Devin Singletary
Devin Singletary
23-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.
Gains speed this offseason?
RBBuffalo Bills
June 20, 2021
Singletary says he's gained a bit of extra speed this offseason after working with a personal trainer in South Florida, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Said trainer Nick Hicks: "We didn't sit there and try to make him into 100 meter sprinter. We just tried to make him, I guess two-tenths, three-tenths faster than what he what he what he was coming back in. We literally left no stone unturned this offseason, so yes he's going to be way faster, way more explosive than the Devin Singletary you guys are used to. Motor's got a motor now."
ANALYSIS
Singletary, while shifty and excellent in small spaces, has really lacked breakaway speed as an NFL running back (he ran a 4.66 40 at the combine a few years ago), so even if the story is a bit overblown this can only be a good thing for the third-year running back. The Florida Atlantic product will be competing in camp with Zack Moss and newcomer Matt Breida for carries, though between perhaps the hint of extra speed to go with the fact that Moss still isn't able to practice following ankle surgery, the offseason news seems favorable toward Singletary's quest to gain as large a share as possible. That said, Singletary isn't much of a touchdown threat with just four rushing scores over his first two seasons. Plus, quarterback Josh Allen frequently takes away scores from the entire running back crew.
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How do Devin Singletary's 2020 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 %
22.4%
 
Positive Run %
81.4%
 
% Yds After Contact
64.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.9
 
Rushing TD %
1.3%
 
Touches Per Game
12.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
31.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
8.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
76.0%
 
Drop Rate
8.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.5
 
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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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Competition remains as-is
RBBuffalo Bills
May 2, 2021
The Bills did not select a running back with any of their eight selections in the 2021 NFL Draft to compete with Singletary and others for playing time.
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Limited impact as lead back
RBBuffalo Bills
January 28, 2021
Singletary carried six times for 17 yards and caught two of three targets for nine yards Sunday in the Bills' 38-24 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.
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Logs 10 touches in divisional round
RBBuffalo Bills
January 16, 2021
Singletary registered 25 yards on seven carries, securing all three of his targets for 12 receiving yards during Saturday's 17-3 divisional-round win against the Ravens.
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Ticketed for more work
RBBuffalo Bills
January 11, 2021
With Zack Moss (ankle) expected to miss the rest of the playoffs, Singletary is set for the lead role in Buffalo's backfield, USA Today's Bradley Gelber reports.
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Six touches in playoff win
RBBuffalo Bills
January 9, 2021
Singletary rushed three times for 21 yards and caught all three of his targets for 23 yards in Saturday's 27-24 wild-card round win over the Colts.
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