Fantasy owners: Invest in Devin Singletary

The Bills running back is on the verge of fantasy stardom

Louie DiBiase
November 18, 2019 - 11:47 pm

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In a keeper or dynasty fantasy football league and need a long-term piece for your franchise? Check on the availability of Buffalo Bills rookie running back Devin Singletary. 

It could be too late as the emergence has already started. However, it is still early enough in the process of a breakout that he could be available. 

Keeper-needy teams will call up the contenders of a league and hope to give significant draft capital to find a cornerstone piece. A team that found a way to get Saquon Barkley, Alvin Kamara, and Le'Veon Bell could end up recouping a first round pick for Bell in the offseason. 

Instead of big-game hunting, try to call about Singletary.

He has the potential to be a fantasy star long-term, and he won't cost nearly as much. 

The third round pick of the Bills in the 2019 NFL Draft has been efficient all year for the Bills, averaging 6.1 yards per-carry on the season. While some games saw Singletary averaging 17.5 and 9.5 yards per-carry on just four to six carries, he has continued to make the most of his opportunities with a much bigger sample size. 

In the last three weeks, Buffalo has given the rookie the majority of the carries over veteran running back Frank Gore. The run game has seen him take 68%, 58%, and 57% of the carries. 

Against the Washington Redskins in Week 9, Singletary got 20 carries and rushed for 95 yards (4.8 YPC) and a touchdown. 

This past Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, Singletary ran for 75 yards on 15 carries (5.0 YPC). 

Singletary has averaged less than 4.0 yards per-carry in just one game this season. 

It will likely continue to be tough for big touchdown numbers with quarterback Josh Allen as the featured weapon in the red zone, but an increased workload in the receiving game should help counter that.

Singletary has shown he can be dangerous in that area, including a 48-yard reception and a 28-yard receiving touchdown. He was not used that way often in college. 

It is a smart keeper and dynasty strategy to invest in rookie running backs. Especially one who has a clear path at reaching the ceiling Singletary has teased in 2019. 

Although it may seem like he will, Frank Gore isn't going to play forever. If you haven't invested in Singletary already, try to now. 

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