offseason, however, even though he didn't do much in his first season with the team, running for just 63 yards on 17 carries and catching 13 balls for 124 yards. Yeldon and Singletary are the two best receiving options in the RB room, but Yeldon isn't much of a special teams player, which should ensure a spot goes to Taiwan Jones. In the end, it might come down to a battle between Yeldon and ex-rugby star Christian Wade for one of the team's final roster spots.
Yeldon (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's playoff game against the Texans. Yeldon played in just six games this season, so it's not much of a surprise to see him as a healthy inactive in this pivotal contest. Expect Devin Singletary and Frank Gore to see the majority of the opportunities out of the backfield Saturday.
Yeldon ran for 18 yards on seven carries and added 24 yards on three catches during Sunday's 13-6 loss to the Jets. Yeldon had accounted for just 20 touches all season, and none since Week 5, heading into Sunday, but he saw extended playing time as the Bills rested their roster with the No. 5 seed already in their grasp. Rookie dynamo Devin Singletary was among those who sat out the game. With Singletary returning for Saturday's matchup against the Texans, expect Yeldon's role to be dramatically reduced -- if he dresses at all.
Yeldon is not among the inactives for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Jets, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. We're not sure how much action Frank Gore will see in this meaningless finale for the Bills, but Devin Singletary is already a healthy scratch, so given Gore's age and familiarity with what he can do, there's a chance Yeldon could see some decent run just as more of an audition for next year or to see if he can be helpful for next week's playoff game in a reserve capacity.
Yeldon is inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports. Yeldon fought an illness during the week but returned to practice Friday, while his bigger fight has been to return to the lineup, with Devin Singletary, Frank Gore, fullback Patrick DiMarco and special teamer Senorise Perry all cemented ahead of him. Yeldon hasn't suited up since Week 5.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||New York Jets||9||14.50|
|3||09/27||Los Angeles Rams||19||18.00|
|4||10/04||@Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|6||10/16||Kansas City Chiefs||23||20.37|
|7||10/25||@New York Jets||9||14.50|
|8||11/01||New England Patriots||2||11.94|
|12||11/29||Los Angeles Chargers||22||18.88|
|13||12/08||@San Francisco 49ers||3||12.16|
|16||12/29||@New England Patriots||2||11.94|
|3 Year Avg||57||243||1||33||278||1||61|