It’s that time of year once again! Football Absurdity will bring you a breakdown of every notable fantasy football-relevant player throughout June, July, and August. We continue with the running backs. 2020 Devin Singletary successfully held off Zack Moss. Can 2021 Devin Singletary continue that trend?
Devin Singletary ADP and AAV:
Average Draft Position: RB39, Pick 104
Average Auction Value: $1.2 (T-RB48)
Devin Singletary Statistics:
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2021 Devin Singletary Fantasy Football Overview:
Devin Singletary led the way for the Buffalo Bills last year, at least on the surface. He finished with 206 opportunities, compared to Zack Moss’s 130 opportunities. Why, then, did he finish just 0.5 fantasy points per game higher than Zack Moss last year?
The reason, and the reason I’m not much interested in Devin Singletary in 2020: where the touches came. Personally, I don’t care about “red zone” touches, I care more about touches within the ten-yard line. But, coaching staffs love to have defined roles, and Zack Moss is their red zone back.
Devin Singletary ended 2020 with just 20 red zone carries, and 7 red zone targets. 7 of the red zone carries, and one of the targets came in the three games without Zack Moss. Compare this to Moss, who finished with 28 red zone carries, and two targets (15 from ten yards and in). Moss played in fewer games than Singletary and was clearly the red zone guy.
Devin Singletary finished with 1.7 red zone opportunities per game last season, and Zack Moss finished with 2.3. It isn’t a huge split, but when we are splitting hairs in this backfield, you have to look at everything…
2021 Devin Singletary Fantasy Football Draft Strategy:
…Or do you? Just punt on this backfield, who cares? The earth is cooking and the delta variant of COVID-19 is rampaging through our communities. None of this matters in the scheme and scope of things. So don’t draft Devin Singletary. Or do? But, does he really spark joy. Do you really see any upside to Devin Singletary, or is he a potential weekly flex play, at his ADP. Ihave such a state of ennui and malaise when I cover the Buffalo backfield that I don’t want any part of this.
Imagine that it’s week six and you need to figure out if you have to slot in Devin Singletary to cover a bye week, and he had 9 carries for 37 yards and 1 catch for 3 yards the week before. Absolutely bleak stuff. Go get someone on your fantasy team who sparks joy. I don’t see a universe where 2021 Devin Singletary sparks joy.
I can’t find myself pretending to care about Devin Singletary any longer. He’s small and just okay at football. He mostly exists as a Zack Moss deterrent for the universe, and I don’t want him on any of my fantasy football rosters.
Best Case Scenario:
This is the best case scenario for me. I am right, and it’s the Zack Moss Show.
Worst Case Scenario:
Devin Singletary goes off, and you can throw it on the pile of things that I’m wrong about.
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[Statistics are sourced from pro-football-reference.com, airyards.com, and ftnfantasy.com]
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