Zack Moss is expected to be fine after having ankle surgery in January, and he should be ready for training camp. He will be part of a crowded backfield in Buffalo this season with Devin Singletary and Matt Breida, and Moss should be considered just a reserve Fantasy option in most leagues. He is only worth drafting with a mid-round pick at best in most formats. Training camp will likely determine if Moss starts, but the Bills will rely on all three running backs when healthy. In ranking Buffalo's backfield, plan on drafting Moss first, then Singletary and then Breida. But this isn't the ideal situation for these guys since Buffalo is a high-volume passing attack with a quarterback in Josh Allen who also uses his legs. Moss struggled as a rookie in 2020 and only scored more than nine PPR points four times. That was while sharing with only Singletary, and now the addition of Breida could make this backfield messy. Barring an injury to Singletary and/or Breida, it will be tough to trust Moss as a starting Fantasy option in most leagues this year.
Moss, who wasn't able to participate in minicamp following offseason ankle surgery, is expected to be ready for training camp and has been posting videos of his workouts on social media, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports. Moss's injury is definitely cause for concern for fantasy managers eyeing a roster spot for someone in the Buffalo backfield, especially given his limited NFL experience, but if he can return to full-go for training camp, those concerns would be mostly out the window. It's also anyone's guess as to whether Moss or Devin Singletary will provide the better value in 2021. Moss is a much bigger back than his teammate and has the ability to earn more between-the-tackle and goal-line runs, while Singletary has more experience, isn't coming off an injury, and has apparently used the offseason to get himself in fantastic shape while Moss has been busy rehabbing. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has even gone so far as to let the public know he'll have an eye on riding the hot hand on a game-to-game basis.
Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that Moss (ankle) isn't quite to participate in this week's minicamp practices, Dante Lasting of the Bills' official site reports. "[Offensive lineman Cody Ford] and Zack in particular, they really haven't been able to get back out there to where I'm sure that they would like to at this point. So, we look forward to getting them back at training camp," McDermott said. Moss got hurt in the team's first playoff game last season, and the injury ended up being a serious one, as he required surgery and apparently is still ramping back up. The 2020 third-round pick should be ready to go once training camp rolls around, and it will be worthwhile to monitor his health status. The Bills seem likely to use a timeshare out of the backfield in 2021, with teammates such as Devin Singletary, Matt Breida, Antonio Williams and Christian Wade all competing with Moss for carries.
Moss's recovery from ankle surgery is going well, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports. "The discipline, the commitment, the rehab ... and Zack, that takes a special person be able to do that," coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday. Moss suffered the injury in the Bills' first playoff game and ended up on injured reserve for the team's last two postseason contests while he underwent surgery. It's not clear how close he is to returning to full practice work, but it sounds like the second-year back's status for the 2021 season won't be in question. He's slated to compete with Devin Singletary and veteran Matt Breida for snaps and touches at the start of the season, but Moss could be the favorite to win the biggest share if he's 100 percent.
Moss recently had a cast removed from his surgically repaired ankle, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports. Moss injured his ankle in the wild-card round of the playoffs and had surgery in mid-January to repair a ruptured tendon. He should complete his rehab before training camp, but his medical history is already a concern, with Moss mentioning that he's played through a slew of injuries since the start of his collegiate career. There's also the possibility of Buffalo adding backfield competition this offseason, as neither Moss nor Devin Singletary was impressive in 2020.
Moss underwent a minor "tight rope" surgery on his ankle Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. This procedure realigns the ankle to its original position and should help Moss make a full recovery by the beginning of the offseason program. Moss finished the regular season with 112 carries for 481 yards (4.3 YPC) and four touchdowns, adding 14 receptions (18 targets) for 95 yards and a score. The rookie was in a timeshare with Devin Singletary by the end of the year. Singletary, who logged an 84 percent snap share in the divisional-round win over the Ravens, will lead the backfield for the remainder of the Bills' postseason run.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/26||Washington Football Team||3||14.24|
|5||10/10||@Kansas City Chiefs||25||19.32|
|10||11/14||@New York Jets||20||18.00|
|12||11/25||@New Orleans Saints||2||13.00|
|13||12/06||New England Patriots||21||18.88|
|14||12/12||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||12.30|
|16||12/26||@New England Patriots||21||18.88|
|18||01/09||New York Jets||20||18.00|
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