Player Outlook
Breida signed with the Giants this offseason, and he'll be with his fourth team in as many seasons after playing with the 49ers (2017-19), Dolphins (2020) and Bills (2021). Breida has been in a reserve role in each of the past two seasons with Miami and Buffalo, and that should remain the same with the Giants as he's the backup to Saquon Barkley. But we know the drill with Barkley over the past three seasons (21 missed games due to injury) that he's struggled to stay healthy, and Breida could be a lottery-ticket Fantasy option if he gets work as a starter. He's worth drafting with a late-round pick in deeper leagues, especially as a handcuff for Barkley, or Breida could be a popular waiver wire option should Barkley get hurt at any point this year.

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2021 125 4.81 1 1 7 72 2 353.9
2020 254 4.31 1 9 96 322.7
3y Avg. 334 4.84 1 1 12 96 1 524.7
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  • Giants' Matt Breida: Unlikely to play preseason opener

    Breida (undisclosed) was added to the injury report and is unlikely to play in Thursday's preseason opener versus the Patriots, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. Breida is dealing with an undisclosed injury, which will apparently likely keep him out of Thursday's contest. The 27-year-old signed with the Giants this offseason after he produced 125 rushing yards and touchdown on 26 carries while also catching seven passes for 72 yards and two scores over nine games with the Bills last year. Once healthy, the running back is expected to serve as a change of pace option behind starter Saquon Barkley in 2022.
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  • Giants' Matt Breida: Getting ample work with second team

    Breida has seen plenty of reps with the second team during training camp, Pat Lanni of NJ Advance Media reports. Breida was signed by the Giants in March after playing for three different teams over the past three campaigns. The 27-year-old averaged 4.8 yards per carry with Buffalo last season, but he got into only nine games. Saquon Barkley is in line to take on a workhorse role as long as he remains healthy, but there's not much in terms of depth behind him and Breida. As such, the latter would likely see significant usage should Barkley be hit with another injury.
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  • Giants' Matt Breida: Joining Giants' RB mix

    Breida agreed to a contract with the Giants on Monday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Breida will provide the Giants with some much-needed backfield depth behind Saquon Barkley following the team's release of Devontae Booker. In nine games with the Bills last season, the 27-year-old speedster carried 26 times for 125 yards and a TD and caught seven of his nine targets for 72 yards and a pair of receiving scores. For now, Breida's competitors for complementary work behind Barkley are Gary Brightwell and Antonio Williams.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Inactive for divisional round

    Breida (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against Kansas City. Breida will be a healthy scratch for the fourth time in the last five games. Devin Singletary and Zack Moss will handle Buffalo's backfield duties once again.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Sitting Saturday

    Breida (coach's decision) is inactive Saturday against the Patriots. For the third time in four games, Breida won't be part of the Bills offense, leaving the backfield to usual suspects Devin Singletary and Zack Moss.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: To sit Week 17

    Breida (coach's decision) will be a healthy scratch Week 17 against Atlanta. With Breida sidelined for the second consecutive week, Zack Moss will once again be tasked with serving as the primary backup to starting running back Devin Singletary. Taiwan Jones is also on hand to serve in his regular special-teams role.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Healthy scratch against Patriots

    Breida will be a healthy scratch Week 16 against the Patriots. Breida was the only Buffalo running back other than Devin Singletary to receive a carry Week 15 against Carolina, but he was limited to just three offensive snaps and did not see a target in the passing game. Fellow running back Zack Moss was a healthy scratch for that contest, but Moss has managed to avoid the inactive list this week and will presumably be taking on the backup role in Breida's stead.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Takes back seat to Singletary

    Breida rushed just once for one yard and was not targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 31-14 win over the Panthers. Even running maven Josh Allen gave way to Devin Singletary, who saw 22 carries for 86 yards and a score Sunday compared to just five carries for all other Buffalo players. Breida has done well to go from the NFL scrap heap into a No. 2 role for a team with a good chance to make the playoffs, but he's yet to see double-digit carries in any game this season and hasn't eclipsed 51 rushing yards in any contest. The only way he can provide value for desperate managers is if he can sneak his way into the end zone, which he's done three times this season.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Set for No. 2 role

    Breida's teammate Zack Moss will be a healthy inactive for the third time in four weeks Sunday. Devin Singletary should lead the backfield in carries, not to mention the team has a running quarterback in Josh Allen, but expect Breida to be sprinkled into the offense both as an occasional runner and pass catcher. Perhaps a longshot touchdown in a game the Bills are heavily favored in would provide some assistance to those deeply desperate for running back points.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Modest role in Week 14 loss

    Breida carried three times for 12 yards and had no catches on one target in Sunday's overtime loss to the Buccaneers. Managers forced to use Breida had high hopes when Zack Moss was made a healthy inactive for the second time in three weeks, but Josh Allen ended up with five more carries than the combined total of Devin Singletary and Breida. The Buffalo running back situation is an all-out carousel, and at this point trying to pick one of the three ponies is futile. Singletary is the best bet of the three only because he has the largest role in the passing game, something the Bills rely on far more than their running game. Incredibly, no Buffalo running back had a single carry in the entire first half Sunday.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Takes back seat to Zack Moss

    Breida carried once for three yards and hauled in his lone target for a five-yard gain Monday in the Bills' 14-10 loss to the Patriots. After the Bills kept only three backs active in their Week 12 win over the Saints, Breida received the nod in that game over Zack Moss, who was a healthy inactive for the second time this season. Though Breida saw a decent amount of work against the Saints (nine carries for 26 yards, two receptions for 29 yards and a touchdown) as the No. 2 option behind starter Devin Singletary, the 26-year-old fell to third in the pecking order Monday with Moss returning to the mix. Singletary narrowly out-snapped Moss (27 to 24) in the loss and saw the same amount of touches (10), while Breida (seven snaps) lagged far behind the two in both playing time and usage. Breida's role looks like it may vary week to week based on the Bills' game plans, making him a rather unreliable fantasy option, particularly in contests in which Moss is also active.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Largest role of season

    Breida carried nine times for 26 yards and caught both targets for 29 yards and a TD reception in Thursday's 31-6 win over New Orleans. Breida had only seen 12 carries all season prior to Thursday, but the Bills wanted to shake up a listless running attack and benched Zack Moss for the contest, giving Breida the opportunity he'd been waiting for. It looked like he was going to be the main ballcarrier for the night, but teammate Devin Singletary got hot, and the two ended up splitting work in an easy win. Singletary finished with 16 touches and 62 percent of the snaps, while Breida had 11 touches and 38 percent. We'll see if the Bills keep Moss on the bench for the team's Week 12 tilt against the rival Patriots, but our guess is this will be a fluid situation the rest of the way.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: To team up with Singletary

    With Zack Moss a healthy scratch for Thursday night's game against the Saints, Breida figures to see added work in the Bills backfield along with Devin Singletary. With Moss inactive, what had recently been a three-back playing time split now is down to a timeshare that should feature Singletary and Breida. In the process, the two RBs will be operating against a New Orleans defense that has allowed an average of 89.8 rushing yards per game to date. While Breida isn't a high-percentage lineup option Week 12, the spark he's provided Buffalo's backfield of late has earned him a chance to work in tandem with Singletary, a context that makes him an option for those scrambling for RB help this week due to injuries or bye issues.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Carving out backfield role

    Head coach Sean McDermott suggested Wednesday that Breida has earned more touches going forward, Nick Wojton of the USA Today reports. McDermott's brief answer doesn't provide any specific insight into how that will translate into Breida's workload Thursday against the Saints, but over the Bills' last two games, he's provided enough of a spark with his limited touches that it would seem logical the speedster gets a chance to build off that Week 12. However, the continued presence of Devin Singletary and Zack Moss in Buffalo's backfield makes Breida a hit-or-miss lineup consideration, though he's an option for those presently scrambling for backfield help due to injuries or byes.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Most effective back in loss

    Breida rushed five times for 51 yards and caught one of two targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 41-15 loss to Indianapolis. Breida was by far Buffalo's best running back, finishing with 67 scrimmage yards while Devin Singletary and Zack Moss combined for just 48 yards on nine touches. While Breida's increased role of late is intriguing, his workload will remain limited as long as the Bills continue to rotate three running backs, and Breida's no higher than third in the pecking order for goal-line rushing attempts behind Moss and quarterback Josh Allen. Up next for Breida and the Bills will be a road game in New Orleans on Thanksgiving.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Makes most of larger role

    Breida rushed three times for 28 yards and a touchdown while catching all three of his targets for 22 yards and another touchdown in Sunday's 45-17 win over the Jets, but he also lost a fumble. Even with both Devin Singletary and Zack Moss (concussion) active, Breida got in on the fun against a Jets defense that has been the worst in the league when it comes to defending running backs. While all three members of Buffalo's backfield rotation got into the end zone, Breida managed to do so twice. He hauled in a 15-yard touchdown to cap the Bills' opening drive and later ran one in from 15 yards out in the third quarter. Moss's limitations in practice while he recovered from the concussion opened up an opportunity for Breida to get more reps during the week and larger involvement in the game plan, but it remains to be seen if that trend continues in Week 11 against the Colts.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Suits up Sunday

    Breida is active for Sunday's game against the Jets, Chris Jenkins of the Bills' official site reports. With Breida active for the first time since Week 2, the Bills will have four running backs (Devin Singletary, Zack Moss, Breida and Taiwan Jones) available Sunday. Moss had been in the NFL's concussion protocol before being cleared Saturday, so Breida gives the team some added depth in the event that Moss suffers any setbacks or is limited in any way versus the Jets.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Not suiting up Monday

    Breida (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game at Tennessee. Breida will be a healthy scratch for the fourth straight game heading into Buffalo's Week 7 bye. Taiwan Jones will be the reserve backfield option behind Zack Moss and Devin Singletary.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Another healthy scratch

    Breida (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday at Kansas City. Since playing 12 offensive snaps and 17 more plays on special teams between Weeks 1 and 2, Breida has been a healthy scratch for three straight games. With Breida taking in the contest from the sideline, Devin Singletary and Zack Moss will split the running back work, while Taiwan Jones (hamstring) operates on special teams.
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  • Bills' Matt Breida: Inactive once again

    Breida is inactive for Sunday's game against Houston, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Breida was given a surprise nod over Zack Moss in the Bils' opener. He didn't do much with the opportunity (four yards on four carries) and wasn't given the ball in Week 2. He's now been made inactive the last two games, meaning his value is shot unless something happens to Moss or Devin Singletary.
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