The Bills selected running back Devin Singletary in the third round of the NFL Draft from FAU, and he will compete for the backup role behind LeSean McCoy right away. Buffalo also has Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon on the roster, but Singletary should be given the best chance to play behind McCoy - and possibly in tandem. He looks like a McCoy clone, and he could be the eventual starter for the Bills in 2020. We recommend drafting Singletary with a late-round pick in all seasonal leagues this year, and he's a second-round choice in all rookie-only drafts for dynasty formats.
Singletary rotated in with the first-team offense during the offseason program, Nate Mendelson of the Bills' official website reports. LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore also got work with the starters, while T.J. Yeldon curiously isn't mentioned, though he'll at least have a shot to win a role on passing downs. Bills general manager Brandon Beane has made multiple comments about McCoy retaining the starting job, and while that may ultimately be the case, the Bills could be headed for some type of committee as opposed to McCoy doing nearly all the work, as has happened in the past. It isn't quite clear how the team might use Singletary, a 203-pound rookie who ran a 4.66 40-yard dash at the combine. Few running backs with his size/speed profile have found NFL success, but a college career with 66 rushing touchdowns in three seasons was enough to convince the Bills he's worthy of a third-round pick.
The Bills selected Singletary in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 74th overall. The man nicknamed "Motor" adds some much-needed youth to a Buffalo backfield headlined by LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore. Singletary's production at Florida Atlantic is second to none compared to his fellow running backs in this class. He racked up 66 career rushing touchdowns in three seasons, highlighted by a 32-touchdown campaign in 2017. Singletary (5-foot-7, 203 pounds) uses his low center of gravity to his advantage and is tough for opposing defenses to find in the backfield. He will have to fight for carries early in his career as long as McCoy, For and T.J. Yeldon are in the fold, but the backfield could be Singletary's by 2020.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||@New York Jets||18||17.75|
|2||09/15||@New York Giants||23||19.88|
|4||09/29||New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|16||12/22||@New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|17||12/29||New York Jets||18||17.75|