Yeldon is inactive for Sunday's game at the Jets. Yeldon had a big Week 5 in a blowout loss to the Titans with 74 scrimmage yards and a receiving touchdown, but the team is committed to backup Zack Moss as the now healthy backup to Devin Singletary, while the third active spot always goes to special teams stud Taiwan Jones.
Yeldon is inactive for Monday's game against the Chiefs. Yeldon is the odd man out in the Bills' Week 6 backfield, with Zack Moss back from a toe injury and slated to work in tandem with Devin Singletary.
Yeldon rushed seven times for 52 yards and caught one of three targets for a 22-yard touchdown in Tuesday's 42-16 loss to the Titans. With Devin Singletary (11 carries for 25 yards) struggling and Zack Moss (toe) sitting out, Yeldon was entrusted with picking up a few 3rd-and-shorts and managed to deliver. The veteran running back then got free in the back of the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown to bring Buffalo within 12 with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter and broke loose for a 34-yard run in garbage time to pad his stat line. Yeldon's role will likely shrink when Moss comes back, but he could see some extra playing time at Singletary's expense Monday against the Chiefs if Moss's injury keeps the rookie out for a fourth consecutive game.
Yeldon carried three times for 18 yards and was not targeted in the passing game during Sunday's win over the Rams. Yeldon, a healthy scratch the first two weeks, was asked to suit up as the No. 2 running back with Zack Moss out with a toe injury. The 6.0 yards per carry is nice, but the 2015 second-rounder simply hasn't seen enough volume to be a factor for years. Still, the Bills have an effective running game, and Yeldon was one injury away from having a meaningful role in the attack Sunday. One thing he does do well is catch the ball out of the backfield, but the team uses wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie more in that short-area role.
Yeldon will be inactive for Sunday's game in Miami, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Yeldon was inactive last week as well, a situation that could continue until/unless Devin Singletary or Zack Moss suffers an injury. Taiwan Jones is a far better special teams player than Yeldon and could be used as an emergency RB if needed.
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|16||12/28||@New England Patriots||23||19.67|
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