Devin Singletary
Devin Singletary
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Buffalo Bills
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The Bills' decision to use a second consecutive third-round pick on a running back (Zack Moss) didn't bode well for Singletary's prospects last summer, and indeed the Florida Atlantic product ran for fewer yards than he did as a rookie despite playing four more games. Singletary did make up some of the difference with more production in the passing game, but it was still a disappointing showing after his big finish to 2019. He has the vision to find soft spots in a defense and the burst to punch through them, but a lack of straight-line speed or size prevents him from being a true big-play threat. Moss, a more physical runner, can also handle snaps on all three downs, giving the Bills more flexibility but also making it tougher for either RB to take advantage of specific matchups. Josh Allen also takes goal-line touches away from both backs, and offseason addition Matt Breida could further flatten the carry distribution. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll should still find some kind of role for Singletary, but it isn't likely to yield much fantasy value unless Moss misses more time. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.9 million contract with the Bills in May of 2019.
Hot start continues
RBBuffalo Bills
September 19, 2021
Singletary rushed 13 times for 82 yards and a touchdown to go with two catches for nine yards on three targets in Sunday's 35-0 win over the Dolphins.
ANALYSIS
Singletary took Buffalo's second offensive play 46 yards to the house and led the team in rushing for the second consecutive week to open the season. He shared the backfield with Zack Moss, who scored two touchdowns in his return after being scratched last week. The Bills are making a concerted effort to get the running game more involved after relying heavily on the passing attack last season, and both Buffalo running backs are benefiting from that approach. Singletary will have flex appeal in Week 3 against Washington.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Devin Singletary's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
12.5%
 
Positive Run %
95.8%
 
% Yds After Contact
30.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.0
 
Rushing TD %
4.2%
 
Touches Per Game
14.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
27.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
6.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.12
 
% Team Air Yards
1.7%
 
% Team Targets
10.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
10.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.4
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
79.5
 
Cornerbacks
77.5
 
Safeties
47.9
 
Linebackers
99.2
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Devin Singletary's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 7"
 
Weight
203 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.66 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.40 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.32 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
8.50 in
 
Arm Length
28.88 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
A third-round pick in 2019, Singletary looked good early but then missed three games with a hamstring injury, effectively setting him back to square one in the Buffalo offense. He seized the starting job in the second half, however, averaging 92.4 total yards over his final eight games before piling up 134 yards in a wild-card loss to the Texans. While the Florida Atlantic product isn't an impressive physical specimen at 5-7, 203, and doesn't wow anyone with his speed in the open field (4.66 40), he has excellent vision and burst, traits that offensive coordinator Brian Daboll exploited for maximum effectiveness last season, as no back in the league saw eight-man fronts less often than Singletary. He also got better as a receiver as the season wore on, though there's room for further improvement. Buffalo boosted its passing game by trading for Stefon Diggs in the offseason, later adding third-round pick Zack Moss to potentially keep Singletary in a committee, rather than anointing him the Bills' new bell cow. Given Singletary's smaller stature and useful but not exactly elite skill set, that might be the best decision for the team from a football perspective, but it could put a ceiling on his workload and fantasy upside.
Singletary is a hard back to pin down, both for defenders and for analysts. He's slightly undersized, and his 4.66 time in the 40-yard dash at the combine ranked as one of the weekend's bigger disappointments, but he did have 54 rushing TDs for Florida Atlantic the last two seasons. Singletary shows tremendous vision and balance, allowing him to exploit small creases and emerge from pileups, and his burst and low center of gravity eventually could make him a short-yardage weapon. With LeSean McCoy being cut in late August, Singletary seems positioned as the heir apparent, even if Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon also stand between the rookie and touches in the short term.
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Posts 80 total yards in loss
RBBuffalo Bills
September 12, 2021
Singletary rushed 11 times for 72 yards and brought in three of five targets for eight yards in the Bills' 23-16 loss to the Steelers on Sunday.
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In line to be No. 1 back
RBBuffalo Bills
September 12, 2021
Singletary is in line to serve as the No. 1 back in Buffalo against the Steelers in Week 1, as presumed backup Zack Moss is listed as inactive for the contest.
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Enters season in great shape
RBBuffalo Bills
September 2, 2021
Coach Sean McDermott told Ashly Holder of WGRZ this week that Singletary looks great entering this season. "He's got burst to him this year, pass protection is on point and every time he touches the ball he makes something happen," said the coach.
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Starts but gets no carries
RBBuffalo Bills
August 28, 2021
Singletary started Saturday's preseason game against Green Bay and caught both of his targets for eight yards.
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Finds end zone again
RBBuffalo Bills
August 21, 2021
Singletary carried the ball twice for 21 yards and a touchdown and added one reception for five yards in Saturday's preseason game against Chicago.
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